Coroner: LSU student's body had marijuana, elevated alcohol level

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A coroner says hospital blood and urine tests found a "highly elevated" blood alcohol level and marijuana in the body of a Louisiana State University student whose death police are investigating as a possible fraternity hazing incident.

East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Beau Clark's office said in a statement that Friday's preliminary autopsy results didn't show any internal or external trauma on 18-year-old Maxwell Raymond Gruver's body.

The statement also says the autopsy found "marked cerebral and pulmonary edema," or swelling in Gruver's brain and lungs. Hospital tests also found marijuana in his system.

Clark's office said final autopsy results are pending toxicology testing that could take up to four weeks to complete.

Gruver died Thursday after he was taken to a hospital. Phi Delta Theta, the fraternity involved in the police investigation, has been suspended by the university and its national headquarters.



 
Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus