Jodi Huisentruit, the missing news anchor almost 11 years from CBS affiliate KIMT in Mason City, Iowa may have finally been found. The suspicions of an Iowa farmer, Duane Arnold, may lead to the discovery of Jodi Huisentruit’s remains.
Police have wondered what happened to Jodi Huisentruit, who worked for CBS affiliate KIMT in Mason City, Iowa, since she did not show up for work on June 27, 1995. They have pursued several leads, but a breakthrough in the investigation has been elusive.
They hope an Iowa farmer will be able to give them new clues in the search. Duane Arnold owns a cabin near Eagle Lake, Iowa, and 10 years ago, he said, he reported seeing what he believed was a grave near his cabin. Investigators found nothing, but Arnold remained convinced they had dug in the wrong area.
“I really, truly believe she’s right there somewhere,” Arnold said. “I gotta know. I gotta know. It’s just eating me up, lost a lot of sleep. You can’t get it out of your mind.” (ABC News)
This past April, Duane Arnold paid an engineering firm with ground penetrating radar to survey the land around his cabin.
Using radar, the firm said that it had found something that could be a body. Jared Lampe, spokesman for National Ground Penetrating Radar Services Inc., said the area looked like a grave site.
For those not completely familiar with this nearly 11 year old case. It is believed that Jodi Huisentruit was was abducted from the parking lot of her apartment complex in the Key Apartments about 4:30 a.m. on June 27th, 1995. She has never been found.
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After 10 years, no arrests
“Just help, help. That’s basically all I heard,” said Keith Walsh. According to police records, at least five neighbors heard those cries for help. Two people described the cry as not a horrified scream, but one of surprise. Yet no one called police.
“I just thought it was somebody playing in the park,” said Betty Walsh.
Police went to check on Jodi around 7 a.m., after she failed to show up for her morning anchor job at KIMT-TV in Iowa.
They found her personal things scattered around the parking lot by her car.
The police originally questioned John Vansice, the last person to see Jodi Huisentruit. Although Vansice’s story seemed a bit obsessive and strange; however, authorities could never link him to the disappearance.
One of the first people police questioned was John Vansice, the last person to see Jodi. She had stopped by his house the night before to see a videotape of a surprise birthday party he had thrown for her.
“I even named my boat after her just because she’s Jodi. She’s been such a big part of my life lately and she just makes me feel so good,” Vansice said. Police files help create a time-line of Vansice’s whereabouts. One woman told investigators Vansice was supposed to meet her at 6 a.m. for their daily walk, but was running late.
Records show an hour later, about 7 a.m., Vansice met another friend at a gas station, and told him, “Jodi is gone.” When the friend asked what he meant, Vansice told him she didn’t show up for work.
That conversation took place at roughly the same time police arrived at the scene. Vansice and his friend went to look for Jodi at her apartment. When the landlord asked what he was doing there, records show Vansice replied, “I’m looking for Jodi” and said he wanted to see what time they were going water-skiing that day. (KSTP-TV)
Possible New Developments In Jodi Huisentruit Case
Possible new developments in the case are happening near Eagle Lake in Hancock County, about 30 miles away from Mason City. The marshy area known for its duck hunting cabins has been searched before, with no success. (KWWL TV)