FONTANA (CBSLA.com) — Fontana Police Detectives have named a suspect in the murder of a transgender woman beaten to death on Tuesday.
Domonique Newburn was found dead in her apartment in the 7900 block of Bennett Avenue.READ MORE: Police: Michael Rhee Of Lake Forest Attacked Asian Woman, Believing She Was White, In Retaliation For Rise In Hate Crimes
Witnesses said a shirtless black male fled the scene in the victim’s car.
The vehicle — a black Mercedes — was later recovered about 13 miles from the crime scene.READ MORE: Standoff In Pasadena Ensues After Man Found Stabbed Several Times
Detectives served search warrants at two residences in San Bernardino Thursday. Several subjects were detained and some evidence was also collected.
Officials are looking for suspect Dantjier Powell, an 18-year-old San Bernardino resident. He is possibly trying to leave the state, maybe on a bus. He is described as a black male, 5 feet 8 inches tall and about 155 pounds with an average build and dark complexion. He is believed to be with Jamie Nicole Cotton, a 25-year-old black female who lives in Highland. She is described as 5 feet 8 inches, about 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.MORE NEWS: Aquarium Of The Pacific Mourns Loss Of 20-Year-Old Sea Otter Maggie
Any information regarding the whereabouts of either Powell or Cotton should be directed to the Fontana Police at (909) 356-TIPS.