Glendora Woman Dies Of Apparent Self-Inflicted Burning

Photo by Aaron Castrejon.

On Saturday, September 17, the Los Angeles County Fire Department along with the Glendora Police Department responded to what looks to be a suicide by burning.

The incident took place Saturday afternoon in the 300 block of West Juanita Avenue.

According to Glendora Detective Russell Ziino, a 59 year-old woman had possibly doused herself in lighter fluid. Her son who was home at the time, heard screaming and rushed outside to find her on fire in the backyard.

He attempted to put the flames out using his own body and suffered burns as well on his face and hands. A nearby neighbor called 911.

Both the son and mother were transported to Foothill Presbyterian Hospital immediately and later to County USC Medical Center.

Unfortunately, the woman died from her injuries the following day.

Glendora detectives are still investigating to determine if it was indeed a suicide.