Discussion in '1990's Missing' started by blueclouds, Feb 22, 2004.
So do I, because I have no clue.
That lake has been mentioned several times on here. What other ties did Jodi have to that area? Did she know someone who worked at that university?
Coralville reservoir is in the Iowa City area, where the U of I is located. Jodi's first broadcasting job was as the Iowa City bureau chief for a Cedar Rapids-based station, KGAN. So she knew Iowa City and obviously would circa 1995 still have had friends and acquaintances there....
Jodi Sue Huisentruit
Missing since June 27, 1995 from Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: June 5, 1968
Age at Time of Disappearance: 27 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'3"-5'4"; 110-120 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair; brown eyes.
Circumstances of Disappearance
Jodi Huisentruit, an anchor at KIMT television station in Mason City, Iowa, disappeared from outside her apartment as she left for work
at approximately 4:00 on June 27, 1995. Initially a missing person case, Huisentruit's disappearance was soon classified an abduction. When investigators arrived at her apartment complex they found her red Miata convertible in the parking lot. A pair of red women's dress shoes, a blow dryer, bottle of hair spray, car keys and earrings were scattered beside the car. The key was found bent and out of the door lock. Witnesses indicate that they heard screams at 4 o'clock that morning. Investigators are looking for a white mid 1980s Ford Econoline van. Foul play is suspected.
Huisentruit grew up in Long Prairie, Minnesota, where she was active in sports, excelling in golf. She earned her bachelors degree in 1990 from St. Cloud State University with a double major in TV Broadcasting and Speech Communication. Huisentruit worked for Northwest Airlines immediately after graduation, followed by a broadcasting position at KGAN-TV Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She then returned to Minnesota for a position at KSAX-TV in Alexandria, before joining KIMT-TV in Mason City.
The Jodi's Hope Fund has been established to help youngsters in Long Prairie, Minnesota — where Jodi Huisentruit grew up — develop their writing and speaking skills. To learn more about the fund and how to contribute, go to www.jodishopefund.com.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Mason City Police Department
Iowa Missing Persons Clearinghouse
NCIC Number: M-844559811
Iowa Missing Persons Clearinghouse
Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Office
The Doe Network: Case File 1326DFIA
Sorry for taking such a long time to get back to you. Just wanted to let you know I've made some progress on the diagram. Here it is in it's current state (20 mins of work - just information from Jodi Huisentruit - Wikipedia added). I'll try to improve it over the weekend and (hopefully - please don't hold me to it!) finalise it by Sunday evening:
(You may note that the diagram looks different - that is because I am trying another diagram software)
I'd appreciate any feedback!
Here's the updated version with today's work (still incomplete). I am quite proud of it myself, though it is a bit wild and will need to be organised:
As always, any thoughts/input appreciated!
For what it is worth, I think the birthday party was held not at home but at a local rest/bar known as The Other Place.
Nicely done, thanks for that easy -on-the-eyes diagram!
This is so excellent. It will be helpful to those who are new to this case. If you read about the Iowa man who is suppose to be executed on January 15, you may want to add him as a person of interest. Your work on this is greatly appreciated.
Was that bar located right in Mason City?
'The Other Place' bar in Mason City closes for good • Find Jodi Huisentruit
Ah thank you very much! I didn't find any mention of where it was so I assumed (not good) it was at his house. I'll change that now.
Thanks for the great feedback and information! I will look up the Iowa man too - I didn't find any mention of him in the articles I have read up to now. Do you happen to know of a good article detailing his possible involvement?
Just noting that there is a short thread concerning D. Honken.
GUILTY - IA - Three adults, 2 children found in shallow graves, Mason City, 1993 *Killer to be Executed*
Dustin Honken and Angela Johnson timeline • Find Jodi Huisentruit
"This episode discusses some peoples theories that Jodi was investigating a story about drugs and may have gotten mixed up with the wrong people by accident, or trouble came to find her. Also, we focus on Dustin Honken, a Mason City drug kingpin at the time, now serving a life sentence for several murders. (11/2004)"
I'll add any information from the video into my diagram and hopefully post an update later today. Thanks again!
Today's update - I think I've included all (significant in the case) people. Still quite happy with how it's coming along, and I think it's displaying the information nicely.
Still many more details to add - alibis, better reconstruction of events, ect. (more I haven't thought of yet).
Looks great- thank you!
This is interesting. Read this link from 2015 and note the statement from MCPD that they never overlook any leads, including psychic leads: Case remains open 20 years after Jodi Huisentruit disappeared - Radio Iowa
And then read the 2016 story of a State representative's experience with real, non-psychic leads that are being ignored by MCPD. Kooiker: Disappearance of Huisentruit remains troubling
And then check this article out that posted this week. Mason City revises psychic ordinance with long history.
If the MCPD would have put as much energy into this case as they are doing undoing a silly psychic ordinance, this case would have been solved by now. And nothing will change until the Media becomes angered by the inaction and starts pressuring MCPD to come clean about how it's handled this case.
Also, NOT including any statements by former MCPD officers, does anyone still see it possible that Jodi's abductor also killed Gerald Best?