Woman severely burned in brutal El Monte chemical attack

EL MONTE, Calif. (KABC) -- A woman is in critical condition after chemicals were used to severely burn her in a brutal El Monte attack early Saturday.

Officers responded to a report of a woman screaming shortly after 1 a.m. in the 3600 block of Durfee Road, El Monte police said.

Upon arrival, officers found a woman lying in a common driveway with severe burns to her face and body. She was transported to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

Investigators determined that an unknown suspect poured an unknown type of caustic chemical on the woman before fleeing the area in a vehicle.

The reason for the assault is unknown. An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the crime was asked to contact the El Monte Police Department at 626-258-8635.
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