• Friends remember LSU student killed: "Why did his life have to end so early?"

    By: Nefertiti Jaquez


    BATON ROUGE, La. - Friends are remembering an 18-year-old LSU student who died after leaving a fraternity house.

    Maxwell Gruver, of Roswell, died Thursday in what police say was a possible hazing incident.

    Gruver was transported to the hospital from the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house.

    Police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana are still trying to determine whether happened before Gruver died.


    “If you’re supposed to be a club full of friends and people who have life-lasting relationships, why did his life have to end so early?” said Gruver’s suitemate Justin Franklin.

    Preliminary autopsy reports released Friday showed Gruver had high levels of alcohol and THC in his system.

    “It’s like normal everyday (and) the next day he’s not there. It’s just weird,” suitemate Ty Meshell said.

    All Greek activities at LSU have been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.

    Meshell said he wants people to remember Gruver, not the circumstances of his death.

    “Speak his name. Don’t just let him be that guy who passed away at a frat party,” he said.

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