Riverside County authorities seek man accused of setting a woman on fire

Riverside County authorities continued their search Saturday for a man accused of setting fire to his significant other, authorities said.

Beaumont Police responded to a house in the 36000 block of Olea Court at 7:43am Friday after receiving a report from a friend of the victim who said she was doused with lighter fluid and set alight.

After suffering severe burns to more than 30% of her body, the woman was examined by first responders and taken to a hospital by air, according to police.

Officers were still searching for suspect Nicholas Norman, 38, the department said in a statement late Friday. He is wanted for attempted murder, assault, arson and torture, police said.

Detectives searched a home on the 600 block of Palo Alto Avenue around 6 p.m. Friday and found evidence related to the incident. No one was injured and police are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Beaumont Police Department at 951-769-8500 or email crimetips@beaumontpd.org.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-02-04/riverside-county-authorities-seek-man-accused-of-setting-a-woman-on-fire Riverside County authorities seek man accused of setting a woman on fire

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