JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- The Janesville police department said it has a suspect in the Monday morning killings of two women found near the interstate.
"We have identified a suspect, and can advise that the suspect was known to both victims," the department wrote in a release. "This investigation is still in the early stages, and the name of the suspect won't be released at this time."
Police have not made an arrest.
Brittany N. McAdory, 27, and Seairaha J. Winchester, 30, died of "homicidal firearm related trauma," according to a press release from the Rock County Medical Examiner's office.
They were found, still alive, in the 3200 block of Midvale Drive at 3:17 a.m. The two later died at a hospital.
The two friends were last seen alive about 2 a.m. at the travel center along Highway 14.
Less than 90 minutes later, they both were found shot less than a block away.
At a Monday news conference, Police Chief David Moore said the women were both alive at 3:17 a.m. when officers arrived on the scene, however, they both died after being brought to Mercy Hospital.
"This was a particularly violent scene," Moore said.
The Illinois State Police said a car belonging to one of the women was later found along I-294 in Justice, Illinois.