A South Salt Lake man is in custody two years after he allegedly caused the drug-overdose death of a 16-year-old girl.
David Oliver Glatzer, 42, was taken into custody by Unified Police, who stopped his car in Midvale on Sunday night, two days after South Salt Lake Police put out an alert asking for help locating him. Glatzer tried to run away but was quickly apprehended.
According to court documents, Glatzer called police on Nov. 13, 2016, to report a teenage girl “unresponsive and not breathing.” First responders arrived to discover the 16-year-old unconscious in the shower.
Glatzer told police that he met the teenager on a TRAX train the previous evening; that he “had given her five or six hits of heroin during the night” along with three tablets of the painkiller Gabapentin “to relax her”; and that he had then had sex with her. She became ill, and he put her to bed. Early the next morning, he found her “turning blue and not breathing” and put her in a cold shower to revive her — but “did not call for help for approximately two hours.”
The teenager, who has not been identified, was later declared dead at a local hospital. Toxicology testing showed heroin and “about seven times more” Gabapentin in the victim’s system than Glatzer admitted giving her.
Glatzer was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on charges of manslaughter, a second-degree felony, and child endangerment and unlawful sexual conduct with a 16-17-year-old, third-degree felonies.