Detectives determined that Hilarie met a woman, later identified as Hailey Bustos, on an dating website, "Plenty of Fish." After going on a date with Bustos, police said the two briefly went back to Hilarie's apartment.
Investigators believe Bustos, 18, was just casing the place and plotted to go to Hilarie's apartment with three men to rob him later in the evening."Given the way it worked out, it seemed like that's what she was intending to do," said Auburndale Deputy Chief Andy Ray.
The three men were identified as Andre Warner, 26; Gary Gray, 31, and Joshua Ellington, 26.
Adam Hilarie's roommate found him dead Friday in their apartment on Sunset Avenue, launching an investigation into what happened.
He's all of our hero right now," said Angel Cruz, Hilarie's brother.
Cruz and his family are now planning a funeral while trying to come to terms with the loss."He brought the best out of everyone," Cruz continued.
It didn't seem like it would have been the first time," Ray said.
Hilarie was an Auburndale native and an aspiring boxer."I just hate that my brother had to be the one to be an example.