Autopsy scheduled for student who died at B.C. music festival

Nick Phongsavath, 21. (Courtesy Facebook)

Nick Phongsavath, 21. (Courtesy Facebook)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:50 PM ET

PEMBERTON, B.C. -- An autopsy will be performed this week on Nick Phongsavath, a 21-year-old student who was found dead at the Pemberton Music Festival on Friday, police said.

They tweeted that his death was suspicious but "foul play not confirmed."

- Phongsavath was a student at the University of Regina and an active member of the Regina Engineering Students' Society. He often participated in engineering competitions.

- Social media posts indicate Phongsavath was a music-lover who enjoyed slacklining in the park.

His body was discovered near a row of portable toilets Friday afternoon.

Alexandra Frado, 20, was camped out near where the body was found.

"We were at the concert grounds, and when we came back the police were here. All of our friends were just like, What is going on?’” Frado told QMI Agency "It's terrible. It hit us pretty hard to see that."

In a message on its site, Pemberton Music Festival expressed its condolences to Phongsavath's family and added that "we are also providing on-site counseling services for all guests and staff."

On Sunday afternoon, Vancouver rocker Matthew Good tweeted about the death:

 


 

With files from Sheena Goodyear and Alison Salz


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