Coroner's Office release preliminary autopsy results in alleged hazing death

BATON ROUGE (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - The EBR Coroner's Office released a preliminary autopsy report in the death of an LSU freshman that is being investigated as a possible hazing incident.

According to East Baton Rouge Coroner Beau Clark, preliminary results showed that 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver had a highly elevated blood-alcohol level and THC, the chemical in marijuana, in his system, but no signs of trauma.

The Coroner's Office said it will take  as long as 4 weeks to complete the autopsy with comprehensive toxicology and histological testing to provide the official cause of death, but determined that no internal or external trauma caused Gruver's death.

Gruver, of Roswell, Georgia, was pronounced dead around 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Lake hospital, which prompted LSU President F. King Alexander to suspend all Greek activities both on campus and off-campus indefinitely pending a thorough investigation.

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