Only on 23 News: Murder Victim's Friend Speak's Out

By: Whitney Martin Email
By: Whitney Martin Email

ROCKFORD (WIFR)-- We're starting to learn more about the victim killed in Sunday's I90 shooting. 23 News Weekend Anchor Whitney Martin sat down with a friend of Lori Daniels.

Friends and family members say Daniel's was murdered in a random attack. They believe she did not know the suspect.

We can now put a face to this horrific crime. Friends describe her as a vibrant woman who dedicated her life to helping others. They tell us she was a Case Worker and Assistant Director at Rock Valley Community Programs, It's an organization that helps convicted criminals reintegrate into life after jail .

Those who knew Daniels say she was catching a ride home with an old friend when she was shot in the back of the head by the suspect. We sat down with one of her friends who did not go on camera to protect her identity.

" It feels like I am in a movie or a bad dream." she said.. " I just don't
want to accept the fact that my best friend is gone. I miss her terribly"

23 News also spoke with some of the Suspect's family members some who tell us they support Walsh considering they don't know what happened. They are also concerned about his well being.

(Stay with WIFR, the first local news outlet to report this story. We will continue to provide consistent updates at they break.)

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