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Woman Beaten, Set On Fire Vaguely Recounts Attack

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GRAND RAPIDS (AP) - A woman who was abducted, beaten and set on fire asked Friday for the public’s help in finding whoever was responsible for the attack last fall in Grand Rapids.

Lori Lee, 38, said she only has vague memories of the Oct. 8 incident and is hopeful somebody has information about the man who left her for dead.

“I do remember the gasoline being poured on me … and, um … set on fire,” Lee told WOOD-TV Friday.

She also spoke to The Grand Rapids Press and WWMT-TV.

“I don’t want anyone else to have to go through this,” she said.

No arrests have been made.

Lee said she met a man while walking downtown. She described him only as having dark hair, dark eyes and an accent. The next thing she remembered was waking up and being pulled from a van.

“The only thing that I said to him is, `Why are you doing this to me?’ Lee said.

Badly burned and beaten, she woke the next day in a park and sought help at a nearby home in Wyoming, just outside of Grand Rapids.

She spent weeks in intensive care recovering from her burns. Lee is blind in her right eye.

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