According to a press release from the Illinois State Police, authorities are asking for the publics’ help in an investigation into a death that occurred on Tuesday, July 1, at the Willow Creek Rest area on I-39 southbound at mile maker 84.
Authorities were called to the rest area at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday after a female was found unresponsive.
Investigators reviewed surveillance video from the rest area and found on Monday night at approximately 7:15 p.m., as the woman exited the restroom, she was attacked by a male suspect.
The suspect has been identified as 36-year-old Terence Doddy. Doddy is currently wanted by the Rockford Police Department for a murder that occurred on June 30th in Rockford, Illinois.
Doddy was seen leaving the scene in the victim’s grey 2013 Nissan Altima; Illinois license plate BARGMN 2.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact 911 or the ISP Zone 2 office at 815 632-4010.
ISP is warning the public to “take the necessary safety precautions when visiting rest stop areas.”
The victim’s name has not been released at this time.