20 years later, community remembers missing Jodi Huisentruit


Twenty years ago on June 27, 1995, KIMT morning anchor Jodi Huisentruit left her apartment in Mason City, Iowa, to go to work. But she never made it to the station and has been missing ever since.

As Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of her disappearance, family members, colleagues and others involved in her search walked the path she should have taken from her apartment to the station.

Huisentruit overslept the morning she went missing and spoke with a co-worker on the phone, saying she was on her way. Investigators believe she was abducted on her way to work. No one has seen or heard from her since then.

The 27-year-old native of Long Prairie was declared legally dead in 2001, KARE 11 reports

The walk began with a memorial service and prayer. KARE says dozens came to the event.

Huisentruit's family issued the following statement:

Her mother died in Long Prairie last December at the age of 91 without answers.

Huisentruit's colleagues say the events have stayed with them, and several have joined forces to create a group called FindJodi. The group continues to push the search to find her.

Police say this is not a cold case, and they regularly get tips on the case, KIMT reports. According to the nonprofit Iowa Cold Cases, investigators have spoken with more than 1,000 people relating to Huisentruit's disappearance.

The Mason City Police department tells the Globe Gazette someone has always been working on this case.

The station says possible suspects have been named throughout the years, but no one has ever been arrested. The station provided a look at how the story has evolved and developed over the years:

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Those with information are encouraged to call the police.

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