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Search on for Bismarck man gone missing from Dickinson

The Dickinson Police Department is asking the public to be on the lookout for a missing 30-year-old man. Eric Haider of Bismarck was last seen at approximately 12:15 p.m. Thursday at a worksite near Baker Hughes north of Dickinson, according to a...

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Eric Haider, pictured right, has gone missing from a Dickinson construction site.
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The Dickinson Police Department is asking the public to be on the lookout for a missing 30-year-old man.

Eric Haider of Bismarck was last seen at approximately 12:15 p.m. Thursday at a worksite near Baker Hughes north of Dickinson, according to a press release from the DPD. He is approximately 6-foot-1 and 150 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing dark work clothes and has multiple tattoos.

He also has various medical issues and concerns and does not have transportation in the area as he carpooled to Dickinson from Bismarck.

Haider came to Dickinson with a plumbing company to work, said Ashley Anderson, Haider's friend of Bismarck. His girlfriend, Jody Hewson of Lincoln, reported him missing.

"I'm pretty sick to my stomach," she said.

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Hewson last talked to Haider at noon Thursday, adding she doesn't go very long without talking to him. Anderson's fiance and Haider's friend, Rick Lemke of Bismarck, texted him between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. that morning.

"It's not like him to do this," Hewson said. "It's weird. Nobody vanishes out of thin air in broad daylight."

Haider has a pacemaker, and Lemke thought the police could track him using it. The pacemaker does not have a defibrillator, and the DPD cannot trace him.

Haider is not a danger to the public and the police are looking for him for his own welfare, DPD Capt. Joe Cianni

Lemke got the impression from the company that Haider walked off the site to cash a check. He mentioned telling the DPD to ask businesses to check cameras for him. He added since he didn't have a car and he left his belongings at work, it was not likely he would just walk off the job.

"I don't understand what happened here," he said. "The last thing I can see him doing is deciding, 'Hey, I'm walking off the job.' A lot of it just doesn't make any sense."

Hewson and Lemke said the police have no leads as to what happened to him. She and her friends have made posters and have posted them on Facebook. Anderson said they were coming to Dickinson to post them around town.

If anyone has seen or heard from Haider, contact the Dickinson Police Department at 701-456-7762. Anyone who wants to help hang up signs and look for Haider can call Lemke at 701-595-2947.

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