Gay man brutally attacked in San Francisco’s Castro District is taken off of life support

Victim Bryan Higgins was known to friends and family as Feather Lynn

Gay man brutally attacked in San Francisco’s Castro District is taken off of life support
14 August 2014

A 31-year-old gay man brutally beaten over the weekend in San Francisco’s Castro District has been taken off of life support and police are searching for his attacker.

Bryan Higgins, called Feather Lynn by those who know him, was found early Sunday morning outside of a church without identification. The attack resulted in a brain anyeurism that left him on life support.

His partner, Brian Haggerty, tells The San Francisco Bay Guardian: ‘Right now, we are just concerned with his spirit, and making sure everyone has a chance to say goodbye. Too many factors came together in this situation. But the truth is he has left us.’

As the victim was taken off life support today at 3:33 pm, a vigil was being held at Duboce Park near where he was was attacked.

The San Francisco Police Department has little information on a suspect but are looking for a man who was captured on security footage in the area. He is described as being in his late 20s or early 30s and was wearing a dark colored hoodie.

Anyone with information can contact the SFPD at 415-575-4444 or text TIP411 with “SFPD” at the start of the message.

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