25 episodes

Iowa television news anchor Jodi Huisentruit has been missing since June 27, 1995. The Long Prairie, Minnesota native is believed to have been abducted from the parking lot of her Mason City apartment complex between 4:00-4:30 on that early summer morning. She never showed up for work and has been missing ever since that day 25 years ago.

FindJodi.com, Inc. was developed in 2003 when former Television News Director Gary Peterson and News Anchor Josh Benson worked together near Mason City. They saw an opportunity to work on one of the biggest missing person cases in the Midwest: the disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit.

FindJodi.com is a not-for-profit effort which has grown into strong team of professionals in recent years. This is the official FindJodi.com podcast. Our mission is to raise awareness for Jodi's case in the hopes of one day finding answers for her family.

Learn more about our efforts at https://findjodi.com

FindJodi Scott Fuller

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 117 Ratings

Iowa television news anchor Jodi Huisentruit has been missing since June 27, 1995. The Long Prairie, Minnesota native is believed to have been abducted from the parking lot of her Mason City apartment complex between 4:00-4:30 on that early summer morning. She never showed up for work and has been missing ever since that day 25 years ago.

FindJodi.com, Inc. was developed in 2003 when former Television News Director Gary Peterson and News Anchor Josh Benson worked together near Mason City. They saw an opportunity to work on one of the biggest missing person cases in the Midwest: the disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit.

FindJodi.com is a not-for-profit effort which has grown into strong team of professionals in recent years. This is the official FindJodi.com podcast. Our mission is to raise awareness for Jodi's case in the hopes of one day finding answers for her family.

Learn more about our efforts at https://findjodi.com

    Two Parking Lots

    Two Parking Lots

    Jodi Huisentruit was living on the top floor of Building C of the Key Apartments in Mason City, Iowa, when she was attacked and abducted in the parking lot at about 4:30 AM on June 27, 1995.

    The KIMT-TV anchor had lived there for about 18 months.

    Jodi was running late for work that day, and it’s believed that Jodi’s abductor may have been waiting for her in the parking lot, due to the short distance between the entrance to Jodi’s building and her car – just 10 to 12 steps.

    The Key Apartments complex has three residential buildings and two parking lots.

    On this episode of the FindJodi podcast, the team shares witness accounts we’ve gathered from other residents of the complex in 1995, which might shed some light on what happened to Jodi before sunrise 26 years ago.

    Anyone with information about Jodi’s case can reach out to the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636. Information can also be provided to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations at (515) 725-6010 or dciinfo@dps.state.ia.us.

    You can also email us: team@findjodi.com

    SEE ALSO: Map and diagram of the south parking lot, next to Building C
    www.findjodi.com/the-white-van/

    Special thanks to Heather Wright (Nature vs. Narcissism, Status: Pending, and Ohio 88 podcasts) for her VoiceOver work in this episode.

    • 35 min
    Q&A Episode #3

    Q&A Episode #3

    In our latest Q&A podcast episode, FindJodi co-founder Josh Benson and team members Caroline Lowe and Scott Fuller answer your questions about our efforts and Jodi's case.

    • 44 min
    Tammy Baker

    Tammy Baker

    Jodi's friend, Tammy Baker, spent the two weekends prior to Jodi's disappearance with her in Iowa City and Mason City.

    • 19 min
    Robin Wolfram

    Robin Wolfram

    Prior to Jodi Huisentruit’s disappearance on June 27, 1995, she had become close friends with fellow KIMT-TV anchor Robin Wolfram.

    On this episode of the FindJodi Podcast, Robin shares her recollections of Jodi.

    She also relives the day that her friend went missing, and recalls what it’s been like to not have answers in Jodi’s case for 26 years since.

    Anyone with information about Jodi’s case can reach out to the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636. Information can also be provided to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations at (515) 725-6010 or dciinfo@dps.state.ia.us.

    • 28 min
    Jodi's News Director

    Jodi's News Director

    As News Director at KIMT-TV in Mason City, Doug Merbach hired Jodi Huisentruit in 1993.

    In Jodi, Doug says he saw a warm and bubbly news anchor who was right at home in the Midwest. During her time at KIMT, Jodi became a popular morning and mid-day news anchor for the station.

    Until she mysteriously disappeared on June 27, 1995.

    On the latest episode of the FindJodi Podcast, Doug Merbach shares his recollections of his time with Jodi.

    Anyone with information about Jodi’s case can reach out to the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636. Information can also be provided to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations at (515) 725-6010 or dciinfo@dps.state.ia.us.

    • 23 min
    FindJodi 26th Anniversary Roundtable

    FindJodi 26th Anniversary Roundtable

    26 years ago today, on June 27, 1995, television news anchor Jodi Huisentruit was abducted from the parking lot of her apartment complex in Mason City, Iowa.

    Nobody has ever been arrested in Jodi's case, and it remains an open investigation today.

    On this episode of the podcast, the entire FindJodi team: Josh Benson, Tara Manis-Benson, Caroline Lowe, Jay Alberio, and Scott Fuller reflect on the past year - and 26 years - of covering and advocating for the Jodi Huisentruit case.

    Anyone with information about Jodi’s case can reach out to the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636. Information can also be provided to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations at (515) 725-6010 or dciinfo@dps.state.ia.us.

    You can anonymously contact the FindJodi team here: www.findjodi.com/anonymous-submission

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

jacshill2011 ,

Great podcast

I was 11 years old and lived in a town neighboring Mason City, Iowa. I loved watching Jodi in the mornings on the news. I constantly think about Jodi to this day. No longer living in Iowa, this case has stuck with me since I was a child. Hopefully my rate and review helps to get her name and her case back out there in the public.

Galahad ,

Open heart wrenching

A really well done, professionally produced investigative podcast. I truly hope that poor lady can be found and brought home. Clearly, a bright light was extinguished when she was taken away.

BB❣️ ,

Thank You!!

As someone who grew up near Mason City this story has always been important to me. We need to find out what happened to Jody. This podcast is not for our enjoyment as some podcasts try to be. This is the facts as they know them about Jody and her disappearance. Keep getting this story out there and keep up the pressure on the investigation. Jody needs to be found.

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