Transgender woman Yazmin Vash Payne found dead in burning Los Angeles apartment, boyfriend turns himself in the next day
Police found the body of Yazmin Vash Payne Saturday morning in a bedroom with a small fire. The next day, her boyfriend Ezekiel Dear turned himself into police after a pastor convinced him to.
Yazmin Vash Payne and her boyfriend recently moved into the apartment where she was killed.
A man turned himself in to Los Angeles police Sunday for murdering his transgender girlfriend and then setting the apartment they shared on fire.
Firefighters found the body of Yazmin Vash Payne, 33, around 5 a.m. Saturday in a bedroom with a small fire in the Van Nuys neighborhood. She had been stabbed to death and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a release from the Los Angeles Police Department.