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Report: Police explore tie between rest stop murder suspect, drowned teen

Published On: Aug 06 2014 09:21:02 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 10 2014 11:02:51 PM CDT
ROCKFORD, Ill. -

Authorities are exploring a possible connection between a homicide suspect and the death of a teen two decades ago.

WIFR reported that Winnebago County, Illinois, authorities are working to determine if Terence Doddy, a suspect in two Illinois murder cases, had any part in the death of 15-year-old Stephanie Johnston.

Doddy is suspected of killing Tonya Bargman, of Monticello, Illinois, at a rest stop in Paw Paw, Illinois. He is also allegedly connected to the killing of Todd Hansmeier, whose body was found at a Rockford call center.

Doddy was reportedly dating high school classmate Johnston in October 1993 when she disappeared. Doddy was interviewed by police at the time. Her body was found frozen two months later in the Rock River near Rockford, Illinois.

The Winnebago County sheriff told WIFR there were no indications of foul play surrounding Johnston's death, considered a drowning, when her body was discovered but police are reopening the case to determine if Doddy may have been involved.

Doddy was arrested after a high-speed chase Friday in Beloit and is awaiting extradition from Rock County Jail to Illinois.

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