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Suspect in slaying of Philly transgender woman arrested in Los Angeles

Akhenaton Jones, 36, has been wanted for the stabbing death of Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells, 27, in June.

This photo of Dominique "Rem'mie" Fells was posted on the Facebook page of Deja Lynn Alvarez, who posted on social media about Fells' death. Fells' body was pulled up from the Schuylkill on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Her death has been ruled by the city's Medical Examiner's Office as a homicide from multiple stab wounds. (Deja Lynn Alavarez did not take this photo.)
This photo of Dominique "Rem'mie" Fells was posted on the Facebook page of Deja Lynn Alvarez, who posted on social media about Fells' death. Fells' body was pulled up from the Schuylkill on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Her death has been ruled by the city's Medical Examiner's Office as a homicide from multiple stab wounds. (Deja Lynn Alavarez did not take this photo.)Read moreFacebook page of Deja Lynn Alvarez

A fugitive sought in the slaying of a Philadelphia transgender woman in June has been apprehended in Los Angeles, police said Monday night.

Akhenaton Jones, 36, of the 3900 block of Powelton Avenue, has been wanted for the stabbing death of Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells, 27, on June 7. Her dismembered body was found in the Schuylkill the following day.

Fells, of Southwest Philadelphia, came to the city from York, Pa., advocates in the LGBTQ community have said.

Police said they are awaiting the extradition of Jones from California.