Olivia Chutich Wiki
Olivia Chutich Biography
Olivia Chutich, 21, was found dead in the parking lot of the Delta Delta Sisterhood home on January 22.
An Iowa state student and the daughter of a state Supreme Court judge, 21, died last month of hypothermia and alcohol intoxication, an autopsy revealed.
This week, the Ames Police Department in Iowa revealed that the cause of her death, as determined by an autopsy, was “acute alcohol intoxication and hypothermia.”
The temperature that day in Ames was as low as 25F at night.
Her body was found shortly before 10 in the morning. It is unclear who she had been drinking with the night before she was found, or if there was a party at the sorority house.
Chutich was born in Guatemala, but was adopted by her mother, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Margaret Chutich, and her wife, Allina Health CEO Penny Wheeler, when she was a baby.
Olivia with her mothers, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Margaret Chutich (left) and her wife, Allina Health CEO Penny Wheeler (right). She was adopted when she was a baby and was born in Guatemala
She was a third year college student and was due to graduate in 2022.
In an online obituary after her death, her mothers said: ‘Olivia was born in Guatemala and came into our lives when she was a child.
She was loved from the moment we looked at her and deeply throughout her short life.
“Her vibrant spirit, her strong emotions, her kindness, compassion, and her glorious smile are remembered by everyone who crossed her path.”
Police say she does not suspect a dirty act, but continues to investigate.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the detectives.
On January 22, 2021, at 9:49 a.m., the Ames Police Department responded to a medical call at Delta Delta Delta Sorority, 302 Ash Avenue.The Delta Delta Delta sorority house in Ames, Iowa, where Olivia was found in the parking lot behind the house
The person she called reported that a college woman was found unconscious in the parking lot. When officers arrived, they found Olivia Chutich, 21, deceased and on the ground in the parking lot.
Investigators processed the scene, surveyed the area, and completed numerous follow-up interviews.
‘No evidence of foul play was found at the scene.
The autopsy was completed on January 24, 2021 by the State Medical Examiner’s Office. The cause of death was determined to be accidental death caused by acute alcohol intoxication and hypothermia.
“Ms. Chutich’s family continues to ask for privacy as they mourn this loss,” the police department said in a statement.