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Weatherman's predicted storm ends in his cold, lonely death

When Maine Weatherman, Tom Johnston, predicted a major storm to hit his home state on April 1, 2017, he had no idea how his life was about to fall apart on that day.

Johnston was covering the annual Springfest at Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine. At the end of the day on April 1, he ended up at a home in Newry and allegedly raped a woman in that house - after which he left abruptly - and soon headed in a southerly direction towards Auburn, Maine.

The alleged female victim reported the sexual assault, and was treated, at a hospital in Bridgeton, Maine on April 2, 2017. Shortly thereafter, Johnston was reported missing. It turned out that he was allegedly identified by the victim as her attacker, making him the only suspect in the case.

Approximately five days later, Tom Johnston's car was located in Auburn, Maine - and shortly thereafter, his body was found in a nearby wooded area. His wrists had been cut using razorblades he had purchased during his flight from Newry. The loss of blood and cold temperatures ended his life - as determined by an autopsy. He had committed suicide.

Johnston's storm forecast for April 1, 2017 did not include a prediction of how his life would be turned upside-down, and finally end, by his self-caused turbulence on that date. It can be assumed that at some point in his flight from the scene, he came to the decision to end his life - stopped at a store to buy razor blades - pulled his car off the road in the Auburn area - walked into the cold, dark dismal woods  - slit his wrists - and slowly died from loss of blood and exposure - a cold-and-lonely death.

Tom Johnston bypassed the legal system and was his own judge, jury and executioner. What went through his mind as blood and life flowed from his body? We will never know.


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