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Domonique Newburn, Transgender Web Star, Found Dead In Apartment

Huffington Post
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August 22, 2013

A transgender woman was found dead in her Fontana, Calif. home Tuesday, and witnesses say they saw the suspect take clothes, a computer and the victim's car to get away.

Police found Domonique Newburn's body at around 4:30 p.m. after responding to domestic disturbance reports. Inside, they came across a grisly scene: there wasblood on the porch and the door was left wide open, reports CBS Los Angeles. The position of Newburn's body also indicated to investigators that she appeared to be trying to escape through a front window before she died, reports KTLA in the video above.

Now Fontana police are on the hunt for Newburn's car, a black 2004 Mercedes C240, hoping it will lead to the suspect seen leaving her apartment. The license plate is 7AAY925 and the suspect was described as a "bare-chested" African American man in his late 20s or early 30s, reports CBS Los Angeles.

The San Bernardino County coroner's office said that Newburn had sustained trauma and was pronounced dead at 4:38 p.m. An autopsy to determine cause of death is pending.

Fontana Police are asking that anyone with information about the case contact them.