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News Release
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Media Relations
   
   
Woman Intentionally Set Ablaze Clinging to Life NR12413kr

***UPDATE***

On Thursday, August 30, 2012, around 10:40 p.m., victim Heunae Chang died from her injuries.  The investigation is ongoing.

Los Angeles:  A 59-year-old Korean woman is clinging to life after being intentionally set on fire early Saturday morning.  

On August 25, 2012, around 4 a.m., Mission Area officers responded to an arson investigation in the 12000 block of Via Santa Marta. When they arrived they found the victim suffering from severe burns. Los Angeles Fire Department personnel transported the victim to a local hospital in grave condition and she is not expected to survive her injuries.

A 25-year-old resident at the location, Phillip Chang, was taken into custody and booked for Attempt Murder. He is being held on $1 million bail.

Robbery Homicide Detectives are conducting a joint arson investigation along with the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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