PD: Man accused of burning woman may be heading to Mexico - New York News

PD: Man accused of burning woman may be heading to Mexico

Posted: Updated:
Ivan Rodriguez Ivan Rodriguez
PHOENIX -

This valley man has been accused of dousing his longtime girlfriend with gasoline and setting her on fire. He's still on the loose, believed to have fled to Mexico.

The alleged attack happened Saturday night in a neighborhood near 32nd St and the 202.  Authorities have not released the name of the victim, but say she was the girlfriend of the man they're looking for: Ivan Rodriguez.

The pair have been living together for some time and have two children.

Police believe Rodriguez became enraged after the victim went out with a friend Saturday night and returned home late, so he doused her with gasoline and set her on fire.

Rodriguez is described as a 44-year-old Hispanic male, 5' 10" and 200 pounds.

The victim suffered burns over 30 percent of her body.

According to police, other people in the home heard her screaming.  She was rushed to an area hospital and authorities say she is now in stable condition.

Rodriguez fled from the scene.  Police believe he may have headed for Mexico.  

On Monday morning, his 2006 Volkswagen Golf 2-door hatchback was found near 44th Street and Van Buren.  It was returned to the family.

Police believe Rodriguez was also burned during the assault.  Obviously, they say he should be considered dangerous.

If you have any information about this case, call Silent Witness at (480) WITNESS. You can remain anonymous and receive a cash award for tips leading to an arrest or indictment.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Caesars enters New York casino competition

    Caesars enters New York casino competition

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:52:22 GMT
    Caesars Entertainment entered the competition to open a casino in upstate New York on Tuesday with a proposal to build a $750 million complex 50 miles north of New York City. The complex would include a casino, a hotel and a meeting space and would be located in Woodbury, in Orange County. The Las Vegas-based Caesars, which operates 52 casinos around the world, has submitted a $1 million casino license application fee to state gambling regulators.
    Caesars Entertainment entered the competition to open a casino in upstate New York on Tuesday with a proposal to build a $750 million complex 50 miles north of New York City. The complex would include a casino, a hotel and a meeting space and would be located in Woodbury, in Orange County. The Las Vegas-based Caesars, which operates 52 casinos around the world, has submitted a $1 million casino license application fee to state gambling regulators.
  • Hoax 'swatting' call sends dozens of cops to LI home

    Hoax 'swatting' call sends dozens of cops to LI home

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:43:53 GMT
    Heavily armed police officers descended on a home in Long Beach, Long Island, Tuesday afternoon thinking they might find a grisly murder scene. Instead they found a terrified woman who had no clue what they were talking about and her teenaged son playing video games. "We received a phone call from a gentleman who stated he had just shot his mother and his brother," Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said. "Unfortunately, this is a terrible national problem for law enforcement."
    Heavily armed police officers descended on a home in Long Beach, Long Island, Tuesday afternoon thinking they might find a grisly murder scene. Instead they found a terrified woman who had no clue what they were talking about and her teenaged son playing video games. "We received a phone call from a gentleman who stated he had just shot his mother and his brother," Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said. "Unfortunately, this is a terrible national problem for law enforcement."
  • NYPD Twitter hashtag backfires

    NYPD Twitter hashtag backfires

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:14:35 GMT
    An NYPD plan intended to better connect with the community seems to have backfired a bit. The police department asked its twitter followers to share pictures of themselves with New York City police officers using the hashtag "myNYPD." Some did share nice pictures, but others not so much.Some of the first pictures posted showed regular citizens standing with very friendly looking police officers.
    An NYPD plan intended to better connect with the community seems to have backfired a bit. The police department asked its twitter followers to share pictures of themselves with New York City police officers using the hashtag "myNYPD." Some did share nice pictures, but others not so much.Some of the first pictures posted showed regular citizens standing with very friendly looking police officers.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices