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New Direction and Theory
November 14, 2010
1:57 pm

It was mentioned that the lake/pond/pit (w/e u call it) will be searched throughly this winter when the water is clearer. Will it be searched by diver or by underwater video systems such as aqua-vu?

November 18, 2010
10:12 am

I'm also skeptical of water. The ground wasn't frozen and there are abandoned farms all around North Iowa, where you probably wouldn't notice someone driving up. A long driveway and a grove can give a lot of cover.

If someone disposed of the body that quickly and with that much confidence, they knew at least one of the rural areas around MC as well as the town itself. Maybe someone who went to NIACC? Possibly a recent graduate? If that person was going to leave the area soon, there are psychosocial reasons that might make sense of a motive. Whoever it was needed to be someone whose friends wouldn't think it was odd for him to be out at 3-4 in the morning. Possibly a hunter, or maybe a war veteran (Gulf War I is right for the timetable); if he pulled it off with the kind of precision we're looking at, he had to be comfortable with handling a dead body. Maybe a law enforcement major. The same person who can justify doing this and not "give it away" over time is probably someone who is "above suspicion" in some way. Does this make any sense?

Anyway, the direction of travel is conjecture since you could make a loop on the country roads around MC in little time. More important would be that you know where you're going, and that's going to be somewhere you've spent a good deal of time before. Maybe that's a lake and maybe not.

Partly because of all this, I don't think Pruin was connected by perpetrator. Why leave one body visible and hide the other one? Nothing seems to rule out suicide there either. He was making random accusations about drug dealing and apparently thought people were out to get him. Maybe all this was right and maybe it was a missed sign of mental illness (bipolar, esp.). Maybe he just snapped. I don't know. Everyone close to a suicide has a reason not to want to believe that's what it was, and these are old-fashioned people. Not to step on anyone's toes, but I think that's kind of a dead end. Although I wonder what the perp thought of the Pruin case - maybe simply that once again the authorities were clueless. Heck, maybe there's something there -- did he apply to MCPD and not get the job? Just a thought.

January 6, 2013
11:00 pm

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This is a really interesting thread. In the first post, Gary asks about bodies of water north and east of MC. I wonder if anyone anyone has checked the conservation park that follows the Shell Rock River between Nora Springs and Yarrow Ave.? It's well within the one hour range and the road is lined with 

very thick with vegetation, which would have provided ample cover for the murderer to hide both his car and his activities. Also, at the time Jodi disappeared, it had rained very hard and the Shell Rock would have been very high. If I remember correctly, the Shell Rock is a pretty muddy river. By the time the water receded, Jodi's remains might have been covered with mud and. unrecognizable to a casual observer. Just wondering if this area was ever searched. 

January 7, 2013
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navyboi said
There are rumors that she was late on occasion so it wasn't out of the ordinary for her to be running a little late. Now that day she was running really late. Amy Kunns said she asked the typical questions, what time is it?, etc. Note: Amy Kunns uses the word 'typical'. "The typical questions." - as if she had callen her before to wake her up when she was late. A refining statement if you ask me.

One thing I find odd about the case is that every time Kunns has spoken on camera, it's as if she was reading a prepared statement, and she has stuck to that prepared statement all these years. A little strange in my opinion. One thing that does slip up is that she said she's scared for her own well being and that she has her own theory......

this interview was from the show Unsolved Mysteries. When asked about the time, Amy said it “was ten to four.” The interview is compelling stuff.

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