The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department and the
Wood County Sheriff's Department are releasing the
sketch of a man who may be able to provide
information to assist the investigation of the
disappearance and death of Diedre Harm.
She was reported missing on Sunday, June 11, 2006
after she failed to return to her apartment in
Wisconsin Rapids the previous night. Her remains
were found nearly 6 months later in a rural area
outside of Rapids.
The male individual depicted in the sketch had
contact with Harm while in The Finish Line bar on
Saturday, June 10, 2006.
The male individual also has a distinct tattoo on
his left forearm that appears to be a tribal design.
The police department and the sheriff's
department are asking for anyone who knows the
identity of the male individual to contact them at
(715) 421-8702 or at Wood County Crime Stoppers, 1
(877) 325-7867. Calls to Crime Stoppers are on a
non-recorded, non-caller I.D. line and callers may
A reward is available for information that
assists the investigators in this case.
Posted November 24, 2006
Officials identify human remains
The Wood County Sheriff’s Department has released the identity of the remains found by hunters on Monday.
The remains belong to Deidre Harm of Wisconsin Rapids, who had been missing since June, according to a news release from the Wood County Sheriff’s Department.
The investigation into Harm’s death is continuing. The Wisconsin State Crime Lab is continuing analysis of the remains.
No further information is available at this time because of the ongoing nature of the investigation.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS -- Relatives and friends of Deidre Harm received the news this week they had dreaded most.
Remains found by hunters in the town of Seneca have been identified as those of Deidre Harm, Wood County Sheriff Thomas Reichert said Friday. Harm, who would have celebrated her 22nd birthday Nov. 16, had been missing since June 10.
Karleana Wicklander, 20, of Wisconsin Rapids had known Harm for about seven years. They met through mutual friends when they were both students at Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School.
"I'm glad they found her," Wicklander said. "I'm just going to miss her so much."
Wicklander learned Friday morning that Harm's remains had been found. She learned of it through a mutual friend and through the media, she said.
"I have a lot of unanswered questions. We all do," she said.
Harm's remains were found by three men hunting near Blue Ridge and Marsh Road on Monday afternoon. Officials from the Wood County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin Rapids Police Department and Wisconsin Crime Lab worked searched the site until late Wednesday afternoon.
The remains were identified using dental records, Reichert said.
"There's going to be additional testing done by the Crime Lab," he said.
Wood County Coroner Garry Kronstedt said he has ordered an autopsy, which will be done by Dr. Leslie Eisenberg, a forensic pathologist who specializes in skeletal remains. Eisenberg examined the remains of Janet Moore, a Wisconsin Rapids woman found under a porch about 11/2 years after going missing.
The investigation into what happened to Harm is continuing, Reichert said.
"I would anticipate that this will be an investigation that will be most efficient," he said.
The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department has been investigating the case since Harm disappeared, and the Sheriff's Department led the investigation at the site where the remains were found. The two departments will work together to determine what happened to Harm, Reichert said.
Wicklander hopes the discovery of Harm's remains will put an end to rumors that have hurt family members and friends since the 21-year-old woman disappeared. One of the rumors that bothered Wicklander was that Harm had run away.
"I didn't believe it for a minute," Wicklander said.
Deidre Harm - July 6, 2006
Police are still working to find Deidre Harm, the Wisconsin Rapids woman who's been missing since June 10th. Nearly a month has past since Deidre was seen leaving the "The Finish Line Bar" and "The Body Shop Bar" in Wisconsin Rapids.
However, police are still searching for answers...
"The calls on Deidre continue... we have people working on that."
Deidre has red hair, weighs 145-pounds, and is 5-foot-4-inches tall.
She has two distinctive tatoos on her right arm, a red and blue nautical star and a purple star with her daughter's name above it.
She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black top.
Family Member Investigates Woman's Last Hours Before She Disappeared
Lauren Burgoyne - article link click here
Family members of the missing Wisconsin Rapids woman are pleading for someone to come forward, and they're doing whatever they can to find out what happened to her.
Deidre Harm was last seen during the early hours of June 11 with an unidentified man who may be the link to finding her.
Deidre's aunt came up to Wisconsin Rapids last weekend to hang out at the Finish Line and the New Body Shop, the last places her niece was seen.
Glenna Schneider wanted to see and hear what no one is talking to police about, the details about the last person Deidre was seen with.
"If they saw her with this unidentified man and then they saw her possibly, you know, sitting at a table with another couple and the man. Somebody's also had to see her leave with those people."
She was left with unanswered questions. Rapids Police Chief Kurt Heuer also says that Deidre doesn't have a cell phone and that she was known for asking friends or strangers to borrow theirs.
He says anyone who lent Deidre their phone during that weekend should come forward. Anyone else who saw her that night should contact Crimestoppers at (877) 325-7867
The information you may have could lead police to Diedre.
Local business owners continue to post messages about Deidre on their marquees, and friends continue to hang banners and post flyers.
You can also make a donation to the Deidre Harm fund at all U.S. banks, as well as Paper City Savings Bank in Rapids.