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Detectives announce the arrest of a person of interest in Florida massage parlour murder

Jacob Moisture, 31, is accused in the March 21 murder of a South Florida massage parlor employee after being identified as a person of interest in the case of last week.
(Broward County Sheriff’s Office )

A man identified last week as a person of interest in the murder of a South Florida massage parlor employee has been arrested in connection with her death, authorities said.

Daying Li, 45, who works at the Bing-Bing Spa in Oakland Park when she was killed March 21. The person of interest has been identified as Jacob Fought, 31, an unemployed Sunrise man on probation for burglary, detectives with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

Fought was arrested Tuesday in Lauderhill and charged with murder, the Palm Beach Post reported. He appeared in court Wednesday and was ordered held without bail.

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“In the processing of the data collected from the scene by crime scene investigators, investigators obtained a lead,” sheriff’s office spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion said in a press release. That leads led them to the man whose picture she had spread as a person of interest.”

Li is the cause of death was strangulation and blunt force trauma to her head, according to the arrest affidavit.

The statement said Fighting was seen on surveillance video attacking Li after the release of a walk in the spa to make sure that she was alone.

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The court papers also said that detectives recovered DNA at the place belonging to Fought, and spoke to his stepfather in Sunrise, where he lived.

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Sabahat Shah told the investigators that he last saw his stepson on March 21, the day after Li’s murder. He told the detectives that on that date, he Was told that he killed someone, “also said that he went to a massage parlor, a black-out and when he woke up, she was dead,” said the statement.

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