IA IA - Jodi Huisentruit, 27, Mason City, 27 June 1995 - Anchorwoman

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  1. User4243

    User4243 Active Member

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    Tippy Lynn you are correct, and as Steve Ridge points out in this article which is linked to the previous post, there is a difference between naming the boat verbally, and "painted on the side".
     
  2. User4243

    User4243 Active Member

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    Yes, I hope he sues also and he can put members of the MCPD under oath and they can explain why they settled a case for $95,000 when the City had probably met their deductible at that point. The City of Mason City appears to not want the rocks turned over in this case very badly.

    Check out this link.
    Fired officer, Mason City, settle federal lawsuit for $95,000 (November 9, 2012)
    https://globegazette.com/news/local/fired-officer-mason-city-settle-federal-lawsuit-for/article_0355e4f8-2ac5-11e2-8093-0019bb2963f4.html
     
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  3. Tippy Lynn

    Tippy Lynn Well-Known Member

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    You are correct, there’s a difference between JV verbally naming his boat after her and painting her name on the boat, but IMO it’s still creepy. JV said and did a lot of things that were creepy and odd.
    jmo
     
  4. User4243

    User4243 Active Member

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    Agreed, and Van Sice's behavior makes it easy for MCPD to ignore other leads, while begging at the same time for people to send them leads. Case in point: See this article from May 30, 2015: Cold case heats up
     
  5. Tippy Lynn

    Tippy Lynn Well-Known Member

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    And there's this......

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

    Further, she alleges police officials may be covering up what really happened by their failure to follow up on leads she has provided.

    Maria Ohl, who was terminated from the police department last month, made the accusations while speaking to the media after a Civil Service Commission meeting at City Hall Thursday.

    Former Mason City officer says police may have taken Jodi Huisentruit
     
  6. crhedBngr

    crhedBngr Well-Known Member

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    Looks like bruises and abrasions.

    Just ordered "Dead Air"; can't wait to read it!
     
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    from page 18 of Dead Air: ..."One of Jodi's neighbors reported that it was not uncommon to see Vansice sitting in his car in the parking lot outside Jodi's apartment building in the middle of the night"....
     
  8. crhedBngr

    crhedBngr Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I saw that on Page 18 as well. IDK. I still think JV is the most likely perp . . . JMVHO.
     
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    Thanks for reposting this. Or at least I believe it was posted before. I had read this and forgot about it. VERY strange reaction, or lack thereof, by the Mason City PD.
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    :eek:
    "Generally, I would not describe myself as a person who is untrusting, but I have this gut feeling that something is being covered up in Mason City."
     
  13. Tippy Lynn

    Tippy Lynn Well-Known Member

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    Agreed.
     
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  14. JnRyan

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    It does look suspicious. I could almost say I am suspicious because the Mason City PD is 'not cooperating.'
     
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  15. Cincinnati Kid

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    Has the Iowa attorney general's office ever gotten involved with this case? You would think after 24 years, someone besides Mason City officials had a hand in this matter.
     
  16. Tippy Lynn

    Tippy Lynn Well-Known Member

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    The Iowa attorney general's office isn't mentioned on Wikipedia:
    Jodi Huisentruit - Wikipedia

    The FBI, the Mason City Police Department, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and MAIS's investigators are all still actively working on Huisentruit's disappearance and the television show Nancy Grace: America's Missing spotlighted her case on February 23, 2011, and again on December 6, 2013. [22][23]

    In May 2015, all 100 members of the Iowa State House of Representatives signed a letter asking for the City of Mason City to declare June 27, 2015, as Jodi Huisentruit Day in honor of her memory and that of all victims in unsolved cases.

    In December 2016, retiring Iowa State Representative John Kooiker of Sioux County, Iowa, described his experience with the case as a member of the Iowa State House Public Safety Committee and suggested a cover-up by Mason City officials. His opinion piece was published in The N'West Iowa Review.[24]

    In March 2017, a search warrant was executed against person of interest John Vansice seeking GPS data for two of his vehicles. [25]

    As of 2019, Huisentruit has not been found, neither have remains ever been identified as hers.
     
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    Wow. That any local officials think they don’t have to answer to a legislator is unbelievable to me and certainly lends credence to ineptitude, if not something more sinister.
     
  18. OnlyFacts

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    Jodi Sue Huisentruit (born June 5, 1968 – declared legally dead May 2001) was a television news anchor for KIMT, based in Mason City, Iowa, in the United States. She went missing in the early morning hours of June 27, 1995, soon after telling a colleague that she was on her way to work. As there were signs of a struggle outside her apartment, she is believed to have been abducted, but extensive investigations have failed to uncover any clues to her disappearance.

    On the day before she disappeared, Huisentruit participated in a golf tournament and, according to Mason City resident John Vansice, she went to his home to view a video tape of the birthday party that he had arranged for her earlier in the month.[4]

    At about 4:00 am on Tuesday, June 27, 1995, KIMT producer Amy Kuns noted that Huisentruit had failed to report to work as scheduled, so she called Huisentruit's apartment. Huisentruit answered the telephone, explained that she had overslept, and said she was preparing to leave for the station. By 6:00 am, however, she had still not arrived, and Kuns filled in for her on the morning show Daybreak. At about 7:00 am, KIMT staff called the Mason City police.[5]

    When police arrived at Huisentruit's apartment they found her red Mazda Miata in the parking lot, as well as evidence suggesting there had been a struggle near that car. Among other evidence, Huisentruit's personal items, including a bent car key,[6] were found strewn about the area and police reported recovering an unidentified palm print from her car.[7][8] (Wikipedia)
     
  19. OnlyFacts

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    They haven't solved this case in 24 years. They have an interesting POI but never made an arrest.

    48 Hours and the other crime shows have done investigations, still nothing.

    WWW.findjodi.com
     
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    Hey everyone, my name is Tyler Brunner and I'm currently working on a podcast that talks in length about the Jodi Huisentruit case. My family lives in Riceville, which is about an hour from Mason City, and my mother remembers the case vividly. Is there anyone that would know anyone that was apart of the case in 1995 or has any ties to investigators, homicide caseworkers, or anyone of the like? Thanks and I hope to find some items here to use in my podcast!
     

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