21-year-old daughter of Allina Health CEO and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice found dead

Updated: January 23, 2021 02:50 PM
Created: January 22, 2021 08:50 PM

Olivia Chutich, the 21-year-old daughter of Allina Health CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler and Minnesota State Supreme Court Justice Margaret Chutich was found dead in Ames, Iowa Friday morning.

According to a release from the Ames Police Department, at 9:49 a.m. Friday, police responded to a medical call at the Delta Delta Delta Sorority on the 300 block of Ash Avenue. The caller reported a woman was found unconscious in the parking lot.

When officers arrived they found Chutich, who was identified by family as the victim, on the ground of the parking lot. She was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel. 

According to the release, Chutich was a student at Iowa State University.

Officers canvassed the area and conducted follow-up interviews. Police say that there does not appear to be any threats to the community and the investigation will continue. 

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Ames Police. 

In a statement, Chutich's parents said, "It is with great sadness that we confirm that Olivia Chutich, our beloved daughter, died in Ames, Iowa. Olivia was the light of our lives. We ask for privacy as we grieve this unimaginable loss. Thank you."

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