DA Offers Immunity to Those with Information About Grant's Death

Alcohol, but no drugs, were found in the teen's system during an autopsy.

Yesterday, Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy, III announced his office had reviewed Alexander Grant's autopsy results.

Grant was a 2009 graduate of who drowned after disappearing following a party in Saratoga Springs, NY, in March.

"The District Attorney has confirmed that Alexander Grant had no drugs, medications or controlled substances in his system at the time of his death other than alcohol," the DA's office said in a statement.

Said Murphy in the statement, "We are relieved to find that Alexander Grant did not have any drugs in his system, as the family had believed would be the case. What concerns us more, however, is that the toxicology, in its absence of information, actually leaves us with more questions than answers.

"We still don't know what affected his body to such a significant degree, which then lead to the circumstances that caused his death. It appears at this point that it was the alcohol alone that was the overriding factor, at least according to the report," he continued.

The Saratoga Springs Police Department is continuing the investigation.

Murphy's office has offered immunity to anyone who may have engaed in "minor criminal conduct" if they come forward with details in Grant's death.

Murphy said, "We offered immunity within a week of Alexander's death to anyone who may have had information and we reaffirm that position today. We remind people that we very much want to know what happened and that they should come forward with information, without fear of prosecution or penalty. Police are ready to receive information and Lt. Veitch and I have spoken at length about this matter."

No further specifics have been released by investigators.

Murphy explained, "We have been in contact with the Grant family and respect their privacy and the sentiment which was so eloquently expressed in their letter to the public. "


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