William Dear (detective)

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William C. Dear (born August, 1937) is a Dallas-based private investigator. He owns the firm William C. Dear & Associates. His notable cases include the original steam tunnel incident involving James Dallas Egbert III, the murder of millionaire businessman Dean Milo in 1980, the exhumation of Lee Harvey Oswald in 1981 and the Glen Courson murder case in 1986. In 1995, he participated as an investigator on Alien Autopsy, a Fox Television program about an autopsy supposedly carried out on an extraterrestrial being. Mr. Dear was featured in the BBC Documentary OJ: The Untold Story in 2000. He continues to speak to large groups about crime solving techniques.


According to Dear's webpage, he has also written a fictional book called Dead Men Don't Lie. He has also written two instructional books: Adopted: How to Find Your Biological Parents and Other Family Members, and Fingerprinting: How to Take Mistake-Proof Fingerprint Impressions.

In his book Private Detective, Dear mentions that he intends to write books on the case of mystery woman Barbara Russo and on the death of jockey Dan Beckon.

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