Winnsboro, La. police have confirmed that the woman burned alive was attacked by three men wearing white hoodies at a park in Franklin Parish on Sunday, Oct 21. The FBI is investigating to see if this is in fact a hate crime. Evidence has led them to believe that Sharmeka Moffitt, 20, was set on fire for wearing an Obama t-shirt. The letters “KKK-N—-r” were spray-painted on the hood of her car.

The Franklin Parish Sheriff, Louisiana State Police and the State Fire Marshall’s office are also participating in the investigation.

A friend of the family has confirmed that Moffitt has burns on 90 percent of her body and was currently in stable condition at the LSU-Shreveport hospital. The Facebook page “Prayers for Sharmeka Moffitt” was created on Sunday night to support the victim and encourage the media to cover the story.

Click continue to hear from the victim’s sister, Michelle Moffitt.

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