(ROCKFORD) Authorities released new photos Thursday in their search for a man wanted for a murder in Rockford and considered a “person of interest” in a murder Tuesday at a rural interstate rest stop.
Terence Doddy, 36, of Rockford, is wanted for the murder of Todd Hansmeier, whose body was found by firefighters responding to a fire Monday on Alpine Road in Rockford, according to Illinois State Police.
The arrest warrant, charging three counts of murder, carries a $1 million bond, authorities said.
On Wednesday, state police named Doddy a “person of interest” in the death of a woman Tuesday at an I-39 rest stop in Paw Paw (about 20 miles west of Aurora).
About 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, an attendant at the Willow Creek Rest Stop found an unresponsive woman, police said. She was later identified as Tonya D. Bargman, 44, of downstate Monticello.
Surveillance video shows her exiting the restroom and a man attacking her, police said.
Doddy was seen driving away in the woman’s vehicle, a gray 2013 Nissan Altima with license plates BARGMN 2, state police said.
State police have obtained new surveillance video of the vehicle, and are releasing images of the car and a silver-colored “Illini Nissan” decal on the rear bumper, police said.
Police believe Doddy may also have a blue dome-style camping tent with him. Authorities also released an updated photo of Doddy from a surveillance store in the Rockford area.
A car stolen in the Rockford murder was found abandoned on I-39, authorities said.
State police are urging the public to take “necessary safety precautions” when visiting rest stops, campgrounds or outdoor areas.
Anyone with information about Doddy’s whereabouts should call 911 or state police at (815) 632-4010.