MOORPARK (CBSLA.com) — A 29-year-old Ventura County woman was doused with gasoline and set on fire early Monday morning, authorities said.
Fire officials received a call from the woman just before 4 a.m. stating her husband was trying to light her on fire in the 11800 block of Broadway Road in Moorpark, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.READ MORE: As Cases Of Omicron Plateau, Officials Express Some Concern Over New Sub-Variant Detected In LA
When authorities arrived on scene, they discovered the victim badly burned and a portion of the home in flames. The fire was quickly extinguished, officials said.
She was transported to a local hospital with significant burn injuries to her body.
Her husband, identified as 31-year-old Juan Soria Hernandez, fled the scene and is wanted for attempted murder.
“He is about 5 feet 7 inches, 200 pounds, Hispanic male with some facial hair,” Capt. Don Aguilar said.READ MORE: Reports Of Freeway Shooting Causes SigAlert, Closure of I-110, I-105 Freeways
Officials believe Hernandez is driving a white 2005 Ford F-250 truck with California license plates 86644S1.
“The truck has a white toolbox and fuel tank in the bed and large tires,” officials added.
Anyone with information on Hernandez’s whereabouts should contact Det. Peterson at (805) 384-4744.MORE NEWS: No. 7 UCLA Rolls Over Cal, 81-57, For 5th Straight Win