PERSON OF INTEREST ARRESTED IN MASSAGE PARLOR HOMICIDE

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 19-3-21A

BSO Case Number: 12-1903-002482

Date: 3/21/19

Time: 10:43 p.m.

Jurisdiction: Oakland Park

Place of Occurrence: Bing Bing Spa, 771 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park

Victim(s): Daying Li, 45, female, 7/13/73, 5700 N.W. Second Ave., Boca Raton (DECEASED)

Suspect(s): Jacob Fought, 31, male, 12/28/87, at large (IN CUSTODY) 

Description of Incident:

Five days after a massage parlor employee arrived at her place of business to find her female co-worker deceased inside, Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives have arrested the man they say committed the murder.

Upon processing evidence collected from the scene by crime scene detectives, investigators obtained a lead.  That lead led them to the man whose picture they had circulated as a person of interest.  Through the investigation, detectives were notified of a possible location for the suspect.  Homicide detectives requested the assistance of the BSO Gang Unit to help locate their target, 31-year-old Jacob Fought.  Tuesday morning, he was spotted walking near the intersection of Commercial Boulevard and University Drive in Lauderhill and was taken into custody.  

Fought has been transported to the BSO Main jail where he will be booked on one count of first degree murder.

The discovery of Daying Li’s body happened around 10:43 p.m. on March 21st.  Broward Sheriff’s Office Regional Communications received the call alerting about the unresponsive woman at the Bing Bing Spa at 771 W. Oakland Park Blvd., in Oakland Park.  Arriving deputies, confirmed the woman had in fact been murdered. 

Anyone with information regarding this murder is asked to contact BSO Homicide Detective Samantha Cottam at 954-321-4210. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000. 

INVESTIGATORS:

Cottam & Foster, CID Homicide
Oakland Park

THIS REPORT BY:
Keyla Concepción/PIO
3/26/19    1730