FindJodi.com, Inc. is excited to welcome former Police Commander Jay Alberio to the team. He recently retired as a 27-year veteran of the Woodbury Police Department.
Jay worked extensively on the Tony Jackson case during the time Jackson was identified as a person-of-interest in the disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit.
The Jackson case was also one of Woodbury’s most notable criminal investigations. Jackson sexually assaulted a waitress at Sunsets in Woodbury, where he also worked.
“That was one of the more memorable ones,” Alberio said.
Jackson, who was later convicted and sent to prison on consecutive sentences, was convicted on numerous other sex assaults around the Twin Cities.
Jay joined the department 1986. He was a patrol officer for three years and was promoted to Sergeant in 1988. In 2003, Jay was promoted to Commander. Jay attended the FBI National Academy in 1996, focusing on Investigations and Major Case management. Jay managed the Investigative Unit for Woodbury Public Safety for 17 years. During this time Jay managed several death investigations, investigated identify theft groups and was responsible for the investigation and arrest of a serial rapist.
“Jay’s expertise and extensive background will help us in so many ways,” says Josh Benson, Co-Founder of FindJodi.com, Inc. “He allows us to better understand law enforcement’s challenges relating to the Jodi Huisentruit case while helping to direct us down the right path toward better information with much more efficiency.
Jay was born and raised in Minnesota. He joined the United States Marine Corp in 1975. After serving in the Corp, he received an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement from Normandale Community College and later received his BA degree in Organizational Leadership from Bethel University.
Jay will bring his many years of experience as a police officer to the table. We continue to build our team and to have talented people offering their experience to our efforts,” says Gary Peterson, Co-Founder of FindJodi.com, Inc. “Jay is already working on several aspects of this case and finally we have access to an expert who understands the law enforcement end of things.”
Jay has a strong passion for assisting victims and bringing cases to full closure. Jay hopes to assist the FindJodi.com team with the continued search for the person responsible for Jodi Huisentruit’s disappearance.
Jay spends his time between his homes in Minnesota and Florida.
Read more about Alberio’s retirement from the Woodbury Police Department in a recent Star Tribune article.