The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office released their initial autopsy results conducted on Maxwell Gruver, of Roswell, Ga., Friday morning.
"Our autopsy procedures in this matter will include comprehensive toxicology and histological testing, which will take as long as 4 weeks to complete", said Coroner Dr. William Clark. Hazing is unsafe, irresponsible and unacceptable. "Period", LSU President F. King Alexander said. L.S.U. did not elaborate on what happened to Mr. Gruver but said its Police Department was investigating the episode as a "potential hazing incident". He also called the teenager's death "tragic and untimely", according to NBC11.
The process of initiating applicants - or "pledges" as they are known - involves events which include alcohol, and has led to the deaths of several United States students in recent years.
Barron wrote that he worries, "knowing that alcohol misuse and other unsafe behaviors exist, particularly within fraternity and sorority communities, where all universities see a disproportionate problem with hazing, excessive drinking and related behaviors, such as sexual assault".
"This is an evolving situation", Alexander told CNN.
He further said all Greek activities at the university were suspended "indefinitely, pending the results of a thorough investigation". Additionally, the national Phi Delta Theta General Headquarters has announced that it is suspending all operations of the fraternity's chapter on LSU's campus.
"We're committed to investigating this situation thoroughly".
According to LSU's official Greek life calendar, next week is scheduled as "hazing prevention week". Phi Delta Theta suspended the university's chapter in the wake of Gruver's death. "A young man's life was cut short last night". "Our deepest sympathies and prayers go to his family and his friends".