Transgender Woman Murdered in Fontana; Car Stolen

Published: August 21, 2013

 FONTANA, Calif. (KTLA) — Police in Fontana on Wednesday continued their search for a suspected murderer, who they believed escaped in the victim’s car

 
The victim was identified by the San Bernardino County Coroner’s office as Domonique Newbern, 31.
 
According to friends, Newbern was a transgender woman.
 
Several years ago, she participated in a reality show that documented her life, her relationships and her struggles.
 
At around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, neighbors called police about a disturbance in the 7900 block of Bennet Avenue.
 
When officers arrived, they found the front door of the apartment unlocked, police said.
 
Officers entered and found Newbern’s body in the living room near a window.
 
Investigators said they believed she may have been trying to escape through the window.
 
Newbern had sustained trauma, according to coroner’s officials. An autopsy was expected to be performed to determine the cause of death.
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