January 25, 2013
I will be preparing questions for Amy Kuns as she was kind enough to give us an interview and an update in the case. Since there is a lot of talk regarding Amy on this Forum - this is your chance to send me an email and attempt to have your questions regarding Amy answered. Depending on response, we'll try to get as many answered as possible.
Please submit your question to me [url=mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]here[/url].
The deadline for questions is Thursday (March 10th) at 10:00pm.
Josh Benson | Co-Founder, Administrator | FindJodi.com, Inc | email@example.com
I just wanted to know how Jodi acted the day before at work. Did she talk about anything strange going on around her. If Jodi got any strange calls or anyone strange hanging around the parking lot at work.
what does everyone think of the new interview? This has been one of the best articles that has been posted so far. Very revealing and brings to light some of the things going on. Jodi was a type A personality it seems like. They can be very difficult to work with at times. I'm glad to see some things come to the surface about Jodi and the case after all these years.
Thanks for the interview. And thanks to Amy for agreeing to do it. Amy didn't hold back. Her hunch on a susect has been the same as mine, which I've posted before on the forum.
I had always believed Amy and Jodi were closer than just having a business relationship. I'm glad Amy set the record straight. Amy wasn't even invited to her birthday party. She also raised the possibility of drugs being involved. But as to the person responsible, I totally agree with her that Vansice is the top suspect.
Interesting interview, my initial impressions.
1 - White Truck first she heard of it following Jodi, same as us.
2 - Late at least once per week, not a friend just a co-worker, working toward the same job??? Don't know about that one.
3 - Never ever looked on FindJodi site??? I don't know about that one.
4 - So open as to who did it now, anyone find that interesting.
5 - Drugs? gave the impression yes.
6 - habitually late, possible drug use suspected, she is working for her shot and the boss knows none of it. I have to think about that one.
7 - Not invited to the party? Would that bother anyone?, or was she leery of the invitor?. Or wanted to keep her distance.
8 - Police 1 out of 10 pretty close to our opinion. Dusty file I have no doubt.
9 - No lie detector test, they worked on this case, no suspects but a pool of friends and co-workers.
These are my first impressions I'm sure I'll have more, I'm sure some of you do also.
The situation of the color of vehicles tends to frustrate me because most people in here cannot separate the two. Need to go back to the old newspaper articles and research this. Lets back up our arguments and opinions on what color a truck was and what color a van was.
After almost 16 years this is what I have always understood.
1) There was a truck that followed her when she was either jogging or roller blading.
What color was that???? Black or White???? I had the impression it was BLACK, but would have to go back to the articles in the Global Gagette to check that. Go to the paper and then do their search in there.
2) What color was the van that was seen a few different times prior in the parking lot of the apartment building? WHITE VAN!!! No doubts in my mind about this because I talked to someone who had an encounter with it and saw the two men in it. One white with a fishing hat on who turned and tried to hide his face and One black man who they can describe who started to get out of the van before this person was frightened away. A black man who they later saw near the Rail Road station in Mason City.
3) Now the actual vehicle or vehicles the morning of the abduction? One neighbor passing by says white van. In the interview on Nancy Grace Lt Sterns said again a white van! Was it the same one???? Very possible.
It was described as a while van with only a drivers window on one side and maybe more windows on the passenger side like the old Ford Eccono Vans back then.
For almost sixteen years people have been in the "make nice" mode, not wanting to be the one to tell tales out of school. We should be grateful to Amy for opening up; hopefully, others will follow. I understand where she's coming from- I've been in the role of doing most of the work and getting little credit. We have to remember that much has probably been told to LE that hasn't been printed.
We all need to be grateful to Gary and Josh for keeping this forum going.
I read with interest some of the comments especially the negative comments about negative comments.
First off Gary and Josh have done a spectacular job keeping a case open that could easily been swept under the rug,(Pun intended). However, no one is accusing Amy of anything. There are comments she made that would spark the curious. If we are not curious why are we here. The quick points I made are questions that jump off the page.
Without an ability to post our thoughts and comments, why bother?. Just let Gary and Josh publish articles without comment. I honestly don't think that is the intention of this site. This site is to bring back to the attention of the public what happened to someone who vanished in thin air. A local newswoman people cared about even just to get their news in the morning. I know Houdini had nothing to do with her disappearance and I also know after all these years the authorities have been no help in giving out even the most minute shed of information that could help find her by seeking help from the public.
With that said I'll end the comment, the police know more than us obviously and do not require our help. I welcome a rapid and quick conclusion to this case, after all, there are new eyes on that dusty bin where Jodi's file is located.
I'm not sure if I understand Vinny's comments, but I am sorry if I came across as agreeing with anyone's opinion regarding a suspect. I have never had any strong feelings about who might be responsible for Jodie's abduction. I just feel so bad for her family and my comments about being grateful for Amy opening up were just that. More diaglogue is needed and I hope this is just the beginning. You're right, if we weren't curious, we wouldn't be on this site.
The interview was a very interesting read. I think it gave more insight into Jodi´s personality than even her diary did, at least in the parts made public. It is quite clear AK did not like Jodi. She apparently shares my suspicion Jodi may have been using drugs. I´m just thinking LE should have been able to find out who her supplier was. Wonder if Jodi´s appartment and car were checked for traces of drugs. It´s a bit curious AK mentions a certain coworker by name, and I can´t help thinking she did this for a reason. It´s also kind of strange the boss never noticed Jodi was late for work at least once a week. Just some random thoughts and impressions.
Thanks for asking the questions Josh. I also give AK credit for doing the interview. Still some interesting comments in my opinion but it did explain her relationship with Jodi a little better. I didn't catch the interview on the site before one of the questions was removed. Did anyone see what that question & answer was that was pulled?
Yes I saw it.
I thought it was only speculation on her part and didn't follow the rules of the forum. However, it answered the question some people were curious about. She really doesn't know what really happened to Jodi any more than any of us.
I'm not sure about the question that was removed, but I know part of her answer is missing regarding corn seed guy. She said she thought he was involved and may have sent someone out to nab her to bring her to him and that it might have been a case of "If I can't have her, nobody will." She said she believes he definitely knows what happened to her.
I want to make a few points here for everyone to consider:
First, I think Amy wanted to like Jodi, it's looks like it was a case of Type A personality vs. Type B. From the way it sounds Jodi was tough to work with and burdened Amy with much of the work. Not a health work relationship at all. (I have been in the same situation) After a few months, you begin to just go through the motions and you develop animosity torwards the person with the Type A personality. Explains why they weren't friends outside of work. This could have been a factor in why Amy waited to call police. Not that she wished Jodi harm, she just didn't care for the circumstances of her being late and was there to do her job and only her job.
Secondly, I want to comment on the interview itself. AK waited 16 years to do this interview. It became clear this case went cold 10 years ago. Why did she wait so long? Seems she finally left the news anchoring behind and moved on in December, so now she feels like she can finally do an interview about it. But wait, she then contacts findjodi.com to remove what she thinks happened. Wow. Something fishy is going on here with her story and why/how she does interviews.
I also am one to believe that this is only bits and pieces of the actual interview. Seems like there are a lot of holes here. Anyone agree?
There are a few things that stuck out to me. One obviously being the question I posed which wasn't included. Not a big deal but tells me she is still concerned about SOMEONE.
The other major flag is her stating she has never visited the findjodi site. This was a Co-Worker. Someone YOU talked to last. And your gonna tell me over the past 16 years you never were curious what others thought or any of the latest news?
I just find this beyond belief.
I do want to thank her for answering the questions posted. I really do appreciate it.
Now I just wish there was a little more "open-ness" all the way around. Starting with MCPD.
Amy has been doing interviews for the last 16 years. If you mean the type of interview she did - more revealing - I agree. I think she was getting tired of people assuming she and Jodi were close and that perhaps she should know more than she does. People also tend to highlight someone's positive characteristics when they die out of sympathy for the family. I think enough time has passed for Amy to be more transparent when talking about Jodi. Jodi wasn't perfect. I also understand Amy's role as an assistant and how she saw their relationship strictly as a business relationship. That might explain why Amy didn't complain to her supervisors that Jodi was frequently late out of fear of retribution. Jodi could have made Amy's life even more difficult by snapping at her more frequently. I would also like to know if Jodi snapped at Amy during the course of their relationship, or if it had been fairly recent, which could indicate that Jodi was feeling a lot of pressure due to something going on in her personal life.
Thanks Josh, in my opinion the questions were excellent.
Some of the answers were revealing to say the least. I feel this case can be looked at in a different light.
I have always been concerned by the fact it took so long for the police to be called that morning.
The alarm bells should have been ringing at the TV station by 4:30am.
Some of my comments exactly. I asked in the past if her friends noticed any mood swings in Jodi. Wouldn't you be jittery if you thought someone was following you?. Wouldn't you be snippy or maybe become irritable at things that would seem trivial to most people including yourself. If you were a morning news anchor and you feared for your life why wouldn't you let your boss know? What we don't know is was it Jodi who requested the police escort or was it from management at the station. These are the types of things we need to know. Exactly when was that threshold breached where she becomes fearful, jittery, behaving irrationally for her and noticeably to others. Then we need to know who were the people who where in her life new and old, when that moment occurs, because it all comes crashing down not long after.
Why is this relevant, because if her behavior is totally normal she fears no one she knows, if her personality changes something is happening she fears and that would include old friends.
Someone also posted about the person pounding on the door. If they had nothing to do with her disappearance why haven't they come forward and said so. Maybe they have to the police, we will never know that. But, if they haven't then they are much more relevant to the ultimate events than we know. The same question could be asked of the person from church.
Also please, Josh or Gary, post the article on Lenee Goode again. If you have a reason not to OK, but please let us know if she has been interviewed since the article by the police if you know.
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