Maxwell Gruver, the LSU fraternity pledge who died last week, was found unresponsive at the Phi Delta Theta house "after a night of drinking," according to the LSU police report released Friday.
Gruver, 18, of Roswell, Georgia, was taken by a private vehicle to the Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead last week.
The five-sentence narrative outlined in the initial police report did not detail how much alcohol was consumed, Gruver's blood alcohol level or provide information about the events at the fraternity house.
Several redactions were made to the document, which was provided in response to a public records request, and there was only one reference to who was at the house with Gruver the night before he died. "It is known that (redacted) and (redacted) were at the house consuming alcohol," the report states.
The release of the report comes more than a week after the Sept. 14 death of the LSU freshman in what is being investigated as a potential hazing incident. While rumors have run rampant across LSU's campus and beyond, few confirmed details have emerged about what went on at the Phi Delta Theta house in the hours before Gruver died.
"LSU Police are actively investigating the incident at this time," said LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard. "That process, along with the related toxicology reports, will be completed as quickly as possible, but will take at least a few weeks."
Ballard added that LSU would not provide anymore updates until the investigation is complete.
The day Gruver died, LSU President F. King Alexander announced that Greek activities — ranging from pledging to parties — would be indefinitely suspended. On Thursday, the school said that beginning on Sunday some activities, such as philanthropy and homecoming decorating and events, would be allowed to resume. Greek organized tailgates are banned this Saturday, but next week they will be allowed again, with new restrictions on alcohol and requirements that the parties are pre-registered.
While announcing that some Greek activities could resume, LSU Director of Greek Life Angela Guillory warned students in fraternities and sororities that some significant changes were coming.
"It is important to understand that there will be no return to 'normal,'" she wrote in an email to fraternity and sorority presidents and advisers. "There will be a movement to a new understanding of how the Greek system will operate. We aren't just thinking about changing the rules; we are thinking about changing cultures."
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Both a law enforcement investigation and a Code of Conduct investigation are in progress. As of Friday, there had been no arrests and no disciplinary action for any individual student. However, Phi Delta Theta's national organization earlier this week closed the LSU chapter, saying the group's alcohol-free housing policy had been violated.
East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said law enforcement is still conducting interviews and doesn't expect any major announcements in the case for at least a couple weeks.
He said students are mostly being cooperative, but some have chosen not to give statements.
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An autopsy showed high levels of alcohol in Gruver's system, East Baton Rouge Coroner Beau Clark said. The report also added that THC, the chemical found in marijuana, was detected in Gruver's system.
Gruver's official cause of death will not be determined until toxicology and other testing is complete, Clark said, which could take as long as four weeks. However, Clark did rule that there was no internal or external trauma found during the autopsy.
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