ROCKFORD, Ill. (CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin State Crime Lab has positively identified the man in the April 20 crash that happened on I-94 south in Racine County. The man was identified by fingerprint analysis as 30-year-old Elmer Aguilar.
Aguilar is suspected of killing 24-year-old Destiny Tolodxi and then driving her car north into Wisconsin where a wheel fell off the car and he crashed into an excavator doing construction on I-94.
Posted: 3:22 p.m. April 26, 2018
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A 30-year-old man, who investigators say was in the United States illegally, is named as the person who killed a Rockford woman on April 20. The suspect is also believed to be the man killed in a fiery crash in Racine County, Wisconsin, that same day.
During a news conference Thursday afternoon, Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana said Elmer Aguilar, a native of El Salvador, is responsible for the death of Destiny Tolodxi, 24.
Tolodxi's sister discovered her body the afternoon of April 20 in their Atwood Avenue home. Her cause of death is listed as blunt force trauma to the head and face. She also had a skull fracture and broken nose. Investigators believe she died sometime between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. April 20.
Caruana and Deputy Chief Mike Schultz say Tolodxi knew Aguilar was stalking her, but she did not tell family or friends that she was scared.
On Wednesday, April 18, Caruana said Tolodxi drove Elmer to a class in Belvidere, and during that ride she ended their relationship. At 5:30 a.m. April 20, Tolodxi left the home of an ex-boyfriend and was texting on her cellphone. Less than two hours later, a neighbor claims to have seen Elmer's vehicle at Tolodxi's home on Atwood Avenue. Between 7:21 a.m. and 7:49 a.m., Elmer made calls to friends and family making statements about an incident with Tolodxi. Over the next hour, Tolodxi's car was caught on camera violating tolls on Interstate 90, Interstate 296 and Interstate 94 between Illinois and Wisconsin. At 9:20 a.m., Tolodxi's car was involved in a fatal crash on I-94 in Racine County, Wisconsin. The lone person inside the vehicle died in that crash. Tolodxi's body was discovered at 3:47 p.m. at 609 Atwood Avenue.
While exact identification has not been made, Caruana said Aguilar is believed to be the person who died in the crash on I-94 in Wisconsin. The cause of death is listed as blunt force trauma to the head and torso.