Spontaneous Human Combustion
Fire crews from Muldrow, Redland and Maple,OK were responded to a house fire on Bawcom Rd/County Road 4700 Monday early afternoon. Witnesses said they saw smoke coming out of the house.
Officials said they found a man's burned body in the middle of the kitchen floor. The house did not have any fire damage and the cause is unknown, according to Sheriff's office.
Sequoyah County Sheriff Rock Lockhart said he has never seen a case like this, “it’s kind of a unusual fire scene. I’ve worked many fire scenes, but I’ve never seen anything like this that’s why we’re calling it suspicious right now.” Lockhart said the man's death may be a case of spontaneous human combustion and they are not ruling this out.
The strange case has everyone talking about the rare phenomenon.
The body has been sent to the medical examiner's office in Tulsa, OK.