Elderly woman burned with hot cooking oil - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Elderly woman burned with hot cooking oil

BOLIVAR COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - An elderly Bolivar County woman is fighting for her life after hot cooking oil was poured on her as she lay in bed.

Mound Bayou Police Chief Tony Warren says 91-year-old Zelphia Ivory suffered second degree burns over her entire body.

One of three unidentified people at the home on south street called 911 around 4:30 Saturday morning. Ivory was flown to a burn center in Augusta, Georgia.

Police have taken two men and a woman into custody, but no charges have been filed.

Sources tell WLBT that Ivory was burned after refusing to give someone money.

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