Pledges may have been forced to drink during what the fraternity called "Bible Study" the night before Gruver's death, according to search warrants reported by ABC affiliate WBRZ in Baton Rouge.
LSU Police Department announced that as part of investigation into the death of Blessed Trinity Catholic High School Alumni and LSU student Maxwell Gruver, arrest warrants have been issued for 10 individuals.
LSU police investigate Max Gruver's death..
The national Phi Delta Theta organization removed the charter of the L.S.U. chapter on September 18, after its inquiry into Gruver's death "uncovered enough information to conclude that some chapter members were in violation of established risk management policies, including our Alcohol Free Housing policy".
An autopsy later revealed that Gruver died of "acute alcohol intoxication with aspiration" and had a blood alcohol level of.495 at the time of his death - more than six times the legal intoxication level in most states.
All but two of the suspects are now enrolled in LSU and are active members of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, a police spokesman said.
Witnesses said they "noticed Gruver was highly intoxicated at some point after midnight and laid him on the couch before leaving for the night", according to the Reveille. Around 11 a.m., individuals discovered Gruver still on the lounge chair with a frail heartbeat, police said. Two people drove him to a hospital, where he died that day.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards solicited pioneers from the state's advanced education framework to survey their grounds approaches on right of passage, liquor and medications following Gruver's demise.