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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bryan Higgins: Man Beaten In Duboce Park Dies (Update)

Posted By on Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 5:17 PM

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Update 5 p.m.: Bryan Higgins was taken off life support at 3:33 p.m. today. At that time, hundreds of Higgins' loved ones gathered at Duboce Park, near where the 31-year-old was found beaten. They held hands in silence as Higgins was taken off life support at 3:33 p.m. at San Francisco General Hospital.

Original Story 12:51 p.m.: The man who was found badly beaten in San Francisco’s Duboce Triangle neighborhood earlir this week will be taken off life support this afternoon.

 Police say that 31-year-old Bryan Higgins, aka Feather Lynn, who was previously unidentified and found unconscious Sunday morning, was a victim of an assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder. Now, the Higgins family has reportedly told the news station that they will remove him from life support at San Francisco General Hospital today at 3:33 p.m, according to CBS News.

Higgins has ties to Kalamazoo County, Michigan, and an organization called the Radical Faeries. The community is described as "a group of gay men looking for a spiritual dimension to their sexuality," according to CBS. Higgins was married to Brian Hagerty, 31. The pair married a year-and-a-half ago, according to his Facebook page.

San Francisco police have indicated that Higgins was assaulted before he was found in the park Sunday near the intersection of Duboce Avenue and Church Street. He was then taken to San Francisco General Hospital with critical injuries.

Higgins remained unidentified until Monday afternoon, when a neighbor recognized his picture in the media and contacted his family. Police said Tuesday that they are seeking a suspect who is described as a white man with a gray-hooded sweatshirt. He's in his 20s or 30s. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact SFPD at (415) 575-4444.

A vigil is planned for Higgins in Duboce Park today at 3:33 p.m. 

[via CBS News]

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