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Family pleads for answers in unsolved murder

Rebecca Foley Rebecca Foley
Jennifer Foley Jennifer Foley
Eddie Foley Eddie Foley

The parents of the victim in Savannah's latest unsolved murder are pleading for information.

Rebecca Foley, 21, was shot and killed just before 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Colonial Village at Marsh Cove Apartments.

On Monday, investigators, along with the family, held a press conference to call on the community for help.

It's been almost two months, but investigators still have no answers as to who did this and why. The family is still very emotional about it all, and begging for someone to come forward so they can have closure.

"I would appreciate anyone with any information to please come forward," said Eddie Foley, Rebecca's father.

It's been a stressful two months for the Foley's and there is still no movement on the case.

"The fact that there are no leads according to detectives. No one has seen anything, no one has any information, it is overwhelming," said Jennifer Foley, Rebecca's mother.

Just before Rebecca's death, Jennifer Foley received a text from her daughter about what to cook for dinner. She had just wrapped up at the nail salon and was pulling into the Colonial Village at Marsh Cove Apartments when she was shot. She was found shortly after by her boyfriend, who arrived in his car.

"We are at a point where we need help from the community," said Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Detective James Lyttle. "We are hoping somebody saw something or knows something and we are asking them to come forward."

Investigators added that they do not believe the shooting was gang related and it is unknown if she was targeted. The Foley's are just hoping someone will come forward so they can get some answers.

"What does It indicate when a 21-year-old innocent female walks up to her car and shot in her back and murdered. What does that indicate?" asked Jennifer Foley.

"A horrific, terrible, terrible crime," said Major Larry Brandon.

"Yeah," stated Foley after a brief pause.

Foley's mother also questioned what police are doing to solve not only Rebecca's murder but the other unsolved murders in Savannah.

Police say they simply need help from the community.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Savannah-Chatham Homicide Office at 912.651.6728, Crimestoppers at 912.234.2020 or the Confidential Tip Line at 912.525.3124.

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