Person of interest in massage parlor homicide now charged with first degree murder

A man has been charged with the murder of a Boca Raton woman at her place of work, an Oakland Park massage parlor.

Jacob Fought, 31, was arrested Tuesday on a first degree murder charge while walking in Lauderhill near Commercial Boulevard and University Drive, Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

Thursday, BSO said, a woman arriving for work at the Bing Bing Spa, 771 W. Oakland Park Blvd., found the body of 45-year-old Boca Raton resident Daying Li. A picture of Fought in a dashiki was released that night as a “possible customer who might have last seen the victim alive.”

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Surveillance camera stills of Jacob Fought at the Bing Bing Spa released last week when BSO considered him a person of interest

Broward Sheriff’s Office

Fought’s on probation after pleading guilty to grand theft, grand theft auto and burglary in 2017. As he left Zoo Fitness Center in Boynton Beach after a 15-minute workout, according to the arrest report, “he saw a basket of keys as he was leaving. Fought stated since he did not have a car, he thought it would be a good idea at the time to take a random set of keys from the basket…he then went into the parking lot with his selected keys from the key basket and started to click the clicker….the clicker unlocked a white Lexus…”

Anyone with information on this case can contact BSO Det. Samantha Cottam at 954-321-4210 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or browardcrimestoppers.org.