Victims of homicide, kidnapping to appear on wine bottles

Published: Jun. 8, 2016 at 1:43 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 9, 2016 at 2:50 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Forget faces on milk cartons. One organization is using wine bottles to draw new attention to old cases.

The Cold Case Investigative Research Institute is behind the unique project in hopes of getting the general public to take another look at the cases.

"You can't have too many eyes and ears on a case," said Sheryl McCollum, Director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute.

Families of victims of unsolved homicide, kidnapping and domestic violence have given permission to the non-profit to use the photos on the wine bottles. Each bottle also has a case summary on the back and you can purchase the bottles online.

"The families deserve answers and right now the public is the key to finding out what happened," McCollum said. "Somebody saw something, heard something or knows something about these cases".

Allison Foy is one of the victims selected to be a part of this one of a kind program.

Foy and Angela Nobles Rothen disappeared a year apart, in 2006 and 2007, respectively. The remains of both women were found next to each other in April 2008 in the woods near Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington.

Wilmington Police Department spokesperson Linda Rawley said while the idea is "out of the box", any exposure is good exposure.

"We've seen milk cartons, we've seen all other kinds of ways to get information out," Rawley said. "It's a unique strategy, we certainly are not opposed to it in any way, we believe that the more information that is out there, that we have a greater chance of getting information."

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