UPDATE: Illinois State Police troopers arrested Terence Doddy, 36, of Rockford, just west of Beloit, Wisconsin, around 11:55 a.m. Friday, according to an ISP spokeswoman.
Doddy is suspected of killing two people, including a woman at a rest stop on Interstate 39 near Paw Paw and a man in Rockford.
PAW PAW – Law enforcement agencies have expanded their search for a Rockford man suspected of killing two people, including a woman at a Lee County rest stop.
The Illinois State Police search for Terence Doddy, 36, is now being conducted with the help of the Rockford Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service, and law enforcement nationwide, according to a new release.
According to state police, Doddy is a suspect in the July 1 killing of 44-year-old Tonya Bargman, of Monticello, at the Willow Creek rest stop along Interstate 39. He is also a suspect in the June 30 killing of Todd Hensmeier, 37, in Rockford.
The ISP news release incorrectly reported that Willow Creek rest stop was in Sterling. It is in southeast Lee County, near Paw Paw.
The Associated Press reported a surveillance video showed the woman being attacked as she left a restroom at the rest stop.
Police believe Doddy might be driving Bargman's 2013 gray Nissan Altima, with license plate BARGMN2 and a silver "Illini Nissan" decal on the rear bumper.
Police also believe Doddy might have a blue, dome-styled camping tent.
Anyone who has information about the crimes or who has seen Doddy or the vehicle should immediately call 911.
ISP investigators have issued law enforcement alerts nationwide and urged the public to "take the necessary safety precautions when visiting rest stop areas, campgrounds and other outdoor areas during the holiday weekend," according to the release.