Den’Jah Moore has been identified as the 30-year-old mother of three who was stabbed to death by an unknown suspect, amid an apartment fire that broke out overnight.
This tragic incident not only claimed Moore’s life but also resulted in the loss of her infant child, with two other children sustaining injuries.
Our investigations reveal that Den’Jah Moore was a beautician who specialized in braiding hairs.
She was an alumni of Bethune-Cookman University.
Den’Jah was born on 25th February 1993.
The death of Den’Jah Moore is being investigated as a homicide, police in Daytona Beach said.
What we know about the incident
The Daytona Beach Fire Department was called out to the Countryside Apartment complex, at 1200 Beville Road, around 12 a.m., and they found heavy smoke.
Firefighters found three children, including a baby, and one adult inside the apartment.
Fire officials said Tuesday that the adult was already deceased, and the baby was in cardiac arrest.
The baby was taken to a nearby hospital and later died, they said.
The fire department originally reported the baby’s age as 1 month old, but the police department later said the child was nearly 1 year old.
The two other children, ages 4 and 5, were taken to UF Health Shands Hospital.
Their conditions have not been released.
According to Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young, the mother was stabbed multiple times.
“Yes, this is a horrific incident. This is what we’re dealing with this morning,” Young said during a press conference Tuesday morning.
Officials have not yet released the names of the victims or any suspects in the case.
The State Fire Marshall is also investigating.
“Right now, State Fire Marshal is on scene. They have been investigating. They’ve found two points of origin of the fire, which makes it a little bit suspicious. So as of right now, DBPD is ruling it as a homicide,” said Lt. Antwan Lewis, with the Daytona Beach Fire Department.
DBFD fought a structure fire at 1200 Beville at 12am. Heavy smoke upon arrival. Found 3 children and 1 adult in the apartment. The infant was in cardiac arrest the adult was deceased. State Fire Marshall was called to investigate.
— DaytonaBeachFireDept (@DaytonaBeachFD) November 21, 2023