Update: Police are talking to 2 women, hoping for info on UW-Stout student's death

According to Menomonie police, an autopsy showed Hussain Saeed Alnahdi died from a traumatic brain injury.
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Police are now interviewing two women who might have information about last month's death of a University of Wisconsin-Stout student.

Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, 24, a Saudi Arabian national studying business administration at the university, died following an assault on Halloween weekend.

According to Menomonie police on Monday, an autopsy showed Alnahdi died from a traumatic brain injury. He was found injured in the early morning of Oct. 30 following a fight as bars closed down in Menomonie. He died the next day at Eau Claire hospital.

Police Monday released images of two women who they think may have information related to his death. Later that day the department issued an update, saying they're now talking to those two women.

(Note: GoMN has removed the photos of the women from this story, since they are no longer being sought by police, and have not been charged with a crime.)

The investigation continues, and anyone with information about Alnahdi's death is asked to call Menomonie PD at 715-231-8511.

A $20,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved in his death.

The FBI and police have been unable to say whether Alnahdi was the victim of a hate crime, the Pioneer Press reports, but the assault has worried international students on the UW-Stout campus.

'Darkest day' for UW-Stout chancellor

In a statement given before the UW-Stout Board of Regents, chancellor Bob Meyer called Alnahdi's death the "darkest day" of his tenure, but praised the outpouring of support from his students in the aftermath.

"I have spent hours and hours with Hussain’s friends in the last week and have heard about his gregarious spirit, keen sense of humor, love of America and deep bonds he forged with anyone he met, both Saudis and Americans," he said.

"As you can imagine, this is an especially unsettling time for our international students, he added, "so I have asked the campus and the Menomonie community to reach out to those students to provide them comfort and a sense of support and security at this difficult time."

A memorial service for Alnahdi was held at the university on Nov. 3, which you can watch here.

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