Just more than month after our FindJodi.com billboard in Mason City, Iowa, was defaced, it’s still a mystery who was responsible and what was the motive. But thanks to generous donations to FindJodi.com, we’ve been able to put another billboard up for months to come.
The new billboard has been installed on Monroe Avenue and State Road 122 in Mason City.
Mason City police have said an officer on patrol on North Federal Avenue on New Year’s Eve spotted the vandalism, which included the name of the former lead detective on the case and the words “machine shed” spray painted in yellow letters. A ladder was also recovered at the scene, according to a statement from MCPD to the news media.
“One of our officers on patrol found the vandalism to the billboard at 13th Street and N Federal Avenue just after midnight on January 1, 2020. We would ask that anyone with information about the vandalism to call the Mason City Police Department. Officers did recover a ladder at the scene. The incident remains under investigation.”
A manager at a nearby gas station said they turned over surveillance video to police but that the images were not very clear.
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Mason City Police Department
Phone: (641) 421-3636
Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
Phone: (515) 725-6010