Officials: Winnsboro burn victim fabricated story of attack
POSTED: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 3:47pm
UPDATED: Friday, October 26, 2012 - 12:44pm
WINNSBORO, LA (NBC33) — Officials say the woman who was believed to be burned during an attack may have actually set fire to herself.
Winnsboro Police Chief Lester Thomas says there is no evidence to suggest that anyone else was involved in the attack.
Moffitt claimed that three men attacked her and set her on fire. She is suffering from burns that cover 60 percent of her body. She was expected to have surgery today.
Police believe Moffitt actually set the fire herself.
A community prayer vigil was scheduled to happen tonight at 7:00 p.m. A Facebook page devoted to Moffitt now boasts over 51,000 followers worldwide.
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