Zanesville Boy’s Death Not Caused By Alcohol Poisoning

by Mark Bullion on December 1, 2011 at 5:44 am

An autopsy report released Thursday shows that a 14-year-old Zanesville boy did not die of alcohol poisoning at a party earlier this summer.

The report released by the Muskingum County Coroner’s Office states that incoming Zanesville High School Freshman Grant Hickman’s urine level of alcohol was 0.016. Muskingum County Coroner Dr. Perry Kalis says that number was not enough to cause Hickman’s death.

The report filed by the Licking County Coroner’s Office also stated caffeine was found in Hickman’s urine, but the ultimate cause of death is still under investigation.

Hickman was found dead in July at 364 Taylor Street in Zanesville after a party that included many classmates and athletes. Charges have been filed against seven juveniles . They have all  entered denial pleas in Muskingum County Juvenile Court.

Four adults could also face possible charges.