Original story from Tuesday, Oct. 24:
Nearly a week after a young woman was found severely burned along a highway in Duluth, local police continue to ask the public for tips – while family and friends ask for prayers.
That means the fire destroyed both layers of the 24-year-old's skin – the dermis and epidermis – and possibly her nerve endings as well.
She has 20 to 30 surgeries ahead of her now, the station says.
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page that was set up in her honor last Thursday has already exceeded its fundraising goal of $10,000. As of this writing, the page has gathered nearly $15,000 in donations to help the victim cover her medical costs.
And those costs are likely to be high, as "we have been informed she will be in-patient for a minimum of three months," the GoFundMe says.
What we know about the incident
The good samaritan was able to put out the flames and contact authorities.
Other than that, few details have been released. In their update from Monday, police said they will treat the incident as "suspicious until we are able to determine if a crime has been committed."
"We do not believe the community is at risk at this time," they added.