Private Investigators in the News

The Heidi Search Center is helping people become private investigators to aid in the search for missing children and adults

The center is holding a series of courses where you can learn how to get certified as a private investigator and then go work as a private eye to help solve cases.

“There are so many missing children every day,” said Sylvia Morfin.

She should know. She lived through that nightmare when her son was missing for a week.

Morfin was fortunate to get him back.

“I got tired of children being taken,” said Morfin who has now made it her mission to help other parents reunite with their lost loved ones.

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Saudi Consulate Hires Private Investigator

The Saudi Consulate in Houston, Texas, has hired a private investigator to gather information related to the death of a University of Wisconsin-Stout student.

Twenty-four-year-old Hussain Al Nahdi died on Oct. 31 after police say he was assaulted on Main Street in downtown Menomonie.

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Private investigator abandons case

The trial date for a man charged in a two-year-old sexual assault case was postponed Monday after the private investigator hired by the defense lawyer reportedly skipped town.

Dakota Q. Knight, 21, was charged in October 2014 with forcible sodomy, a first-degree felony, and on Feb. 1 this year, he entered a plea of not guilty.

Attempts at negotiating a settlement were not successful and in June, a four-day trial was scheduled to begin Nov. 21.