A 27 year old divorcée has turned up dead at the suburban home of a former executive for Anheuser Busch, August Busch IV
The Associated Press is reporting that a 911 call was made from the home of August Busch IV (playboy beer executive who divorced his much younger wife in 2009) to report a young woman, Adrienne N. Martin, “unresponsive”. When the paramedics arrived at the surburban home of the former Anheuser Busch CEO, Ms. Martin was pronounced dead.
August Busch IV was the CEO of beer conglomerate Anheuser Busch prior to a billion dollar buyout in 2008, according to Associated Press.
Busch, 46, was chief executive at Anheuser-Busch from 2006 until the maker of Budweiser, Bud Light and other beers was purchased by InBev in 2008. The $52 billion merger created the world’s largest brewery. Busch remains a member of the board of directors for InBev.
Both August and Adrienne Martin were recent divorcées – they both divorced their spouses in 2009 according to Associated Press reports. In fact, since his divorce last year, and prior to it, Busch was and is known around town as a sort of playboy. Here’s some dirt I just dug up:
Wow! You hear the news? Beer scion August Busch IV divorced his wife Kathryn Lisa Busch (formerly Kathryn Thatcher) on Wednesday in St. Louis County Circuit Court. The couple married just over two years ago. Busch is 44. His ex-wife just 28.
I, for one, am glad to hear that Busch IV is back in the field. His carousing skills as a bachelor were legendary and always provided some great second-hand tales. Prior to getting hitched in 2006, Busch IV dated the pride of Florissant and former Miss USA Shandi Finnessey. Much earlier than that, Busch IV dated a woman by the name of Karla Stratton — a dancer at the Sauget topless bar, PT’s. While there is no sign oIn fact, Busch IV had quite a penchant for the skin bars on the East Side during his playboy daze days. In 1985 the then 20-year-old was speeding home from a Sauget bar in his Mercedes when he got in a chase with undercover cops in St. Louis. The police thought he was a drug dealer, and after a 15-minute, high-speed chase through the Central West End they finally stopped Busch IV when they shot out his rear tire. (Busch IV, meanwhile, thought the cops — in unmarked police cars — were gangsters intent on kidnapping him.)
It is notable that this is not the first time that Mr. Busch has been involved in a situation where a young twenty something woman turned up dead. Says AP:
In 1983, Busch, then a 20-year-old University of Arizona student, left a bar with a 22-year-old woman. His black Corvette crashed and the woman, Michele 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. [more]
Adrienne Martin leaves to mourn a young eight year old son for whom she shared joint custody with her ex husband. Stay tuned for more on this story. Follow us on twitter for updates: www.twitter.com/divorcesaloon