Candlelight vigil planned for Cal Poly student Brandon Huang

bcuddy@thetribunenews.comFebruary 12, 2013 

Cal Poly officials say they hope to have an autopsy report by the end of the week that will shed light on the death of student Brandon Huang, who died early Sunday just outside the Poly Canyon Village residence hall.

Huang, 20, had asked a friend to drive him home from a party shortly before midnight. He had trouble breathing, and Cal Poly police, after failing to resuscitate him, took him to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The university is still in healing mode, according to Keith Humphrey, vice president for student affairs. It has set up counseling and has scheduled a vigil at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at the University Union Plaza.

‘We haven’t received word on a cause of death,” Humphrey told The Tribune. “It would not be kind to the family for me to speculate.”

Humphrey said it is not certain when the autopsy report from the Sheriff-Coroner’s Office will be completed, but the university is hoping to have results by Friday.

Huang’s death also remains an ongoing police investigation, Humphrey said.

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