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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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4 Episodes
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

2020-06-0534:47 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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