Officials are puzzled over the mysterious incineration of a 66-year-old man in Sequoyah County.
Police officers were called out to Danny Vanzandt's house after smoke had been seen rising from the windows. What they found was that his body had been almost completely incinerated in what seemed like a long slow fire lasting more than ten hours. Stranger still was the fact that the blaze had been extremely localized and didn't appear to have set fire to anything else in the room.
"The body is burned, incinerated, like I’ve never seen before and it’s some kind of chemical reaction or something the way I can see it," said Sheriff Ron Lockhart. With no alternative explanation forthcoming, spontaneous human combustion is currently being considered as a distinct possibility. "I think there’s only about 200 cases worldwide, and I’m not saying this happened. I’m just saying that we haven’t ruled it out," said Lockhart.
The Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office ruled out homicide in the death of a Muldrow man, but has not ruled out spontaneous human combustion following the state medical examiner’s findings a day later.
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