Meteorologist Committed Suicide After He Was Reported for Sexual Assault
Meteorologist Committed Suicide After He Was Reported for Sexual Assault

Meteorologist Tom Johnston, who committed suicide last month, was the suspect in a sexual assault in Newry, according to the Oxford County Sheriff’s Department.

Police say the alleged sexual assault took place at a residence in Newry April 1 and was reported the next morning from a hospital in Bridgton.

Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant said during a press conference Thursday that Johnston, 46, was the lone suspect in the case and that a witness and the alleged suspect were able to identify him, the Morning Sentinel reported.

Johnston, also known as “T.J. Thunder,” was reported missing by his girlfriend April 3 after he never returned home from the “Springfest” event at the Sunday River Ski Resort.

Three days later, police found Johnston’s body in the woods in Auburn. The state’s medical examiner determined that the weatherman died of hypothermia from exposure to the cold after he inflicted cuts on both his arms and lost consciousness, the Portland Press Herald reported.

Gallant said he believed Johnston was aware that he was a suspect in the alleged assault and added that police left messages for Johnston, but were unable to reach him.

Gallant said the investigation is closed since Johnston is dead, and he does not seem to be connected to other crimes.

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