Alyssa Morales has face burnt off in Philadelphia fire attack

Alyssa Morales has face burnt off in Philadelphia fire attack

A Philadelphia woman had her face burnt off after being set on fire in gruesome park attack, police said.

Alyssa Morales, 36, remains in a medically induced coma after suffering second and third-degree burns to over 60% of her body last Thursday night.

“She’s going to live, but she’ll have permanent damage,” her heartbroken mother, Leah Ann Morales, told CBS3.

“She’s going to have to have a new face. I’m saying it, she’ll never have the face she was born with, and they said that’s the hard part when she can look in the mirror and see a different face looking back at her.”

Morales was in too much pain to identity herself when she was first rushed to hospital — and had to be listed as a Jane Doe for two days before her family was alerted, according to a GoFundMe page set up by a friend.

Alyssa Morales
Alyssa Morales is in a medically induced coma after a couple she was fighting with at a park set her on fire.

Fire crews discovered the severely-burned woman after they were called to put out a blaze in Harrowgate Park at about 11.30 p.m.

Police, who have since launched an aggravated assault investigation, said Morales was set alight after getting into a fight with a man and woman.

Witnesses told cops they saw the woman throw some kind of liquid at the victim and then set her on fire.

Alyssa Morales
Alyssa Morales has third-degree burns all over her body and will require a new face, according to her mother.

Morales was homeless and had battled with drug addiction, her mother said.

“She never hurt anybody, just herself. She’s just an addict, misguided. She went to college and she just fell into that hole, and can’t climb out,” the mom said.

“I’m sad, I’m broken, I’m angry so angry,” she added. “I just want to know who did this … Who could possibly do it?”

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