An Oklahoma man’s cause of death is most likely “spontaneous human combustion,” according to the sheriff of Sequoyah County. The bizarre condition of the body and the strange surroundings around the dead incinerated man's body in the house have led investigators to no other explanation. The rare phenomenon of spontaneous human combustion is believed to have killed this man, according to The Raw Story on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.
After neighbors of the 65-year-old man contacted police on Monday, law enforcement officers found the body of Danny Vanzandt incinerated. While the body was so badly burnt, there was no damage to anything else in the house, not even the furniture, which is not the usual findings with a fire. Authorities say the fire that incinerated Vanzandt was a “low-heat fire,” which is what you would expect to find with spontaneous human combustion.
Sheriff Ron Lockhart said his department started researching spontaneous human combustion along with talking to other law enforcement personal who have run across this bizarre condition before. While Vanzandt smoked cigarettes and drank alcohol, it is not possible for the incinerated body to be the result of a fire caused by these two factors, according to the sheriff.
According to Sheriff Lockhart, they have not ruled out spontaneous human combustion, which seems to be the only feasible cause of this fatal fire. The burnt body and the surroundings are not what is usually found in a house fire, but the same type of scenario has been seen with deaths caused by spontaneous human combustion.