NORTH LAUDERDALE, FL – Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are trying to locate the suspect responsible for the attempted murder of a woman in North Lauderdale on Monday morning.
At approximately 4:30 a.m., Broward County Regional Communications received a suspicious incident call near the 4300 block of Northwest 54th Street in North Lauderdale. When deputies arrived, they located an adult female who stated that she was intentionally set on fire by her boyfriend, Noe Jimenez-Cortes. Jimenez-Cortes fled the scene prior to deputies’ arrival. The female was transported to a local area hospital where she is listed in critical condition.
Crime scene and special victim’s units were notified and are investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident. The preliminary investigation reveals that Jimenez-Cortes poured an accelerant on the victim’s body and ignited the fire with a cigarette.
Jiminez-Cortez is now in custody, according to the BSCO.