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Body of UH student found in dorm ID'd

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 08:53 a.m. HST, Jun 14, 2013



The Medical Examiner’s office has identified the 26-year-old student whose body was found in a University of Hawaii dorm last month as Brandon Sidney.

The cause of death has been deferred pending further investigation.

Sidney was found unconscious by his roommates in a University of Hawaii dormitory May 21.

Homicide detectives have classified the incident as an unattended death, pending the outcome of the autopsy.

Police said initial investigations have not found any indications of foul play.






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copperwire9 wrote:
What are we missing here? How long does it take to determine the name of a student in a dorm, found by his roommates? If the poor guy was found 'last month' and we're 2 weeks into this month, that means, what, that it took over 2 weeks to do this kind of discerning detective work?
on June 14,2013 | 09:27AM
mongoosa wrote:
We're missing a medical examiner for starters.
on June 14,2013 | 09:53AM
copperwire9 wrote:
I understand that. What I don't understand is 2 weeks being needed to identify the man by name. The article says "The Medical Examiner's office...has identified the...student...as Brandon Sidney." . .I think the problem is in the writing of the article. . .But more importantly, how wrenching, how awful, this tragedy must be for his family, to lose him so young.
on June 14,2013 | 12:36PM
sailfish1 wrote:
They need a medical examiner to ID a person? Just ask his roommates, look at ID in his wallet, and ask UH.
on June 15,2013 | 06:49AM
allie wrote:
RIP..so sorry.
on June 14,2013 | 09:57AM
buggee808 wrote:
It's sad for the parents not knowing what caused the death of their son. They can't even have a funeral service and bury him and put this to rest. They are just hanging in sorrow... That sucks.
on June 14,2013 | 10:21AM
Bothrops wrote:
Not sure why this needed to be printed.
on June 14,2013 | 01:05PM
csdhawaii wrote:
Agree 100%. Shame on you, Star Advertiser.
on June 14,2013 | 01:53PM
mosquito1210 wrote:
why bother writing about this anyway!!!
on June 14,2013 | 03:47PM
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