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.