Parents of Andrew Sadek Want FBI To Take Over Case
Nearly two years after Andrew Sadek’s body was found in the Red River, his family is still looking for answers.
The Sadeks are now calling on federal investigators to take over the investigation into their son’s death from state agencies.
The Sadeks say they’re fed up with the runaround. They say they want the FBI to take over from North Dakota and Minnesota investigators. The Sadek family has received no answers as to the cause of their son Andrew’s death.
“We can’t begin to grieve. It’s still so fresh, and we don’t want other kids to go through this,” says Tammy Sadek.
Tammy believes that college students are still being used as confidential informants, and wants this practice to end.
Their lawyer, Lance Block, says he is also getting the runaround from law enforcement.
Block says, “There’s one common pattern that I’ve experienced, looking at all these cases and that is, law enforcement doesn’t seem to be able to solve the murders.”
May 2014, was the last time Andrew Sadek was seen at his dorm at NDSCS in Wahpeton.
A few weeks later, his body was discovered in the Red River with a backpack full of rocks.
The autopsy found that Andrew died from a gunshot to the head.
It would be months before reports confirmed that Andrew was working as a confidential informant.
A role that he took when faced with felony drug charges for selling 3.3 grams of marijuana.
“He loved life. He loved his family. He had no reason, except for the pressure I’m sure he was under. But he didn’t express any of that when he was home or anything like that. There’s no way he killed himself,” says John Sadek.
The Sadek family has lost all confidence in the current investigation and wants the FBI to take the case.
“I just want to know what happened,” says Tammy.
She is also fighting to advocate against using college students as confidential informants.
“That’s all we can do. We can’t bring Andrew back,” says Tammy.
Attorney Lance Block says the family should receive a response at some point from the FBI as to rather or not the agency will examine the case.