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Iowa television news anchor Jodi Huisentruit has been missing since June 27, 1995. The Long Prairie, Minnesota native is believed to have been abducted from the parking lot of her Mason City apartment complex between 4:00-4:30 on that early summer morning. She never showed up for work and has been missing ever since that day 25 years ago., Inc. was developed in 2003 when former Television News Director Gary Peterson and News Anchor Josh Benson worked together near Mason City. They saw an opportunity to work on one of the biggest missing person cases in the Midwest: the disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit. is a not-for-profit effort which has grown into strong team of professionals in recent years. This is the official podcast. Our mission is to raise awareness for Jodi's case in the hopes of one day finding answers for her family.

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11 Episodes
Was popular television news anchor Jodi Huisentruit stalked prior to her disappearance in 1995? On this episode, FindJodi team members Caroline Lowe and Scott Fuller explore what is known about a stalking element in Jodi's case.Thank you for listening to the FindJodi podcast.If you lived in Mason City, Iowa in 1990s and experienced being followed by a vehicle, or anything else familiar to Jodi's story, we'd like to hear from you. You can contact the team anonymously at
John Vansice

John Vansice


John Vansice was a friend of Jodi Huisentruit's who spent some of the previous days with the missing TV anchorwoman before she disappeared on June 27, 1995.The former Mason City, Iowa seed salesman was 22 years older than Jodi and his name is often discussed in her case.Vansice told police that he showed Jodi a videotape at his home the night before she disappeared.But what evidence, if any, supports his possible involvement in her abduction?Thank you for listening to the FindJodi podcast, and keep those emails with questions, comments, and theories coming:
A “48 Hours” episode last month raised questions about whether a Manchester, Iowa man convicted in February of murdering 18-year-old Michelle Martinko in Cedar Rapids 40 years ago might also be connected to the abduction of news anchor Jodi Huisentruit in 1995.In this episode of the podcast, FindJodi team member Caroline Lowe interviews the lead detective on the Martinko case about the possibility of a link, and what might be done in the Huisentruit investigation to finally close that cold case as well.Find more information from this episode here:
Q&A Episode #1

Q&A Episode #1


Our latest podcast focuses on questions from listeners and readers who have reached out to our FindJodi team.Among the questions answered in this update episode:- Do police have DNA in Jodi’s case?- Why is the John Vansice search warrant re-sealed each year?- What’s the significance of the white van and/or white truck in the case?- Did FindJodi ever learn who was responsible for the billboard vandalization, and did that have anything to do with the case?- Is there any known drug connection to Jodi’s disappearance? (and several more…)We always see an uptick in questions on our Facebook page or website after Jodi’s case has been in the news or a network story airs.Occasionally, we get questions that bring up fresh avenues for us to pursue.To help provide answers, we will continue responding to your questions in future episode of our podcasts as well.We will do our best to give you the most accurate information available to us.Keep sending us questions which we will respond to in future podcasts. You can contact the team here:
Jodi's Mazda Miata

Jodi's Mazda Miata


One of the most unforgettable images from the crime scene at Jodi Huisentruit's abduction site is her red 1991 Miata Mazda convertible being processed by investigators, then towed away from her Mason City, IA, apartment complex.Some media reports and online crime forums speculated that the way Jodi acquired the car might somehow be tied to the abduction, or that the car might have been a gift.Here is what the FindJodi team has learned about Jodi's car so far.
Our latest podcast episode reveals what FindJodi has learned about the death of Billy Pruin in 1995.Pruin died in his rural Mason City, Iowa home from a gunshot wound three months before Jodi disappeared. There has been a long-rumored possible connection between the two incidents 25 years ago.Was his death really a suicide?Thank you for listening to the FindJodi podcast, and keep those emails with questions, comments, and theories coming! The team email is FindJodi is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. Any financial contributions you can make towards our effort would be greatly appreciated:
There are plenty of theories about what happened to Jodi Huisentruit on June 27, 1995 as she was leaving her apartment complex in Mason City, Iowa.One of those theories deals with a prisoner on death row who is set to be executed tomorrow (Friday July 17, 2020).Dustin Honken is a federal inmate in Indiana. Some believe that Honken may have been involved in Jodi’s disappearance, or at least may have some knowledge of what happened to her.Over the years, the FindJodi team has spent significant time investigating this theory. This episode covers what we’ve been able to learn about it.Thank you for listening to the FindJodi podcast, and keep those emails with questions, comments, and theories coming! The team email is FindJodi is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. Any financial contributions you can make towards our effort would be greatly appreciated:
Today is the 25th anniversary of Jodi Huisentruit's disappearance.In this episode, FindJodi team members Josh Benson, Tara Manis Benson, Caroline Lowe, Jay Alberio, and Scott Fuller discuss Jodi's abduction in 1995 and reflect on their investigation into the case since was founded in 2003.Submit an anonymous tip online here: you would like to leave an anonymous tip via phone, please call (970) 458-JODIYou may also direct your leads directly to law enforcement at:Mason City Police DepartmentPhone: (641) 421-3636Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI)Phone: (515) 725-6010Email: is a not-for-profit organization. Any financial support you are able to provide is appreciated. You can donate securely online here:
In Episode 2, our team focuses on the scope of the investigation and what police have revealed publicly about Jodi's unsolved case.We also drill down on some of the false and contradictory information that has been reported over the years.One of the biggest misconceptions in the case is reports of blood evidence found at the crime scene at the Key Apartments parking lot in Mason City, Iowa, where Jodi was abducted on her way to anchor the morning news at KIMT-TV on June 27, 1995.Our team also discusses one of the more bizarre twists in this 25-year-old case: the mailing of a copy of Jodi's personal journal to the local newspaper.Have questions about Jodi's case you'd like answers on a future episode? Email them to:
The Timeline

The Timeline

2020-06-0534:41 begins our new podcast series focused on the timeline involved in Iowa news anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit’s unsolved disappearance.We retraced Jodi’s activities in the 24-48 hours before she was abducted in her apartment parking lot on her way to anchor the morning news at KIMT-TV in Mason City on June 27, 1995.The 27-year-old Long Prairie, Minnesota native joined the small CBS-affiliate in northern Iowa in 1993.By June of 1995, Jodi was actively looking to move on to a much bigger television market.Our FindJodi team compiled the timeline after interviewing people who were close personally and professionally to Jodi, by reviewing extensive news media coverage of the investigation, obtaining some police reports and by doing interviews over the years with Mason City investigators.We have also talked with many residents who lived at Jodi’s apartment complex and with people who were with Jodi at the Chamber of Commerce golf tournament just hours before she was abducted.
The unsolved disappearance of an Iowa TV news anchor 25 years ago remains one of the Midwest's most enduring mysteries.Jodi Huisentruit never arrived at work on the morning of June 27, 1995. No arrests have been made and the case has gone cold.In this new podcast, the volunteer team of investigators and reporters at will share their discoveries, discuss the case, and raise awareness in the hopes of one day finding answers for Jodi's family.Please subscribe and share. The first full-length episode will be released on June 5th.
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Shantrell Royster

I love this podcast very good so far. also I love the background music.

Feb 19th
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