MysteriYES

A comedy show in which two friends discuss a weekly mystery.

Jodi Husentruit

Jodi Huisentruit

  • 27 year old news anchor in Mason City Iowa in 1995

    • Graduated from St. Cloud State University

    • Became the Iowa City bureau chief for KGAN in Cedar Rapids then was a reporter for KSAX in Alexandria Minnesota

    • Finally became the morning news anchor for KIMT in Mason City Iowa

  • Jodi lived 5 minutes from the studio and would often have to walk to work very early in the morning.

  • June 27th 1995

    • Showed up late to work

      • Her producer called her at 4AM asking where she was

        • She answered

      • When she didn’t show up her producer called again at 5 AM

        • No answer

    • Producer filled Jodi’s role then called police at 7 AM

  • Police dispatched

    • No sign of Jodi

    • Inside of apartment looked normal

    • Signs of struggle near her brand new (June 13th) red Mazda Miada

      • Bent key suggests she was attacked while unlocking her car

      • Struggle stretch out over the entire parking lot

      • Police found Jodi’s keys, a pair of her shoes, her jewelry, a can of hairspray, and a blow drier

      • Also found an unidentified hand print

      • A neighbor reported seeing a white van with its lights on parked in Jodi’s lot

      • At least 3 neighbors reported hearing a woman scream around the time Jodi disappeared

  • Jodi’s apartment was next to a park that police believe someone could have hidden out in

    • Jodi had told several people she was afraid of something and that she was being stalked

  • One of the largest manhunts in Iowa history was launched

    • Over 100 officers were either tracking down leads and interviewing people

    • Everyone who knew Jodi was questioned even those who hadn’t seen her for years

    • Searches turned up nothing

  • John Vansice

    • Participated in a golf tournament with Jodi the day before

    • Threw a birthday party for her on June 11th

    • She went back to his house after to watch the tape from her party

    • They didn’t have a romantic relationship but friends reported John wanted one

    • Passed lie detector

  • The Huisentruit family hired a private investigator from Minnesota and flew to Los Angeles to meet with 3 prominent psychics

  • The search continued for over a year

  • In June of 2008 Jodi’s personal journal was mailed to the Mason City Globe Gazette

    • Journal largely about her career goals

    • Final 3 entries June 11th, 13th, and 25th all mention John Vansice