Okahoma Man Burns To Death, Sheriff N...

Okahoma Man Burns To Death, Sheriff Not Ruling Out Spontaneous Combustion

There are 38 comments on the NewsOn6 Tulsa story from Feb 18, 2013, titled Okahoma Man Burns To Death, Sheriff Not Ruling Out Spontaneous Combustion. In it, NewsOn6 Tulsa reports that:

The Sheriff in an eastern Oklahoma county said his office is investigating what could be a case of spontaneous combustion.

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oh please

United States

#1 Feb 18, 2013
Let's leave the fire investigation to someone qualified in OKLAHOMA to handle it. Glad the all knowing sheriff has had all of those years of specializing in whatever seems to be the next incident he calls the news about.
Donnie

United States

#2 Feb 18, 2013
What's your problem? The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's office has custody of the body and will make a ruling. Sheriff Lockhart gave an opinion from his 20 years experience as a arson investigator with Fort Smith Police Dept.

Apparently the deceased was a heavy drinker and smoker perhaps he passed out spilled the alcohol on his body and the cigarette inited burning him.

I don't know that is what happened but from the information we have right now it is a plausible explanation. But I'm willing to wait for the official OME report.

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
right

United States

#3 Feb 18, 2013
Donnie wrote:
What's your problem? The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's office has custody of the body and will make a ruling. Sheriff Lockhart gave an opinion from his 20 years experience as a arson investigator with Fort Smith Police Dept.

Apparently the deceased was a heavy drinker and smoker perhaps he passed out spilled the alcohol on his body and the cigarette inited burning him.

I don't know that is what happened but from the information we have right now it is a plausible explanation. But I'm willing to wait for the official OME report.

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
20 years if sitting behind a desk because he couldn't be trusted to actually investigate? Seems to me like the first death he couldn't explain something he goes with something ridiculous.
Jessie

United States

#4 Feb 18, 2013
oooooh, sour grapes?
Steve

United States

#5 Feb 18, 2013
Donnie wrote:
What's your problem? The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's office has custody of the body and will make a ruling. Sheriff Lockhart gave an opinion from his 20 years experience as a arson investigator with Fort Smith Police Dept.

Apparently the deceased was a heavy drinker and smoker perhaps he passed out spilled the alcohol on his body and the cigarette inited burning him.

I don't know that is what happened but from the information we have right now it is a plausible explanation. But I'm willing to wait for the official OME report.

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
Learn how to spell "ignite."
Ward

United States

#6 Feb 18, 2013
From what I understand the sheriffs dept has turned to the prestigious Moffett PD to reconstruct the circumstances behind this unusual death. Murder has not been ruled out but the pros at Moffett will uncover the truth.
Donnie

United States

#7 Feb 19, 2013
Steve wrote:
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Learn how to spell "ignite."
geez thanks...so I had a typo...go sue me, sherlock!
oh please

Fort Smith, AR

#8 Feb 19, 2013
Donnie wrote:
What's your problem? The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's office has custody of the body and will make a ruling. Sheriff Lockhart gave an opinion from his 20 years experience as a arson investigator with Fort Smith Police Dept.
Apparently the deceased was a heavy drinker and smoker perhaps he passed out spilled the alcohol on his body and the cigarette inited burning him.
I don't know that is what happened but from the information we have right now it is a plausible explanation. But I'm willing to wait for the official OME report.
My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
My problem is we need leave the investigation to a medical examiner instead of calling to get a big story in the news to help the Sheriff's overflowing ego. Plus, the family does not need that type of media attention right now while they are grieving their loved one. The Sheriff needs to think before his ego acts!
old timer

United States

#9 Feb 19, 2013
I think the sheriff and his deputies did a good job and now the investigation is on going.
JAG

United States

#10 Feb 19, 2013
oh please wrote:
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My problem is we need leave the investigation to a medical examiner instead of calling to get a big story in the news to help the Sheriff's overflowing ego. Plus, the family does not need that type of media attention right now while they are grieving their loved one. The Sheriff needs to think before his ego acts!
How do you know he called the news guys?
Farva

Fort Smith, AR

#11 Feb 19, 2013
Ward wrote:
From what I understand the sheriffs dept has turned to the prestigious Moffett PD to reconstruct the circumstances behind this unusual death. Murder has not been ruled out but the pros at Moffett will uncover the truth.
PLEASE!!!... Spare me tha stand up act you douche pulling prick! Anyone with an IQ equal to or above 15 knows that the FAT FU%K at Moffett PD couldn't investigate a pile of bear SH#T
In a bush or rescue a kite from a cactus!! Get a freakin clue!!!
SayWhat

United States

#12 Feb 19, 2013
No one believes Moffett is able to investigate anything. All tongue in cheek joke.
Eldridge

Fort Smith, AR

#13 Feb 19, 2013
Let me see if I got this right, the laws are saying that this guy burst into flames? Spontaneous human combustion " a body catching alight without any outside flame or heat source"! Just starts burning! Yep, I'd go with that! That old SHC is a terrible thing! LMAO !!!!!
Pringles

United States

#14 Feb 19, 2013
Hardly likely but the man was a know alcoholic and and heavy smoker...more like he passed out spilled liquor all over himself and the cigarette set him on fire.

That's my guess so I agree with the previous poster (donnie)anyway the OME has him and he'll let us know what his professional opinion is soon.

I can wait till then.
Twilight

Fort Smith, AR

#15 Feb 20, 2013
Vampires! He was a vampire and the sunlight streaming thru the kitchen window cause him to burst into flames!
Pringles

United States

#16 Feb 20, 2013
Twilight wrote:
Vampires! He was a vampire and the sunlight streaming thru the kitchen window cause him to burst into flames!
Must not have watched the movies...they "glitter" in sunlight according to Stephenie Meyer.
tinkerbell

Fort Smith, AR

#17 Feb 20, 2013
Jessie wrote:
oooooh, sour grapes?
There is no such thing as SPONTANEOUS human combustion.Even if it's just a cigarette,something has to cause it.But they made up their minds the first day so nothing will ever get done.The human body is very hard to burn.Otherwise people would be bursting into flames every day while doing ordinary things.
Jesse

United States

#18 Feb 20, 2013
Tell that to little 11 year old girl in Oregon who suddenly burst into flames from static electricity and SHE WAS IN A HOSPITAL.

Static electricity has been identified in many sudden combustible/fire incidents.
The best

United States

#19 Feb 20, 2013
I cant wait for ron to win the sheriffs office again next election. Hes done a great job. Shc happens and hes right once again hes a great detective. We are all lucky to have him as sheriff.
JAG

United States

#20 Feb 20, 2013
Jesse wrote:
Tell that to little 11 year old girl in Oregon who suddenly burst into flames from static electricity and SHE WAS IN A HOSPITAL.
Static electricity has been identified in many sudden combustible/fire incidents.
I read about that on-line the little girl has 3rd degree burns on her chest and arms. Terrible story I think she in the hospital for cancer treatment if I remember correct.

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