An Oklahoma man who was found dead in his kitchen is suspected to have died as a result of spontaneous human combustion.
"There was no damage to the furniture or anything around the fire, so it was a low heat fire," Lockhart said.
65-year-old Danny Vanzandt of Muldrow was an avid smoker and a heavy drinker according to reports, so local authorities are investigating the possibility that his death was related to his vices.
When asked point blank if he was "serious" about Vanzandt's death being a case of spontaneous human combustion, Lockhart insisted he was.
"I think there's only about 200 cases worldwide," he said, "and I'm not saying this happened. I'm just saying that we haven't ruled it out."
The Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office has, however, ruled out homicide as a possibility cause of death.
Lockhart also noted that he thought it was highly unlikely that an accident involving a cigarette was to blame, saying "a cigarette burn will not do that."