SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A bay area mother was set on fire just a few blocks from Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

Neighbors say they heard horrifying cries for help, and then saw a woman on fire tearing at her clothing.

“We heard some screaming, and we went outside and there was an African young girl screaming,” said one witness.

“I seen on fire, she was just running and she was taking off her sweater,” said another witness.

Her family said it was 25-year-old Starr Lamare who is the mother of three young children.

“Most of her face is burnt, little bit of her, but most of her face is burnt,” said Precious Craig, the victim’s sister.

Family is accusing her boyfriend, 22-year-old Dexter Oliver, of torching her after a fight.

“Her and her boyfriend got into an argument and she left the Laundromat, and he had poured gasoline in a can, and next thing I know, my sister was on the ground burnt,” Craig said.

Lamare was taken to St. Francis Memorial Hospital’s Bothin Burn Center, where police say she is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Police are looking for Oliver.

He’s 5’10”, weighing 155 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red and white hoodie jacket, and dark pajama pants with a multicolored shamrock print. He also wore grey and red Nike sneakers.

Oliver has a distinctive hair cut with a fish design on one side, and a lightening bolt on the other.

“He did that to my sister,” said Craig. “She didn’t deserve it. He should turn himself in.”


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