Philadelphia Police, along with the victims mother have now confirmed the case of a young woman who was beaten and set on fire Thursday night in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. We first learned of this case Friday morning when readers sent us Facebook posts that included videos of the gruesome attack. The video is too graphic to post. It showed a young woman laying on the ground surrounded by fire. Our sources, who wish to remain anonymous say this attack occurred in Harrowgate Park. Initial reports stated a group of teenagers committed the attack but police have not confirmed any offender information.
Joe Holden at CBS3 has released the name of the victim as Alyssa Lynn Morales. Read the tweet from Joe below. Alyssa was taken to Temple University Hospital in critical condition and is still currently hospitalized for severe burns throughout her body. This is just another gruesome and vicious attack on a woman in Philadelphia just days after violent repeat offender Malcom White assaulted at least 5 women and allegedly raped another in an attack that went viral. Philadelphia Police are investigating the case as an aggravated assault.