Lexington Police Chief Don Rector said his department is investigating an alleged assault that occurred on Friday night. The victim was taken to the hospital and investigators have submitted evidence for testing. The Lexington Police Department did not want to confirm any names. Rector said it could take several weeks before results are known.
Rector’s comments come as rumors continue to circulate about a Lexington woman setting herself on fire. At this time, those reports have not been confirmed. KMZU News first published reports on Saturday night after multiple listeners called about a woman dousing her body in hairspray and setting herself on fire. The woman’s husband responded to the story saying his wife was the victim of an assault and did not attempt to set herself ablaze. Rector stated that the only information that can be confirmed at this time is that the Lexington Police Department is investigating an alleged assault.