POMONA (CBSLA.com) — Pomona Police on Saturday identified the victim of a fatal attack on Christmas day.
Police are looking for suspect Clarence Duwell Dear, 51, of Pomona.
Authorities said Dear got into a domestic violence situation with 41-year-old Dawn Hensley of Pomona on Christmas. They say he attacked the woman, threw something flammable on her (like gasoline) and then ignited a flame (possibly using a lit cigarette.)
According to witnesses, the woman ran screaming and engulfed in flames onto the 1500 block of Cordova Street Friday around 1:45 p.m.
Dear was seen fleeing the scene, witnesses said. Dear is, of course, considered dangerous.
If you know of Dear’s whereabouts, you’re asked to call the Pomona Police Department or dial 911 immediately.