Student's Arrest Tied to Friend's Overdose Death at Lewis: Cops

Romeoville police say Lewis University student Jamie Olson took steps to conceal her involvement in the suspected heroin death of her friend.

A 20-year-old Frankfort woman died of a drug overdose while at a Lewis University dorm this weekend, and the friend with whom she was staying has been arrested for trying to conceal her role in the death, Romeoville police said Monday.

Anna Marinier was found dead at Fitzpatrick Hall at about 11:10 a.m. Sunday, Romeoville Assistant Police Chief Steve Lucchesi said. Although toxicology tests are still pending, it's suspected she overdosed on heroin, he said.

Her friend, Jamie Olson, 21, of 9125 Letterkenny, Tinley Park, was arrested Sunday night on a felony charge of obstruction of justice and booked into the Will County jail.

Citing the "ongoing investigation," Lucchesi declined to disclose what Olson did in terms of obstructing the case other than "she tried to conceal her involvement in this incident."

The two women had been together for most of Saturday night and Sunday morning, but Lucchesi would not say if they were in the dorm for that entire time or if they had gone out and returned. "Some admissions have been made" about the fact that heroin had been involved, but Lucchesi said he could not release any other details.

It's possible that more charges may be forthcoming, he said.

According to jail records, Olson has been arrested at least twice previously. In November 2011, she was charged with misdemeanor identity theft and felony forgery and in April 2012 she was arrested on three counts of felony identification theft stemming from an incident that occurred in September 2011.

Lewis University, based in Romeoville, announced the death on Sunday via its Facebook page but did not reveal the victim's name.

"The Lewis University community expresses its prayerful sympathy to all who are touched by this tragedy, especially family and friends," the Facebook statement said.

Olson was charged with identity theft and forgery last year in New Lenox. Police said she stole four checks from a New Lenox resident and cashed them for $120 total. 

NoMoreDrugs December 18, 2012 at 02:45 PM
If we listen to Own, everyone needs to feel sorry for her. She is a good girl. Here is a list of charges just in the last year: 4 counts of identity theft (2 different dates) and 1 count of forgery. What a good girl she is!
Susan February 05, 2013 at 11:39 PM
What ever happened? Is this girl in Jail?
she mustang lover February 06, 2013 at 07:45 AM
She was selling too a lot of people in Frankfort,mokena areas,I heard her name many times! Also word was she was an informant,lol a clean person should have had that job.
Anonymous April 07, 2013 at 07:47 AM
i knew both jamie and anna. and i have to say that jamie is not a bad person. the drugs turned her into one. she panicked and did what she thought was best in the state of mind she was in. which obviously wasnt a very good one. and its sad that it had to end this way. but when in addiction u dont think it will happen to u or u dont care if it does. i know jamie wasnt a good friend to be around when she was using but really who is. heroin attaches to u it becomes ur new love. i know from experiance. thankfully ive been clean off it 7 months now but yea i still struggle with the thought in my head. it will always be there. some people just arent ready to give up that lifestyle...
Justice1969 April 07, 2013 at 01:46 PM
Well said, Anonymous. Good luck beating your demons.


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