Detectives are investigating a former cab driver once again

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A Wilmington man who was once cleared in connection with a double murder case is now being named a suspect.

Detectives say they have recently uncovered new information that could link former cab driver Timothy Iannone to the deaths of Angela Rothen and Allison Jackson Foy.

Earlier this month Iannone was feature in a Dateline Special saying he was not involved in the case.  Now, less than 3 weeks later, investigators are looking closely at the former cab driver once again.

Detectives say their new information came prior to the Dateline Special, but they don't have enough evidence to close the case yet.

"You know we don't have enough to make an arrest, but enough to put Iannone back on the radar as a possible suspect," said Detective Mike Overton with the Wilmington Police.

Overton said he is not eliminating any suspects in the investigation and hopes that by keeping the case fresh in the press that someone will come forward with enough evidence to put a murderer behind bars.

Last week, probation and parole officers searched Iannone's home and found a gun, leading to his arrest on charges of possession of a weapon by a felon.  Iannone has since bonded out of jail.

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