Sheriff Ron Lockhart said his office is investigating whether a Sequoyah County, Okla., man died after spontaneously bursting into flames. ...
... Family members said they noticed the back window of the man's pickup truck was busted out.
The body of the man was sent to the medical examiner's office in Tulsa, Lockhart said. Authorities are still investigating the incident. Lockhart said the victim was an alcoholic and an avid smoker.
5NEWS conducted a recorded five-minute interview with Lockhart in which the sheriff explains why he believes spontaneous human combustion might have been a factor in the death. Asked whether the victim could have accidentally killed himself by another cause, such as dropping a cigarette onto himself, Lockhart said the body was burned in such a way as to make it inconsistent with such accidents.