Investigators in Arizona are looking into a copycat acid attack on a woman in an apartment complex. Authorities say Derri Velarde, 41-year-old mother of five, was getting out of her car in her apartment complex on September 4 when she was attacked with acid. Investigators say the suspect did not say a word and tossed the contents of her cup on the victim, which immediately started to burn her face.
Although investigators in Washington believe Bethany Storro’s attack was random, investigators in Arizona believe this was deliberate. Mesa Police have released a sketch of a Hispanic woman, between 30 – 40 years old, around 5’6” and 140 pounds. She was described as having a ponytail and wide hips, and was wearing a black tank top and black sweat pants with a white stripe.
The victim immediately jumped in her shower and attempted to rinse off the acid, which may have helped her second degree burns. She is still recovering in the hospital.