Skip to content
Rockford Scanner » COLD CASE: Joshua Range (Do the right thing, speak up!)

COLD CASE: Joshua Range (Do the right thing, speak up!)

Sharing is Caring!

Rockford Scanner
Police Scanner, News, Editorials, Events, Paranormal,
Sports, Weather, Letters to the Editor, Reviews,
Advertisements, Jokes, Satire, Parody,
Whatever we feel like posting about…

We strongly recommend you doing your own research,
And forming your own opinions

If you have any information, photos, videos,
Please email us at:

Our opinion on what allegedly may have happened,
Based on the current information that has been provided to us.

Local police said they will NEVER release information on a cold case, to Rockford Scanner.
Sad, because that is how cold cases are SOLVED! 
Bringing attention to the case…
All the information below, is via other sources. 

To our fans:
THANK YOU for sharing your cold cases with RS.
It is because of you, these families will get justice!
It only takes a few seconds, with an ANONYMOUS tip.
One tip, can solve the case! Do the right thing!
If you have a cold case you want RS to post:

Joshua Range
January 12, 2002
Rockford IL
I ask that you please share Joshua’s story.
Will you please share?
One tip…that’s all it takes. Thank You!
“He was my everything.”
Eight years and a month ago, Kathy Collins lost her best friend when Joshua Range lost his life, the victim of a brutal murder.
“He was my son; he was my best friend. He’s a good kid.
I don’t know how anyone could have done something this horrific,” says Range’s mom, Julie Range.
On the morning of January 12, 2002, the 19-year-old Rochelle resident was 
found stabbed to death in a drainage ditch at Rockford’s Summerdale Park.
“We feel very strongly the person who killed Josh, Josh knew,”
says Rockford Police Deputy Chief Greg Lindmark.
Range’s car was found four hours later about three miles from the murder scene.
“We were able to determine he was killed in the park.
His car was taken, from what we believe, from the suspect and taken to the 1100 block of Winnebago,” says Lindmark.
Back in Rochelle, the news of Range’s death came as a total shock.
“I thought you were all joking. I was making deviled eggs. I never made them since. I can’t even boil an egg,” says Range’s best friend Kathy Collins.  Josh’s friends remember the recent Rochelle High School graduate as someone who loved his cars.
“Had to be a Baretta with tinted windows.”
Loved music…
“Very wide variety, just very musical in general.”
And loved to work his magic in the kitchen.
“Making the best Banana Splits.”
“This is his 8th grade graduation.”
While Julie Range vividly remembers a phone call she made to her youngest of two sons the afternoon before Josh’s murder.
“I told him I loved him, and he of course said
‘Oh Mom, quit you know. I love you too,’ and that’s the last I talked to him,” says Range.
According to police the investigation suggests that Range’s death may have been a date gone bad.
“And he had come to Rockford for what he told friends was a date. We were never able to determine who this date was with. It was a male friend of his. And they liked to meet in various parks in Rockford.
In this particular case he was supposed to meet with an individual later in the evening,” says Lindmark.
Obviously there’s someone out there with information.
What would you say to that person who’s watching?
“Help me heal, let me get closure. I’m tired of crying,” says Collins.
“They say it gets better; it doesn’t. It eats away at you. When he died, your life does change,” says Range.
Anyone with information is urged to call the police.
Sharing generates awareness,
Awareness generates support,
Support generates HOPE.

Source: Illinois Cold Cases Blog

As much as we hate asking for donations.
Sadly, it does cost money to run RS. 

Dedicated server, Domain, Maintenance, Time, etc…
Every penny helps!  

Donate via debit or credit card:
Thank you in advance for your donation!

Officials have not yet released any information:

  • To confirm anything (Nothing is confirmed),
  • On the incident (What happened?),
  • Possible alleged suspects, (Who may be involved?)
  • If there is a possible threat to the community (Community in danger?), 
  • Who to possibly be on the lookout for, (Who to be on the lookout for?)
  • If they do, we will update this. 
    If no updates, officials have not released any information that we are aware of. 

Rockford Scanner
See it, Snap it, Send it

  • SEE IT: See a scene or something of interest 
  • SNAP IT: Pull our your camera and film
  • SEND IT:

Examples of
Rockford Scanner Fan Submissions 

rockford, shooting, news, crime, shooting, shots fired, weapons violation, shot, rockford, scanner, rockford scanner, rs, scanner, scene, photography, stringer
Rockford, downtown, shooting, rockfordil, probation, rockford pd, rockford police, police, dept, department, winnebago, downtown shooting
Rockford Police, larson, scene, crime, news, rockford, scanner
Rockford Airport, RFD, KRFD, Military, Chicago, Fighter, Illinois, RFD Airport

Thank you in advance for your donation!

Rockford Scanner ,Frequently Asked Questions, FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our sponsors:

Get one of the best
Police scanner on the market!

SDS200 Uniden Police Scanner
SDS200 Uniden Police Scanner!

Our personal opinions on various topics.

Rockford Scanner

Rockford, Ghost, Paranormal, UFO, UAP, Bigfoot, Haunted, Haunting, Scary, horror, Haunted house, cryptid, sasquatch, cryptoid, sighting, who, what, when, where, why, how, ghost hunt, investigation, investigator, ghosts, winnebago, chicago, illinois, rockford, loves park, machesney, roscoe, rockton, beloit, alien, cherry valley, military
Rockford Scanner Paranormal Files


rockford scanner disclaimer entertainment purposes only
Rockford Scanner: Disclaimer 
  • Our content is for entertainment purposes only.
  • Informative entertainment.
  • All the information posted is our own personal opinions.
  • Our opinions on what allegedly may have possibly have happened.
    Based on the information that was currently provided to us, at the time of posting it.
  • We strongly recommend you doing your own research, and forming your own opinion.
  • We are protected by the 1st amendment.
  • Everyone is innocent, until proven guilty in a court of law.
  • We can not guarantee the accuracy of our content.
    Information is very dynamic and may change.
  • You must read and agree to our terms.
    If you do not agree with our terms, please leave now. 
  • If you know of any corrections, please contact us right away.
Rockford Scanner Blog Opinion
Rockford Scanner: My Blog, My Opinion!

Our information is for entertainment purposes only. Because of this, We can not guarantee the accuracy of our information.  If you know of any errors, please contact us at and please provide us with the proof of the correction.  We strive for accuracy. But, the information is always dynamic and changes often with our type of content.  Because of this, We do apologize ahead of time if there are any errors.  So, Please let us know of any updates or errors!  We are protected under the first amendment.   

Disclaimer and Terms:  CLICK HERE


Rockford Scanner, RS, Scanner, Rockford, Rockfordil, IL, Illinois, news, breaking news, local news, photography, leading, top, top news, weather, events