Sheriff seeks public's help on anniversary of Joshua Terry murder

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OZAUKEE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Tonight, Saturday, Oct. 30, marks one year since Joshua Terry was found murdered on the side of I-43 in Ozaukee County.

Police, as well as friends and family, are still hoping to bring whoever killed the 41-year-old Air Force veteran from Cedarburg to justice.

The Ozaukee County Sheriff, Jim Johnson, is putting out another call tonight for any information regarding what happened that night with a $10,000 reward for anything that leads to a conviction.

"While many will be celebrating Halloween, Joshua's widow will be remembering the day her husband was taken away from her," said Johnson.

The man who killed Joshua Terry is still unknown and on the run.

Terry's close friends say he a great person.

"His heart was gold, his compassion for anyone he met was incredible," said Vanessa Nerbun, a friend of Joshua Terry and his widow.

Authorities say that on the night Terry died, police believe Terry was driving north I-43 from State Highway 32 into Grafton between State Highway 33 and Northwoods Road.

Officials believe Terry's 2013 white Kia Optima, made contact with an unidentified car.

Both vehicles reportedly pulled over to the side of the road and tragedy ensued.

"Joshua exited his vehicle, and was gunned down by the suspect, left on the side of the road to die," said Johnson.

Friends and family say it was common for Terry to go on a drive alone to relax.

"It just ended in tragedy,” said Nerbun.

Authorites believe several vehicles drove by around the time of the incident and are asking for anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident to come forward.

"You may have seen something that night and thought it insignificant, but like a puzzle, each piece of information brought together gives us a clearer picture of what occurred," said Johnson.

Sheriff Johnson added that if you know anything or know someone who's behavior has changed in relation to this incident, please call the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office at (262) 284-7172.


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