An 18-year-old from Carmel who was found without a pulse in a friend's home died of alcohol poisoning, an autopsy revealed.
Police were called to a home at 10905 Lakeshore Drive East just after midnight Friday on a report of an intoxicated person.
"We have a friend here. We think that he's had too much to drink and we cannot wake him up right now," a caller told the 911 operator.
Three people were in the home at the time -- a 19-year-old, an 18-year-old and Brett Finbloom, who friends told police didn't have a pulse and wasn't breathing.
He was taken to the Heart Hospital, where he died Sunday.
An autopsy Wednesday listed Finbloom's cause of death as acute ethanol intoxication.
Friends had told police they believed Finbloom may have hit his head, but the Hamilton County coroner said in a news release that "no sign of any external fatal injuries were seen on his body."
Police said the 19-year-old and 18-year-old did not cooperate with police at the scene.
"I don't know what was going through their heads at the time, I can only speculate, but I know that officers arrived and they were getting very limited information," said Carmel police Lt. Jeff Horner. "Not a whole lot of information was given to them about what occurred and why he was in the condition that he was in."
Police say Brett Finbloom, 18, was found unresponsive at this home at 10905 Lakeshore Drive East.
Finbloom did not live at the home, police said. Records show officers had been called to the home before for noise complaints.
A neighbor told RTV6 that while only three teens were in the home when police arrived, many more had been there earlier in the night.
When the 911 operator asked the caller what Finbloom had been drinking, he said, "I think just vodka. But honestly, we're not drinking here. He came here already really intoxicated, so I'm not sure what he had to drink."
Court records show Finbloom was arrested in January at another home on preliminary charges of minor in possession of alcohol and possession of a false government-issued ID. An agreement was reached in the case by June.
According to his Facebook page, Finbloom graduated from Carmel High School and was enrolled at the University of Oklahoma.
The outcome of toxicology tests are pending.
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