A teenager has been severely burned in Kelowna, B.C., after his clothes were set aflame, and Mounties worry that a suspect may have staged similar attacks in the past.
RCMP Const. Kris Clark says the 18-year-old victim is being treated for second- and third-degree burns after falling asleep on the kitchen floor at house party in the Okanagan city on Dec. 8.
Clark says a man allegedly poured a liquid on the back of the inebriated victim and then lit a match, while another suspect recorded the resulting blaze.
Investigators say there may be evidence suggesting one of the attackers has burned other victims in similar attacks.
Clark is urging anyone with information about such previous assaults to come forward.
Two Kelowna men, 20-year-old Matthew Sweet-Grant and 18-year-old Joshua McWhirter remain in custody, charged with aggravated assault.