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Woman Found Dead at Home of Ex Anheuser-Busch CEO

27-year-old Adrienne Martin died in home of August Busch IV on Sunday
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2010 6:13 AM CST
Woman Found Dead at Home of Ex Anheuser-Busch CEO
August Busch IV joins employees in toasting the 75th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition for beer on Monday, April 7, 2008.   (AP Photo/Anheuser-Busch, Whitney Curtis)

(Newser) – Another potentially sticky situation involving a dead woman for former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV. Police received a 911 call Sunday afternoon about an "unresponsive person" at his suburban St. Louis home; 27-year-old Adrienne N. Martin was dead by the time they arrived. A St. Louis County forensic administrator said there were no signs of trauma or illness; the St. Louis Post-Dispatch quoted an unnamed law enforcement source as saying the case was being investigated as a possible overdose, reports the AP.

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An autopsy has been conducted but results could take four to six weeks. An attorney for Busch says there was "absolutely nothing suspicious" about Martin's death. "It was a tragic death of a young woman." In 1983, Busch, then a 20-year-old University of Arizona student, left a bar with a 22-year-old Michele Frederick. His black Corvette crashed and Frederick was killed. Busch was found hours later at his home. He suffered a fractured skull and claimed he had amnesia. After a seven-month investigation, authorities declined to press criminal charges, citing a lack of evidence. The 46-year-old was CEO at Anheuser-Busch from 2006 until the company was bought by InBev in 2008. (Read more August Busch IV stories.)

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