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Fontana murder suspect's family makes emotional plea

Sunday, August 25, 2013
Dantjier Powell (L)  and Jamie Nicole Cotton (R) are being sought in connection to the murder of a transgender woman in Fontana.

Dantjier Powell (L) and Jamie Nicole Cotton (R) are being sought in connection to the murder of a transgender woman in Fontana. (KABC Photo)

Family members of a man wanted in connection with the murder of a transgender reality show star are making a public plea for him to surrender to police.

Domonique Newburn, 31, was found dead inside her apartment on Aug. 20. The victim starred on an online show called "Hollywood Houseboys."

Police have identified 18-year-old Dantjier Powell as the murder suspect. Authorities believe Powell is on the run with his girlfriend, 25-year-old Jamie Cotton.

Powell's father, Lou Audry Powell, has sent a message to his son.

"I would like for my son to turn himself in because I feel that's the best thing to do so you could have a fair trial," said Powell.

The motive for the murder remains unclear.

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