STERLING — Illinois State Police investigators are seeking the assistance of the public for any information into a death investigation that occurred on Tuesday, July 1 at the Willow Creek Rest stop on I-39 southbound at the 84 mile marker.
A report of an unresponsive female at approximately 8:30 p.m. at the Willow Creek Rest stop was made by a rest stop attendant, who discovered the female victim.
Investigators have reviewed surveillance video from the rest stop and have determined that a female exited the restroom and was attacked by a male subject.
State Police have identified Terence Doddy, 36, of Rockford, as a person of interest in this investigation. Doddy is currently wanted by the Rockford Police Department for a murder that occurred on June 30 in Rockford.
Doddy was observed leaving the scene in the victim’s vehicle, a Gray 2013 Nissan Altima, bearing Illinois license plates BARGMN 2. Investigators have issued law enforcement alerts nationwide.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact 911 or the ISP Zone 2 office at 815-632-4010.
Law enforcement officials are also urging the public to take the necessary safety precautions when visiting rest stop areas.