By Felicity Bosk
UW-Stout student Hussain Saeed Alnahdi was killed outside a pizza shop in Menominee, WI on October 30 at approximately 2:11 a.m. As of the time of this articles publishing, no suspects have been arrested.
Alnahdi was from Saudia Arabia, making many believe this was a hate-crime, but the police have said that until they can find who committed this crime, there is no way to confirm this.
Last Friday, the Menominee Police Dept released a statement saying they are working with the UW-Stout Police Department, the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Approximately 1000 people came to a memorial service to pay their respects to Alnahdi, who was fatally assaulted in Menominee's entertainment district. Witnesses described the suspect at a 6 ft white male who fled the scene after the assault, but no other details have been offered.
The Community Foundation of Dunn County is offering a $15,000 reward for anyone who can give information that will lead to an arrest and conviction.
UW-Stout Chancellor Bob Meyer said in an email to the campus community "It is with much sadness that I inform the campus that Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, 24, a junior majoring in business administration, passed away this afternoon from injuries suffered early Sunday morning during an assault in downtown Menomonie. Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to Hussain’s family in Buraydah, Saudi Arabia, and his friends at UW-Stout."
UW-Stout, located in Menominee, is the closest UW-System 4 year University to UW-Superior.
A memorial fund has been started by the UW-Stout Foundation in Alnahdi's honor.