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San Francisco police search for man accused of setting girlfriend on fire at Laundromat

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    This undated photo provided by the San Francisco Police Department shows 22-year-old Dexter Oliver. San Francisco police are searching for a man suspected of throwing a flammable liquid at his ex-girlfriend and severely burning her on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Investigators believe her attacker was Oliver. (AP Photo/San Francisco Police Department) (The Associated Press)

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    San Francisco police enter the home of a woman who was set on fire Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in San Francisco. San Francisco police say a woman is hospitalized with what are being described as "life-threatening injuries" after someone poured a flammable liquid on her and set her on fire. Police spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi says officers were called to the city's Bayview District a little after noon by people who reported a woman screaming. When officers arrived they found a women suffering from what Manfredi described as "severe burns." The woman, believed to be in her 20s, was taken to a hospital where she is being treated at a burn center. Her name has not been released. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (The Associated Press)

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    A San Francisco police car is parked in front of a laundromat where an argument started, which resulted in a woman being set on fire Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in San Francisco. San Francisco police say a woman is hospitalized with what are being described as "life-threatening injuries" after someone poured a flammable liquid on her and set her on fire. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (The Associated Press)

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    San Francisco police officers search for evidence and guard the home of a woman who was set on fire Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in San Francisco. San Francisco police say a woman is hospitalized with what are being described as "life-threatening injuries" after someone poured a flammable liquid on her and set her on fire. Police spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi says officers were called to the city's Bayview District a little after noon by people who reported a woman screaming. When officers arrived they found a women suffering from what Manfredi described as "severe burns." The woman, believed to be in her 20s, was taken to a hospital where she is being treated at a burn center. Her name has not been released. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (The Associated Press)

San Francisco police are looking for a man suspected of throwing a flammable liquid at his girlfriend and setting her on fire.

Officer Carlos Manfredi says witnesses in the city's Bayview District reported hearing the woman screaming on Sunday. She was taken to a hospital burn unit.

Investigators believe her attacker was 22-year-old Dexter Oliver.

Manfredi says Oliver had a "dating relationship" with the woman, but he did not know the circumstances that led to the attack.

The victim's sister, Precious Craig, told KGO-TV that Oliver used gasoline and lit the woman on fire during an argument at a nearby Laundromat.

Craig says most of her sister's face was burnt, but the family expects her to recover.

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