One of the few cases of death by spontaneous human combustion in which a witness was present involved Jeannie Saffin, a 61-year-old woman with the mental age of a six-year-old. Saffin was sitting with her 82-year-old father in their home in London when, according to the father’s testimony, he caught a glimpse of a flash of light. Upon turning towards his daughter, he saw that she was covered in flames but was motionless and making no attempt to put out the fire herself. He tried to douse the flames, apparently damaging his own hands in the process. Jeannie suffered third-degree burns to the upper part of her body, but while still alive after the incident, she died in hospital a week later later.