LSU student death autopsy shows 'highly elevated blood alcohol level': coroner

LSU student death autopsy shows 'highly elevated blood alcohol level': coroner

LSU student death autopsy shows 'highly elevated blood alcohol level': coroner

Hospital tests found a "highly elevated" blood alcohol level in the body of a Louisiana State University student whose death police are investigating as a possible result of fraternity hazing, a coroner said Friday.

There were no internal or external injuries, however, cerebral and pulmonary edema were noted.

William "Beau" Clark released preliminary findings on Friday of an autopsy performed earlier in the morning on 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver, of Roswell, Ga.

"Period", LSU President F. King Alexander said.

Additional details were not released by campus police.

All Greek activities at the university were suspended "indefinitely, pending the results of a thorough investigation", he said at a news conference. Stay with WDSU.com for updates. "As we have continually warned over and over again, hazing is unsafe, irresponsible, and unacceptable, and it will not be tolerated at LSU period", said F. King Alexander, LSU President. More detailed toxicology analysis is to come, so the autopsy could take four weeks longer to complete, the office said.

In addition to LSU suspending all fraternities and sororities, the national chapter of Phi Delta Theta said it would follow suit.

Gruver, who graduated from Blessed Trinity Catholic School, had not yet pledged with the fraternity.

LSU is investigating the death of freshman Maxwell Gruver, according to New York Daily News.

We are deeply saddened to inform you that Maxwell Gruver, Class of 2017, passed away today unexpectedly.

Just past year, LSU officials put the fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha on probation after two new members were sent to the hospital in the spring, KATC reported. "We are investigating the matter with the utmost seriousness", Alexander said.

"We're committed to investigating this situation thoroughly", Bob Biggs, the chief executive at Phi Delta Theta, said.

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