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Second victim identified, Rockford Police continue search for suspected murderer

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ROCKFORD (WKOW) -- According to Illinois State Police, they have identified a female victim found dead at an Illinois rest stop, according to our affiliate WREX.

Illinois State Police have identified her as 44-year-old Tonya Bargman. 

Investigators have reviewed surveillance footage, and learned a woman left the rest room and was reportedly attacked. 

A murder warrant is out Terence Doddy. Authorities suspect Doddy to be involved in Tuesday's murder as well as in the death of Todd Hansmeier on Monday.


ROCKFORD (WKOW) --- A man already wanted for murder in Rockford is now a suspect in a second death, according to our affiliate WREX.

A murder warrant is out for Terence Doddy who is accused in the death of Todd Hansmeier on Monday.

Hansmeier's car was found on Interstate 39, and police believe the suspect had taken it.

Illinois State Police now suspect Doddy of a murder off I-39 at the Willow Creek Rest Area near Paw Paw, Illinois, Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.

Officers say a Grey Nissan Altima with the license plate B-A-R-G-M-N-2 was taken from the murder victim. Doddy is now considered a possible suspect in this murder.

Doddy is already accused of killing Todd Hansmeier at 320 N. Alpine Rd. Hansmeier's body was found beaten and burned.

An arrest warrant for murder, three counts, with a bond of one million dollars has been issued for Doddy in connection with the death of Hansmeier. Doddy is also wanted on an aggravated domestic battery warrant with a bond of $100,000.


Rockford police continue to search for a murder suspect wanted in the death of a man at a call center.

An arrest warrant for three counts of murder with a bond of $1 million has been issued for 36 year-old Terence Doddy of Rockford. Investigators said Doddy is responsible for the death 37 year-old Todd Hansmeier.

The Rockford Fire Department discovered Hansmeier's body early Monday morning after a fire alarm went off at a call center on N. Alpine Road.

The autopsy was completed on 37-year-old Todd Hansmeier showing the preliminary cause of death to be traumatic neck and head injury, according to the Winnebago County Coroner's office.. His body was set on fire, police said, and partially burned before water sprinklers cut on in the business.

Tuesday afternoon the owner of QVSM, Steve Korn, had a cleaning crew to clean up the murder scene.

"It doesn't make sense to us," said Korn.

Korn and his wife have owned the call center for 18 years. Six years ago, they hired Terry Doddy. Doddy was a traffic manger for them. Korn said Doddy had a key to the building and as part of his duties would come in early to set the work flow for the rest of the employees.

"We've never had any issues with anybody after all these years," said Korn. "Now we have this, with one of our highly paid managers of all people."

Korn said Doddy and Hansmeier were good friends. In fact, Korn said Doddy introduced them to Hansmeier. Although, Hansmeier was not an employee at QVSM, the company did hire him to help enroll its 30 employees in medical coverage.

Hansmeier worked for Apple Insurance Agency of Roscoe as its vice president."He was a very honest and sincere person, liked to help people," said Jim Novak, owner of Apple Insurance. "His personality was very likable. He was a very likable person. He had a good heart."

Hansmeier was also a member of Ignite, a group of young professionals promoting the betterment of Rockford. Nicholas Frohmader was one of Hansmeier's friends from Ignite.

"Todd loved Rockford," said Frohmader. "That was the one thing about Todd was he always loved Rockford. He always wanted to try and do something to make Rockford better."

Doddy is believed to have Hansmeier's black 2011 Chevrolet Cruse with Illinois Registration L611935.

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