SPRINGFIELD, IL. (THECOUNT) — Jovan Torbert has been identified as the suspect taken into custody over the July murder of Springfield woman Shanay Moore.

Moore, 29, was found murdered on July 4th inside a residence on Bryant Lane, in Springfield, Illinois.


Springfield police confirm that 34-year-old Torbert was taken into custody in Lake County, Indiana, reports NewsChannel20.

Torbert was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

A motive in the killing was not provided by officials.


Geo quick facts: Springfield is the state capital of Illinois. Downtown, the interior of Illinois State Capitol’s large dome is decorated with stained glass and statues of historical figures. The 1904 Dana-Thomas House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum traces the life of the 16th U.S. president. Lincoln’s restored home is nearby. North, the Lincoln Tomb lies in Oak Ridge Cemetery – wikipedia.