Suspect identified in UW-Stout student death, no charges filed yet


The community surrounding UW-Stout was rocked as news spread about the death of Hussain Saeed Alnahdi.

On Oct. 30, Alnahdi, a UW-Stout international student, was was beaten outside of a pizza restaurant and later died from his injuries.

Investigators said early on that they were looking into the possibility of his death as a hate crime, but charges recommended today, didn’t reflect that notion.

According to the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram: 

Police have recommended charges of felony murder and substantial battery for a suspect in the physical altercation that caused the death of Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, who was found unconscious Oct. 30 in the 400 block of Main Street East. He died Oct. 31 of traumatic brain injury.

Dunn County District Attorney Andrea Nodolf said she is still reviewing the case for charges.

“There is no final autopsy report yet,” Nodolf noted.

Police have declined to release any details of the suspect or if alcohol use was a factor pending review of the case by the district attorney’s office.

Police have ruled out a hate crime, police Chief Eric Atkinson has said.

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