Two months later: Haider still missingMore than two months after a Bismarck man went missing from a Dickinson work site, there are still no leads on his whereabouts.
By: Betsy Simon, The Dickinson Press
More than two months after a Bismarck man went missing from a Dickinson work site, there are still no leads on his whereabouts.
Sgt. Kylan Klauzer, investigation division commander with the Dickinson Police Department, said Eric Haider’s case is still open and tips from the public filter in, sometimes once a week.
None of the tips have led to his whereabouts.
But Klauzer said active, daily searches for Haider, who was last seen May 24 near Dickinson where he was working for Bismarck-based Cofell’s Plumbing and Heating Inc., ended sometime around mid-June.
Because the investigation is pending, Klauzer could not speculate about what happened to Haider or where he is.
Haider is listed in contempt of court by the North Dakota Department of Human Services for almost $27,000 in past due child support.
Haider’s fiancée, Jody Hewson, said Wednesday that Haider was aware of the money he owed and was paying on it.
“I don’t think it had something to do with his disappearance,” she said.
Jim Fleming, director of child support enforcement division of the North Dakota Department of Human Services, said he could not talk about specifics regarding the child support Haider may owe.
“Child support records are all confidential,” Fleming said. “There is an exception made for child support files. It’s a matter of personal privacy.”
When parents who stop paying child support are missing, the child support enforcement division has authority to try and locate the missing parent.
But he could not confirm whether the state’s child support enforcement division was involved in an active search for Haider.
The Burleigh County District Court also reopened three cases May 2 involving Haider because he owed $1,225 in fees.
A hearing was set for June 7.
A representative from the Burleigh County District Court Office said Monday that the fines and fees will stand until Haider’s whereabouts are determined.
“This was just regarding fines and fees that were past due, so we won’t do anything right now,” she said. “We’ll hold off on doing anything and deal with it when, or if, he is ever found.”
Anyone with information on Haider’s location is encouraged to contact the DPD at 701-456-7762.