Dickinson police use dog to search for missing Bismarck man

2012-05-29T13:11:00Z 2012-05-29T17:10:00Z Dickinson police use dog to search for missing Bismarck manBy JENNY MICHAEL | Bismarck Tribune Bismarck Tribune

A missing Bismarck man’s girlfriend says there still is no sign of Eric Haider, who hasn’t been seen or heard from since Thursday.

Jody Hewson, Haider’s girlfriend, said Dickinson police brought in a dog from South Dakota to help search for Haider. A release from the Dickinson Police Department Tuesday afternoon said the dogs, from Dakota Territory Search Dogs of Conde, S.D., searched the work site where Haider was last seen. Nothing had been found as of 2:30 p.m. MDT.

Haider, 30, was last seen at approximately noon Thursday at a Dickinson-area construction site where he had been working with a plumbing company. That’s also when Hewson, who reported Haider missing, last spoke to him.

Investigators were in Bismarck over the weekend speaking with Haider’s coworkers and family. Tuesday, investigators interviewed the workers who were on-site at the time of Haider’s disappearance. Excavation of any areas where there were open trenches or pits which had been filled on the day Haider disappeared is planned.

Haider has a pacemaker, but Hewson assumes if something went wrong with it someone would have found Haider by now. She said he has to take a blood thinner and high blood pressure medication daily, both of which are still at Hewson’s home.

Haider doesn’t have a car and left his belongings at work.

Hewson said a Facebook page putting out information about Haider’s disappearance, called “Eric Haider - we want you home!”, now has more than 8,000 members.

Haider is described as about 6-feet-3-inch tall, weighing 165 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Haider was wearing dark work clothes and has multiple tattoos. Hewson said Haider also was wearing a yellow hard hat.

Anyone who has seen or heard from Haider is asked to call the Dickinson Police Department at 701-456-7762. The police department has asked the public to avoid the search area to allow investigators and workers to do their jobs.

Reach reporter Jenny Michael at 250-8225 or jenny.michael@bismarcktribune.com.

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(10) Comments

  1. Walton
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    Walton - May 30, 2012 5:51 pm
    Thank you for the updated link Cindyloo.

    Check the comments and dates posted at this site: http://www.city-data.com/forum/north-dakota/1587023-safe-place-perch.html

    Maybe there are some folks up there that might have seen something.

  2. Cindyloo
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    Cindyloo - May 30, 2012 4:05 pm
    From the Dickinson paper

    "She said his hardhat is missing and his checks have not been cashed."

  3. Walton
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    Walton - May 30, 2012 2:48 pm
    In one of the articles written it stated that they thought that he left the site to go cash his pay check. Has the pay check been cashed?

    On another note: Almost daily there are new companies being listed within the state of North Dakota. Some of them formed here and some of them not. Some of them attatched with local names some of them not. It isn't out of the norm to question the background of a company. There should be a daily list provided by the state published on a daily baisis imo.

  4. bnv1986
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    bnv1986 - May 30, 2012 12:00 pm
    kkh, I dont think GH1 was assuming coworkers had anything to do with it. I think he/she was just wondering if coworkers had been questioned, as anyone would. Noone is pointing fingers here. It has already been stated that coworkers have been questioned and have been helpful.

    Prayers for the Haider family.
  5. Cindyloo
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    Cindyloo - May 30, 2012 11:02 am
  6. mandan2
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    mandan2 - May 30, 2012 10:49 am
    Why are they not telling us where he was working for? Are they suspecting foul play?
  7. kkh
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    kkh - May 30, 2012 8:30 am
    My dad works for the company that Eric worked for. They have been interviewing/questioning all the crews for 2 days now. The fact GH1, that what you are concerned about is what company he worked for is sickening. The thing that you should be concerned about is that Eric comes home safe. I am know that the crews/company that he works for had NOTHING to do with his disapearnce. They have all been very helpful in the investigation.
  8. Hobson'sChoice
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    Hobson'sChoice - May 29, 2012 8:00 pm
    Cindyloo, thank you. I have read the Dickinson Press article and this opens up a completely new dimension to this situation.
  9. GH1
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    GH1 - May 29, 2012 5:00 pm
    this story needs more info. What plumbing company did he work
    for? and have they checked with any coworkers that seen or talked to him the day he was working?
  10. Cindyloo
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    Cindyloo - May 29, 2012 4:18 pm
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