ROCKFORD, Ill. (WLS) --Police have expanded the search for a man wanted for questioning in two apparent murders to a nationwide search, officials said.
Terence Doddy, 36, of Rockford is wanted after two people were killed in separate cases this week. One of the victims was killed Tuesday night at the Willow Creek rest stop along I-39 near Paw Paw, about 30 miles west of Aurora. A male victim was found Monday in Rockford.
"I would consider Mr. Doddy dangerous," said Deputy Chief Dave Hopkins, Rockford Police Department.
In Rockford on Monday, police say Doddy killed an acquaintance, Todd Hansmeier, at a call center where both of them worked.
On Tuesday, an hour south of Rockford, on I-39 near Paw Paw, a woman was attacked at a rest stop. Tonya Bargman, 44, was a long-time resident and bank employee in Monticello, near Champaign.
"When you'd go in the bank, she'd always say hi and she'd always ask about my son. She was very personable," said Renee Freundt, friend.
Police say surveillance video at the rest stop, which remained closed Wednesday night, shows the suspect attacking Bargman as she leaves the restroom. Investigators say Hansmeier's car was at the rest stop, and Doddy was seen on camera leaving that area in Bargman's vehicle.
Authorities are now looking for the gray 2013 Nissan Altima with license plates that read "BARGMN 2." Motorists on the road are leery after hearing about the rest stop death.
"I do travel a lot. It makes me question, do I want to stop at all? It's scary," said Tricia Anderson.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call 911 or the Illinois State Police.