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Friday
Dec242010

Woman Found Dead at Home of Anheuser-Busch Heir

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) -- A 27-year-old woman was found dead on Sunday in the St. Louis-area mansion of August Busch IV, the heir of the Anheuser-Busch dynasty.

Authorities say Adrienne Martin’s death was reported to police just after 1 p.m., but investigators say there appears to be no signs of trauma or other indications of a cause of death. Martin’s body was found at the million-dollar mansion belonging to Busch, but it’s unclear whether or not Busch was at his home at the time of Martin's death.

It has been widely reported that Martin and Busch had been dating for nearly a year. Busch, 46, is the great-great-grandson of Anheuser-Busch founder Adolphus Busch, and had been in charge of the famed brewery until 2008, when the long-time family company was sold to InBev. Martin appears to have been an aspiring model, with profiles on various modeling websites.

Busch has a past littered with a number of run-ins with the law. In 1983, he was involved in a car accident in which his friend and passenger, Michele Frederick, 22, died. Busch left the scene of the accident, and cops later found him with a severe head wound at his home. Busch was never charged due to lack of evidence. Then in 1985, he was arrested after leading police on a high-speed car chase in St. Louis, according to The Wall Street Journal. He was tried on assault charges for attempting to run over two police officers. He was acquitted by a jury.

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