Johnston, originally from Devon in South England, lived as a project manager and lived in Prague for a long time. He took his life on April 6 last year. His mother allegedly learned from the Czech authorities only that she was at home and that the cause of death was hanging.
However, Johnston’s mother was not satisfied with this and, according to her, contacted the Czech authorities three times to obtain more detailed information from the investigating criminologist. But she said she didn’t get an answer.
The case was then being investigated by the Prague police. Its spokeswoman Eva Kropáčová told the news that in such cases, the family is notified of the death through the embassy. After the investigation is completed, the relatives are then given a decision to end the case with the result.
“In this case, it was a suicide, the family was notified. By default, every family member, such as the mother, has the opportunity to keep an eye on the file. He has a chance to see what politics has done there. He can also buy it, “added Kropáčová, a copy.
However, Johnston’s mother set out to find out the circumstances of her son’s death on her own, and therefore flew to Prague. Over the course of about a week, she spoke to a number of people to get a more complete picture of the events that led to Johnston’s suicide.
Quarrel with girlfriend
Shortly before her, the young man allegedly had an argument with his girlfriend over the money he had lost. According to one of his colleagues, Johnston got drunk that night and took some drugs. Johnston’s mother talked to him on the phone the next day, but their conversation eventually ended the argument with the young man’s girlfriend.
The investigation revealed that Johnston was threatening to kill her if she left him. “I believe it was George’s intention to scare her, resp. “Johnston said, adding that the girl did not believe that he would be able to kill himself because of it and that she has since blamed herself for not coming back.
She described her son as a male man who loved his job. “We will never know what really happened. I feel inside that he had no intention of killing himself. I believe his death was more of an accident than a suicide. “He did not show any signs of depression or mental problems, nor did he regularly drink or take drugs,” the woman concluded.
Coroner Ian Arrow said he left the case open. “It’s very difficult for me when I don’t have a complete report from the police from the crime scene or a photo. I can’t be sure that George wanted to take his own life based on the story alone. I therefore leave the case open because it is not clear how the hanging took place, “said Arrow.