SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: National Manhunt Underway for Armed Suspect Wanted in Cocoa Homicide

By  //  February 10, 2018

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Delicious Digg This Stumble This

$5,000 Reward Offered for capture of murder suspect, Call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477)

ABOVE VIDEO: Surveillance footage captured the suspect wanted for the death of 65-year-old Terry Scott Hilliard from Ocala. He is a white male in his early to mid-20s with dark hair, short goatee style facial hair, average build. He was last seen on security video wearing a black short sleeve button down shirt, loose-fitting blue jeans and black shoes.a homicide suspect wanted 

ABOVE VIDEO: Detectives are asking for help to identify and locate a suspect wanted for a homicide that occurred in Cocoa late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning at the Dixie Motel, located at 301 Forrest Avenue. 

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Detectives are asking for help to identify and locate a suspect wanted for a homicide that occurred in Cocoa late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning at the Dixie Motel, located 301 Forrest Avenue. 

According to Yvonne Martinez, Cocoa Police Public Information Office, the suspect checked into the motel Tuesday around 5 p.m. with the victim, 65-year-old Terry Hilliard of Ocala.

“Hilliard reportedly was visiting the area to watch the SpaceX launch,” said Martinez. “The suspect left the area in the victim’s vehicle, a black Chevy Cruz.”

The vehicle was recovered Wednesday afternoon abandoned at a plaza at 11093 NW 138th Street in Hialeah.

The plaza is also located near the intersection of the Turnpike and U.S. Highway 27/North Okeechobee Road making it likely the suspect could have hitched a ride to another part of South Florida or Southwest Florida.

According to police, the murder suspect left the area in the victim’s vehicle, a black Chevy Cruz, which was recovered Wednesday afternoon abandoned at a plaza at 11093 NW 138th Street in Hialeah. (Cocoa poilice image)

Statewide and national bulletins have been issued and detectives are asking media outlets in the U.S. and especially in the Southeastern region to please broadcast the suspect’s photo and share it across as many media platforms as are available.

The suspect may be armed and due to the nature of the homicide should be considered dangerous.

The suspect is a white male in his early to mid-20s with dark hair, short goatee style facial hair, average build. He was last seen on security video wearing a black short sleeve button down shirt, loose-fitting blue jeans and black shoes.

Detectives believe he may have fled to South Florida in the Hialeah area with the victim’s vehicle.

On Wednesday, just after 11 a.m., police dispatchers received a 911 call from an employee at the Dixie Motel, 301 Forrest Avenue.

The caller reported finding a body in room 216.

SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE: Cocoa Police Seek Community’s Help In Identifying, Locating Homicide SuspectRelated Story:
SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE: Cocoa Police Seek Community’s Help In Identifying, Locating Homicide Suspect


ABOVE MAP: Police say on Wednesday, just after 11 a.m., police dispatchers received a 911 call from an employee at the Dixie Motel, 301 Forrest Avenue.

When officers and detectives arrived it was determined the male was the victim of a homicide.

So far the investigation revealed the male arrived at the motel on Tuesday at approximately 5 p.m. He was accompanied by the younger male.

Detectives are currently working with the victim’s family and agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in an attempt to identify the suspect and gather evidence in this ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS.  Callers will remain anonymous and can be eligible for cash rewards of up to $5,000 in this case.

Stay tuned to Space Coast Daily for updates on this story

The suspect in a Cocoa, Florida homicide is a white male in his early to mid-20s with dark hair, short goatee style facial hair, average build. He was last seen on security video wearing a black short sleeve button down shirt, loose-fitting blue jeans and black shoes.

CLICK HERE FOR BREVARD COUNTY NEWS


Click here to contribute your news or announcements Free