ORLANDO, Fla. - An Orlando man confessed to throwing gasoline on a woman and setting her on fire, police said.
Police received a 911 call from a home early Monday morning. When officers arrived, the house was on fire.
The 911 caller said the incident was a murder attempt, according to police.
“Somebody said they had poured gasoline on a female and caught the person on fire,” Orlando Police Lt. Barb Jones told WFTV.
Police officers tried to go inside the home, but the heat was too intense.
When firefighters finally gained entry, they found the woman's body.
Another person who lives on the property told police he heard two "pops," like gunfire.
The medical examiner's office will determine how the woman died.
The suspect met officers at a different location and was taken into custody.
At last word, he had not been charged. No names were released.
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