Shortly after 1:30 Tuesday
afternoon, Police got a tip that suspected murderer Kody Walsh had been seen
near the 52-hundred block of Safford road on Rockford's west side, before
disappearing into a nearby field. The possible sighting spurred a massive
manhunt by more than five police agencies.
The search lasted two and half
hours, and put four nearby schools into lockdown, fearing Kody Walsh, the man wanted for the shooting of
36-year-old Lori Daniels early Sunday morning on I-90, was hiding somewhere in
Police cars lined roads around Anna Page Park and Lockwood
Park. Officers carried assault
rifles, and a helicopter circled over head all searching for Walsh. Police K-9
units were also brought in to help with the search. They led police into a
wooded area in Anna Page Park, but
eventually ended up back-tracking to the corner of Safford and Springfield.
The search was called off shortly
after four, Tuesday afternoon, but police continued to patrol the area looking
for any sign of Walsh.
information on Walsh's whereabouts is urged to call police.