A woman deliberately set on fire is recovering in the hospital in San Francisco, California, reports say. She has suffered life-threatening injuries and might not survive the severe burns.
The Silicone Valley Mercury News notes that the incident occurred in Bayview District, at the corner of Hollister Avenue and Jennings Street.
Local police arrived at the scene as witnesses called 911 at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, January 6. Officer Carlos Manfredi describes she was screaming and had suffered burns on her body. She was immediately transported to St. Francis Hospital's Burn Center.
A preliminary investigation points to her attacker as being 22-year-old Dexter Oliver, who they believe had a romantic involvement with the victim. Her identity has not been made public as of yet; however, reports reveal she is also in her 20s.
Oliver allegedly covered her in ignitable liquid, which he then lit up. The motive for his actions is still unknown; yet, police suspect it is connected to his relationship with the woman he attacked.
He is still on the loose at his point, and law enforcement officials are asking the public to step forward and help find him.
Oliver is a 5-feet-10-inches (1.77-m) tall African-American man, a recent photo of whom is attached to this article. He is athletic, and weighs 155 pounds (70 kg).
His hairstyle is quite distinctive, with special forms on either side of his head. On one side, his do features a fish design, while on the other a lightning bolt is noticeable.
When he was last spotted, he was wearing gray and red Nike tennis shoes, a hoodie in red and white, and pajama pants with a shamrock pattern in several colors. Should he be apprehended, he stands to be charged with arson and attempted murder.