IA - Jodi Huisentruit (27) - 6/27/1995 - Mason City

IA - Jodi Huisentruit (27) - 6/27/1995 - Mason City

Postby Cury-us Coyote » Wed May 11, 2011 10:59 am

Former TV Anchor Authors Huisentruit Book
(includes video)
One person of interest in the case was an older friend of Jodi's, a man named John Vancise.

Bednar says, "There are 5 unresolved cases where he had a first-person relationship with these people."

People who've disappeared, been murdered, or died under mysterious circumstances. Vancise has never been arrested for any of the crimes.
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Bednar says, "Her toilet seat was raised in the bathroom, now let's be realistic, a woman who lives alone does not routinely leave the toilet seat raised."
And there are reports of a man banging on Jodi's door the night before she was abducted.

http://kaaltv.com/article/stories/S2105 ... ?cat=10151
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Re: IA - Jodi Huisenturit (27) 1995 - Mason City

Postby Cury-us Coyote » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:44 pm

STILL MISSING: Disappearance of Iowa TV anchor remains a cold case

In her book, "Dead Air: The Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit," Bednar looks at several scenarios: like whether Huisentruit's friend, John Vansice, was involved. Bednar suggests the relationship was less of a friendship, and more of an obsession. Vancise had showered Huisentruit with expensive gifts; two-weeks before her disappearance he had thrown an expensive surprise party for her and even named his boat after her.
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Bednar points out Vansice had a bad temper, was prone to jealousy, and has a shady past. In her book, Bednar explains, Vansice was connected to several unusual deaths over the years. He worked at the Copper Dollar Ranch in Newton when a young couple was so brutally beaten to death with a hammer, police initially believed the victims had been shot in the head. He even reportedly told people he was under investigation for the crime. Friends tell Bednar Vansice was jealous of another man Huisentruit hung out with, a man who later died of a gunshot wound.
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"One thing that really surprised me in the course of my investigation was the number of people who refused to talk to me unless I assured them anonymity," she says "That was a very telling story. Somebody out there knows something. People aren't talking."


http://www.whotv.com/news/who-story-col ... 0892.story
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Re: IA - Jodi Huisenturit (27) 1995 - Mason City

Postby Diamond Lil » Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:50 pm

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image from link above that Cury posted

She was legally declared dead in May 2001

http://www.findjodi.com/

http://nancygrace.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02 ... s-missing/

Tipline: 1-800-383-0088
Missing Since: June 27, 1995
Missing From: Mason City, Iowa
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age at Disappearance: 27
Height: 5’4”
Hair: Blonde


http://doenetwork.bravepages.com/1326dfia.html

http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/h/h ... _jodi.html
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Re: IA - Jodi Huisentruit (27) 6/27/1995 - Mason City

Postby Cheri » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:10 pm

Mason City Police Chief: Officers vindicated by hearing result
http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/mason- ... fa1ed.html
September 20, 2011
MASON CITY, Iowa --- Mason City Police Chief Mike Lashbrook said Monday he is sorry the reputations of three law enforcement officers were damaged by a fired officer who based her allegations on a "drunken rant."

On Friday, the Mason City Civil Service Commission upheld the termination of Officer Maria Ohl.

She was fired for violating department regulations concerning handling of potential evidence in the 1995 disappearance of KIMT-TV morning anchor Jodi Huisentruit and for being judged "unfit for duty" by a psychologist who examined her.


Globe Gazette Editorial: Not believable officers involved in disappearance
http://globegazette.com/news/opinion/ed ... 002e0.html
September 25, 2011
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said in a press release that there has been no credible information or evidence received by investigators that implicates any current or former DCI agents or Mason City police officers in the disappearance of Huisentruit.

The tale would have been little more than the source of some bizarre coffee talk speculation except for the real damage it did to the accused police officers' reputations.

Police Chief Mike Lashbrook said after the Civil Service Commission had made its ruling that "the most difficult time of my career has been the past two weeks," and he said Ohl's allegations had an impact not only on the officers involved but on their families and the Police Department as a whole.
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Re: IA - Jodi Huisentruit (27) - 6/27/1995 - Mason City

Postby Cheri » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:29 pm

Jodi Huisentruit Cold Case Revisited by Author
http://www.keyc.tv/story/16025148/jodi- ... -by-author
Posted: Nov 12, 2011 6:13 PM EST Updated: Nov 15, 2011 6:15 PM EST
Police never convicted anyone in her disappearance but this author believes there are still many leads to be followed up on. Many people in the Midwest have followed the disappearance of TV anchor Jodi Huisentruit since 1995.

"I remember hearing about the case. I followed a lot of the media as well, and her sister actually lived next door to my grandmother."

For former KAAL TV personality Beth Bednar... who had worked just an hour north of Huisentruit, it was more than just a news story.
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Re: IA - Jodi Huisentruit (27) - 6/27/1995 - Mason City

Postby Cheri » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:55 am

Missing news anchor subject of community stage play
http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/missin ... 14019.html
Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2012
SPRING VALLEY, Minn. --- Auditions are under way for a two-act play concerning the 1995 disappearance of KIMT-TV anchor Jodi Huisentruit.

The play, called "Fade to Black" was written by Gary Peterson and adapted for the theater by playwright Debi Neville.
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Re: IA - Jodi Huisentruit (27) - 6/27/1995 - Mason City

Postby Cury-us Coyote » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:58 pm

Huisentruit to be Featured in National Broadcast

For five seasons, the show “Disappeared” on the Investigation Discovery Channel has dedicated their hour long weekly broadcast to one missing person. A crew from Investigation Discovery has been in Mason City the past week preparing for an episode on Jodi Huisentruit.


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Re: IA - Jodi Huisentruit (27) - 6/27/1995 - Mason City

Postby livingonaprayer » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:45 am

Website for Jodi.

The golf course at Minnesota’s Long Prairie County Club was filled to capacity on Friday, June 14, when lots of friends, family, former classmates, and other community members showed up in memory of Jodi Huisentruit for what’s become an early summer tradition in her hometown. The annual Day of Hope event, sponsored by area businesses, features a golf scramble, a social hour and dinner to benefit Jodi’s Network of Hope. Sunshine was abundant, and we couldn’t have asked for a better afternoon!

http://www.findjodi.com/
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