NBC 6 News' sister station KTVE in Monroe is at this hour at a news conference with Franklin Parish investigators who have confirmed that the injuries sustained by Sharmeka Moffitt were self-inflicted.
The incident happened around 8 Sunday night. Moffit, 20, called 911 saying she had been set on fire in Civitan Park in Winnsboro. Although an officer arrived in less than a minute, no one besides the victim was there. The victim was able to put out the fire herself and told the officer she had been set on fire by three males.
Moffit, an African American, told the 911 dispatcher she didn't know the race of the suspects, but did say she thought they were wearing white hoods, hoodies or hats.
When Moffit's car was recovered, "KKK" and the "n-word" were written on the hood with a pasty substance, police say.
Physical evidence was found at the scene and was analyzed at the Northwest Louisiana Crime Lab. In addition to the Franklin Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana State Police, the Winnsboro Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation assisted in the investigation.
Watch NBC 6 News at 5 and 6 today as details unfold.