By NBC News
December 26, 2015

Police on Saturday were hunting an “extremely dangerous” man suspected of killing a California woman by setting her ablaze.

The Pomona Police Department said it had launched a murder investigation into the Christmas Day crime and named 51-year-old Clarence Duwell Dear as a suspect.

Officers were called to a residence in Pomona shortly before 2 p.m. local time on Friday following reports that a woman had been set on fire, according to a statement from police.

It said neighbors “who saw the victim run from the residence engulfed in flames” had tried to administer assistance as she collapsed in the street until…

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