Transgender Domonique Newburn of ‘Hollywood Houseboys’ found murdered

Witnesses reported seeing a man leave the residence in the victim’s Mercedes Benz.

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Both CBS Los Angels and NBC Los Angels are reporting the death of Domonique Newburn who was on the YouTube reality show ‘Hollywood Houseboys.’

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.

Anyone with information should contact the Fontana Police Department.


UPDATE: Cause of death is being reported as blunt force trauma. Also, police have not yet determined if this was a hate crime.

14 thoughts on “Transgender Domonique Newburn of ‘Hollywood Houseboys’ found murdered

  1. This story’s been all over the news here. When it was first reported, a reporter on a local channel slipped and used the male pronoun; luckily, she corrected herself pretty quickly.

    1. Most of the news I’ve seen has made an effort to be respectful. There are a few which work to be mean spirited, but thankfully they are the exception.

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