A man wanted in connection with a homicide at a Cocoa motel was identified Friday, Cocoa police said.
A nationwide search for Joshua Keravouri, 18, of Maryland, began last week after Terry Scott Hilliard, 65, of Ocala, was found dead at the Dixie Motel on Forrest Avenue.
Keravouri checked in to the hotel with Hilliard on Feb. 6 and Hilliard's body was found in the room the next day.
Detectives released surveillance pictures of Keravouri, but were unable to identify him.
Investigators later found Hillard's vehicle, a black Chevrolet Cruze, abandoned in Hialeah.
He is believed to have fled the South Florida area.
While detectives have followed numerous leads, they have been unable to find Keravouri.
Detectives are working with U.S. marshals to locate the suspect.
His last known location was in Silver Springs, Maryland. “We need anyone who knows Mr. Keravuori, who can provide relevant information to contact us as soon as possible,” said Sgt. Doug Levine of the Criminal Investigations Division. “If anyone has seen him in the last 24 to 48 hours please contact us. Do not approach him or speak with him. He could be armed and we do consider him dangerous.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact their local law enforcement or the Central Florida CRIMELINE at 800-423-TIPS (8477). Callers will remain anonymous and can be eligible for cash rewards of up to $5,000 in this case.
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