There is a nationwide search for the murderer, and surveillance video footage identifies a white man in his 20s with dark hair whom police say is a person of interest. Hilliard reportedly arrived at the motel Tuesday night with the man in question.


“The biggest thing right now is we don’t know who this person is,” Cocoa Police Department Chief Mike Cantaloupe told WFTV 9. “We need to know who this person is. We want to be able to find this person. We don’t know what he’s capable of.”

Police are asking anyone with information about Hilliard’s death to call the Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). A $5,000 reward is being offered in the case.