Former TV Weatherman Found Dead

By WTAJ News

Published 08/30 2013 02:07PM

Updated 09/01 2013 09:55AM

FAYETTEVILLE, WEST VIRGINIA – Authorities in West Virginia have confirmed to WTAJ, former TV weatherman Jay Patrick Holcomb was found dead of an apparent suicide.

According to the Sheriff’s Department in Fayetteville, WV the 47-year-old Holcomb, killed himself last week. He went by the name Jay Patrick when working for the NBC affiliate in Johnstown and was recently paroled from prison.

Holcomb was serving time for sexually assaulting a young girl in Cambria County. He pleaded no contest in 2004, but fled to the Ukraine before sentencing.

A spokesperson at the Sheriff’s Department said he committed suicide at a home in the Fayette County area.

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