MIAMI (CBS4) – Miami-Dade Police said a woman who was trying to get away from her boyfriend ended up being set on fire by the man.
According to Detective Roy Rutland, the couple were arguing and things got physical. Detective Rutland said the woman was allegedly chased through the trailer park while her boyfriend, Jesus Alvarez, beat her.
The woman managed to get into her apartment, but the violence hadn’t stopped.
“There was a short period of time where this man disappeared, we believe that is the point he went and retrieved five gallon container of fuel, gasoline, at that point it appears he continued to beat her,” Detective Rutland said. “That is when he doused her with fuel, we believe it was gasoline, but we’re still waiting for results, and set her on fire.”
Miami-Dade Police say Alvarez is a career criminal and that he’s on the run. The woman was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s burn unit in serious condition.
If you have any information on Alvarez or the burning, call Miami-Dade CrimeStoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).