Police Still Seek Information For Woman Found Severely Burned
Arnold Still Remains In Critical Condition, Set For Surgery Tuesday
DULUTH Minn- We are learning more about the woman that was found on fire, and critically injured on Hwy 23 near Duluth last week.
24 year old Jaclyn Arnold works as a community advocate in Duluth. It’s been 4 days since Arnold was found on fire on Hwy 23. A passerby extinguished the fire, but she was severely burned.
Police still have little information about what happened, they say at this point they aren’t sure if a crime was even committed.
Jaclyn was hired in April of 2017 for a new outreach program called, Heart for the people. She served as a community advocate, helping families retain custody of their children in a safe and sustainable home. Executive Director of First Witness, Beth Olson tells us tonight that the people her advocates sometimes come in contact with have been through dangerous situations.
“We work and meet people that have been traumatized and have experienced violence. I wouldn’t say it’s normal, but I would say that we see a lot of other things that people don’t see, let’s just put it that way and this is something I haven’t seen before,” said Beth Olson, Executive Director, First Witness.
Despite those risks Olson says although Jaclyn was new to the organization, had the right personality for the job that she was doing.
“She proved to be just a completely compassionate person, kind, gentle, yet a fierce advocate for her families,” Olson said.
According to a GoFundMe page made in Jaclyn’s name, she has burns on 85% of her body but the swelling has gone down and she is scheduled for surgery Tuesday.
Police are asking for any information they can get about what happened. If you know anything call Duluth Police.