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Family, community rallies to find college girl's killer

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Four months after a 21-year-old student was shot to death in the parking lot of her southside Savannah apartment, her family and a local business leader are rallying to keep her case from going cold.

Rebecca Foley was found shot in her car in the parking lot off Colonial Village at Marsh Cove apartments off White Bluff Road on the night of Jan. 21. There has been no arrest in the case.

Tuesday, car dealer O.C. Welch put up a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the woman's killer. That's on top of the $10,000 reward Rebecca Foley's father offered Monday and the $2,500 reward Crimestoopers already was offering.

"There's someone who knows something out there," Welch said. "It's rare that anyone gets away with murder."

Rebecca's parents and grandmother traveled to Savannah from their home in North Carolina over the weekend. They passed out flyers to try to drum up interest in the case.

"I'm looking for somebody to come forward with information to get this person off the streets, permanently," Eddie Foley said in a Tuesday interview.

Also Tuesday, Welch put up a $2,500 reward for the arrest and conviction of a killer another case that appears to have gone cold -- the April 2012 killing of 18-year-old high school student Cleophus Donte Swan.

Swan was found shot to death on East 54th Street between Bull and Abercorn streets. Minutes later, his distinctive 1983 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was found idling a mile and a half away.

Anyone with information on either of these crimes should call police or Crimestoppers at 912-234-2020.

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