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Stranger sets 6-year-old girl’s hair on fire while she was playing outside her home

By Mason White 10:38 AM February 4, 2015
Jayden Beddo 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) Parents in Kansas, are looking for answers after their daughter’s hair was set on fire by a stranger.

6-year-old Jayden Beddo will be in the hospital for several weeks, after her hair was set on fire while she was playing outside her home.

Police are still investigating the incident, but so far, no arrests have been made.

According to police, Jayden and her 5-year-old brother Christopher, were playing in their fenced in backyard when an elderly man set the girl’s hair on fire.

The boy ran inside his house to get help. His uncle George, ran outside and found his niece Jayden, on fire. He said that it was the worst thing he ever saw.

Jayden was engulfed in flames and he began putting out the fire while calling police.

Jayden suffered burns that are not considered life threatening, according to the Topeka Police Department. She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment before being transferred to a burn center in Kansas City.

George said that she suffered third-degree burns on her head and first and second-degree burns to her hands. Doctors are unsure if her hair will grow back.