William Dear (detective)

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William C. Dear (born August, 1937) is a Dallas-based private investigator.


Dear 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.

Television work includes being an investigator on Alien Autopsy, a 1995 Fox Television program about an autopsy supposedly carried out on an extraterrestrial being. Dear was later featured in the 2000 BBC Documentary OJ: The Untold Story.

Dear was a candidate for Governor of Texas in the 2010 Texas Democratic Primary.[1]


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.


  1. ^ "Texas gubernatorial election, 2010".

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