Fresno State music professor found dead

The body of Dr. Bradley Wayne Hufft of Coarsegold was found in his car on Thursday. Dr. Hufft was a music professor at Fresno State. (Photo courtesy of Fresno State)

The body of a Fresno State music professor was found inside his car.

Dr. Bradley Wayne Hufft of Coarsegold was last seen on Wednesday, April 12th and reported missing by his family on Thursday.

Dr. Hufft was found Thursday night after a report of a vehicle off the road around 10:00 p.m.

First responders with Madera County Sheriff, CHP, Cal Fire and Madera County Fire went to the location and found the 2013 Toyota Prius over the embankment near his residence.

The cause of the crash and cause of death is under investigation.

Statement from Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, Ph.D., Fresno State Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities :

I had the singular honor of meeting Brad, and he indeed was a special and kind person --dedicated to his students and art. His legacy will live on, in the countless students he touched with his love of music, and in his distinct way of interpreting human emotions and the meaning of life through his own musical compositions.