Coroner: High blood alcohol level found in dead LSU student

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BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State University and the East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office is investigating the death of an 18-year-old LSU student who was taken to the hospital after leaving an LSU fraternity house.

Clark also reported there was no internal or external trauma noted.

According to television station WAFB, the coroner's preliminary findings show elevated blood alcohol levels and the presence of THC - the psychoactive chemical compound from marijuana.

Alexander reported no knowledge of arrests pertaining to the incident and said that a Friday autopsy was scheduled, according to New York Daily News.

Additional details were not released by campus police. Stay with WDSU.com for updates.

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"Our honest condolences are extended to Mr. Gruver's family and friends", the report added.

The fraternity's general headquarters said in a statement it is investigating the LSU chapter of Phi Delta Theta after the death and is cooperating with university administrators and law enforcement. "As we have continually warned over and over again, hazing is unsafe, irresponsible and unacceptable and it will not be accepted at LSU, period".

Gruver, a native of Roswell, Georgia, was taken from the fraternity on LSU's Baton Rouge campus to the Our Lady of the Lake Hospital on Thursday for a "medical emergency", school spokesman Ernie Ballard said in a news conference.

Police are investigating it as a possible fraternity hazing incident. It is unknown whether the house mom was in the fraternity house the night before or on the morning of Gruver's death, he added. "We are investigating the matter with the utmost seriousness". "It will not be tolerated at LSU, period". "The death of Maxwell Gruver was tragic and untimely", King said.

Last February, a 19-year-old Pennsylvania State University student died during a pledge event, leading to criminal charges for fraternity members.

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