Juvenile charged in ‘controlled-substance’ deaths of 2 Park City teens

Grant Seaver (left) and Ryan Ainsworth died from acute drug intoxication from U-47700, the synthetic opioid known as more commonly known as "Pink." Photos: Legacy.com

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah, Oct. 19, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — The Summit County Attorney’s Office has filed charges against a juvenile in connection with the deaths of Grant Seaver and Ryan Ainsworth, both 13.

The 15-year-old charged was not identified. Charges included distribution of a controlled substance and reckless endangerment.

Seaver died on Sept. 11 and Ainsworth died two days later. Both boys lived in Park City, attended Treasure Mountain Junior High School, and were found dead at their family homes.

The Park City Police Department has not provided details on their causes of death, but mentioned their passing in September when warning the community about a synthetic opioid called U-47700, more commonly known as “pink” or “pinky.”

Chief Wade Carpenter, Park City Police Department, released this statement Wednesday evening: The Summit County Attorney’s office has filed charges in the Third District Court against a juvenile as a result of the Park City Police Department’s investigation of the deaths of Grant Seaver (13) and Ryan Ainsworth (13) in September.

The Park City Police Department will continue to work on this active and ongoing investigation.

We have no additional information to share at this time.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this story as as information becomes available.


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