Saudi Students Nervous over Recent Homicide at UW Stout

November 02, 2016 05:28 AM

Anyone KSTP's Todd Wilson came into contact with who knew Hussain Saeed Alnahdi said he was a good guy. He was told countless times he was funny and always had a smile.

Now, investigators with the Menomonie Police Department are following up on leads trying to determine who's responsible for his death.     


"I didn't believe it at first. I was shocked," Alnahdi's friend Ali said.

Just after two Sunday morning, officers arrived to Main Street near Topper's Pizza for a report of a fight. They found Alnahdi unconscious and bleeding from his mouth and nose. Investigators say witnesses at the scene told them a white man, about six feet tall, assaulted Alnahdi, and then ran off westbound on Main Street.

Alnahdi was taken to an Eau Claire hospital where he later died. 

"He was kind and he didn't have a problem with anyone," Ali said.

According to the student center, more than 700 Saudi students attended UW-Stout last year. Abdul Karim says the Saudi students have talked about Alnahdi's death.

"We gather together sending our thoughts and sorry to Hussain's family,"Karim said.

 But Karim says Saudi students have gotten a lot of support.

"I've heard a lot of nice words from my classmates and teachers and all the staff here," he said.

However, Saudi students say everyone will be nervous until the person responsible for Alnadhi's death is caught.

"They are shocked, they want to know what's happened to him," he said.


Todd Wilson

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