Coroner Identifies Transgender Woman Found Murdered In Her Fontana Apartment
FONTANA (CBSLA.com) — The Coroner Wednesday identified a transgender woman found murdered in her San Bernardino County apartment.
The body of Domonique Newburn was found around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at a complex in the 7900 block of Bennett Avenue, Fontana police said.
“Officers arrived, noticed some suspicious evidence, blood on the porch of the location,” Det. Rich Hunt said.
The unit’s front door was open and officers discovered the 32-year-old dead in the main living area, Hunt said.
Newburn had “sustained trauma and was pronounced dead at 4:38 p.m.,” the San Bernardino County Coroner said.
The victim’s cause of death was unknown.
Neighbors say they only knew Newburn as a woman.
“She was very quiet, very nice and you just would never have thought something like this would happen,” neighbor Ronald Jackson said.
Newburn also starred in the YouTube series, Hollywood House Boys, a show about gay and transgender friends where she was described as an aspiring actress who was undergoing gender reassignment.
Witnesses told police that they saw a bare-chested man leaving the apartment in what was believed to be Newburn’s vehicle.
The car is described as a black, four-door 2004 Mercedes C240 sedan with the California license plate 7AAY925.
The suspect was described as Black, in his late 20s to early 30s, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with an average build.
Police do not believe Newburn’s death was a hate crime and a motive was unclear.
Anyone with information should contact the Fontana Police Department.