A British mum has died after she was doused with a flammable substance and then set alight, police say.
Natalie Crichlow, 44, was visiting family in Barbados when she was attacked by an unknown intruder in her bedroom.
The man is accused of trying to strangle the mum-of-three before pouring a flammable liquid over her and setting her alight on July 28.
Natalie suffered 75% burns over her body and later died from her injuries on August 6.
She had been alone and lying in bed at Bartlett’s Tenantry, Sargeant’s Village when the horrific incident took place at around 2pm.
Police said the woman managed to flee the house into the backyard where her screams were heard by some men in the neighbourhood.
They pulled away the galvanised sheets enclosing the yard and rescued the woman from the burning structure.
Police have now launched a man hunt for the assailant.
Natalie was eventually transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with horrific burns, reports Stabroek News.
A GoFundMe page has now been launched to help bring Natalie back to the UK.
Her niece Ashley Best says: “Many people may be aware that we lost a beautiful soul Natalie Crichlow aka Karma, on 06/08/19.
“At present, an investigation into her murder is being held in Barbados. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
“Natalie left behind her eldest daughter and two sons who desperately want to bring her home to say goodbye and lay her to rest peacefully.
“The outgoing, bubbly and kind Natalie was greatly loved and well thought of throughout many communities, all of which this loss has come as a massive shock to. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
“Please help us donate towards costs which will cover repatriation to the UK as her body is still in Barbados with only a few family members and friends around her.
“Any donation large or small will help in bringing peace to the family and our beloved Natalie who we all miss dearly.”
The Foreign Office has been asked for a comment.