North Carolina-Allison Jackson Foy

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A killer remains on the loose tonight. Back in 2006 Allison Jackson Foy went missing from Monkey Junction. Two years later, someone found her remains in the woods off Carolina Beach Road. Now Foy’s sister is back in town. She’s checking in with investigators making sure the case stays active.

Despite the years that have gone by Lisa Valentino is still hopeful that her sister’s killer will be caught.

“Allison had a tremendous smile, a great heart and really loved life,” Valentino said.

Valentino is in town from New Jersey for what’s become a routine trip to talk with investigators in her sister’s unsolved case.

“It’s very very frustrating,” she said. “I seek answers and justice for Allison, for myself, but also for her two daughters, who are now without a mother. I just think it’s a solvable case, and I feel there is one or two people out there who know what happened and have some information that can help us out and maybe be that piece to the puzzle. They need to come forward and they need to speak to police.”

Foy was last seen leaving Junction Pub and Billiards off Carolina Beach Road in July 2006. In April 2008 two sets of human remains were found in a wooded area about a mile away. DNA test revealed that remains belonged to two women: Foy and Angela Rothen.

Wilmington police say Foy’s case is coming along.

“We’ve been following up on several old things that keep coming back up,” Det. Lee Odham said. “The same people, the same scenarios are still involved in the case.”

Investigators can’t say much about the ongoing case, but they did confirm that Tim Iannone, who was once a suspect but later cleared, is still a suspect.

As for Foy’s family, they remain optimistic, praying that the case comes to end.

“I’m hoping that it’s going to be sooner than later,” Valentino said.