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Police Seek Info About Man Who Set Girlfriend on Fire

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A 28-year-old Hawaiian Gardens woman remains in critical condition today after being doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire on New Year's Day, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram. Now authorities are seeking more information about the suspect, who happens to be the woman's boyfriend.The incident happened late Saturday night in the 11800 block of Civic Center Drive. While the suspect fled the scene and remains at large, the woman is suffering from "second and third degree burns across 60 percent of her body."

Neither the victim's nor the suspect's name have been released, though the Sheriff's Department says the suspect is Hispanic. According to the victim's family, the couple "have a baby together," reports KTLA. Anyone with information about the attack is asked to contact the Sheriff's Arson/Explosive Detail at (323) 881-7500.