Woman set on fire in Detroit, police seek man identified as ‘possible suspect’

The Detroit Police Department released a photo of a possible suspect after a woman was doused with a flammable liquid and then set on fire early Friday morning.

According to Detroit Police, the woman was in the area of Whitlock and Heyden around 1:40 Friday morning when someone threw an accelerant on her and then set her on fire.

The 40-year-old woman was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition.

Police said they believe the suspect is Vernon Woods, Jr., a 23-year-old man. He stands 5'3", weighs 135 lbs.

If anyone knows where this suspect is located, please call the Detroit Police Sgt. David Sanders at (313) 402-7499 or Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.

Vernon Woods, Jr., 23, is wanted by Detroit Police in connection to an assault where a woman was doused with an accelerant and then set on fire.