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According to the university's spokesman, 18-year-old Maxwell Raymond Gruver was pronounced dead at a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, hospital where he was taken because of a "medical emergency".

Gruver's body showed no signs of external trauma, but "marked cerebral and pulmonary edema were observed", according to the report.

Beau Clark released his preliminary findings this morning after performing an autopsy on Maxwell Gruver, and LSU student from Roswell, Georgia.

Police are investigating a Louisiana State University student's death as the result of a possible fraternity hazing incident, university officials said Thursday.

Alexander, who stresses that details of the case are still evolving, says that "pledging and all social activities on and off campus" have been suspended and that school authorities "are investigating this matter with the utmost seriousness". Stay with WDSU.com for updates. He also extended his condolences to the Gruver family.

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.

According to an LSU spokesperson he was taken to a Baton Rouge hospital to be treated for an unspecified'medical emergency
According to an LSU spokesperson he was taken to a Baton Rouge hospital to be treated for an unspecified'medical emergency

"The death of Maxwell Gruver was tragic and untimely", F. King Alexander, the university's president, said in the statement.

LSU's president announced that all Greek activities on the university campus have been suspended indefinitely after the death of a freshman student Friday morning.

"As we've continually warned over and over again, hazing is unsafe, irresponsible, and unacceptable, and it will not be tolerated at LSU period", Alexander said.

"We're committed to investigating this situation thoroughly", Bob Biggs, the chief executive at Phi Delta Theta, said. Recruitment at fraternities and sororities there ended last month.

"We are working to offer alternative on-campus housing options to those who want it", said Ernie Ballard with LSU.


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