Two face charges for house party that led to deaths of two teens
Two people are facing charges in connection with the house party in Granger, Indiana. After the party, two teens overdosed and survived, and two brothers died of fatal overdoses.
Jack and Nick Savage were found unresponsive in their home on Woodington Court. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
The autopsy determined they both died of acute oxycodone and alcohol intoxication.
The investigation revealed the Savages ingested illegal or unlawfully obtained prescription drugs at a party on Bryanton Court the night before.
A third person, who had been with the Savage brothers the night before, left his cell phone near where the teens died.
That person, Austin Reid, gave the County Metro Homicide officers permission to search his phone.
On Reid’s phone were over 100 text messages regarding the oxycontin pill bottle that was passed around at the party and who had taken the pills and who had passed them out.
Several hours before the Savage brothers were found, St. Joseph County Police and medics were called to the home in Bryanton Court in reference to an unresponsive person.
When they arrived they found 19-year-old Kyle Treber unresponsive and in distress. In one of his pockets was a bottle of Oxycontin, according to the probable cause affidavit.
Medical personnel used NARCON to revive Treber.
The investigation revealed the party was hosted by two teenage girls, Lauren Schwindaman and her juvenile sister, whose parents were out of town.
Witnesses said the party was BYOB and reported people under the age of 21 were drinking.
With three overdoses associated with the party, investigators began seeking out people who attended the party to check on their well-being.
They located an exchange student and he was suffering from effects of an apparent overdose and was taken to the hospital, according to the affidavit.
He told police he took two pills from Treber at the party, according to the affidavit.
During the investigation, officers located two other pill bottles of oxycodone where the Savage brothers may have had access to them.
Because investigators could not eliminate the possibility of another source of the oxycodone the Savage brothers ingested, No charges are being brought for providing the drugs to Nick and Jack Savage.
Treber has been charged with three counts of dealing a narcotic drug and one count of possession of a narcotic drug. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Lauren Schwindaman has been charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.