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Suspect ID’d In Slaying of CA Transgender Woman

by Bobby McGuire
Friday Aug 23, 2013
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FONTANA, Calif. - Police have identified a suspect in the slaying of a transgender woman who was found dead in her Fontana apartment.

Fontana police Sgt. Doug Imhof said detectives believe 18-year-old Dantjier Powell of San Bernardino may be trying to flee the state. They were seeking the public’s help in finding him.

Imhof said investigators have not established a motive in the killing of 31-year-old Domonique Newburn, a YouTube reality star who was found dead Tuesday after neighbors reported a disturbance.

Witnesses reported seeing a man leaving Newburn’s apartment in her black Mercedes. The car was later found in San Bernardino.

Newburn appeared under the stage name "Domonique Duffy" in the premiere episode of "Hollywood Houseboys," a reality show about a group of black gay men trying to make it in Hollywood.

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