Murder suspect now sought in second killing

Terence Doddy
Terence Doddy

Online Staff Report

Terence Doddy, the 36-year-old Rockford man wanted in the death of his friend, is now wanted in connection with a second homicide police say happened on I-39 near Paw Paw, Ill.

A warrant was issued Tuesday, July 1, accusing Doddy of killing 37-year-old Todd Hansmeier inside a Rockford office building. Hansmeier was found beaten to death and partially burned early Monday morning.

Police say after killing Hansmeier and attempting to burn his body, Doddy allegedly fled in Hansmeier’s car. Hansmeier and Doddy were friends, police said.

Tuesday night, police found the car at the Willow Creek rest area. That’s also where the second victim was found. It is believed Doddy is driving that victim’s car, a gray Nissan Altima with the license plate number B-A-R-G-M-N-2.

Doddy has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the death of Hansmeier and aggravated domestic battery in another case. Whether he has been charged in the death of the second victim was not known as of this posting.

Authorities urge citizens not to approach Doddy and to dial 911 if he’s spotted. Information can also be reported to the Rockford Police Department at (815) 987-5824 or Crime Stoppers at (815) 963-7867.

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