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blueclouds
02-23-2004, 12:42 AM
Jodi Huisentruit went missing and has been presumed dead. I have always wondered about this case. I have always had a nagging feeling that she's been held captive all this time. No proof though. But a stalker would probably love to keep his victim alive if he could carry out his fantasies.
One of the SICKEST things is that if you GOOGLE her name, bondage fantasies come up like crazy. So many sickos would love to believe she's being held as a sex slave. I cannot imagine.
Here are some links:

http://www.state.ia.us/government/dps/dci/mpic/huisentruitj.htm
http://showcase.netins.net/web/keithh/missing.htm
http://users.1st.net/mwells/JodiHuisentruit.htm
http://www.fallenwall.org/jsh.html
http://showcase.netins.net/web/keithh/missing2.htm
http://www.dmregister.com/news/stories/c4788993/7682334.html

Casshew
02-23-2004, 12:49 AM
I remember this case! She is a beautiful lady and a local television personality.. any nutball could have been fixated on her.

I don't know what is worse, to think she may still be alive somewhere and hope she may be rescued.. or to think she is long dead.... I don't want to imagine what she has gone through if she is still alive :(

Thanks for reminding us about this baffling case... where ever she is she needs to come home.

smile22
02-24-2004, 10:07 AM
i also saw her picture and info wasnt she on unsolved mysteries a while back i remeber a few years ago i saw a story on a women who was missing from her town and i think she was a news reporter and they had put all these yellow ribbons around town and stuff, most of the unsolved mystries that are on lifetime are all reruns yeah when u do a google search it comes up with 3 pages the first 3 on the list of info on her and the rest are all porno i did click on the porno link to see what it was and its all dirty and lesbo porn u know thought maybe cuz u said u think she was being used for fantises, but didnt see anything on the first page and i didnt want to continue on that dirty website

findcarrie
07-15-2004, 06:58 AM
Reports are coming from Mason City that human remains have been found, possibly those of missing news anchor Jodi Huisentruit who disappeared on June 27, 1995. Please visit her website if you are familar with Jodi and want to know about her disappearance.
I am hoping that these remains turn out to be Jodi so she can finally be put to rest in a humane way.


Human Remains found in Mason City

http://www.globegazette.com/

Jodi's website

http://showcase.netins.net/web/keithh/missing.htm

Lakergirl123
07-15-2004, 02:35 PM
Jodi's website (listed above) states that the body found was and adult MALE.

July 15, 2004: Local authorities are investigating the discovery of what is believed to be human remains just North East of the Mason City city limits, in the 18000 block of 280th Street, in the vicinity of Ideal Creek. As of Noon today - officials believe the remains to be that of an adult male - further examination of the remains is underway in Des Moines. More details should be available on KIMT-TV's web site, or that of the Mason City Globe Gazette, and will be available here as warranted.

smile22
07-15-2004, 03:43 PM
i think when she posted the info that at the time it was speculation on the body well now they know who the person is, i just hope they do find jody

findcarrie
07-15-2004, 03:54 PM
This morning at 6 a.m. Eastern Standard time, Jodi's site was showing that article that it could be her. I'm sure he has updated the page during the day. I feel bad for whoever's family that is that they found. Nobody should have to be found like that.

Christina64
07-26-2004, 04:52 PM
As a news producer who works the early morning/overnight shift, I have followed this case for a long time. Many of my on-air friends have regular stalkers, and it is not funny. And when you come in at odd times, you are always looking over your shoulder.

Fortunately, we have several guards at my station, around the clock, and a gated lot. But still, things happen.

I hope they find Jodi soon.

deputylinda
07-26-2004, 04:55 PM
YOU BE CAREFUL DAUGHTER!!! don't make me come up there...i hope those guards walk you to your car!!

Christina64
07-26-2004, 05:13 PM
The guards are usually asleep when I get in!

deputylinda
07-26-2004, 05:17 PM
The guards are usually asleep when I get in!
report their butts! :furious:

BirdieBoo
08-19-2004, 04:11 AM
A stalker is the first thing I thoght of too. When I used to work in TV, I used to get all sorts of weird letters & calls, including letters from people in prison and threatening calls. and I wasn't even on-air personality.

princessmer81
08-31-2004, 01:48 PM
I remember this case. I live in Iowa but not near Mason City, where Jodi was from. A month or so ago they found some bones in a field and there was speculation that it was her but it turned out to be someone else. Given the length of time that she has been missing I can't help but think that she is dead. It is more comforting to think that she is in heaven than to imagine her being alive and tortured.

Juliana
08-31-2004, 06:49 PM
i also saw her picture and info wasnt she on unsolved mysteries a while back i remeber a few years ago i saw a story on a women who was missing from her town and i think she was a news reporter and they had put all these yellow ribbons around town and stuff, most of the unsolved mystries that are on lifetime are all reruns yeah when u do a google search it comes up with 3 pages the first 3 on the list of info on her and the rest are all porno i did click on the porno link to see what it was and its all dirty and lesbo porn u know thought maybe cuz u said u think she was being used for fantises, but didnt see anything on the first page and i didnt want to continue on that dirty website

Smile,
The people that run these porno sites sometimes put the names of missing persons in the site so that when people do a search using the name of a missing person, the porno site comes up. It's sick. How do they sleep at night?

imo

WasBlind
08-31-2004, 06:58 PM
There is a thread for Jodi in the missing forum

http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10011

With HOPE, Lanie

CeeJay
12-02-2004, 05:42 PM
http://www.startribune.com/stories/484/5115623.html

From the article:

DES MOINES, Iowa --A Minnesota television station is offering a new reward in the case of a missing Iowa anchorwoman.
KAAL-TV in Austin, Minn., has contributed $10,000 to North Central Iowa Crimestoppers for information leading to a conviction in the disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit.

Trino
12-14-2004, 09:24 PM
Jody Huisentruit was abducted in 1995. Now, there may be a break in the story.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has learned that police may dig up the concrete in the basement of a home in Mason City, Iowa. It is the same home where Jodi Huisentruit was the night before she was abducted.

http://kstp.com/article/stories/S4946.html?cat=1

blueclouds
12-15-2004, 01:34 AM
Unfortunately this would be a relief for me as I've had NIGHTMARES that she has been held alive all this time. WHY HER STORY STUCK WITH ME IS BEYOND ME. Hundreds or thousands of women have been murdered since her.

I hope she has been long gone. The thought of her being held for almost 10 years is scary. :( :( :( :(

How sad. Hopefully the family will have closure. Far too many DON'T.

lisag
12-15-2004, 09:43 AM
I would love for this break to be something !
It has been so long - and that family needs some SOME kind of information!
Why did it take so long to investigate this house ? The article says this guy was a person of interest after her disappearance - you;d thin khtey would have checked this out long ago !
I hope it leads to something !

carolina
12-15-2004, 11:20 AM
it looks like maybe they are not going to dig up the basement. i mean, even if there are no new leads and the police have the homeowners permission why not dig up the basement anyway so they will know 100% one more place where she definately is not?

http://www.kimt.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=KIMT/MGArticle/IMT_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031779686575&path=

lisag
12-15-2004, 11:34 AM
I guess it doesn' t look very promising, unless the police just don't want people to know yet, whet their plans are....
I do hope they check into this.

carolina
12-15-2004, 12:28 PM
me too! if i was the homeowners i would be encouraging the police to rip up my basement if not doing it myself. how terrible would it be to think that a missing girl could possibly be in your basement and then not do anything about it?

lisag
12-15-2004, 02:52 PM
Heck yeah - I think I would rip it up myself !! I would not be able to rest knowing a missing person could be burried in my basement !!
I feel do bad for these families !!
I cant for the life of me imagine what they go through when a loved one is missing..

Jenn
12-17-2004, 08:48 PM
I wonder if Jodi's family could petition to get the area excavated?

englishleigh
12-17-2004, 08:54 PM
If I thought a missing person was buried under my house, I would vacate that house ASAP and BEG them to dig!! I can't even imagine the horror, or the horror of the Huisentruit family. I pray this will put Jodi to proper rest, once and for all.

2sisters
12-18-2004, 07:05 PM
I did a search on Jodi, and came up with an article that says this is a rumor. Are the police just saying that so the media or anybody dosen't intefere with anything to do with the search? Does anyone have any idea?

mysteriew
06-26-2005, 09:10 PM
http://pub2.bravenet.com/news/92920030/47746/4

Residents of Mason City, Iowa, are marking 10 years since the disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit, a 27-year-old TV morning news anchor.

peggy
06-27-2005, 10:03 AM
http://pub2.bravenet.com/news/92920030/47746/4

Residents of Mason City, Iowa, are marking 10 years since the disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit, a 27-year-old TV morning news anchor.

Yes, on news this weekend. That case has always puzzled me so much, can't believe it has been 10 years. Seems she was abducted when going to car as I recall and then no trace. Think she was 27 then. Glad you brought it up, is an investigation still going on?

MlazyV
06-27-2005, 03:46 PM
I saw the news piece this past weekend and they implied she could still be alive. They never mentioned it was the ten year anniversary, or they did and I missed it. Her sister was the primary speaker and she has never given up hope. She still calls the investigators and queeries them. They say the suspect is anyone who lived in the Des Moines area and had a TV.


I would never stop looking for my sister if she was missing either.

mysteriew
06-27-2005, 04:13 PM
A week ago, a bench at the Long Prairie Country Club was dedicated in her honor.

In Mason City, police continue to get leads — a few a month, according to Detective Lt. Ron Vande Weerd.

"The quality isn't always so good,'' he said. "The ultimate hope is that the person or persons responsible will be held accountable — and hopefully that will happen in our lifetimes.''

"We don't get many leads any more,'' said Sgt. Frank Stearns, "but we're still keeping our eyes and ears open. When we do get a lead, we follow through on it just as aggressively as we did on the first day of the investigation.''

Mike Halverson, a police captain who retired earlier this year, said he will always consider the Huisentruit case unfinished business. "I really didn't want to retire until this one was solved and early on I thought we would. It's been a long 10 years. One thing's for sure,'' said Halverson. "Someone out there knows what happened.''

http://www.startribune.com/stories/484/5477910.html

mysteriew
07-02-2005, 07:35 AM
18 months after she got to Mason City, she discovered a chilling dark side to the media celebrity she so desired. In autumn of 1994, Huisentruit feared one viewer was taking that sense of intimacy too far. She was convinced a suspicious van was following her.

"She got very, very nervous and was even crying when she called my mom on the phone. So, after that, she was taking even more precautions," Nathe told "20/20."

She was nervous enough to report her fears to the police.

"She thought she was being followed one morning on her way to work. And she made us aware of that right away. And we gave her escorts a few times after that. And no problems. No further problems," said Frank Stearns, of the Mason City Police Department.

Huisentruit even took a self-defense course as her concerns grew.

Since "20/20's" report on Jodi's disappearance five years ago, Minneapolis crime reporter Caroline Lowe got a second job — as a police officer.

"One thing I've learned in my training is anniversaries are really important. A 10th anniversary is very important. And somewhere this killer is knowing this. What if the killer's watching? What if his former girlfriend's watching? And I just hope if that's the case, that somebody'll do the right thing and come forward," Lowe said.

Police stress that someone out there somewhere knows something. "The investigation is still very active. We get rumors, tips, theories, things like that, and follow up leads as they come in," said investigator Al Haulbrich.

http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=893514&page=4
http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=893514&page=1

MlazyV
07-03-2005, 04:01 AM
There is another anchor woman who was murdered in Texas. I wonder if the police ever compared both cases? This was Jennifer Servo. She was found raped, strangled, and bludgeoned in her own home with no signs of forced entry.

http://www.unsolved-crimes.com/olsonservo.html

fran
07-04-2005, 01:02 AM
There is another anchor woman who was murdered in Texas. I wonder if the police ever compared both cases? This was Jennifer Servo. She was found raped, strangled, and bludgeoned in her own home with no signs of forced entry.

http://www.unsolved-crimes.com/olsonservo.html

They talked about this case on FOX today. I remember hearing about this case years ago. It's a shame they've never solved this.

I honestly don't think it's connected to the case you mentioned Mlazyv. I thought of that first thing, but there are too many differences. The main difference is,.... there is no body.

The station that Jodi worked for had an excellent investigative series about the case. If you're interested, here's a link
:http://www.kaaltv.com/article/archive/1553/?tf=huisentruit_file.tpl


Frankly, after watching these videos, IMO, you can almost tell who did this,.... there's just no proof. :(

JMHO
fran

Mr. E
08-27-2005, 10:29 AM
I was looking around the internet and found a website created by a man who says he's a minister and is asking the person who killed Jodi Husentruit to come forward. I looked at the site's guestbook, and a guest wrote that Keith Dwayne Nelson killed Jodi, and that her body is in Minnesota. A search on this guy brought up this site:

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data2/circs/8th/021757p.pdf

This guy attacked a woman in a parking lot; his MO seems to be similar to the circumstances surrounding Jodi Husentruit's disappearance.

mjak
08-27-2005, 06:52 PM
Jodi Huisentruit went missing and has been presumed dead. I have always wondered about this case. I have always had a nagging feeling that she's been held captive all this time. No proof though.

Blueclouds,

I too have always had a feeling that this women is alive. I have nothing to
base that on. Everysince I saw this case on unsolved mysteries I felt she was alive. I can give no explanation for why I think she is alive.

mjak

joellegirl
02-27-2006, 02:57 PM
Here is a link to a series of news reports about missing tv anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit who vanished from her apartment parking lot early in the morning June 27. 1995. She was running late and was apparently attacked while getting into her car. Her key was bent in the lock and some of her belongings were scattered about on the ground around the car.

I remember when this first happened and have often wondered about Jodi's fate.

Any thoughts?

Link-

http://www.kaaltv.com/article/archive/1553/?tf=huisentruit_file.tpl

another link done last June on the 10 year anniversary:

http://wcco.com/crime/local_story_178093416.html

laini
02-27-2006, 03:35 PM
Thanks for the links. I also think often of Jodi and wonder what happened to her. I live in Iowa and remember when this happened. There was some guy who kept records on absolutely everything about Jodi and every possible lead he couldfind. I can't remember where I heard about him or who he is/was. Have you heard of him? I think he may have been a retired cop or journalist and I saw a story on him on t.v. There was an unidentified skull found in Illinois (I think) and the drawing looked like Jodi, I thought. I will try to find the link for that if I can.

annemc2
02-27-2006, 05:43 PM
There is a poster here who has done research and claims to know who is responsible for Jodi's disappearance. Some info is listed on the Jennifer Odom thread here http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30258
However, it's worth reading the link on post #3, including the webmaster's comments regarding McIntyre's statements. :confused:

michelle
02-27-2006, 06:47 PM
I think of her alot, I wish something would crack this case...

Hollow
03-02-2006, 12:55 AM
http://showcase.netins.net/web/keithh/missing2.htm

joellegirl
05-08-2006, 12:00 AM
This has just come out:

link:

http://www.kaaltv.com/article/view/99756/

Traybone74
05-08-2006, 12:33 AM
I can't believe they said they will make a decision "in a few days" wether they will try to dig the area!! You'd think they would jump on this!! Even if it isn't Jodi, if there is a possibility that it is a grave???? What is up with that?????

lymom3
05-08-2006, 08:14 AM
Yeah...especially after they DIDN'T have to pay for the ground penatrating radar. I was pretty unclear about how this just "showed up" 10 years ago but he couldn't get anyone to even look? Has there been previous articles that I've missed? It just seems really odd to me that LE would have blown off a raised mound of dirt that looked like a grave....

joellegirl
05-08-2006, 11:09 AM
Here is a link for some more info :

http://www.findjodi.com/index.htm

englishleigh
05-08-2006, 01:20 PM
Apparently, he didn't report the site 10 years ago. He is just now contacting police. Methinks Mr. Arnold may have some explaining to do, if Jodi is there, or ANYONE'S body!! Why is he so certain it's Jodi? Did HE put her there?

Opie
05-08-2006, 09:57 PM
Any updates yet? The last linked article mentioned "Monday, 5/9/06." Since 5/9 will be Tuesday, unsure just what is meant there.

welder 79
05-08-2006, 11:44 PM
I sure wish they find out what happened to Joni its been a long time....

MagicRose99
05-09-2006, 10:01 AM
If you read the News section in the jodi link above, it mentions they've been searching an area and are going to dig to see if they can find her body - they believe they know where it is... that's the only mention of 5/8 and 5/9 I can find




Any updates yet? The last linked article mentioned "Monday, 5/9/06." Since 5/9 will be Tuesday, unsure just what is meant there.

joellegirl
05-09-2006, 10:21 AM
This new lead was just mentioned on Fox News this morning. Glad to see it is getting national attention again.

mysteriew
05-09-2006, 05:34 PM
Englishleigh, after I read about it, those were my questions also. He "noticed" a freshly dug area shortly after she disappeared, it is now ten years later and he finally reports it. He says that LE went out and looked at the area (he doesn't say why they went to look) but didn't find anything.
A body buried is not going to look really significant 10 years later. Maybe a little depression in the ground, but that is about it. Yet he "remembers" exactly where to send the ground penetrating radar. In ten years, he never dug it up himself, he has now paid $2000 to get radar over the area,
I think he knew something, and I think he has a reason for coming forward now. Maybe they were getting too close if he did it, or maybe he knew the murderer and is now angry at him, but there is some reason he is coming forward now.

Picture of the radar finding at the link.
http://www.kstp.com/article/stories/S16074.html?cat=1

amom
05-09-2006, 06:46 PM
I've checked Mason City's news sites, and they have yet to report any of this... I'd think if it was on FOX news they would be able to put it up too. hum. My heart about jumped out of my chest when I saw it on Scared Monkeys (missing and exploited). Im from MC and remember when it happened. I hope something turns out from this. I figured there would never be any closure in this case.

joellegirl
05-09-2006, 07:28 PM
KAAL-tv channel 6, which covers Mason City seems to have all the stories. I linked it above but here it is again. For some reason, the station she worked at ,KIMT channel 3 hasn't reported anything yet. Fox News has had it as one of their top stories all day.

http://www.kaaltv.com/article/view/99756/



The findjodi.com site has all the recent info and is a good site.

I just checked the site and no body was found during the dig today.

http://www.findjodi.com/index.htm

Brynews
05-09-2006, 07:29 PM
Investigators did not find any new evidence or information

ladymemac
05-09-2006, 09:09 PM
A new crime blog www.truecrimediary.com has a story on Jodi's case.

Ladymemac

MaryLiz
05-09-2006, 09:55 PM
I've read a lot of articles on this over the years but I never heard about the Billy Pruin lead..it's a story on the find jodi link joellegirl has listed above in the breaking news section. That sounds like a possible link maybe???

gatetrekker44
05-10-2006, 12:40 AM
of Jodi's disappearance was, no one in LE ever connected the Pruin death or had even heard of it? That seems absolutely absurd and some of the WORST police investigation I have ever heard of!

I also wonder why the man waited 10 + years to try to determine what exactly was or wasn't buried at Eagle Lake. Has any link been established between him, Jodi, or Pruin?

If LE needs to decide whether or not to dig-Jodi's family should have it done-just so that they will know one way or the other!

michelle
05-10-2006, 01:05 AM
I hope they find out what happened....I am watching about it now on nancy grace....

Richard
05-10-2006, 09:21 AM
http://www.findjodi.com/images/spacer.gif

UPDATE: 05/09/06 - Mason City Police and Hancock County Sheriff's Department confirming NO BODY was discovered near the edge of Eagle Lake. The area was dug with a backhoe the afternoon of May 9th. More information to follow.
http://www.findjodi.com/images/spacer.gif

As indicated, following a ground penetrating radar area of probability, a backhoe was used to dig the area up. This is so typical of how investigations get screwed up. Why wasn't the area carefully excavated by hand?

I have seen many other occasions where developers hire backhoes or bulldozers to scrape the top layer of soil to try to identify individual graves in areas of KNOWN cemeteries. This work is usually done under the supervision of an "archaeologist" who then certifies that no graves were found, and that it is safe to proceed with house building. In the case of developers, it is partly a simple matter that they don't want to find any graves, but I am also certain that the so called "archaeologists" couldn't find their own butts with both hands, let alone a grave.

They labor under the delusion that a grave can be found and recognized within a few inches of the surface by scraping. This is simply not so. I know of a recent case where an archaeologist, exploring a strong radar area of probability, found NO evidence of a grave shaft at any point until they actually hit a coffin at a depth of four feet. The coffin was that of a dog buried only ten years earlier, and was identified by documents attatched to the coffin in plastic bags.

This story is an interesting one regarding a possible gravesite for Jodi. Obviously there is much more to the story than is being told. How and when, exactly, did he come to believe so strongly that this is Jodi's grave? Who are the people allegedly involved in her murder? How is it that ground penetrating radar indicated a strong anomaly in exactly the spot he claims to have seen a grave? And if it is not Jodi's grave - then what was the cause for the anomaly?

englishleigh
05-10-2006, 11:47 AM
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This story is an interesting one regarding a possible gravesite for Jodi. Obviously there is much more to the story than is being told. How and when, exactly, did he come to believe so strongly that this is Jodi's grave? Who are the people allegedly involved in her murder? How is it that ground penetrating radar indicated a strong anomaly in exactly the spot he claims to have seen a grave? And if it is not Jodi's grave - then what was the cause for the anomaly?

Just reported on Fox that the "anomaly" was rocks and bricks.

I agree, I hope this man has been questioned to the teeth about WHY he believed Jodi was buried there...

Dr. Doogie
05-10-2006, 01:18 PM
I know that some attention (I do not know if it rises to the level of suspicion) has naturally fallen on Mr. Arnold and why he waited so long to report this information. I do know that the local Sacramento TV report on the recent developements (which I am sure was from a national feed) reported that he did in fact contact LE 11 years ago, but they searched the wrong area. That fact nagged at him over the years until he finally took matter into his own hands and hired the Ground Penetrating Radar company that found the anomaly.

I know a man who was a witness to what he feels was valuable information in the cold case of the East Area Rapist who terrorized Sacramento in the 1980's, then moved to the Los Angeles area and became a serial killer. He reported it to LE at the time (25 years ago), but the detective that he spoke to was tragically killed one week after the interview, and the witness was never sure that his information made it in to the case files for followup. He just recently recontacted LE with his info and it is finally being considered by authorities - 25 years too late.

My point is: LE does not make it easy in high profile cases when they receive so many bogus tips to provide possibly valuable information. Mr. Arnold may have come to the conclusion that he had done his duty when he initially reported what he saw. It wasn't until years of reflection later that he decided that he needed to do more.

mmohucap
06-27-2006, 12:17 PM
(WCCO) Years before she became a popular anchorwoman in Iowa, Jodi Huisentruit made her mark on a golf course in the small Minnesota town of Long Prairie.

"I look out on the golf course and I can still see Jodi going around here. I can still remember her starting as a 3rd grader. I remember the state tournaments," said her coach John Stefanich.


http://wcco.com/topstories/local_story_174130418.html

joellegirl
06-28-2006, 05:48 PM
Bumping since yesterday marks 11 years since Jodi vanished. There is another thread on Jodi below on this page with a link to a current article.

close_enough
06-28-2006, 08:39 PM
wow, 11 years :(
....i didn't know it had been that long

Azlaw
06-30-2006, 07:45 PM
John Vansice has an upcoming court date for DUI in Phoenix, AZ. I'm thinking of going if it works out with my schedule.

http://www.supreme.state.az.us/publicaccess/notification/casedetail.asp?cs_id=kgcakake&crt_name=Phoenix%20Municipal

Lakergirl123
07-27-2006, 01:23 PM
http://www.findjodi.com/

bykerladi
07-27-2006, 08:09 PM
I couldn't tell from the website, but does anyone know if the palm print was tested against her friend John V?

joellegirl
12-01-2006, 01:55 AM
Go to http://www.findjodi.com.

Hopefully this witness is credible and this case will be solved.

samhoney
12-01-2006, 11:48 AM
That would be wonderful if this witness turns out to be the real deal. I remember a giant poster of Trudy plastered on the side of an abandoned barge for years in Port Neches, Tx. I'll keep this case in my prayers.

poppypetals
12-01-2006, 12:25 PM
I don't understand why this isn't all over the news. :confused:

cynpat2000
12-01-2006, 12:33 PM
I so hope this witness is credible and Jodis family finally can have some closure..

2sisters
12-01-2006, 06:44 PM
I don't understand why this isn't all over the news. :confused:the only reason i sould see is they want to check it carefully and not to get any hope up yet.

julianne
12-01-2006, 06:49 PM
OK, so this "witness" is just now coming forward with the claims about knowing the circumstances regarding her dissapearance? If she is being honest, and that is yet to be determined, why in the world would she wait 13 long years to come forward with what she knows???

samhoney
12-01-2006, 10:12 PM
OK, so this "witness" is just now coming forward with the claims about knowing the circumstances regarding her dissapearance? If she is being honest, and that is yet to be determined, why in the world would she wait 13 long years to come forward with what she knows???Perhaps she was in fear of losing her own life if she said anything? Fear is a hell of a motivating factor for most people to keep their mouths shut. It's a shame, though, that if this is true, that Trudi's family had to be tortured for so long wondering how and why?

2sisters
12-02-2006, 09:47 AM
OK, so this "witness" is just now coming forward with the claims about knowing the circumstances regarding her dissapearance? If she is being honest, and that is yet to be determined, why in the world would she wait 13 long years to come forward with what she knows???Who knows what motivates people when it coems to stuff like this. maybe she was scared, or maybe she has been so screwed up for years and she is now getting her life together and want to make things right. She may have been so young and stupid that she thought she would get arrested for murder too if she saw what happened. Here's a liittle more info on it. Findjodi.com has some new info up too.
http://www.kaaltv.com/article/view/107368/

2sisters
12-02-2006, 09:51 AM
there has been a signifigant update in the case. a witness has come forward saying they saw her murdered.

http://www.findjodi.com/

cynpat2000
12-02-2006, 11:20 AM
there has been a signifigant update in the case. a witness has come forward saying they saw her murdered.

http://www.findjodi.com/ Wonder how come it took so long for someone to come forward?

2sisters
12-02-2006, 12:14 PM
Wonder how come it took so long for someone to come forward?fear? I am not really sure. She was just a kid so who knows? There is also a thread in coldcases that may have more info.

strach304
12-02-2006, 12:18 PM
It says she was a 13 year old runaway at that time but that's quite a lot to live with all these years. I wonder if she got involved with drugs during that time up until recently or some similar situation. Of course she may be in trouble with the law now and is trading info on a worse crime in order to get a deal. No matter I hope they can finally solve this and get those responsible.

Trino
12-02-2006, 11:25 PM
She says more than one person was involved? She does not live in IA? I, too, wonder where she's been so many years.

cheko1
12-03-2006, 01:16 AM
She says more than one person was involved? She does not live in IA? I, too, wonder where she's been so many years.
Just heard on KSTP news she is from Minnesota, no name just that she had info.

julianne
12-03-2006, 02:18 AM
I thought I read in the first link that she stated there were as many as 6 people involved????

2sisters
12-04-2006, 01:36 AM
not really relevant to this, but it mentions jodi.

http://www.globegazette.com/articles/2006/11/12/latest_news/doc4556c429937fe893010691.txt

dragonfly
12-04-2006, 09:52 AM
http://www.globegazette.com/articles/2006/12/04/local/doc4573b522b3dd0858565214.txt

Officers are evaluating the information provided by the woman Friday evening and will follow up on any leads that can substantiate what she said, according to a press release from the Mason City Police Department.

In a report broadcast Sunday on KMSP, a Twin Cities TV station, the woman claimed Huisentruit was kidnapped and taken to a barn northwest of Mason City where she was tortured and killed.

lisag
12-04-2006, 11:40 AM
It's been too long... I really hope this witness is not an attention seeker and actually does have information to lead to Jodi.
Her family deserves answers.

Trino
12-04-2006, 06:33 PM
Why would anyone seek to harm this woman? Had she done a story about a drug culture?

2sisters
12-04-2006, 06:37 PM
Why would anyone seek to harm this woman? Had she done a story about a drug culture?Obsessed fan maybe? i don't know. Remember the show "My Sister Sam" I don't remember the actresses name ( Rebecca Schaffer?)but she was murdred by her stalker. He came to visit her and she was short with him and he shot her.

Trino
12-04-2006, 06:42 PM
Whoa. This is bad.

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=1673894&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=3.2.1

"In a police statement that lasted 4.5 hours "Cindy" says she recounted to police how -- as a 13 year old runaway -- she was taken by two men to a barn northwest of Mason City. She says six men murdered Jodi, cut up her body and burned the remains."

BAD_BUTTERFLY
12-04-2006, 07:41 PM
at least she didn't stay silent forever. We can thinkbad of her if we like, but if I was still in the area and knew who the men were I am not sure I would have talked to anyone either. She just now is probably starting to feel safe enough 2 talk.

fifi
12-04-2006, 09:09 PM
(don't post much but read EVERYTHING)

I wondered if she may have had a baby.

Having (and thus worrying for) a baby daughter may have brought this to the surface........

Just a thought.

englishleigh
12-04-2006, 10:05 PM
Obsessed fan maybe? i don't know. Remember the show "My Sister Sam" I don't remember the actresses name ( Rebecca Schaffer?)but she was murdred by her stalker. He came to visit her and she was short with him and he shot her.

Yes, that was Rebecca Schaeffer. Obsessed fan is a good thought but 6 guys? I'm thinking there was a beef with her of some kind.

Trino
12-04-2006, 11:30 PM
(don't post much but read EVERYTHING)

I wondered if she may have had a baby. Having (and thus worrying for) a baby daughter may have brought this to the surface........ Just a thought.

The news article said that Cindy, the informant, did indeed have a daughter, which is a reason she came forward.

michelle
12-04-2006, 11:32 PM
Obsessed fan maybe? i don't know. Remember the show "My Sister Sam" I don't remember the actresses name ( Rebecca Schaffer?)but she was murdred by her stalker. He came to visit her and she was short with him and he shot her.I remember that, so sad. I used to watch that show all the time. Marcia Clark was her families attorney.

michelle
12-04-2006, 11:33 PM
Whoa. This is bad.

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=1673894&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=3.2.1

"In a police statement that lasted 4.5 hours "Cindy" says she recounted to police how -- as a 13 year old runaway -- she was taken by two men to a barn northwest of Mason City. She says six men murdered Jodi, cut up her body and burned the remains."Does not sound good at all. :(

Trino
12-04-2006, 11:39 PM
So, is this witness credible?

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail?contentId=1683447&version=3&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=1.1.1

Huisnetruit’s sister does not believe the story of the witness, saying that if six people were involved, one would have talked about the incident in the past 11 years and police would have found out about it. She even compares the witness to John Mark Karr’s confession to the murder of JonBenet Ramsey earlier this year.

The witness has said she will take polygraph test, but investigators have not yet decided if they will give one.

Other people who grew up with Huisentruit in Long Prairie are treating the claims of the witness with skepticism -- especially her former golf coach. For six years, John Stefanich coached Huisentruit, winning the state golf championship in 1985 and 1986.

HesterMofet
12-06-2006, 12:04 AM
I'm really skeptical about the reliability of this witness. You know the old adage "Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead." I find it nearly impossible to believe that six men were involved in a murder together and not one of them has said anything to anyone who would tell?

If these six men went on to further criminal acts (which I would not doubt, if the witness was telling the truth) you would think there would be a situation where at least once could have used the information to get out of some other criminal charge. You know, something like "Hey, I didn't have anything to do with the murder, but I was there."

Weird.

jaybird
12-06-2006, 12:42 AM
I'm really skeptical about the reliability of this witness. You know the old adage "Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead." I find it nearly impossible to believe that six men were involved in a murder together and not one of them has said anything to anyone who would tell?

If these six men went on to further criminal acts (which I would not doubt, if the witness was telling the truth) you would think there would be a situation where at least once could have used the information to get out of some other criminal charge. You know, something like "Hey, I didn't have anything to do with the murder, but I was there."

Weird.

Keep in mind the Kiplyn Davis case. It took ELEVEN years but FINALLY they have someone about to go on trial...and this whole time, they say many people knew who was involved but were just too scared to tell. It happens.

natasha-cupcake
12-06-2006, 10:06 AM
I hope that Jodi's murder will be solved. I have been following her case for a long time and it's one that I find very haunting. I've always identified strongly with her so I take this case personally. I listened to the Cindy video and read the articles describing her story. I thought she sounded truthful and the story seemed plausible to me. I would like to think that it's a break in the case but at the same time it sounds like such a horrific death that I hope it isn't true.

Rest in peace, Jodi.

joellegirl
12-06-2006, 07:28 PM
Just read on http://www.findjodi.com that the witness has recanted. I feel for Jodi's loved ones. Sounds like we have another John Mark Karr on our hands. I was afraid it would turn out like this. I hope someday we find out the truth about what happened to Jodi.

2sisters
12-06-2006, 08:38 PM
Just read on http://www.findjodi.com (http://www.findjodi.com/) that the witness has recanted. I feel for Jodi's loved ones. Sounds like we have another John Mark Karr on our hands. I was afraid it would turn out like this. I hope someday we find out the truth about what happened to Jodi.Oh no! I was really hoping her family could finally get some answers.

samhoney
12-06-2006, 08:57 PM
Oh, mercy. Why do people *DO* this to these families?? http://www.websleuths.com/forums/images/smilies/furious.gif

reportertype
12-07-2006, 12:32 AM
There is a notice on findjodi.com that says the witness has recanted her story. It says details will follow.

reportertype
12-07-2006, 12:37 AM
From the story on findjodi.com

Over the weekend, the woman had asked WCCO-TV for compensation in exchange for details about what she said she knew. The station declined.

I guess we can figure out THIS woman's motivation.

2sisters
12-07-2006, 11:08 AM
I guess hse wanted money for her story. Can they charge her with anything?
http://wcco.com/local/local_story_340181455.html
http://www.ketv.com/news/10481332/detail.html

2sisters
12-07-2006, 11:10 AM
http://www.ketv.com/news/10481332/detail.html
http://wcco.com/local/local_story_340181455.html

2sisters
12-07-2006, 11:25 AM
Did Jodi have a boyfriend/ Was there any fans who sent her alot of letters. I have lokked around but can't find anything on that. Samhoney, were you friends with Jodi, you called her by a nickname so I was just curious?

Trino
12-07-2006, 11:41 AM
Today's radio news said that most local stations did not "run" with this news because they believed it was false. Only Channel 9 did. It sounds like this woman saw Chainsaw Massacre" and decided to follow the plot. Her story was suspect because there would be no reason for the 6 men to allow her to go.

The woman will probably be referred for psychiatric evaluation.

samhoney
12-07-2006, 12:40 PM
Did Jodi have a boyfriend/ Was there any fans who sent her alot of letters. I have lokked around but can't find anything on that. Samhoney, were you friends with Jodi, you called her by a nickname so I was just curious?Oh, no, I wasn't friends with her. I accidentally referred to Jodi as Trudi. :) Sorry about that.

2sisters
12-07-2006, 01:10 PM
Oh, no, I wasn't friends with her. I accidentally referred to Jodi as Trudi. :) Sorry about that.Ok, i thought it was a nickname for Huisentruit maybe. you don't need to apologize!:)

lisag
12-08-2006, 11:14 AM
She makes me sick.... I really hope they charge her with something!!
This family has been through more than enough and then a psycho like this woman comes around and causes more pain. What a @#$% !!!!

soccermom2
12-08-2006, 02:50 PM
Police say charges are pending in Iowa against a Minnesota woman who claimed she witnessed the slaying of a missing Mason City television anchor 11 years ago.

More: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061208/NEWS/61208005/1001/NEWS

Trino
12-08-2006, 03:53 PM
Local talk is that the persons she accused were on Jody's web site a few years ago. She apparently did it for money, thinking she would be paid for her story.

The woman needs more help than imprisonment. I doubt she will do time - no pass history, psychiatric evaluation, etc.

Starlight
04-11-2007, 01:44 PM
Thanks for the links. I also think often of Jodi and wonder what happened to her. I live in Iowa and remember when this happened. There was some guy who kept records on absolutely everything about Jodi and every possible lead he couldfind. I can't remember where I heard about him or who he is/was. Have you heard of him? I think he may have been a retired cop or journalist and I saw a story on him on t.v. There was an unidentified skull found in Illinois (I think) and the drawing looked like Jodi, I thought. I will try to find the link for that if I can.

I believe the man you are thinking of is Jim Feldhaus. He's been looking for Jodi's killer[s] for years now and probably has the most extensive list of clues, information, suspects, etc. of anyone concerned. Jim contacted me several years ago about Jodi's case. Although I do not leave all my cases posted all the time, most can be found in my 'Monthly Case & Story Selections' during the anniversary months of the persons disappearance or murder. For example - Jodi's case will be profiled in June, and anyone interested can find it by going to the following address [in June, not before] http://users.1st.net/mwells/June.htm

KarlK
04-12-2007, 09:42 PM
http://www.findjodi.com/images/spacer.gif

UPDATE: 05/09/06 - Mason City Police and Hancock County Sheriff's Department confirming NO BODY was discovered near the edge of Eagle Lake. The area was dug with a backhoe the afternoon of May 9th. More information to follow.
http://www.findjodi.com/images/spacer.gif

As indicated, following a ground penetrating radar area of probability, a backhoe was used to dig the area up. This is so typical of how investigations get screwed up. Why wasn't the area carefully excavated by hand?

Understandably the idea of a backhoe scooping up 600 lbs of dirt every 15 seconds from a potential burial site doesn't sound like the best way to go about finding a long buried body but "ground penetrating radar area of probability" sounds like "there's nothing special there but the media are fond of backhoes going after cadavers so let's give 'em a nice big backhoe to show on the news tonight".

It is possible that the authorities did not believe the witness was credible and that GPR imaging was not conclusive enough to warrant a more scientific (and much costlier) approach.

KarlK
04-12-2007, 09:46 PM
For example - Jodi's case will be profiled in June, and anyone interested can find it by going to the following address [in June, not before] http://users.1st.net/mwells/June.htm

Unfortunately that link doesn't work for me :(

docwho3
04-12-2007, 09:48 PM
Unfortunately that link doesn't work for me :(If I understand correctly the link wont work until June.

KarlK
04-12-2007, 10:03 PM
:doh:

Spazkat9696
06-21-2008, 09:36 PM
Bumping for Jodi. I always think about her this time of year because she disappeared around my birthday.

Taximom
06-21-2008, 10:36 PM
I couldn't get Starlight's link to work either (and it's June). It didn't even appear to be a website, but I could be wrong!

Thanks for bumping this sad case.

Spazkat9696
06-21-2008, 11:35 PM
Here is a link to her website http://www.findjodi.com/ for those who are unfamiliar with her case.

Teresa Larson
06-22-2008, 12:36 AM
Here is a link to her website http://www.findjodi.com/ for those who are unfamiliar with her case.


It takes you to the page but that's it. You can't navigate to another page like the story, pics etc.:confused:

txsvicki
06-22-2008, 04:35 AM
I saw a television program about the disappearance today. I wish they would find Jodi. What happened to her is so scary, especially how she thought someone had been following her in a van some time before she was abducted and worried about having to leave for work at such early hours. Someone must have been stalking her and they don't even seem to have a clue to who it was.

Spazkat9696
06-22-2008, 09:01 AM
It takes you to the page but that's it. You can't navigate to another page like the story, pics etc.:confused:


The navagation choices are to the left of the screen as you looking at it.

Gina_M
06-22-2008, 09:21 PM
I couldn't get Starlight's link to work either (and it's June). It didn't even appear to be a website, but I could be wrong!

Starlight's post was from over a year ago...maybe they took their website down since then?

SuziQ
06-23-2008, 09:42 PM
http://kaaltv.com/article/stories/S487194.shtml?cat=10151

The Mason City Globe Gazette has the personal journal of a television anchorwoman missing since 1995.
The journal belonged to 27-year-old Jodi Huisentruit, a morning anchor who was abducted on her way to work at KIMT-TV in Iowa.
She's a native of Long Prairie, Minnesota.
The Globe Gazette received the journal in a large envelope with no return address and a June 4th postmark from Waterloo. (more at link and video on the right side of the page)

Spazkat9696
06-23-2008, 09:50 PM
http://kaaltv.com/article/stories/S487194.shtml?cat=10151

The Mason City Globe Gazette has the personal journal of a television anchorwoman missing since 1995.
The journal belonged to 27-year-old Jodi Huisentruit, a morning anchor who was abducted on her way to work at KIMT-TV in Iowa.
She's a native of Long Prairie, Minnesota.
The Globe Gazette received the journal in a large envelope with no return address and a June 4th postmark from Waterloo. (more at link and video on the right side of the page)


Wow thanks for that link SuziQ I wonder if a family member leaked it to increase interest in the case.

concernedperson
06-23-2008, 10:06 PM
Wow thanks for that link SuziQ I wonder if a family member leaked it to increase interest in the case.

Somehow I don't think so. This was the type of thing Dennis Radar did to draw attention to his crimes. He didn't want to be caught but he wanted recognition for the crime.

I feel like the perp thinks this crime has gone unnoticed for awhile. It also indicates someone who has done this before or since. If I had to guess this is the work of a serial. JMO.

Spazkat9696
06-23-2008, 10:11 PM
Somehow I don't think so. This was the type of thing Dennis Radar did to draw attention to his crimes. He didn't want to be caught but he wanted recognition for the crime.

I feel like the perp thinks this crime has gone unnoticed for awhile. It also indicates someone who has done this before or since. If I had to guess this is the work of a serial. JMO.


The only reason I suspected the family, or even a police officer, was because the police said it was a copy of the original they have. I wish this was a BTK type situation. I would love for this family to have some sort of resolution.

Spazkat9696
06-23-2008, 10:17 PM
Thomas Corscadden was actually a suspect in this case but his prints didn't match. Well actually they only had a partial print and I would think a partial should be to little to rule someone out. Especially considering how many people may have come in contact with her car during the days prior to her going missing. A lot of people out there still think he did in fact commit the crime. He has been linked to at least 2 maybe 4 other women. He even bragged about having killed her. Which is why he became a suspect.

concernedperson
06-23-2008, 10:20 PM
The only reason I suspected the family, or even a police officer, was because the police said it was a copy of the original they have. I wish this was a BTK type situation. I would love for this family to have some sort of resolution.

Let's think about this for a second. If the perp was a stalker then he could have gained access to her apartment and made a copy and returned the original. I wonder if she noticed things misplaced prior to her abduction and told someone about it?

It is a creepy thing for sure to show up now after all this time but that is how BTK was caught.

I don't know if you saw any of his trial but he was so dispassionate about what he had done. It gave me a look into a different mindset of a person that I had never imagined before. That pure evil personified.

Spazkat9696
06-23-2008, 10:26 PM
BTK's eyes were/are very scary, but I think he wanted to get caught. In this case it is possible that the journal was copied before she went missing because she reported a white van had been following her, and a white van was seen in the area at the time of her disappearance. However I think this was probably a leak of some sort to draw attention to her case. This is not the first time this has happened in this case.

concernedperson
06-23-2008, 10:41 PM
Thomas Corscadden was actually a suspect in this case but his prints didn't match. Well actually they only had a partial print and I would think a partial should be to little to rule someone out. Especially considering how many people may have come in contact with her car during the days prior to her going missing. A lot of people out there still think he did in fact commit the crime. He has been linked to at least 2 maybe 4 other women. He even bragged about having killed her. Which is why he became a suspect.


Is he incarcerated?

Spazkat9696
06-23-2008, 10:46 PM
I'm guessing he got out but I doubt he stayed out for long. I don't know how to check that sort of thing though. This is not the only article about him linked to this case if you google his name you get a lot more.

8/6/2004
Police probe prints for link between sex offender and Huisentruit


By BOB LINK, Of The Globe Gazette


MASON CITY — Investigators at the Mason City Police Department are obtaining palm and finger prints from a Minnesota man who may be a suspect in the Jodi Huisentruit case.


Thomas Corscadden, who is serving time in a Minnesota prison for a sex crime, has already been questioned by police about the 1995 disappearance of Huisentruit.


But after a recent review by the Mason City Police Department, it was discovered that it didn’t have Corscadden’s finger or palm prints.


“Over the years we have requested prints from a lot of different people,” said Lt. Ron Vande Weerd of the Mason City Police Department. “This is not the first time.”


On Tuesday authorities executed a search warrant, obtaining the prints.


On Thursday, Vande Weerd said the prints were being mailed to him.


Earlier this week, Corscadden appeared in Mower County court in a civil commitment hearing. During that appearance he was reported to have made additional statements regarding Huisentruit.


He is scheduled to be released from jail, but prosecutors say he is sexually dangerous and should remain locked up.


In March 1996, a court agent’s conversation with Corscadden prompted suspicion.


When she mentioned Mason City, Corscadden smiled and said, “Jodi Huisentruit.” When the agent said she didn’t think Huisentruit was alive, Corscadden is reported to have said, “No, she’s dead.”


Once he receives the prints, Vande Weerd said he will submit them to the state crime lab to determine if there is a match to prints lifted at the crime scene nine years ago.



from http://showcase.netins.net/web/keithh/missing2.htm

concernedperson
06-23-2008, 11:02 PM
I get the feeling he is a wanna be in this instance. Nothing tangible, of course. He was playing with detectives then.

The real perp may be playing now. I don't think this is family members hoping for more interest as by this time their resolve is quieted. Not relinquished but not as active. There reaches a point that you have to give it up to the Lord as it eats away at you. Her mom was elderly and I imagine those close to her would be more comforting to her and less active. I don't know for sure just a thought.

SuziQ
06-24-2008, 12:05 AM
I was thinking if this is someone in LE that linked the info, then there must be something there they want the public to see. Couldn't they have used a highlighter? The good news is hopefully they'll be able to track down the location of the copier.

close_enough
06-24-2008, 01:29 AM
http://kaaltv.com/article/stories/S487194.shtml?cat=10151

The Mason City Globe Gazette has the personal journal of a television anchorwoman missing since 1995.
The journal belonged to 27-year-old Jodi Huisentruit, a morning anchor who was abducted on her way to work at KIMT-TV in Iowa.
She's a native of Long Prairie, Minnesota.
The Globe Gazette received the journal in a large envelope with no return address and a June 4th postmark from Waterloo. (more at link and video on the right side of the page)

can't get the link to open!!??

Kellee
06-24-2008, 03:34 AM
I tried the previous link and it did not work for me either.

Let's try it again! This one worked for me.


http://kaaltv.com/article/stories/S487610.shtml?cat=10151


ETA: Here is another link to the Globe Gazette in Mason City. It has a whole section devoted to Jodi with past and present articles.

http://www.globegazette.com/news_makers/huisentruit/

Myserty64
04-21-2009, 12:55 AM
There are witnesses who say they heard a women's voice call out a name at the time Jodi was abducted. There was a scream beforehand.
Police apparently know the name but haven't released it.

Some people believe it was a stranger abduction while others believe it was someone close to Jodi or an aquaintance.

OilPainter
04-29-2009, 01:11 PM
There are witnesses who say they heard a women's voice call out a name at the time Jodi was abducted. There was a scream beforehand.
Police apparently know the name but haven't released it.

Some people believe it was a stranger abduction while others believe it was someone close to Jodi or an aquaintance.

I didn't know that there were witnesses. I always thought that's what the mystery was - no one heard a sound at that time in the morning.

Funny that the name hasn't slipped out somehow.

:+:MrTT:+:
08-01-2009, 01:02 AM
http://www.myspace.com/109254830

I have always had an interest in this case, over the years.
but never really got involved in it, until now.....So wanted to bump since its been awhile since anyone has commented on this story.

:+:MrTT:+:
08-14-2009, 11:44 AM
bump...

Fukiyama
08-14-2009, 10:39 PM
bump...
Maybe go to the other thread linked above?

:+:MrTT:+:
08-14-2009, 11:40 PM
Maybe go to the other thread linked above?


for some reason i did not even see that other link!
i don't think its allowed to have multiple postings on different threads?
thanks for pointing that out, maybe this thread needs moved or deleted, since there is one already listed as you pointed out to me........
Maybe a moderator can decide what to do with this or the other thread, and let us know which one we should post on..thanks again.

Animal04216
08-18-2009, 04:54 PM
Do not post names and addresses of people that arent involved in the case.

Teresa Larson
08-19-2009, 01:18 AM
Do not post names and addresses of people that arent involved in the case.

You are saying this now after 4 or 5 months LOL

reportertype
08-19-2009, 01:37 AM
I didn't know that there were witnesses. I always thought that's what the mystery was - no one heard a sound at that time in the morning.

Funny that the name hasn't slipped out somehow.


I never knew this either.

Animal04216
08-19-2009, 07:13 AM
You are saying this now after 4 or 5 months LOL

Yes I am after there has been contact from the someone concerned that they are being dragged into this when they are not involved. I would suggest if you have any questions you contact me via pm rather than making comments like this on the board.

Kathee
08-23-2009, 09:55 PM
Missouri Sheriff Says Man Who Hanged Himself In Jail Was Serial Killer


An alleged murder suspect who hanged himself in the Douglas County jail last month is a suspected serial killer according to Sheriff Chris DeGase.

Christopher E. Revak was arrested on July 25 after cops got a phone tip telling them that they needed to take a closer look at the man for the March 2007disappearance of Rene Marie Williams (http://crimesceneinvestigations.blogspot.com/2009/07/suspect-in-renee-williams.html). That phone tip led authorities to an undisclosed Douglas County farm where the search for Williams body continues.



http://crimesceneinvestigations.blog...-williams.html (http://crimesceneinvestigations.blogspot.com/2009/08/douglas-county-sheriff-says-williams.html)


http://crimesceneinvestigations.blog...-williams.html (http://crimesceneinvestigations.blogspot.com/2009/07/suspect-in-renee-williams.html)

scriptgirl
11-10-2009, 04:47 PM
I remember hearing about this case 10 years ago and it has stayed with me ever since. I always got the impression, it was just some nut obsessed with her cause she was a news anchor and not a serial killing.

amber1
11-23-2009, 01:57 AM
I remember watching her form the news channel-i live not that far from where Jodi did. I remember watching her mother on tv, begging for someone to give her answers to where her daughter was at least before she died. It's just heartbreaking. I don't think Jodi is alive, but there is always that slight chance. I hope that she will be found soon-Jodi has been gone for too long.
Never give up!

Debbie Miller
11-30-2009, 01:30 AM
A couple of weeks ago, I got an email notification on a POI in her case. I can not remember his name. I was going to post it here but could not find her thread.

txsvicki
11-30-2009, 02:25 AM
A couple of weeks ago, I got an email notification on a POI in her case. I can not remember his name. I was going to post it here but could not find her thread.


Do you remember how they came to suspect the person? I remember seeing the show on tv about this and Jodi had thought a white van was following her sometime before the abduction and was upset.

kevmob77
11-30-2009, 11:33 PM
Good Lord, this case is so similar to Laurie J. Depies who vanished the same way Jodi did in 1992, it's eerie. Here's Laurie's case: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/d/depies_laurie.html

amber1
12-15-2009, 06:45 PM
bump!

:+:MrTT:+:
04-29-2010, 06:38 PM
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://showcase.netins.net/web/keithh/images/1jodi.gif&imgrefurl=http://showcase.netins.net/web/keithh/missing.htm&h=215&w=216&sz=31&tbnid=8-BGopJDMTYXNM:&tbnh=107&tbnw=107&prev=/images%3Fq%3DJodi%2BHuisentruit&usg=__XkOEZX2OF8e6C_fO4Xh5K3YYLI8=&ei=dgjaS6igMZPYM_OE8Wc&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=7&ct=image&ved=0CB8Q9QEwBg

http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/gallery/ncmaprofile_all.php?A200301010S

map of distance.

(http://www.websleuths.com/forums/%3Ciframe%20width=)View Larger Map (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=embed&saddr=Mason+City,+Iowa+&daddr=Abilene,+TX+&hl=en&geocode=&mra=ls&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=36.589577,92.373047&ie=UTF8&ll=37.801155,-96.467095&spn=10.70483,6.53209)">
View Larger Map (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=embed&saddr=Mason+City,+Iowa+&daddr=Abilene,+TX+&hl=en&geocode=&mra=ls&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=36.589577,92.373047&ie=UTF8&ll=37.801155,-96.467095&spn=10.70483,6.53209)


http://www.theyaremissed.org/gallery/photos/A200301010S_1334.jpghttp://showcase.netins.net/web/keithh/images/1jodi.gif

MaryLiz
06-26-2010, 05:43 PM
LIEUTENANT STILL SEARCHING FOR CLUES

MASON CITY, IA- Sunday marks 15 years since someone abducted Jodi Sue Huisentruit. The 27-year old disappeared without a trace. The case remains unsolved. Mason City Police Lieutenant Frank Stearns and a team of other officers are always searching for answers.

http://www.kimt.com/content/localnews/story/Lieutenant-Still-Searching-for-Clues/bVsUu9Ovjk2j70sjrtmFeg.cspx

MaryLiz
06-27-2010, 08:27 AM
There are several news articles today marking the 15th anniversary of Jodi's disappearance. Here is one of them from the Mason City, IA Gazette.

15 YEARS AND NO ANSWERS --
Huisentruit investigators live with frustration, hope

There is a small, plastic card stuck behind a piece of electrical conduit that runs the length of wall near Lt. Frank Stearns desk.

“It’s Jodi’s driver’s license,” said Stearns, who is commander of investigations at the Mason City Police Department.
He glances at the card, showing a smiling Jodi Huisentruit, the KIMT-TV anchorwoman who disappeared 15 years ago today.
“I put it there to make sure I’d never forget. Now, I don’t really need it to remember,” Stearns said.

http://www.globegazette.com/news/local/article_d6efe784-81ab-11df-84a5-001cc4c03286.html

theforgotten
06-27-2010, 08:43 AM
I really can't believe it's been 15 yrs since Jodi disappeared. How sad. She is (was) so talented. Her family and friends will be in my thoughts during this awful anniversary.

amber1
07-08-2010, 04:07 PM
15 years now....wow.
I'd love to have a break in her case.
Everything about it is so tragic and sad....
she was for sure abducted.
bumping for Jodi!

Lindsaym
10-29-2010, 11:17 PM
Good Lord, this case is so similar to Laurie J. Depies who vanished the same way Jodi did in 1992, it's eerie. Here's Laurie's case: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/d/depies_laurie.html

Wow, yeah. What similarities are you referring to? A big one struck me after I googled Laurie Depies's name and came across this blog post (http://helpfindthemissing.org/blog/?p=13) about her that mentions a possible suspect who traveled around to attend Civil War reenactments (and killed a 15 year old girl in Illinois).

Some of the articles about Huisentruit's disappearance mention that there was a Civil War reenactment the week she disappeared, too. So, yeah, big similarity there. I hope it's been looked into!

kemo
10-30-2010, 03:30 AM
This guy Larry Hall sounds like he is good for a lot more than he has ever been convicted of. Since he is doing life without, he seems like a good candidate to "come clean". The crime that he was convicted of apparently was the abduction, off the street (she was on a bicycle) of a 15 year old girl whose body was found in a corn field. This was in Nov, 1994/ He was from Wabash Ind but he was known to travel throughout the Mid-West.

The Book Urges, by Christopher Martin speculates that he may have commited up to 40 murders in the 10 year period before his arrest. Many of the suspected victims were "low risk" types who were abducted from the street or a parking lot and their bodies were "hidden" (although some were found). This is a rare, but hardly unknown MO for a serial killer. Because the were spread out and over a 10 year time period, it is hardly certain that the crimes are coneccted but it is intreging.

40 murders are an awful lot. Serial killers who are that "prolific" usually target victim who go "voluntarily" with them. Women victims are usually prostitutes or other "high risk" types who might elect to get in a car with a stranger.

"High profile" victims he has been linked to include Tricia Reitler, Laurie Depies, Michelle Dewey, Berit Beck,Rayna Rison, Linda Weldy and now Jodi Huisentruit. He has also been linked to other case that did not fit this profile.

docwho3
10-31-2010, 02:36 AM
Anyone ever heard if this person (Anthony Zappa) has ever been ruled out
as a suspect in this case?
" . . .Capt. Mike Halverson said "our interest has been piqued" by the
disappearance Friday of Anne Sluti, who Nebraska
investigators suspect was kidnapped by Anthony Zappa. . ."

". . . Halverson said there appeared to be similarities between the Sluti and Huisentruit cases.

* Police found Sluti's purse and other personal belongings scattered near her car in a
Kearney, Neb., shopping center parking lot. Huisentruit's possessions were found near
her car in the parking lot of her apartment complex.
* Both incidents appeared to involve a hasty abduction.
* Kearney investigators said witnesses told them a man approached Sluti as she was
walking toward her car. She was struck on the head and forced into a stolen minivan.
The vehicle was recovered in Colorado on Sunday with no trace of Zappa or Sluti.
Witnesses in Mason City said they saw a van in the early-morning hours near Huisentruit's
apartment complex when she vanished. . . ."
http://showcase.netins.net/web/keithh/missing2.htm

http://www.ketv.com/news/654165/detail.html

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed
02-23-2011, 09:52 PM
Jodi Huisentruit: Nancy Grace America's Missing

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2011/images/02/22/jodi-blog-post.jpg

Jodi Huisentruit woke up late for work as the morning anchor at KIMT in Mason City, Iowa on June 27, 1995. Her producer called her to wake her up.

Jodi said she would be to work within 20 minutes. She only lived five minutes away from work, but Jodi didn’t make it to work for her broadcast. Co-workers became worried enough to send police to her apartment to check on her. While everything inside the apartment appeared to be normal, police found signs of a struggle near Jodi’s Mazda Miata. Her hairdryer, hairspray, a pair of red shoes and earrings were strewn across the parking lot. Drag marks were also found nearby, but the 27-year-old blonde beauty was no where to be found.

More: http://nancygrace.blogs.cnn.com/

peeples
02-24-2011, 06:22 PM
I was 15 when she went missing :( It's about an hour away from me I've always wondered if her body would be found.. it's been a very long time :(

MaryLiz
03-19-2011, 06:58 PM
Former KAAL anchorwoman’s book probes Huisentruit case


MINNEAPOLIS — Former KAAL-TV news anchor Beth Bednar has written a book about the 1995 disappearance of KIMT news anchor Jodi Huisentruit.
The book, “Dead Air: The Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit,” is being released at the end of April.

more at link.

http://www.globegazette.com/news/local/article_76d89218-4ead-11e0-bd4c-001cc4c03286.html

I am definitely going to buy this book!

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed
05-12-2011, 12:19 AM
New Book On The Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit

On Tuesday morning, June 27th, 1995 Jodi Huisentruit overslept for her job as a television anchorwoman in Mason City, Iowa. Her co-worker called and woke her, Jodi said she’d be there right away, and that’s the last anyone every heard from her.

Police believe she was abducted next to her car in the parking lot of her apartment building.

A new book has just been released, which the author hopes will trigger some new leads in the case.

More: http://wjon.com/new-book-on-the-disappearance-of-jodi-huisentruit-audio/



Former TV Anchor Authors Huisentruit Book

It is a missing persons case that has puzzled investigators for nearly 16 years. the disappearance of Jodi Huisenturit. The popular TV anchor vanished while on her way to work in Mason City back in the summer of 1995. Now, Beth Bednar, a former news anchor at ABC 6, is talking about her new book which explores what may have happened to Jodi.

"I couldn't believe, after 15 years, nobody had written anything on it. I thought it is a really important story that needs to be told," says Bednar.

More: http://kaaltv.com/article/stories/S2105739.shtml?cat=10151

goodgirl65
06-11-2011, 05:50 AM
Wow, yeah. What similarities are you referring to? A big one struck me after I googled Laurie Depies's name and came across this blog post (http://helpfindthemissing.org/blog/?p=13) about her that mentions a possible suspect who traveled around to attend Civil War reenactments (and killed a 15 year old girl in Illinois).

Some of the articles about Huisentruit's disappearance mention that there was a Civil War reenactment the week she disappeared, too. So, yeah, big similarity there. I hope it's been looked into!


The man you are referring to was looked into just recently about the Jodi Huisentruit case but was excluded as a possible suspect due to the fact he was incarcerated at the time awaiting charges in the killing of the Illinois teenager.

goodgirl65
06-15-2011, 05:43 AM
Recently i had an astrologer do a forensics astrology chart for Jodi..After a couple weeks of work on this it became clear that a few points conflicted with the known and supposed facts..because of this inbability to manipulate the reading to fit certain things, the hart is considered "not viable"; even so, i find much in this chart to have interesting parallels and tidbits relating to other aspects of this baffling case. In fact, even the conflicted parts makes one stop and think...
In this post i will list the first 5 attachments to the charts themselves.. In the next i will post the last 3 plus the summary of the interpretation.

goodgirl65
06-15-2011, 05:59 AM
these are the last 3 links...in the next post is the summary

goodgirl65
06-15-2011, 06:02 AM
courtesy of C. Luley


The chart for 4 am shows her getting the phone call from work. First house ruler, Mercury in Gemini, conjunct the sixth house ruler, Venus. The Moon is also in Gemini in the first house and Gemini describes "communications". So we can assume the charts are showing her waking up to answer the phone. But there is danger in this chart. The Moon falls under the Sun's beams by 7 degrees (from Gemini) and will enter Cancer (the same sign as the Sun) later in the morning. This is called sinister and void of course. It means the Moon is losing power in the sign it is in, makes no aspect from that sign, does not aspect another planet until it leaves that sign (Gemini) and then enters Cancer, where it conjoins the Sun. This is not good. This is a harbinger of danger and possible death. Adding to the insinuation here, the Sun rules the fourth house, which often describes endings and is a house often seen in death patterns.

In comparing Jodi's birthchart with the event chart, I see tremendous similarities. You sent me links and I looked at the sites. One of them talked about Jodi playing Golf. There are strong markers in the event chart and strong matching markers in the birth chart that describe the game of golf. She had played Golf the day before, I remember reading, or even earlier the same day? This would dovetail perfectly with the event chart. The seventh house ruler describes this person she was with the morning she disappeared. The planet is Jupiter which describes sports and athletics in the sign Sagittarius, a strong descriptor for outdoor sports. With Jupiter in Sagittarius and cluster in the sign Gemini in both the event chart and the birth chart, this is a standout. Gemini is a standard descriptor for Golf and many golfers are Geminis or Sagittarians. Of course, many athletes in general are Sagittarius. I beleive, from this set of aspects, that someone either followed her home from the Golf game or came with her. I cannot tell from the charts if he was invited along or came along uninvited. But he was definitely in her home that morning when she got the call from work. And he had something to do with her game of Golf.

There is a T square in this chart with an opposition between the first and seventh house rulers and the short leg of the T being Mars in Virgo. The person who abducted her knew her and had an issue with her. The opposition implies a power struggle. Mars as the outlet or short leg of the T square shows aggression as the outcome. Only through aggression can the struggle be resolved. But then Mars in Virgo is opposed by Saturn in Pisces in the eleventh house. This shows her surrounded by other people on previous occasions when this person had attempted to move on her in the past. This had created greater frustration. There is no doubt that this is why she was targeted. Mars in Virgo is disposed of by the first house ruler, Mercury in Gemini. This person had probably tried to get to her in the past and would have been known to her, even if only slightly. This is why I cannot tell if she took him home willingly or if he followed there and attacked her. Had Jodi ever mentioned a "stalker" or anyone who had an interest in her that she did not share? If so, then this person should be the suspect.

The charts appear to show this person in her bedroom as early as 3:30 am. He is there when she awakens at 4 am to answer the phone. Again, I do not see forced entry at any point in the analysis so I cannot say that he was not there on her invitation. He may well have been. And it is very possible that his presence in her room was the reason she was late for work to begin with. At the same time, in the chart for 3:30 am, the seventh house ruler reaches the seventh house cusp, showing confrontation. Pluto in Scorpio is just under the seventh cusp, telling us that she was constrained in some manner. He had, at the least, put her under his control by physical means like grabbing or holding. The restraint could have even been more than this but at the least, he had her under his control. Mars square Mercury shows a physical male presence in conflict with the subject. So was he a stalker who entered her room without permission and forced himself on her? Or was he someone she had seen before and decided to "date"? There is no doubt that this event originated at the Golf game the day before. So was he a fellow Golfer or a rabid fan? I get the distinct feeling she knew who he was so he was not a nameless face in the crowd.

Between 4 am and 4:30 am Mercury moves into the twelfth house, showing Jodi to be unconcious. To support this conclusion, the twelfth house ruler, Venus, is at the first house cusp, describing Jodi to be "in the dark". She is not awake and this makes me think he either knocked her out or drugged her. With Neptune moving into the eighth, he may have drugged her. At this same time, Mars moves into the fourth house, showing him to be going through her home. He is going through the rest of her home while she is out cold in the bedroom. I am suspicious of her sleeping in when this was unusual for her; could he have drugged her the night before? Could she have awakened from that and then been drugged again? Or could she have been poisoned? Neptune, a standout marker in the eighth and seventh houses as the event progresses, is a traditional ruler of drugs and poisons. I am thinking this is what happened to her.

Also, I must note that the node is in the fifth house in Scorpio. With Pluto nearby, also in Scorpio, and moving into the fifth house, I am inclined to think there was a sexual element in all of this. Perhaps he was a pickup? Or a regular "booty call"? Or someone she had been noticing for awhile and then had the chance to hook up? There are other omens that tell me that Jodi was in grave danger and is most likely dead. With the Moon in Gemini separating from a square to the eighth house ruler, Saturn in Pisces, this is a traditional reading for death. At the same time, the first house ruler, Mercury, is sinister to a square with Saturn in Pisces at a distance of 11 degrees. This could well be an indicator that she was actually killed eleven hours after she was taken. The charts show that she was not killed at her apartment. The chart also shows that she was held in confinement for a period of time. You can see that by noting the first house ruler to be in the twelfth at conjunct the twelfth house ruler. He abducted her, took her somewhere, held her for awhile and then dumped her.

Looking at the 5 am chart I am having a hard time getting past the death pattern. I realize her keys were found next to her car outside and this indicates that she was alive when she left her apartment but I am now wondering if someone else had not used her car. The death pattern between 5 am and 5:30 am is really strong. It looks as if he not only knocked her out but he killed her, either at that point or later on. The cluster of planets moving from the first house into the twelfth includes the first house ruler and the Moon. This is a death marker. Two planets in the eighth house are Neptune and Uranus, which both rule the midheaven during this hour (Neptune first and then Uranus). The eighth house ruler is in the tenth and is Saturn, which rules the body, the bones and death. These are all death markers. And, then, Mars is in the fourth house, showing force or violence ending in an "ending". This house describes the coffin (as well as the moment of conception). To top all of this off, Mars is disposed of by Mercury, the first house ruler, which is in the twelfth house of the afterlife. This just adds up to probable death. So I doubt very much that Jodi survived this event and was most likely dead by the end of the day.

Now, there is something more I want to point out. Mercury, the first house ruler and marker for Jodi, was conjoined Venus. Node was in the fifth house. Moon was in Cancer in double dignity. Moon was conjunct the Sun, which describes male energy. I am thinking that Jodi was pregnant. I am thinking that she was pregnant and this man was her lover, someone she knew from playing in tournaments, and he was not happy about it. It is possible that he was married and this is why Jodi was single and was not known to be involved with anyone. A woman like this, as young as she was? It is a thought.

At just past 5:30 am, the Moon and the Sun both cross into the twelfth house. This is not a good sign for Jodi. There are markers that show she may have been shot or stabbed but there was no blood in the apartment, so I will stick with the markers for drugs and / or poison. Saturn takes over the seventh house at 5:30 am and Saturn enters the ninth house just before 6 am. This shows him getting into a car. The third house ruler, the Sun, conjoined the Moon in the twelfth house shows her body in the trunk. She is in a "hidden spot" in the vehicle. Mars enters the third house just after 6 am so this shows him taking the car out for a "ride". He drives really fast, which I think was dangerous, considering he had a body in the trunk. But I think he was a little crazed; Saturn in Pisces opposes Mars in Virgo so the man was at odds with himself. He didn't want to kill her but he had to. He was in doubt and riddled with guilt. But it had to be done.

He goes back to Jodi's apt. parking lot; Saturn is in the ninth as Mars leaves the third sometime between 6:30 and 7 am. Charts are never exact with times and timing, always giving variables because of the relationship between the earth and space, but this is none the less a close call with the cops arriving around 7am. Saturn remains in the ninth for awhile, so he was nearby, watching them. I do not know if he dropped the keys and other stuff accidentally or on purpose to send them on a red herring. He had taken Jodi's body and put her away somewhere, with her planets still in the twelfth, showing her to be hidden. When he left her apartment he took her body west. This is shown by Moon in Gemini. That would be west by south, to be exact, which means west with a southerly drift. Moon in Gemini also describes either a garage, an upstairs room or attic, stairwell or closet under a stairway, a top shelf in a storage unit, a nursery in a home (abandoned or occupied), or somewhere where silverware or hand tools are kept like cabinets in a kitchen or a shed with tools. This is where he took her and stashed her temporarily. Moon in Gemini describes a temporary place. Moon changes signs to Cancer within a few hours so this will be when he moves her again. In the meantime,goes back to the parking lot and hid nearby to watch the police. At 7 am, the tenth house ruler, Mars, is in the third house, showing the authorities around her car. The seventh house ruler, Saturn, is also int he ninth house, showing him to be in the garage or parking area, watching. Saturn is in Pisces and disposed of by Neptune at the seventh house cusp, showing him to be successful in remaining unnoticed.

At 8 am, Uranus rules both the seventh and eighth houses, showing this person to be "the bringer of death". Uranus is conjoined Neptune in the sixth. Somehow this man is able to go to his place of employment and get past any scrutiny. Neptune shows him being deceptive and successful at it. Both of these planets are disposed of by Saturn in the ninth house, where at this point we see her body, so his first concern was doing something with that. He must have a fairly flexible job or otherwise he claimed to be ill to get free, but he left his job and went about the business at hand. The charts for 9 am show the actual body dump. With Saturn in the eighth house showing the dead body and the Moon and Sun in Cancer in the eleventh house, he then drove southeast from the temporary hiding place to find her a permanent spot. Saturn in Pisces with Moon in Cancer show her body to be in the water. Saturn in Pisces disposed of by Neptune in the sixth tells me that she is hidden in a body of water near farms or sheep ranches. There may be an Army or Navy base nearby. Neptune in Capricorn describes rocks or stones and she may have been weighted down. Pisces usually describes a large, deep body of water but the Moon in Cancer modifies that. It could be a lake, pond or estuary that has plunging pockets of water that drop off into the very deep. Overall, though, the size of the lake, pond or estuary would be modest and you could see from side to side. There were would be small crustaceans like crabs, sea snails, crayfish, clams and oysters. There would be good clam and oyster fishing in the area and lots of nightime fishing going on. Moon conjoined the Sun in Cancer says she was left in the sunny side of the bay, lake, river or pond while Saturn in Pisces says her body is way deep down in a drop off. Neptune in Capricorn says she was weighted down somehow, perhaps dropped in with an anchor or other weighted item.

All this while, the seventh house ruler is Uranus. He is flying by the seat of his pants. This was not planned in advance, although he had had an idea he would like to get rid of his "problem", I am pretty sure he had thought of more benign solutions along the way before resorting to this. So he had no idea what to do with her. Uranus is in Capricorn while the body markers are in water signs, so it is probable that he took her out there on a boat. This is a rocky area near a deep drop off. He must have known where the drop off was so he was likely used to boating in these waters. It would be a hard area to maneuver, especially with Neptune in Capricorn, which would show hidden objects like rocks and large debris in the area. I am assuming this was a smaller boat just because of this factor. However, it would have to be a large enough boat to hide her body so it was probably an outboard boat with a small cabin. He took the risk of running aground with this configuration but he was lucky. His starting marker was Jupiter, the sign of luck and chance. This brings me back to the fact that this man was also an athlete. He played Golf. That is where he knew Jodi from. So he was probably capable of getting into the water to drop her body in a certain place. If he weighted her down, she might have plummeted into a very deep hole. Jupiter so close to Pluto supports this idea. Pluto in Scorpio would define a very deep, very dark area of the water, perhaps with undercurrents. There would be constant change in the water flow from underneath somehow. I'm not an oceanographer or even know much about waterways but there would be something on the floor of the lake or pond that would create a constant flow near the bottom.

In case anyone was wondering why i didnt post this in the astrology forum, it seems that is a private group and even though i can reply to threads i cant post new ones as i dont know how to do the kind of charts that the forensic astrology forum interpret.

Leomoon80
06-20-2011, 11:26 PM
I found this, entitled "Jodi's Journals"

It shows her last days entries:

http://www.globegazette.com/news/local/article_1373dfc2-1ced-5586-bca7-525a83d0e007.html

goodgirl65
07-01-2011, 06:40 AM
Just bumpimg back up to remember its been 16 years since Jodi was abducted with no resolution...
The FindJodi.com investigators still tirelessly search for answers and have recently been looking into new leads...More info will be detailed soon on that website.
Incidentally, one of the investigators, G. Peterson, has been assisting with the recent Lauren Spierer disappearance... read about that here:

http://www.findjodi.com/

goodgirl65
07-19-2011, 08:01 PM
Bump

We'll find answers soon....

goodgirl65
07-22-2011, 06:31 PM
Jodi,

Those of us who care (MANY) still try diligently to find answers to your disappearance. We know you've moved on to a place of peaceful acceptance, but many of us still need and want to find out what happened and who took you away..

Investigators, LE, family, friends, fans, media, authors and devoted sleuthers continue the search...

http://www.findjodi.com/

goodgirl65
08-04-2011, 01:31 PM
Letters to Jodi have recently been discovered....who wrote them?

read more at http://www.findjodi.com/

Leomoon80
08-04-2011, 11:48 PM
Letters to Jodi have recently been discovered....who wrote them?

read more at http://www.findjodi.com/

Cursive writing, probably older then she is. Perhaps Catholic schooled for the writing reminds me of such, yet IF a man, Catholic schools forced cursive on the guys too in the older days.

Rallihanna
08-05-2011, 12:01 AM
Praying that this case is solved soon...

Essbee
08-17-2011, 03:56 AM
I'm confused about these "newly acquired letters."

They seem like they could have come from an unknown stalker, or possibly from someone that she actually knew. Wasn't she "dating" a man who was 10-15 years older? The letters sounds like they could have come from someone like him. This was 1995, before email was universal, so these may have been a slightly-creepy, but within the realm of normal, way of communicating. Are the letters signed? Has the man she was dating been asked about them?

Charlie09
08-17-2011, 04:11 AM
Cursive writing, probably older then she is. Perhaps Catholic schooled for the writing reminds me of such, yet IF a man, Catholic schools forced cursive on the guys too in the older days.

Doesn't everyone still learn cursive in school?

goodgirl65
08-18-2011, 05:11 AM
Doesn't everyone still learn cursive in school?Not anymore. Its been discontinued in the school district i live in NJ.

goodgirl65
08-18-2011, 05:19 AM
I'm confused about these "newly acquired letters."

They seem like they could have come from an unknown stalker, or possibly from someone that she actually knew. Wasn't she "dating" a man who was 10-15 years older? The letters sounds like they could have come from someone like him. This was 1995, before email was universal, so these may have been a slightly-creepy, but within the realm of normal, way of communicating. Are the letters signed? Has the man she was dating been asked about them?

The letters werent signed in any defintitive way that could identify the person.
Apparently, though, the author has been identified. He is deceased, and not the man you referred to as "dating" Jodi.

LE have been given the original copies to further determine if they are connected to Jodi's case. At first i thought they might be, but after some discussion on the findjodi.com website and investigating a few links, I doubt the author of the letters had anything to do with Jodi's abduction. However, i do find it odd that these letters come to light now, and the motive behind that.

Just another mystery in this case...

goodgirl65
08-20-2011, 05:47 AM
Here is a link to an obit from 2002...Someone posted it on the findjodi.com website under the "Possibilities" thread. The deceased has the initials DDH...I found it intriguing that the person who is mentioned as a "close friend", is the brother of a co-workero of Jodi's...
In the end, the innuendo of the relationship between the deceased and this guy tends to discount that, IF he is the one who wrote the letters to Jodi, then it was most likely innocent and unrelated to the case...

JMO

http://globegazette.com/news/local/obituaries/article_d6fa4aa8-8735-5e8a-9d9a-66df2b9896bc.html

Robin Hood
08-20-2011, 06:47 AM
I have just run quickly through this thread and did a quick search on the net and found this http://mylifeofcrime.wordpress.com/2006/05/18/missing-jodi-huisentruit-62795-mason-city-ia/

Posters may already be aware of the things in the above blog, if so just disregard it.

Cincinnati Kid
08-21-2011, 09:48 AM
I noted that on the morning Jodi disappeared, she was running late for work due to reportedly oversleeping. Reports say she was called by a station employee at approximately 4:00 A.M. when she had not appeared for work. I didn't see what time she would normally arrive at the station. If a stalker or predator was in the parking lot that morning, you might think that person would have been surprised that her vehicle was still in the lot - given that a stalker may have become familar with Jodi's schedule (as you might think such a person might have). Why, on a morning when Jodi was running late, did that person choose to carry out the horrible act? Could it have been because she was hurriedly moving toward her vehilce, perhaps carrying extra items along in that apparent haste and not taking needed care in watching her surroundings? Could that have spurred the predator/stalker to act at that time?

goodgirl65
08-23-2011, 09:35 AM
I noted that on the morning Jodi disappeared, she was running late for work due to reportedly oversleeping. Reports say she was called by a station employee at approximately 4:00 A.M. when she had not appeared for work. I didn't see what time she would normally arrive at the station. If a stalker or predator was in the parking lot that morning, you might think that person would have been surprised that her vehicle was still in the lot - given that a stalker may have become familar with Jodi's schedule (as you might think such a person might have). Why, on a morning when Jodi was running late, did that person choose to carry out the horrible act? Could it have been because she was hurriedly moving toward her vehilce, perhaps carrying extra items along in that apparent haste and not taking needed care in watching her surroundings? Could that have spurred the predator/stalker to act at that time?

bbm

I believe Jodi had to be at the station at 3:30am. Her stalker would have been waiting for her to come out for over a half hour....

kemo
08-23-2011, 12:58 PM
The fact that she "overslept" the same day she was abducted is the kind of "coincidence" I'm never comfortable with. It is inconceivable that a predator just "happened" to be lurking about in her parking lot at 4:30 AM. It was obviously someone who knew her routine was "laying in wait". I just wonder how likely it would be for such a predator to wait over an hour past her "normal" go to work time.

There seems to be a very real possibility that Jodi was being held in her apartment when her boss called and the "signs" of abduction at her vehicle was just staging. This possibility is strengthened by the fact that there was reporting of someone "pounding" on her door the night before and the toilet seat was found in the "up" position.

One on the "signs" of abduction at the vehicle was the "bent" key in her door-lock. I can't see any reasonable way that an abduction would result in the key getting bent. The only way to use a key is to hold it between your thumb and forefinger so you can turn it with your wrist. There is just no way can I find that a key held this way would get bent when the person holding it was grabbed or hit. The only way to bend a key in the door-lock is to push on it with a lot of force. It would be most easily done with the palm of the hand but a very strong person could do it with their thumb. Of course, during a struggle, there is the chance that the key in the door-lock was hit by an errant movement of the attackers’ hand, but it seems unlikely. I think there is a good chance it was staging.

The obvious purpose of staging would be to make her disappearance look like a "stranger abduction" rather than an abduction by someone she let into her apartment. This would divert attention away from both her "circle of acquaintances" and her apartment.
My big question is: "was her apartment given full 'crime scene' treatment?"

goodgirl65
08-23-2011, 07:33 PM
The fact that she "overslept" the same day she was abducted is the kind of "coincidence" I'm never comfortable with. It is inconceivable that a predator just "happened" to be lurking about in her parking lot at 4:30 AM. It was obviously someone who knew her routine was "laying in wait". I just wonder how likely it would be for such a predator to wait over an hour past her "normal" go to work time.

There seems to be a very real possibility that Jodi was being held in her apartment when her boss called and the "signs" of abduction at her vehicle was just staging. This possibility is strengthened by the fact that there was reporting of someone "pounding" on her door the night before and the toilet seat was found in the "up" position.

One on the "signs" of abduction at the vehicle was the "bent" key in her door-lock. I can't see any reasonable way that an abduction would result in the key getting bent. The only way to use a key is to hold it between your thumb and forefinger so you can turn it with your wrist. There is just no way can I find that a key held this way would get bent when the person holding it was grabbed or hit. The only way to bend a key in the door-lock is to push on it with a lot of force. It would be most easily done with the palm of the hand but a very strong person could do it with their thumb. Of course, during a struggle, there is the chance that the key in the door-lock was hit by an errant movement of the attackers’ hand, but it seems unlikely. I think there is a good chance it was staging.

The obvious purpose of staging would be to make her disappearance look like a "stranger abduction" rather than an abduction by someone she let into her apartment. This would divert attention away from both her "circle of acquaintances" and her apartment.
My big question is: "was her apartment given full 'crime scene' treatment?"


Your theory is supported in an forensic astrology chart analysis posted here:

http://forensicastrology.blogspot.com/2011/08/jodi-huisentruit.html

In everything i have heard about in this case, the idea that the abduction may have begun in her apt. is not a highly considered one, nor the idea that the items around Jodi's car were staged; I see your point of the bent key very strongly.

From the intro to the analysis:

"I did this case for a private party but I wanted to do it for the blog because Jodi was well known in her area and many people are still trying to close this case. I used slightly different information for the private reading than I did for the blog post because I used the information given to me by the client in the private case and in this one I used Wikipedia. I wanted to use a source for information that all my readers could access. Anyways, there are some discrepancies in my findings as a result of the differences in details given to me from both sources."

I am the private party who requested that analysis. I gave more detailed info than found on the wikipedia source she cites.

That first analysis i posted is at the link below. Its the second post in the thread.
This first analysis seems even closer to your theory:

http://www.findjodi.com/component/fireboard/?func=view&catid=2&id=1322

It is the second post.

Cincinnati Kid
08-26-2011, 02:47 PM
It is an interesting assumption that Jodi was being held in her apartment when the 4:00 A.M. telephone call from the TV station came in. To begin with, this would explain her being late that morning. Of course, it also does bring some other questions. Such as: Why did she answer her phone at all since she was subject to doing so by the intrudor(s)? Why would she have said she will be there (again with the thought that the intrudor(s) would probably have instructed her what to say) rather than "I'm ill and won't be coming in." which would have seemingly opened up more of a time frame for her absence that may not have caused undue concern by those she worked with?

Were there any signs of forced entry at her apartment from that morning? If the abductor(s) had gotten in in that manner, it might have helped show she did not admit them as she might have if she knew them.

There is also the question of,,,,Could Jodi have been met in the parking lot as she left for work and forced back into her apartment?

goodgirl65
09-01-2011, 04:04 PM
Wow this article was just posted today:

A former Mason City police officer said Thursday two Mason City police officers and a retired law enforcement officer may have been involved in the abduction and possible murder of Jodi Huisentruit.

Read more: http://globegazette.com/news/local/former-mcpd-officer-says-police-may-have-taken-huisentruit/article_f6d423e0-d4c4-11e0-bcb2-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1WjVnEUSv

Leomoon80
09-01-2011, 05:39 PM
Wow this article was just posted today:

A former Mason City police officer said Thursday two Mason City police officers and a retired law enforcement officer may have been involved in the abduction and possible murder of Jodi Huisentruit.

Read more: http://globegazette.com/news/local/former-mcpd-officer-says-police-may-have-taken-huisentruit/article_f6d423e0-d4c4-11e0-bcb2-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1WjVnEUSv

Her claims are far more startling and unnerving then just the simple ( in comparison) complaints she has had against her fellow employees and employer in her past years prior to being fired.

Perhaps this is her way of getting back OR, perhaps it's just her own suspicions of men in general, in particular, men she worked with and didn't care for.

Only time will tell if the allegations have any merit whatsoever.

It's a (so far) "he says, she says" allegations from what I can see.

Or "she says, and they say".

They either fired her because they see her as a loose cannon OR because they truly are hiding something.

Seems the former is more realistic at this point.

Thanks for posting the update.

Cincinnati Kid
09-02-2011, 09:19 AM
Interesting. Is this merely a case of an out-of-control employee or a police officer that really knows something about this missing case? That the news media has picked up on it and has printed the story makes you wonder.

Ozzie
09-02-2011, 11:29 AM
I remember hearing about Jodi's case when I was just a little girl and lived only about 2 hours from Mason City. I found this link: http://www.kimt.com/content/localnews/story/Former-Officer-Says-MCPD-Investigators-Possibly/Fg1qPcdUSEqcWEJ-MUFcdw.cspx

I am not for sure what to believe :waitasec:, it seems like this woman could be just a disgruntled employee, but why bring Jodi's case into the mix? Something doesn't pass the 'smell' test in this case.

goodgirl65
09-02-2011, 11:47 AM
The article has been updated with the names of the officers. 2 of them were involved in Jodi's case from the beginning, as well as giving previously unknown info in Beth Bednar's book, Dead Air.

http://globegazette.com/news/local/former-mcpd-officer-says-police-may-have-taken-huisentruit/article_f6d423e0-d4c4-11e0-bcb2-001cc4c002e0.html

Ms. Ohl does seem to have alot of beef with the department, and these allegations need some clear and concrete corroboration...

goodgirl65
09-02-2011, 01:01 PM
Another link..
I read through the copies of the complaints and the last letter, from Chief Lashbrook, seems to be the key to the truth(or untruth) of these allegations,

http://northiowatoday.com/cutenews/data/upimages/Pastor%20Shane%20Philpott%20complaint%20against%20 MCPD%20regarding%20Huisentruit.pdf

Cincinnati Kid
09-02-2011, 01:50 PM
Not only is is upsetting to think that law enforcement persons could be involved with the disappearance - and perhaps other crimes - involving a citizen, but even more important that the person was a TV news reporter.

Were these three men law enforcement officers at the time of the disappearance in 1995 or did they start those jobs afterward? Are they alleged to have been directly involved in the abuction and disappearance or is the allegation that they failed to follow up on the information that was suppled to them in more recent years?

Had Jodi Huiestriot done a report that had made those officers or their police department look bad or was she planning on doing one?

goodgirl65
09-02-2011, 03:29 PM
Not only is is upsetting to think that law enforcement persons could be involved with the disappearance - and perhaps other crimes - involving a citizen, but even more important that the person was a TV news reporter.

Were these three men law enforcement officers at the time of the disappearance in 1995 or did they start those jobs afterward? Are they alleged to have been directly involved in the abuction and disappearance or is the allegation that they failed to follow up on the information that was suppled to them in more recent years?

Had Jodi Huiestriot done a report that had made those officers or their police department look bad or was she planning on doing one?

BBM

The first two men were the investigators on Jodi's case from the very beginning. They are both mentioned and quoted in Beth Bednar's book "Dead Air", about Jodi's case.

"She says it implicates two current members of the police force in particular, but she doesn't know if they were involved directly in Huisentruit's disappearance, or indirectly by covering up evidence during the investigation."

http://www.kimt.com/content/localnews/story/Former-Officer-Says-MCPD-Investigators-Possibly/Fg1qPcdUSEqcWEJ-MUFcdw.cspx

It is doubtful Jodi was doing any kind of story on corrupt LE or anything hardhitting like that.

Snick1946
09-02-2011, 10:54 PM
Anyone care to guess the size of the Mason City PD? If just a few were involved in this, that'd be a good percentage.
Good God, no wonder this case was never solved. The bad thing is, it makes me wonder about some other cases I have researched and if LE officials were plahying both sides in those.

goodgirl65
09-03-2011, 06:22 AM
http://globegazette.com/news/local/dci-no-credible-information-links-agents-police-to-huisentruit-abduction/article_88677edc-d5cf-11e0-a0de-001cc4c002e0.html

peeples
09-12-2011, 08:46 PM
Interesting comments under this article
article

http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/former-mason-city-police-officer-says-police-may-have-taken/article_efc991f2-d50f-11e0-93d7-001cc4c002e0.html?mode=story


Comments
http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/former-mason-city-police-officer-says-police-may-have-taken/article_efc991f2-d50f-11e0-93d7-001cc4c002e0.html?mode=comments

check out the comment by MR made : September 4, 2011, 6:39 am

also of interest is the very first comment about PD involvement in another missing woman's case.
I live about 90 minutes south of Mason City

kemo
09-14-2011, 01:14 AM
"Yes, we've got trouble my friend, Right here in River City"

In 2006 in her well written Blog "True Crime Diary", Michelle McNamara wrote about a "comment" that someone wrote in a message board about the Huisentruit case. The writer suggested that someone "check out the policeman who gave her a speeding ticket the year before". I have no idea who wrote the comment, it could have been Ohl herself, but the idea that a local cop might be involved has been floating around for a while.

Besides the local LE rumor, the book "Dead Air" apparently directs some suspicion at a local acquaintance of Jodi's who has been in some way "linked" to other murderess. There was a local couple who were big Drug dealers at the time and apparently ended up on Death Row for killing some suspected "informers". There was a suspicious "suicide" of a close friend of Jodi's just a few weeks before her abduction. In addition, several mid-western serial killers have been named as possible Perps. The Perp obviously either knew her or took the time to know her comings and goings.

I really don't know what to believe; who's a crackpot, who can be trusted. This story is starting to heat up. Perhaps an outside agency can investigate the matter.

goodgirl65
09-14-2011, 05:56 AM
I also wonder about the police escort that supposedly Jodi used a few times after she suspected of being followed by a stalker (?)..
I only mention this because this officer would be well aware of her schedule...In fact, if he was ever noticed in the area that morning, he could use the excuse he was cursorily checking around Jodi's apt bldg because of this reason...

Cincinnati Kid
09-14-2011, 07:37 PM
Kind of interesting how many years it has taken for this information about law enforcement people perhaps involved to come out. Maybe there was talk about it under the surface for some time.

Trident
09-15-2011, 12:42 PM
I'm recently come to this case, spent the past two days reading everything I could find, all over the net. Fascinating. Utterly fascinating.

goodgirl65
09-15-2011, 05:35 PM
MASON CITY — The Rev. Shane Philpott carries a gun because of his fear of some members of the Mason City Police Department.

Read more: http://globegazette.com/news/testimony-church-leader-carries-gun-out-of-fear-of-mcpd/article_a5ba8706-df5a-11e0-a21a-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1Y3kCd1O0

Trino
09-17-2011, 09:04 AM
Really interesting and frightening.

Somehow we tend to think policemen are all honest. Reference the MN Strike Force which was shut down in 2009 because of corruption. Officers would stop vehicles, take money, take cars, take other things for their personal use. Much of this has not been recovered.

http://www.startribune.com/projects/47792482.html

Trino
09-17-2011, 09:25 AM
http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/former-mason-city-police-officer-says-police-may-have-taken/article_efc991f2-d50f-11e0-93d7-001cc4c002e0.html?mode=story

Snipped...

Interesting... From this article.

"Ohl is a member of Christian Fellowship Church which earlier this year was awarded nearly $85,000 in a settlement of a suit against the city, Lashbrook and Lt. Logan Wernet. It was filed by The Rev. Shane Philpott, church pastor.

The suit claimed both Lashbrook and Wernet made damaging remarks about the church.

The remarks allegedly led to an Internal Revenue Service investigation of the church's financial records. The IRS cleared Philpott and the church of any wrongdoing."

Trident
09-17-2011, 10:30 AM
Really interesting and frightening.

Somehow we tend to think policemen are all honest. Reference the MN Strike Force which was shut down in 2009 because of corruption. Officers would stop vehicles, take money, take cars, take other things for their personal use. Much of this has not been recovered.

http://www.startribune.com/projects/47792482.html

Let's not forget the Phil policeman who 'allegedly' raped a woman in the back of the squad car while on duty.
http://philadelphiacriminallawnews.com/2011/09/philadelphia-police-rape-keith-corley-charged-in-squad-car-rape.html

SyraKelly
09-18-2011, 06:08 PM
wow-this case is heating up,hope we have some answers soon to what happened to Jodi,I can not think of a motive other than a crazed stalker!

goodgirl65
09-19-2011, 05:16 AM
Someone posted yesterday on the findjodi.com website that 15 years ago when he was a kid, he found a briefcase in a stream about 20 ft from a major highway. Inside the briefcase was a journalist/reporter ID badge with a blonde woman on it. He claims to have given it to his friend's dad, who then threw it/them away. (unsure if he means both the briefcase AND badge)
He has reported it to the website's tipline, and also said he was going to go back out there and look around. He had never heard of Jodi's case until recently. The stream is in in Minnesota, about 3 hours from Mason City.

Ozzie
09-20-2011, 03:49 PM
I noticed today on findjodi.com, this was posted:
http://www.findjodi.com/2011-news-archive/172-chief-is-sorry-officers-were-maligned

This case just becomes stranger. I don't know what to believe. My theory is this A) Former Officer Maria Ohl is a disgruntled employee who is very upset that she was fired/let go, B) Is telling the truth about those officers but to save face the Mason City PD is covering up something by making Ohl's accusations seem absurd, C) None of the above are true and someone else harmed Jodi. Imo, you could look at this case as 'sure those officers could have done something to Jodi due to the fact that this case has yet to be solved' or 'former officer Maria Ohl is bat ***** crazy (because that is the way the article makes her sound) and wanted to stir the pot because she was fired'. Personally, I don't know what to believe, because if those officers were involved some how in Jodi's disappearance, I don't think anyone would ever know. I believe Jodi disappeared at the hands of someone she knew or was familiar with her or even a stalker since she was apparently late for work and I doubt any crazed person would haphazardly stumble upon Jodi leaving for work and just randomly abduct her. I think someone was lying in wait for Jodi and once they saw their chance, they took it.

Kat
11-13-2011, 12:19 AM
http://www.keyc.tv/story/16025148/jodi-huisentruit-cold-case-revisited-by-author

Posted: Nov 12, 2011 1:13 PM Updated: Nov 12, 2011 2:59 PM
By Mallory Peebles, News Reporter

Jodi Huisentruit Cold Case Revisited by Author



A news anchor who disappeared in 1995 is still very much on the mind of an author and former TV reporter who is now promoting her book about the case- Dead Air: The Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit.

I'll probably read this one when our library gets a copy.

M86
11-14-2011, 01:46 AM
This case makes me so sad. Jodi was so lovely, ambitious, and full of life. I used to live about 200 miles away from Mason City, and I know that when this happened, even female news anchors in my area were extremely on-edge. Being in the public eye, people out there can become "obsessed", and I think that could be what happened here.
Mason City is small, with only about 28,000 and is the typical small Midwestern city. Things like this just don't happen everyday.
I found an article from June 2010 in the Sioux City Journal, that I don't believe has been posted before:

http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/years-later-family-of-huisentruit-feeling-frustration-hope/article_14d70111-2925-5b26-867e-98df7e01033a.html?mode=story

The Tony D. Jackson and John Vansice links are interesting, along with the suspicious white van in the area. I really hope Jackson and Vansice were fully investigated. Vansice passed a lie detector test, but those are not 100% accurate.

I'll have to look into the LE links some more, that were stated before. I really hope there isn't any actual links.

Police departments, like Mason City, aren't extremely familiar with cases like this. I wonder if the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was brought in? Does anyone know the criteria for bringing in the FBI?

amber1
03-01-2012, 03:28 AM
I saw an episode about news anchors who had deadly stalkers on 48 hours. It really is a dangerous job. They said that about 80% of news anchors have stalkers, because they are local celebrities. I believe someone fantasized about Jodi, and stalked her forawhile. I wonder if she ever reported a stalker or if she had creepy letters/incidents/emails?
I believe she was held captive, but not for this long, it is likely she is gone. Possibly in a river nearby Mason City? It could explain her not being found.

scriptgirl
03-01-2012, 09:41 AM
All she said was that someone had been following her.

amber1
03-03-2012, 12:54 AM
who were their suspects? any links with this info?

Ozzie
03-08-2012, 06:07 PM
I will post the link to findjodi.com, click on the forum section and scroll through that, there is a thread that is titled 'cornseed guy', he was investigated but they could never charge him with Jodi's disappearance.
http://www.findjodi.com/component/fireboard/?func=view&catid=2&id=374

That is the direct link to the thread and it talks about John VanSice. He was the last known person to be seen with Jodi however it was never proven that he did any harm to Jodi. If you peruse through findjodi.com, there is alot of information about the case, such as the Huseintruit Files, it's a documentary about Jodi's disappearance.

amber1
03-09-2012, 03:57 AM
Thanks Ozzie!
Yes, a lot to sift through, but Jodi's case is near and dear to me since it's not far from me. I remember a set of remains were found not far from Mason City, and everyone tuned in on the TV for hours on end waiting to see if it was her, as they had a scroll on the bottom of the screen giving updates. It wasn't her, (that poor family, agonized over nothing). I didn't want it to be, but I wanted closure, especially for her mother.
I am planning on reading Dead Air about Jodi's abduction.

Ozzie
03-12-2012, 10:58 AM
I too would like to read Dead Air. I seen it at borders before they closed and now it's B.A.M (Books A Million) and I haven't been in to check to see if they have it. I know Barnes and Nobles does not, they have it electronically.

amber1
03-12-2012, 01:50 PM
I too would like to read Dead Air. I seen it at borders before they closed and now it's B.A.M (Books A Million) and I haven't been in to check to see if they have it. I know Barnes and Nobles does not, they have it electronically.
This book sounds promising

M86
03-28-2012, 11:41 PM
If you do a Google Search on "Dead Air Jodi Huisentruit", you can find the book on Amazon for about $16. I wasn't sure if I could post a link to it or not. I'm going to go ahead and order a copy.

kcroo
03-29-2012, 11:26 PM
Dead Air is a great book. Fascinating, to say the least...yet sad. I downloaded it on my iPad for around $10. I highly recommend reading it!

M86
03-31-2012, 01:47 AM
Dead Air is a great book. Fascinating, to say the least...yet sad. I downloaded it on my iPad for around $10. I highly recommend reading it!

I just got it in the mail today... Part of me hates that I'm reading a book about a missing person and someone made money off of it, but the other part knows that maybe I'll pick up a clue? Unfortunately, with Jodi, I don't feel she's alive.

I wish that all missing people could have a book published!

amber1
03-31-2012, 09:40 AM
I just got it in the mail today... Part of me hates that I'm reading a book about a missing person and someone made money off of it, but the other part knows that maybe I'll pick up a clue? Unfortunately, with Jodi, I don't feel she's alive.

I wish that all missing people could have a book published!

I also wish all missing people and children could have a book about them, they deserve it! I also don't feel that Jodi is alive, but I've always thought she was never that far! I want her found so badly, she's local to me, so I have always watched this case.

M86
04-06-2012, 12:21 AM
What an intriguing book! I'm finding out so many things I never knew about her disappearance. Kudos to the reporter for laying it all out there!

I'm about 1/3 of the way through (been buried under homework lately). So far, there is one person who sticks out as a possible suspect (I can't remember if he was labeled a person of interest or an actual suspect). I was really under the impression that the police had nothing at all to work with, but the book kinda proves otherwise. Of course, you can't convict someone on suspicion alone.

M86
04-07-2012, 04:32 AM
I’m almost finished with reading Dead Air. I had an idea, and I don’t believe it would go against WS’s Terms of Service. Would anyone be interested in reading it? I feel it provides a LOT of interesting information on her disappearance. I would be more than happy to send it to someone that is interested. You could send me your address over private message. Then, that person could send it on to someone else after reading it? I’m not 100% if doing so would go against the TOS. That and I can understand being weary of providing your address to a stranger... But like I said, just an idea! If anyone has any thoughts, let me know!

Ozzie
05-05-2012, 08:30 PM
I am about half way finished with 'Dead Air' and so far it is a very good read. I just started training on a first shift job and working 2nd shift at my other job and I have yet to finish but when I do, I will give my opinions or 2cents. In the mean time? What's everyone else's opinions?

amber1
05-07-2012, 01:02 AM
This is next on my list of books to order!

amber1
05-07-2012, 01:04 AM
any interested in forensic astrology (this has nothing to do with "psychics" or "mediums"):
very interesting, one was done for Jodi as to what happened to her, where she is and who did it supposedly, it will post the link and let you read for yourself to decide:)
http://forensicastrology.blogspot.com/2011/08/jodi-huisentruit.html

M86
05-10-2012, 12:39 AM
I am about half way finished with 'Dead Air' and so far it is a very good read. I just started training on a first shift job and working 2nd shift at my other job and I have yet to finish but when I do, I will give my opinions or 2cents. In the mean time? What's everyone else's opinions?

After reading the book, I believe her kidnapper was someone close to her, someone very close to her. There was a lot of "interesting" things going on around Mason City during that time. The author did a great job of bringing it all together.

scriptgirl
05-10-2012, 08:31 AM
What do you mean by "interesting"?

M86
05-11-2012, 12:29 AM
What do you mean by "interesting"?

You'd have to read the book... Sorry... I can't convey it on this forum.

Ozzie
05-11-2012, 08:24 PM
Alright so I finished 'dead air'. I typically do not believe in psychics or in mediums however, the author Beth B.touched upon how a medium believes that there is a possibility that Jodi could have been taken to a reservation park north of Mason City and buried there, idk how much credence I can give to psychics or mediums, just mpo. After reading this book, it still left me confused as to whom abducted Jodi. It could very well be 'cornseed guy' or it could be someone who was infatuated with her, yes, it did seem like 'cornseed guy' was obsessed but from the book there appeared to be more then one man that took a liking to Jodi. Is her abduction related to the death of Billy Pruin? I'm not for sure. I do not believe Jodi was randomly abducted by a stranger, since she was late for work from oversleeping. Either someone was stalking her or someone that was very close to her wanted something more and she did not and he became angry and so forth.

neverletgo
06-26-2012, 07:35 PM
:bump:

Tomorrow is the 17th anniversary of Jodi's disappearance. Where is Jodi? :(

amber1
06-27-2012, 10:58 PM
Remembering Jodi today....if only she could just come home...if she's not with us, we need to lay her to rst and give her a proper burial. Keeping a llight on for her tonight, all other please do the same,.

M86
06-28-2012, 05:16 AM
Remembering Jodi...

I was in the Mason City area (driving back home from Minneapolis) a few weeks ago, took a slight detour, and drove by her apartment, and even parked exactly (where I believe, judging by photos I've seen) where she was abducted. The eerie factor was the highest I've ever experienced. I was only 9 years old when she went missing, but it's just unreal, after reading the book... You get so connected to it.

I explored Mason City a bit. Mason City is exactly as people describe. Quiet, quaint... but almost had a dated feel to it... Like it's sitting in the 70's/80's still (I don't really know how to describe it). That being said, it's your typical Midwestern "city" (Population 28,000 is considered a "city" in the upper Midwest).

The apartment complex (Key Apartments) is small... If I remember right, I believe there are only 3 buildings and 2 small parking lots. There are parks immediately to the west, south, and east; a river is to the south.

My visit to Mason City, and my impressions from it, definitely reaffirm my belief that Jodi knew her abductor well. Having grown up in the Upper Midwest and the feel I got from Mason City, I find it extremely unlikely this was random. Again, the book provides a lot of insight.

Ozzie
06-30-2012, 11:07 AM
What is everyone's take on mediums and psychic's? My personal opinion is, I have never believed in them and I still do not. However, after reading 'Dead Air', it has made me question my belief, but I am still not sold on the idea of psychics playing on the emotional strings of the families of the missing.

brit1981
06-30-2012, 01:19 PM
I do not believe in them, BUT I would not always discount them as I would nto be surprised if some people passed on information they had, but claimed it was some sort of vision rather than admitted they knew something.

was it normal for Jodi to be so late to work. it always struck me as odd that she would be so late on that day. If it had been a stalker waiting for her, they might have thought she was not going to work that day and decided to try another day. i always wondered if she had left at the normal time, and the abductor had taken her back to her flat. Maybe she was normally late, and quite cool about it, but if my boss called me and woke me up to tell me I was nearly two hours late I would be flustered, but she sounded quite calm. Also if I was already so late, I would have a quick five minute shower, grab my stuff and go, but it sounds like Jodi took another three quarters of an hour before she left.

kline
07-01-2012, 06:44 AM
Ive always thought it odd that she was that late on the day she was abducted.
Its hard call for me whether her abductor was among her social circle or a stranger.
Being an attractive TV anchor person im sure she was the focus for many a slightly bent individuals fetid attention.Like any media personality they are a convenient blank screen to project anything on to.
Im reminded of the 1978 attack on Spokane DJ (later to become a TV news personality herself) Shelly Monahan by serial Rapist Kevin Coe.
She didnt know him but he sure knew her.

brit1981
07-01-2012, 05:23 PM
Ive always thought it odd that she was that late on the day she was abducted.
Its hard call for me whether her abductor was among her social circle or a stranger.
Being an attractive TV anchor person im sure she was the focus for many a slightly bent individuals fetid attention.Like any media personality they are a convenient blank screen to project anything on to.
Im reminded of the 1978 attack on Spokane DJ (later to become a TV news personality herself) Shelly Monahan by serial Rapist Kevin Coe.
She didnt know him but he sure knew her.

We had a smilar case in the UK in 1998. A well known TV presenter, Jill Dando, was shot dead at point blank range on her doorstep. No motive was ever found, and it was suspected it was a stalker. Someone was convicted, but later acquited on appeal.

amber1
07-02-2012, 12:07 PM
Here's the most recent entry for Jodi. I never want her to be forgotten-someone knows something!
http://deaniepeters-missingangels.blogspot.com/2012/06/jodi-huisentruit-missing-17-years.html

brit1981
07-03-2012, 05:35 AM
My theories are the following two scenarios
1) It was some one she knew. They had stayed over had a late night, and that is why she was late. When her boss rang, and she had to leave I think an arguement started (maybe because she was going to wor, not taking a sickie who knows). She eventually marche dout with her stuff, and her friend followed her, and in a "don't you walk away from me" type moment grabbed her as she unlocked her car (or perhaps before and she was trying to unlock her car in a panic), and she fell and was knocked unconcious.

or
2) It was a stranger. She went to her car at normal time, and was garbbed by a stalker who maybe dragged her back to her flat. If they were an obsessed stalker they might have wanted to see her home. She stayed there rather than keep struggling trying to talk the person round, trying to calm them, and when her boss called she just made an excuse rather than enraging the stalker by calling for help. Perhaps the staler then said he would let her go, and lied to her, and bundled her into a van outside, which is when a scream was heard.

I am probably wrong, so who knows. I do think the fact she was so late was significant. I also think the fact she was only heard to scream once (is that correct), is significant. It says to me she was either rendered unconcious quickly, or someone managed to calm her down, or she was bundled into a vehicle quickly (but as there were drag marks I do not believe she was concious when put into the vehicle)

M86
07-03-2012, 07:24 AM
What is everyone's take on mediums and psychic's? My personal opinion is, I have never believed in them and I still do not. However, after reading 'Dead Air', it has made me question my belief, but I am still not sold on the idea of psychics playing on the emotional strings of the families of the missing.


I do not believe in them, BUT I would not always discount them as I would nto be surprised if some people passed on information they had, but claimed it was some sort of vision rather than admitted they knew something.

was it normal for Jodi to be so late to work. it always struck me as odd that she would be so late on that day. If it had been a stalker waiting for her, they might have thought she was not going to work that day and decided to try another day. i always wondered if she had left at the normal time, and the abductor had taken her back to her flat. Maybe she was normally late, and quite cool about it, but if my boss called me and woke me up to tell me I was nearly two hours late I would be flustered, but she sounded quite calm. Also if I was already so late, I would have a quick five minute shower, grab my stuff and go, but it sounds like Jodi took another three quarters of an hour before she left.


My theories are the following two scenarios
1) It was some one she knew. They had stayed over had a late night, and that is why she was later. When her boss wrong, and she had to leave I think an arguement started (maybe because she was going to wor, not taking a sickie who knows). She eventually marche dout with her stuff, and her friend followed her, and in a "don't you wal away from me" grabbed her as she unlocked her car (or perhaps before and she was trying to unlock her car in a panic), and she fell and was knocked unconcious.

or
2) It was a stranger. She went to her car at normal time, and was garbbed by a stalker who maybe dragged her back to her flat. If they were an obsessed stalker they might have wanted to see her home. She stayed there rather than keep struggling trying to talk the person round, trying to calm them, and when her boss called she just made an excuse rather than enraging the stalker by calling for help. Perhaps the staler then said he would let her go, and lied to her, and bundled her into a van outside, which is when a scream was heard.

I am probably wrong, so who knows. I do think the fact she was so late was significant. I also think the fact she was only heard to scream once (is that correct), is significant. It says to me she was either rendered unconcious quickly, or someone managed to calm her down, or she was bundled into a vehicle quickly (but as there were drag marks I do not believe she was concious when put into the vehicle)

Knowing the Midwest, and knowing small town-Midwest, and having been to Mason City... It wasn't a stranger. I can say that with 90% confidence. It was someone she knew.

Essbee
08-29-2012, 01:10 AM
Sorry if this is old news. I have read a fair bit about the Huisentruit case over the years and I have never seen this info before.

I was reading about another case in another forum here. One of the cases in the Unidentified Forum mentions the case of Renee Marie Williams of Missouri. Williams' remains have never been found, but she is presumed dead and her death was attributed to a man named Christopher E. Revak, age 36. Revak killed himself shortly after the arrest while in police custody. He is suspected to be a serial killer with ties to Wisconsin, Iowa, and Missouri. Anyway, police suspect him in other deaths, but have not said which cases.

I googled his name and found the following. [Mods, please let me know if I am not supposed to post links.]

http://crimesceneinvestigations.blogspot.com/2009_08_01_archive.html

On that page, it is mentioned that Revak's first wife lived in Mason City at some point.
Then it mentions a connection to this case.

Paraphrasing, on the night before her disappearance, Jodi Huisentruit went to 510 6th St. #2 in Mason City -- home of a friend John VanSice -- and watched a videotape. Apparently, at some point, Jennifer Beamish-Revak (Revak's first wife) lived in the other unit in this duplex. it is NOT confirmed whether she lived there in June 1995. however, if she did, is it possible that Huisentruit met Revak that night (outside or whatever)? He would have been about 23 years old in 1995. He was a good looking guy.

I wonder whether police have investigated this possibility.

edit to remove some copied material

amber1
08-31-2012, 11:21 AM
Thank you for posting that! If true, it would certainly make sense of her possibly being taken back to her room or she may have even met the perp in the apartment or her room. I have always wondered if she was taken from the parking lot and forced in a car or if something more happened at that apartment complex...

Markybug
01-20-2013, 12:04 PM
Bumping this up.




Mark.

Coffeelover
01-20-2013, 03:15 PM
I also wonder if she had a man stay overnight and that is why she was running late. Then they had an argument and he either did something in the apartment and staged the scene at the car or followed her downstairs and really did do something beside the car. But my intuition is saying that this person was with her at the apartment.

amber1
01-20-2013, 03:35 PM
CoffeeLover,
I agree, I think maybe everyone has been looking at this all wrong because lots of people feel she was taken by a stranger in the parking lot. But what if things actually took place in her apartment?

neverletgo
01-20-2013, 03:38 PM
I'm looking forward to finally seeing Jodi's case profiled on ID's Disappeared on the 28th!


January 28, 2013: "Breaking News" (9:00 pm ET)

Mid-western TV news anchor Jodi Huisentruit fails to show up to work one morning and police are called to a disturbing scene at her apartment complex. An investigation into her disappearance uncovers troubling details that has a small community on guard.

http://investigation.discovery.com/tv-shows/disappeared/tv-schedule.htm

amber1
01-20-2013, 03:45 PM
Of this month?! I need to mark my calendar! DO you have the website link w/ further info?

MaryLiz
01-22-2013, 10:28 PM
I just watched a little teaser video of the upcoming episode of Disappeared about Jodi at the link below. I'm really looking forward to next Monday's episode about her.

http://investigation.discovery.com/tv-shows/disappeared/tv-schedule.htm

MaryLiz
01-23-2013, 04:00 PM
I'm looking forward to finally seeing Jodi's case profiled on ID's Disappeared on the 28th!



http://investigation.discovery.com/tv-shows/disappeared/tv-schedule.htm


neverletgo, I was in such a hurry when I posted that link, I didn't even notice you had already posted it when I thanked you for your post! Sorry about that.