UPDATE: body found by road in Noble County identified; one arrested

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UPDATE: NOBLE COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): The Noble County Sheriff’s Office has identified a woman found near a road on Sunday as 39-year-old Suzanne Michele Moore.

Moore’s death has been ruled a homicide. However, her cause of death has not yet been released.

Her body was found in the southside of the road on County Road 500 S west of Old State Road 3 near LaOtto Sunday at around 2 p.m.

Moore previously lived in Noble County near Rome City and Kendalville, but had been living in Fort Wayne at 214 E Masterson Avenue since last December.

The Indiana State Police SWAT team performed a search of her home Monday night and arrested 39-year-old Tracey Lamont Martin for possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and possession of marijuana. Martin is held in the Allen County Jail on a $10,000 bond. He is currently on federal probation for a cocaine possession conviction, and has previous convictions for robbery, drug offenses, and carjacking.

Two vehicles at the home–one belonging to Moore and the other to Martin–were also seized by investigators.

EARLIER: NOBLE COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): Noble County dispatch was alerted of a female body found near a road Sunday afternoon.

Someone alerted Noble County 911 that they saw a woman’s body in the 11000 block of County Road 500 South near LaOtto at around 2 p.m.

The Noble County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the case as a homicide. If you have any information, contact them at (260) 636-2182.



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