Man who died in Golden Gate Park identified 

click to enlarge Anyone who may have witnessed a fight in the area or has other information about the case is asked to contact police via the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or by texting TIP411.
  • Anyone who may have witnessed a fight in the area or has other information about the case is asked to contact police via the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or by texting TIP411.

Authorities have released the name of a man who died Friday night after possibly being attacked in Golden Gate Park.

The man — identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as 55-year-old Robert Musial, of San Francisco — was found by Park Police Station officers on a bench behind the Sharon Art Studio at 7:22 p.m. Police said Musial’s breathing was labored and he appeared to be experiencing a medical emergency.

Musial lost consciousness before an ambulance arrived and could not be revived, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have called Musial’s death suspicious because of a report that he may have been involved in an altercation in a grassy area just east of the studio in the minutes before officers were called. The homicide detail is investigating the case.

An official cause of death has not yet been determined, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Anyone who may have witnessed a fight in the area or has other information about the case is asked to contact police via the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or by texting TIP411.

aburack@sfexaminer.com

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