Here's where the story becomes quite troubling. Wundrum had been arrested twice in the seven months prior to her death on drug-related charges. She was arrested in Miami County, Ohio last August for driving while under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of non-prescribed Vicodin pills and crushed, non-prescribed Adderal. In January, she was arrested in Boone County for driving while under the influence after she nearly struck a police car while driving the wrong way on I-65. Wundrum was once married to a Florida attorney who pleaded guilty in 1997 to federal tax charges for failing to report $364,000 in transactions with a drug dealer. The two were divorced in 2002 and he died in 2005 of a drug overdose.
During the investigation of Wundrum's death, police found photos of Irsay in her home. The Star learned that three homes listed by Wundrum in arrest records as addresses where she was living were homes that had been owned by 2009 Blue Trust, a real estate entity connected to the Colts organization, including a town house in Trader's Point purchased for $139,500 in June, 2013, which was later transferred to Wundrum at no cost and where she was found dead on March 2. "She used two of those properties--including an $800,000 home--as the corporate address of her landscaping business in filings with the Indiana secretary of state," the Star reported. The Star provided the following information on the three homes:
- 8315 Codesa Way
June 2013: The Blue Trust purchased the townhouse for $139,500.
August 2013: The trust gave the townhouse to Kimberly Wundrum at no cost.
Kimberly Wundrum was found dead in the townhouse March 2 of a suspected drug overdose.
- 7910 Mill Pond Lane
March 2010: Irsay friend Thomas Moses purchased the house for $575,750.
March 2010: Moses sold the home to the Blue Trust for $575,750.
Between 2009 and 2013, Kimberly Wundrum listed the house as her home address in court documents and as the corporate headquarters for a landscaping business in reports she filed with the Indiana Secretary of State.
February 2014: Blue Trust sold the home for $810,000.
- 8343 Codesa Way
February 2006: Indianapolis Colts purchased the townhouse from Pulte Homes of Indiana for $174,660.
July 2009: Indianapolis Colts transferred the property to Blue Trust "for no consideration."
August 2012: Blue Trust sold the property for $122,500.The three homes were administered by Colts executives according to the Star. The Colts CFO, Pete Ward, said they pertained to Irsay's personal life and would be "inappropriate for me to comment." Colts Vice President and general counsel Daniel Emerson is the trustee for the 2009 Blue Trust. Tax statements for the homes were mailed to the Colts' business address. The real estate transactions could raise concerns by federal tax authorities according to the Star report.
It seems to be a foregone conclusion that Irsay will face serious scrutiny by NFL officials over his drug arrest, which should have heightened scrutiny given his past drug addiction problem revealed more than a decade ago that involved hospitalization for at least three drug overdoses. Irsay could have faced charges for prescription drug fraud at that time, but local law enforcement officials seemed more concerned about the implications such charges would have on Irsay's ownership of the Colts than the rule of law or his personal well-being. The Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office has still not filed formal charges against Irsay for his March 16 arrest for driving under the influence and possession of controlled substances. Irsay had more than $29,000 in cash on him at the time of his arrest after police pulled him over in Carmel because he was driving erratically.
There's a lot more to this sordid mess that's yet to be uncovered if these Star reporters keep digging. More drug overdoses ending in death that never made the news. Wasn't there a dentist who used to brag about writing scripts for Irsay and getting to sit in the Colts' owner's suite as a guest during games? And wasn't that same person who employed as a bar manager at a night club he owned a former pharmacist who lost his license several years back after getting arrested while attempting to board a plane at the Indianapolis International Airport with Ketamine? Yes, there's a very dirty underbelly of high society life in Indianapolis just waiting to be exposed. Keeping digging, Tim and Mark, if your editors dare allow you to go there.