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Reflecting on 27 Years

Reflecting on 27 Years

2022-07-0530:31

In our effort to help find answers in the 1995 disappearance of Iowa television news anchor Jodi Huisentruit, keeping her case visible and not forgotten is a key focus of FindJodi.We are grateful for the recent coverage by local, regional and national news media of our memorial gathering on June 27th at KIMT-TV in Mason City, IA.It was 27 years ago on that day that Jodi was abducted outside her apartment on her way to anchor the morning news at KIMT.In the latest FindJodi Podcast episode, team members Scott Fuller and Caroline Lowe share reflections about the event, and the status of the case 27 years after Jodi's disappearance.Special thanks to KAAL-TV for providing the event audio used in this episode.If you have information about Jodi’s case, you can reach the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636. Or you can share information with the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) at (515) 725-6010 or via email at dciinfo@dps.state.ia.us.You can also reach us anonymously at FindJodi: (970) 458-JODI (5634) or via email: Team@FindJodi.com
The FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit provides law enforcement across the country with insight and analysis as to what traits and characteristics an unknown violent offender might be.On this episode of the FindJodi podcast, FindJodi Team Members Caroline Lowe and Scott Fuller interview retired profiler Julia Cowley, a 22-year veteran of the FBI who worked at the BAU from 2009 to 2021.If you have any information on Jodi’s case, call the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636 or the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) at (515) 725-6036.You can also reach us anonymously at FindJodi: (970) 458-JODI or via email at Team@FindJodi.com
From 1973 to 1986, an unknown rapist and murderer was terrorizing northern California.Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. was arrested in 2016, having finally been identified as the so-called Golden State Killer.DeAngelo committed at least 13 murders, 50 rapes, and 120 burglaries. He was uncaught for decades until being arrested at his home.In 2020 DeAngelo was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.One of the FBI profilers who worked the case was Julia Cowley.If you have any information on Jodi’s case, call the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636 or the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) at (515) 725-6036.You can also reach us anonymously at FindJodi: (970) 458-JODI or via email at Team@FindJodi.com
The abduction of Jodi Huisentruit on June 27, 1995 occurred in the parking lot of her apartment complex, according to all available evidence. But questions have persisted about the INSIDE of Jodi's apartment.On this episode, FindJodi team members Caroline Lowe and Scott Fuller discuss what might be learned from Jodi's life, and abduction, from what is known about her apartment unit.If you have any information on Jodi's case, call the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636 or the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) at (515) 725-6036.You can also reach us anonymously at FindJodi: (970) 458-JODI or via email at Team@FindJodi.com
27 Facts

27 Facts

2022-01-2201:01:361

June 27, 2022 would represent 27 years since KIMT-TV anchor Jodi Huisentruit was abducted from her apartment complex in Mason City, Iowa.Her case remains open and unsolved. Her family and friends are still seeking answers.On this episode of the FindJodi Podcast, Caroline Lowe revisits a previous web post and provides an in-depth overview of the case.If you have information about Jodi’s case, you can reach the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636. Or you can share information with the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) at (515) 725-6010 or via email at dciinfo@dps.state.ia.us.You can also reach us anonymously at FindJodi: (970) 458-JODI (5634) or via email: Team@FindJodi.com
According to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons (NamUS) database, more than 600,000 persons of all ages go missing every year,On this episode of the FindJodi Podcast you'll hear a team discussion of missing person cases as an overall topic.Why do some of these cases receive national media attention, while others receive none at all? What can families and loved ones of the missing do to maximize media coverage?What can be done to improve the systems involved in these investigations?If you have information about Jodi’s case, you can reach the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636. Or you can share information with the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) at (515) 725-6010 or via email at dciinfo@dps.state.ia.us.You can also reach us anonymously at FindJodi: (970) 458-JODI (5634) or via email: Team@FindJodi.com
Brian Mastre

Brian Mastre

2021-11-1134:09

Just hours after Jodi Huisentruit was abducted on her way to anchor the morning news at KIMT-TV in Mason City, IA on June 27, 1995, her colleague Brian Mastre had the difficult job of delivering the news to their viewers that Jodi was missing.In this episode of the FindJodi podcast, Brian reflected on the challenges of working in the KIMT newsroom back in the summer of 1995, reporting on a horrific crime that happened to a young colleague. He also shared his thoughts about the high-profile case that remains unsolved more than 26 years after his first report.
In this episode of the podcast, former federal prosecutor Tad DiBiase talks about the challenges investigating and trying murder cases in court when the victim’s body is missing.DiBiase has tracked over 500 no-body cases and has written a book and created a website on the topic. He also works as an unpaid consultant to law enforcement agencies on no-body investigations.In the FindJodi podcast interview, DiBiase shares his insight into several investigative steps taken in Jodi Huisentruit’s case. These steps include the convening of two federal grand juries, two decades apart, and the continued sealing of GPS search warrants obtained by Mason City police in 2017.DiBiase, who successfully prosecuted a murder case without a body, also reveals what he thinks it will take to finally solve Jodi’s case.www.nobodycases.com
Members of the FindJodi team were recently in Mason City, and on this episode of the FindJodi podcast, team members Scott Fuller and Caroline Lowe share their impressions of the Key Apartments, where news anchor Jodi Huisentruit was abducted on June 27, 1995.
Two Parking Lots

Two Parking Lots

2021-09-1636:36

Jodi Huisentruit was living on the top floor of Building C of the Key Apartments in Mason City, Iowa, when she was attacked and abducted in the parking lot at about 4:30 AM on June 27, 1995.The KIMT-TV anchor had lived there for about 18 months.Jodi was running late for work that day, and it’s believed that Jodi’s abductor may have been waiting for her in the parking lot, due to the short distance between the entrance to Jodi’s building and her car – just 10 to 12 steps.The Key Apartments complex has three residential buildings and two parking lots.On this episode of the FindJodi podcast, the team shares witness accounts we’ve gathered from other residents of the complex in 1995, which might shed some light on what happened to Jodi before sunrise 26 years ago.Anyone with information about Jodi’s case can reach out to the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636. Information can also be provided to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations at (515) 725-6010 or dciinfo@dps.state.ia.us.You can also email us: team@findjodi.comSEE ALSO: Map and diagram of the south parking lot, next to Building Cwww.findjodi.com/the-white-van/Special thanks to Heather Wright (Nature vs. Narcissism, Status: Pending, and Ohio 88 podcasts) for her VoiceOver work in this episode.
Q&A Episode #3

Q&A Episode #3

2021-08-2645:59

In our latest Q&A podcast episode, FindJodi co-founder Josh Benson and team members Caroline Lowe and Scott Fuller answer your questions about our efforts and Jodi's case.
Tammy Baker

Tammy Baker

2021-08-1121:05

Jodi's friend, Tammy Baker, spent the two weekends prior to Jodi's disappearance with her in Iowa City and Mason City.
Robin Wolfram

Robin Wolfram

2021-07-2929:45

Prior to Jodi Huisentruit’s disappearance on June 27, 1995, she had become close friends with fellow KIMT-TV anchor Robin Wolfram.On this episode of the FindJodi Podcast, Robin shares her recollections of Jodi.She also relives the day that her friend went missing, and recalls what it’s been like to not have answers in Jodi’s case for 26 years since.Anyone with information about Jodi’s case can reach out to the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636. Information can also be provided to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations at (515) 725-6010 or dciinfo@dps.state.ia.us.
Jodi's News Director

Jodi's News Director

2021-07-1524:20

As News Director at KIMT-TV in Mason City, Doug Merbach hired Jodi Huisentruit in 1993.In Jodi, Doug says he saw a warm and bubbly news anchor who was right at home in the Midwest. During her time at KIMT, Jodi became a popular morning and mid-day news anchor for the station.Until she mysteriously disappeared on June 27, 1995.On the latest episode of the FindJodi Podcast, Doug Merbach shares his recollections of his time with Jodi.Anyone with information about Jodi’s case can reach out to the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636. Information can also be provided to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations at (515) 725-6010 or dciinfo@dps.state.ia.us.
26 years ago today, on June 27, 1995, television news anchor Jodi Huisentruit was abducted from the parking lot of her apartment complex in Mason City, Iowa.Nobody has ever been arrested in Jodi's case, and it remains an open investigation today.On this episode of the podcast, the entire FindJodi team: Josh Benson, Tara Manis-Benson, Caroline Lowe, Jay Alberio, and Scott Fuller reflect on the past year - and 26 years - of covering and advocating for the Jodi Huisentruit case.Anyone with information about Jodi’s case can reach out to the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636. Information can also be provided to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations at (515) 725-6010 or dciinfo@dps.state.ia.us.You can anonymously contact the FindJodi team here: www.findjodi.com/anonymous-submission
Amy Kuns

Amy Kuns

2021-06-1734:45

When television news anchor Jodi Huisentruit failed to arrive at work on June 27, 1995, the first people to notice something was wrong were her colleagues.On this episode of the FindJodi podcast, former KIMT-TV producer and reporter Amy Kuns is interviewed by team members Caroline Lowe and Scott Fuller.Amy was the last know person to speak with Jodi.
One of Jodi's neighbors in Building C, a man named John O'Meara, joins us on this episode of the podcast.O'Meara's apartment on the ground floor was one of the units nearest the site where authorities believe Jodi was attacked on her way to work that morning.Anyone with information about Jodi’s case can reach out to the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636. Information can also be provided to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations at (515) 725-6010 or dciinfo@dps.state.ia.us.You can anonymously contact the FindJodi team here: www.findjodi.com/anonymous-submission
The White Van

The White Van

2021-05-2031:36

A white van has been referenced in connection with Jodi Huisentruit's disappearance countless times since she was taken from the parking lot of her apartment complex on June 27, 1995.The van is mentioned in the timeline so often it’s practically become a fact of the case. As one of Jodi’s co-workers said 10 years after she vanished: “white vans still trigger something in my head.”But the truth is, we don’t know for sure what Jodi’s abductor(s) drove that morning.Anyone with information about Jodi’s case can reach out to the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636. Information can also be provided to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations at (515) 725-6010 or dciinfo@dps.state.ia.us.
Karen Fuller shares several coincidences with missing television news anchor Jodi Huisentruit, who disappeared on her way to work at KIMT-TV in Mason City, Iowa on June 27, 1995.Fuller now works for KGAN in Cedar Rapids, where Jodi had previously worked. She also trained Jodi as her replacement when Huisentruit took her Mason City job.On this episode of the FindJodi Podcast, Karen Fuller recounts her professional and personal memories of Jodi, including visiting Jodi in the same apartment complex that would be a crime scene following her abduction.Anyone with information about Jodi’s case can reach out to the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636. Information can also be provided to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations at (515) 725-6010 or dciinfo@dps.state.ia.us.You can anonymously contact the FindJodi team here:https://www.findjodi.com/anonymous-submission/
Thomas Gary Corscadden

Thomas Gary Corscadden

2021-04-2029:15

In 2004, convicted sex offender Thomas Corscadden was questioned by police in connection with television news anchor Jodi Huisentruit's disappearance from Mason City, Iowa in 1995.In the most recent episode of the FindJodi podcast, Corscadden's daughter Allysha makes her first public comments about her father.She and other family members continue to believe he may have had some involvement in Jodi's abduction.Anyone with information about Jodi’s case can reach out to the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636. Information can also be provided to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations at (515) 725-6010 or dciinfo@dps.state.ia.us.You can anonymously contact the FindJodi team here:https://www.findjodi.com/anonymous-submission/
Comments (4)

Golden boy

Didn’t the tv studio have any security

Jun 10th
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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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