Huisentruit, who was declared legally dead in 2001, did not show up at work the day of her disappearance in 1995. When a producer for the station reached her by phone at 4 a.m., Huisentruit said she had overslept and was on her way to work. She never arrived at the station. Near her car, which was found in the parking lot of her apartment building, police found evidence of a struggle.
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“Investigators believe she was kidnapped, but they’ve never named a suspect, or found her body,” KGAN reporter Alice Barr told viewers on Thursday. “Now some renewed interest in the case has her family and friends more dedicated than ever to finding justice for Jodi.” Read more
“This case still haunts the entire TV industry as well as her family and friends,” Bednar told the Mason City Globe Gazette.
In discussing her motivation for writing the book, titled “Dead Air: The Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit,” Bednar said that she felt an affinity for Huisentruit since the two worked in the same market and she also experienced the fear of traveling to and from work alone late at night or in the early morning.
Huisentruit disappeared while on her way to work for KIMT’s morning newscast. “I’ve walked in her shoes,” Bednar said.
The book is being released at the end of April.
Huisentruit, a morning anchor for the Mason City CBS-affiliate, went missing on June 27, 1995, shortly after she spoke to her producer on the phone. The producer had called Huisentruit to wake her up and the 27-year-old anchor said that she would be in to the station in 20 minutes. She never showed up.
“It’s nice that the case is in the lime light and that we keep getting the attention,” Mason City Police Department Lieutenant Frank Sterns told KIMT about the program, “hopefully someday somebody’s gonna see it, maybe they’ve missed this or maybe when they see this since it’s been so long they’ll finally say, ‘Ah, I just can’t live with it anymore,’ and come forward.”