CEDARBURG — The widow of a man shot and killed along I-43 in Ozaukee County in a possible road rage incident is speaking out for the first time. It has been more than a month since Joshua Terry was killed. His wife is now pleading with people to help her find her husband’s killer.
“I have a huge hole in my heart. Everything feels wrong,” said Renee Terry, Joshua’s wife.
The Cedarburg couple has been together for 10 years.
“Our first date was at Water Street Brewery in Grafton and he had roses. He had the booth picked out, and I walked in and saw this tall gorgeous man standing there with a big smile, and I immediately knew it was going to be a good thing,” said Terry.
They were pet parents to a cat and two dogs. She says Joshua adored their animals. She called him a gentle giant.
Joshua was a US Air Force veteran and was working from home in sales. He often liked to get out of the house about once a day.
“How Josh relaxed because he worked from home was to go out for drives. And he liked to go to Kwik Trip and get his Diet Pepsi. He usually started in Cedarburg then drive up to Waldo and comeback,” said Terry.
On Friday, October 30th, the day before Halloween, Josh made his usual drive. He stopped at his first Kwik Trip in Cedarburg but never made it back home. Around 6:40 that night Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office found Josh dead, shot on I-43.
“He didn’t go over 70 [miles per hour]. He stayed in the slow lane. So when the police showed me his car there was evident damage to the back of it. So i really think it was road rage that somebody hit him. He pulled over,” said Terry.
Investigators believes Josh was shot as he was walking to a vehicle that might have pulled over behind him. His body was found on the shoulder of I-43 behind the back of his car where it was damaged.
“I really am upset that this person is out there spending Thanksgiving and Christmas with their family and my husband is in the cemetery,” said Terry.
The Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office has not made any arrests and is looking for information on the murder. Terry is worried the case has stalled.
“I’m asking people to get this word out. Do not forget about my husband. Please don’t forget about his story. Someone has to know something and I need people to come forth and talk to the sheriff’s office,” said Terry.
The Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office says the case is still active. Josh’s family is offering a $10,000 reward for any information.