The autopsy of Alexander Grant, a 19-year-old graduate in upstate New York in March, has been completed.
While police are confirming the Grant family statement that no narcotic drugs were found in the teenager's system, an investigation continues.
The family responded to this particular finding in a statement—which can be read on full at The Saratogian's website— by asserting it was "entirely consistent with what we knew of our son, a kind, intelligent and thoughtful young man, a student in the honor's program at one of the nation's leading universities, who was careful in his judgments, and highly predisposed against the recklessness of experimentation in the usage of chemical narcotics."
After friends reported Grant missing following a house party he attended in the city of Saratoga Springs, the Westchester native breaking into a medical building and then leaving, partially clothed.
His a few days later, where police said he drowned.
According to a statement from the Saratoga Springs Police Department today, "At this time the investigation has not been completed and the Police Department will refrain from commenting on specifics of the autopsy report until all reasonable leads have been investigated."
The Grant family said in its statement, "the autopsy results fail to answer key questions as to how the young man we loved so much could have sustained the state of disorientation that characterized his last few hours on this earth."
Police said the investigation should conclude "in the near future," but will not reveal specifics from the autopsy report until then.
"Once all leads related in the investigation have been followed to their logical conclusion, and inconsultation with the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office, a final determination regarding the status of the case will be made," police said.
Dr. Frances Wills, former superintendent, previously told Patch she remembered Grant as a "bright" and "popular" student who "had all of the qualities of someone who would make his mark in the world."
Grant's family has since created the Alexander Maxwell Grant Foundation, which is hosting a 5K run at Boston College in October, where Grant was studying economics as a sophomore.
Additionally, the Grants has asked for individuals "who may have pertinent information, to come forward to either us, or to the Saratoga Springs Police with any assistance, however seemingly small, that may be useful to us in our quest for answers."
Said police today, "The Saratoga Springs Police fully support the Grant family as they continue to grieve the loss of their son."