Busch's Dead Girlfriend Had Heart Condition, Says Ex

Also, 42 minutes passed before 911 call was made
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2010 10:34 AM CST

(Newser) – Adrienne Martin, the dead woman found at the home of former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV, was Busch's girlfriend—and her ex-husband says she suffered from a rare heart condition. Martin, 27, had Long QT syndrome, says Kevin Martin, a doctor of osteopathy who diagnosed his then-wife with the disorder. "She refused to see a cardiologist about it," he said. "I've always suspected she thought I was overreacting."

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Her ex, who has an 8-year-old son with Martin, also called Busch "a good man," the AP reports. Yesterday, police released a transcript of the 911 call made from Busch's home on Dec. 19, in which a household employee reported that a woman wouldn't wake up. He told the operator it was "dark back there" and no one could see if she was breathing, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, noting that 42 minutes passed between the time Martin was found and the time the call was made.
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