Madison
56° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

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.

Advertisement
  • Marysville Pilchuck school shooting 4

    KOMO

    2 dead in school shooting near Seattle, sources say

    A school shooting has been reported at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington, about 35 miles north of Seattle.

  • Craig Spencer

    America's Ebola patients

    An American doctor who was working with Ebola patients in Guinea was been diagnosed with the disease after returning to New York. Learn more about him and America's other Ebola victims.

  • Hot peppers

    Karimala/iStock

    Notable food recalls

    A North Carolina producer of peppers and hot sauces is voluntarily recalling 6,215 pounds of fresh serrano chili peppers because some tested positive for salmonella. Here are other notable food recalls that made headlines.

  • jack-o-lantern Halloween pumpkin

    Juliet James/SXC

    Halloween

    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

  • Politician, politics, debate, election

    iStock / bns124

    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

  • Ebola virus pink

    CDC

    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.

Advertisement