PHOENIX - Police say the vehicle of a man who set his girlfriend on fire was found Monday morning in Phoenix.
According to Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump, 44-year-old Ivan Rodriguez remains at large.
His vehicle was discovered near Van Buren and 44th streets.
Crump said the 42-year-old victim has burns over 30 percent of her body after her live-in boyfriend, Rodriguez, doused her with gasoline and set her on fire Saturday.
It all started when the victim returned to her home around 5 a.m. after a night out with a friend, Crump said.
Rodriguez, who is the father of the victim’s children, became upset and they began arguing.
During an assault at their home near 32nd Street and McDowell Road, Rodriguez allegedly doused the victim with gasoline and set her on fire.
The woman was heard by others in the home screaming for help.
Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.
Rodriguez was described as 5-feet-10-inches tall, 200 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray T-shirt with a design on the front, white baseball cap with black writing on the front, white tennis shoes.
He will have serious burns to one of his forearms, according to police.
Police say he also goes by the name Silverio Gonzalez Trejo.
Anyone with information on the suspect’s whereabouts should call Phoenix police at 602-262-6141 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.
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