Daniel Dunn murder: Homeless man set on fire in Pierce County dies months later

SPANAWAY -- A homeless man who was set on fire in March died Monday night -- 75 days after the horrific act. His brothers are now pleading for the public's help in finding the killer. Daniel Dunn's family said the 46-year-old suffered for months until he passed away. "When I found out that somebody did this to him, I thought to myself, nobody deserves to be burned alive," Daniel's brother, James Dunn, said. "For somebody to do this to a nice guy -- and everybody around here knew him, and they knew that's a good person," brother Alfred Dunn said.

On March 12, Daniel was found ablaze outside the old General Medical Clinic building near Pacific Ave. S. and Military Rd. in Spanaway.  Pierce County Det. Ed Troyer said the death is being investigated as a homicide. Daniel had been taken to Seattle's Harborview Medical Center after employees from two nearby fast-food restaurants saw Daniel covered in flames, put out the fire and called 911. Police say they likely saved his life at the time, but Daniel suffered extreme burn injuries all over his body. "He suffered for 75 days, the last days of his life," James Dunn said. Investigators say the man told one person that someone set him on fire. "I want justice, no matter how long it takes to find him, the person, I just want justice to be served and some closure," James Dunn said. Det. Troyer adds, "He was well known in the area, a lot of people knew who he was and had seen him around. And that`s why we`re hoping that somebody may have seen him in some sort of altercation or give us a place to start and who he might have been with before this happened, and that`s what`s going to take to get this solved." Again, the horrific crime happened Thursday, March 12th around 10:30pm at the old General Medical Clinic near Pacific Ave. S. and Military Rd. in Spanaway. If you have any information at all you think can help solve Daniel’s monsterous murder, call an anonymous tip into: CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest. CLICK HERE for information on how to TEXT A TIP to Crime Stoppers.