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Maxwell Raymond Gruver, LSU student’s death: autopsy finds marijuana in body

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BATON ROUGE, La. — Maxwell Raymond Gruver’s death is a mystery that is attracting unprecedented attention from all quarters. While the death of a young student, all of 18 years has shocked everyone – cause of death is something that has worried everyone.

Maxwell Raymond Gruver, Louisiana State University freshman died Thursday after being taken to a hospital for unspecified “medical emergency”. The student was taken to Baton Rouge hospital where he reportedly died.


There are reasons to believe that the death may be caused by possible alcohol fueled fraternity hazing.

Louisiana State University spokesman Ernie Ballard said that student who belonged to Roswell, Georgia, died Thursday after he was taken to a Baton Rouge hospital to be treated for an unspecified “medical emergency”.

East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office said that the student was actually driven to the hospital in a private vehicle from the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house. In the meantime police are said to have launched an investigation into the death of the students due to allegations that alcohol may be a factor in the death of the 18-year old student.

In the meantime, a coroner says hospital blood and urine tests reportedly discovered “highly elevated” blood alcohol level and marijuana in the body of a Maxwell Raymond Gruver. East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Beau Clark’s office in a statement said that preliminary autopsy results didn’t show any internal or external trauma on 18-year-old Maxwell Raymond Gruver’s body. The autopsy was conducted Friday morning.

The autopsy also said that there were “marked cerebral and pulmonary edema,” or swelling in Gruver’s brain and lungs. It should be kept in mind that it is only a preliminary report and the final report may take several weeks as toxicology testing is still pending.


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