Police hunt suspect after woman set on fire in California

San Francisco police investigators are searching for Dexter Oliver, whom they suspect attacked his girlfriend and set her on fire.

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police searched Sunday for a man suspected of throwing a flammable liquid at his girlfriend and severely burning her.

Officer Carlos Manfredi said witnesses in the city's Bayview District reported hearing the woman screaming. She was taken to a hospital burn unit with life-threatening injuries.

Video: Woman set on fire, boyfriend sought

Investigators believe her attacker was 22-year-old Dexter Oliver.

Manfredi said Oliver had a "dating relationship" with the woman, but he did not know the circumstances that led to the attack.

The victim's sister told KGO-TV that Oliver doused his girlfriend with gasoline and lit her on fire during an argument at a nearby laundromat.

Precious Craig said most of her sister's face was burnt and that the family expects her to recover.

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