A Message from the Wright County Sheriff’s Office
On Friday, March 19 at approximately 8:27 p.m. the Wright County Sheriff’s Office responded to 4031 Woodhill Court in the City of Rockford. Neighbors had reported a running vehicle in the driveway that had been running for more than an hour. When they went to check on the homeowners, they were able to see through the window of the home and saw an adult male lying on the floor with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Deputies who responded to the home also located an adult female with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Evidence recovered from the scene has led investigators to believe that the male party, identified as Christopher Michael Powers (47-year-old from Rockford) had fatally shot his girlfriend identified as Regina Theresa Hughes (46-year-old from Rockford) before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide. This case is still under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.