This fact was confirmed by Maine’s Chief Medical Examiner, who performed an autopsy on Frosty’s remains in the state’s refurbished Crime Lab. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the state Crime Lab in Augusta is the best on the planet due to recent donations by our Alien friends. The Lab played a huge role in finding the true killer in the “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” murder (read all about it here: Grandma and the Crime Lab).
When the Snowmen returned to Maine last week, they came back with a simple request and the ice cubes that are Frosty’s preserved remains. The leader of the Snowman Tribe asked if Maine’s new equipment could be used to determine once and for all if Frosty died naturally or if he was murdered.
As you probably recall, Modern Philosophers, Frosty’s death was a tabloid sensation and an animated TV special was made of the incident. The TV show, more than anything else, led to the suspicion that a magician named Professor Hinkle had murdered the famed Snowman to recover his top hat. A life in exchange for a hat? How gruesome.
Hinkle has long maintained his innocence, but the local children (now adults) who had befriended Frosty would not accept that foul play was not involved.
The Medical Examiner’s report is clear on the matter, however: Frosty was not murdered. He died of natural causes, a fate that befalls all Snowmen when the sun is bright on a particular day. At least he got to say goodbye to his friends and have some fun before he melted away, though. That’s all that really matters.
What do you think, Modern Philosophers? Are you finally able to let Professor Hinkle off the hook? Or are you like me in that you don’t trust magicians? I’ll have to put in a call to my friends at Hogwarts to see if they would like to make a comment on behalf of those you dabble in “The Arts”.
For now, think fondly of Frosty and perhaps build a newer, skinnier version of him in your yard after the next snow. I think he’d like that…