It's been a full year since the "suspicious death" of 31-year-old Bryan Higgins a.k.a. Feather Lynn on Church Street, and six months since police said they had identified a person of interest in the case, which the Medical Examiner still has not ruled a homicide. But as Hoodline reports, little or no progress appears to have been made in the case, and the person of interest still has not been brought in for questioning.
Anecdotally, people in the neighborhood have said that the person of interest has remained a presence, allegedly around the Castro in areas where homeless youths congregate, but this can't be confirmed.
The person of interest is a man who appeared on surveillance video, primarily from a cab traveling on Church Street near the former Out of the Closet, which captured the confrontation in which the man allegedly shoved Higgins, punched, and kicked him. After landing on the sidewalk Higgins never again regained consciousness, and he died a couple days later when he was taken off life support.
Friends said that Higgins was dealing with "medical issues" and was acting erratically the night before the fatal incident, and that morning. Higgins, shirtless, was reportedly loudly confronting people in line for a free church breakfast when the man in the surveillance video chased him away, and assaulted him, as the Bay Area Reporter earlier described.
Tonight (Thursday), friends and family in Higgins hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan are holding a memorial and releasing balloons at the time of his death, 6:33 p.m.
The investigation remains open, and police are still seeking more leads. Anyone with information should call 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 with 'SFPD' at the start of the message.
Previously: Witness In Death Of Bryan 'Feather Lynn' Higgins Describes Early Morning Confrontation