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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bryan Higgins: Cops Release Video Showing Person of Interest in Beating Death of Gay Man

Posted By on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 12:17 PM

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San Francisco police have released some video footage of the man who has been deemed a person of interest in the beating death of 31-year-old Bryan Higgins

Higgins, who was better known as Feather Lynn among the Radical Faeries, died a week ago after he was found badly beaten in Duboce Park on the morning of Aug. 10. When he was transported to the hospital, he had no identification or wallet on him. Authorities circulated his image in the media, hoping to identify him. A neighbor recognized Higgins and contacted his family. 

Officer Albie Esparza says that the cops have since reviewed a cab driver's surveillance footage that shows Higgins being "chased" by a man in a gray hoodie. The assault happened shortly after, however, police could not confirm whether or not the cab driver witnesses anything. 

Here's the footage:

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact SFPD at (415) 575-4444.
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