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Self-Burn Victim Remains On 'Fair' List

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Self-Burn Victim Remains On ‘Fair’ List

A 20-year-old Wayne County woman who 3 1/2 months ago joined a companion in a bizarre incident involving setting each other afire remains in fair condition at University Hospital.

Anita L. McQueen of Livonia was burned over 20 per cent of her body shortly after she and Raelle Weinstein, 26, of Skokie, Ill., arrived at an apartment at 517 S. Division St. on Nov. 10.

Police and fire investigators said the two women, who had been traveling together, were given permission to spend the night in the apartment by U-M coeds living there. Officers said the two women wrapped themselves in rolls of paper, sat facing each other and then set fire to each other.

“We wanted to die together,” one of the victims told firemen.

Miss Weinstein died of her burns at U-M Hospital on Dec. 19. She had been burned over 30 per cent of her body. Doctors said the burns resulted in blood poisoning and kidney failure.