Police have confirmed that they have reason to believe that Sharmeka Moffitt's wounds are self-inflicted.
In a press conference this afternoon at the Franklin Parish Courthouse, Winnsboro Police Chief Lester Thomas says evidence processed by the Louisiana State Crime Lab revealed that Moffitt's fingerprints were found on a cigarette lighter and can of lighter fluid recovered near a wooded around around the crime scene.
Moffitt called 911 around 8 p.m. Sunday evening from Civitan Park in Winnsboro, and told police three men in white hoodies attacked her, doused her in liquid and set her on fire.
She also claimed they wrote racial slurs and "KKK" on her car, but authorities have determined that Moffitt wrote on her own car.
Authorities say the investigation has been very disturbing, but have asked the community to continue to support Moffitt's family in the wake of this devastating news.
Moffitt's family says they'll be focused on her recovery in the coming days and weeks.
They say they're devastated to learn the circumstances surrounding their daughter's injuries but would like to express their appreciation for the outpouring of love and support.
Moffitt received burns over 60% of her body, some of them third degree.