Feb 26, 2015 10:25 PM

Rochester reacts to identity of James Foley's killer


ROCHESTER- A yellow ribbon in memory of James Foley still hangs on a tree outside his parents' Rochester home, as neighbors received word Thursday his killer had been identified.

"It's very sad," said neighbor Jenn Grassy. "They're like probably one of the nicest people I've ever met. So for that family to lose someone like that is really sad."

While the Foley family declined to comment on the latest developments, others in the community could not hold back their feelings on the case.

"I'm glad they finally identified this to be polite animal that's been doing all this damage to them," said Walter Belville of Rochester. "Everybody that knows the Foley family you know, love them. You can't help but not love them."

"I think if they've identified him they should push the case literally push the issue and direct it," said Rochester resident David Hussey."If they identified him they should find him and do what justice should be done."

Since their son's death, Diane and John Foley have started the James Foley Foundation in part to help other families who have kidnapped loved ones held abroad.


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