Homicide victim formerly lived in Rome City area


ALBION – Police in Noble County revealed the identity of a homicide victim during a news conference Friday afternoon.

39-year-old Suzanne Michelle Moore previously lived in the Rome City area but most recently was living in Fort Wayne.

That’s where police served a search warrant Tuesday night and arrested 39-year-old Tracey Lamont Martin. He was jailed on preliminary charges of possession of a firearm by a violent felon and possession of marijuana.

Martin was held in the Allen County Jail with bail set at $10-thousand dollars. He is on probation for a federal cocaine possession conviction. Police say his rap sheet includes convictions for robbery, drug offenses and carjacking.

Sheriff Doug Harp said Martin is not a suspect in the murder. He said investigators have several persons of interest in the case.

At the home on East Masterson Street police seized two vehicles, one of them belonging to Moore and the other belonging to Martin.

Moore’s body was found Sunday along Noble County Road 500 South near LaOtto. The cause of her death is being withheld as the investigation continues.

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