hearts go out to the Johnstone family
Johnstone, 47, who lived in the 4800 block of MacArthur Boulevard NW,
was discovered about 1 p.m. near Georgetown, according to D.C. police.
Drowning is the probable cause of death, said the source, who declined
to be identified because the investigation is continuing. The D.C. medical
examiner’s office has not declared an official cause and manner of death.
Divers pulled Johnstone from the water near Jack’s Boat
House, in the 3500 block of Water Street NW. Investigators said they do
not know where she entered the water, the temperature of which was estimated
at 55 to 60 degrees. Her body had minor injuries, police said.
Johnstone’s body was discovered by Lynda Carter, the actress
who portrayed Wonder Woman in the 1970s television series based on the
comic book character. In a telephone interview, Carter said she was alone
in a boat when she saw the body.
Carter said she did not have a cellphone with her and
did not see other boats in the water, so she yelled to some fishermen
to call police. She said she waited until rescue boats arrived and directed
them to the body.
"I didn’t do anything special," Carter said.
"I did what anybody would have done."
Johnstone’s family owns a well-known sailboat manufacturing
company, J/Boats, which is in Rhode Island.