Illinois State Police seeking person of interest in rest stop death

STERLING - Illinois State Police investigators are seeking the public's assistance for any information into the death investigation that occurred Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Willow Creek Rest stop located on I-39 southbound at the 84 mile marker.

At about 8:30 p.m. on July 1, Illinois State Police received a report of an unresponsive female at the Willow Creek Rest stop by a rest stop employee.  Upon reviewing surveillance video from the rest stop, investigators determined that Tonya D. Bargman, 44, exited the rest room and was attacked by a male subject.

Illinois State Police have identified Terence Doddy, 36, 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 seen leaving the scene in the victim's vehicle, a gray 2013 Nissan Altima, with Illinois license plates BARGMN 2.  Law enforcement agencies nationwide have been alerted.

Anyone who has information should contact 911 or the ISP Zone 2 office at (815) 632-4010.  Law enforcement officials also urge the public to take necessary safety precautions when visiting rest stops.

We will provide updates as they become available.

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