Just wondering if anyone got a copy of the book
'Dead Air' and what they thought of it.
I ordered mine, but havent gotten it yet.
will anyone be at the library event?
For some reason the book was delayed about a week after its release date, but just got confirmation its on the way :)
The book will at least generate some publicity for the case but I can't see what new information it can provide.
Hey Muskgrove... and hello everyone. I ordered the book. I have not received it yet, either. So far no confirmation it's on the way. I ordered and paid last month.
I got noticication that my book was shipped and should be here between May 6th and May 11th. Still no book, but I have 2 days left according to the conformation.
I will post just as soon as it comes in the mail.
I too ordered the book. I think the book will be an interesting read even if no new information is put out. I think she'll do a good job in putting together a lot of information and theories regarding the case and hopefully she followed them up seriously.
Received the book yesterday and finished reading it a couple hours ago...Definitely worth the wait. There is no real new information here,(though some of it was new to me) and some interesting speculative scenarios. I first heard about this case many years ago on Unsolved Mysteries, then again, here and there, in ensuing years, on other shows, like 20/20...I have always found it fascinating and hope one day the truth about what happened comes to light. If not that, then for her human remains to be found so her family can have total peace and closure.
One of the persons of interests, John Vansice, has always topped my list. I even thought perhaps his son could have been involved... Some of the things that Ms. Bednar reports about John Vansice furthers my belief he was involved, though without proof, etc., etc.....
Then there was the mysterious death of Bill Pruins, a friend of Jodi's, only three months before her own disappearance...
A very good read...It would be great if this book in some way leads to something helpful to the case...If anything, it will serve to further keep Jodi in the minds and hearts of the people who both knew and loved her or the people who became captured by the story of her disappearance....
I would like to apologize for using a name in connection to this case in referring to a person of interest. I did not read the rules of the forum, but did so(stupidly) right after posting this. There was no way to delete as i wasnt a registered member..
Sorry for the mistake and it wont happen again
I just wanted to let you know that my book came today. I just opened it. I'm about to start reading.
I just read the first 55 pages. Great book and a must read for anyone on the forum. She's done a great job. A lot of questions that I've had have been answered.
I am a in the midst of reading the book. I havent had a chance to read it through.
What does everyone who's read it think about it?
My one surprise so far was that the name was named. So, the cat out of the bag on that one, but I dont think it will make any difference. Just seemed strange that the name Jodi called out has been such a secret all these years.
Muskgrove, I Haven't got it yet...and I am interested too to see what everyone thinks ??
I just ordered the book today from my local library, so will be looking forward to reading it!
It will be interesting to see who [b]didn't[/b] talk to the author.
I finished the book about a week and a half ago. Good read. I'd like to bring one possibility to the table.
OK, I have some points to make about some of the things brought up in the book. First off, the park in Albert Lea. It just doesn't make sense to me at all. First off, Albert Lea is a good drive from Mason City. From her apartment to I-35 you are looking at about 16-17 minutes I suppose with clear roads early in the morning. From Clear Lake to Albert lea is 45 minutes. An hour right there if you don't hit any stoplights. Another 5-10 minutes to the park itself.
Overall drive: 70 minutes. The only way I see this is a possibility is if the author has solid evidence that the POI made weekly trips up there or has some sort of solid ties to Albert Lea. I lived in North Iowa for over 10 years and never even heard of this park before. (And yes I was an avid fisherman). Albert Lea is a dead lake, that park is not a tourist destination for people from Iowa. Secondly, I would think that driving on the interstate with a body would cause a sense of paranoia. He'd want to get rid of it as soon as possible without trying to be noticed. His adrenaline would be pumping and he would be very impulsive. He'd drive directly to a place he was familiar with. I don't think a person who only lived a short time in the area would be familiar with that park.
The question that boggles my head right now is: Where in the general area would he be able to hide a body and for it not to get detected in the initial search by people and cadaver dogs?
I've played around with different ideas the past week or so and if the search was conducted properly of the surrounding area, I see only one real possibility.
I think I'm on board with Jerry. That lake/pond needs to be drained.
I read the book too and also feel that shallow lake needs to be checked into more..
Of course, her being hidden there, or anywhere else in the vicinity, would mean she was killed almost immediately, which i dont necessarily believe to be the case...Why would anyone stalk/wait and abduct, only to murder that person right away and then scramble to hide the body? If only killing her was the intention, why not just leave her there to be found? It is probably more likely she was taken out of the area, kept alive for a day or two, then hidden far from where she lived...
I read Dead Air, and it was fascinating. Before reading this book, I assumed that Jodi was taken by a stalker. After reading it, I now believe that Jodi knew her killer.
What did you think about the jogger? She said she saw a car flying out of the Keys Apartments parking lot with no headlights on early that morning, and it almost ran her over. I have to believe that the driver of this car is the one who took Jodi. There was also a creepy post on this website about that very incident with the jogger, which may have been the killer. No wonder she didn't want her name used!
When I watched 20/20 on this case, I believed that John Vansice was in love with Jodi, but did not have anything to do with her death. Now I believe that he was somehow involved. He was a shady character, and seemed to have a lot more money than one in his profession would normally have. It's quite possible that drugs were his game, and many believe that Jodi knew too much. She also wanted to break off her friendship with Vansice, but was afraid of how he would react. I'd also like to know who the man was that was knocking on Jodi's door the night before her disappearance. Could it have been Vansice?
Another interesting thing was what neighbors heard. There were the words, "No, Don't." Then someone heard her say the name "John" or "Don" or something that sounded like that. Her scream sounded like a surprised scream rather than a terrified scream. Could it have been John Vancise? We may never know.
I would also like to ask a question. The jogger said that the Key Apartments where Jodi lived were run-down. What are the Key Apartments like? Are they in a good area, or is it high in crime? Has the neighborhood and apartments changed for the worse since 1995? Is it safe to walk around there? Not surprisingly, one psychic felt a lot of bad energy in that parking lot, which is not uncommon in a place that violence occurred.
I truly hope that this book leads to answers. Jodi's family deserves to have some closure.
I find it literally unbelievable that a certain POI in the disappearance of Jodi has also been been one in 3 unsolved murders before Jodi(including Bill Pruin, who was killed barely 3 month prior to Jodi's disappearance)...the statistics of that are mind boggling even if you choose to disregard the other indications of his possible guilt...
I was shocked while reading the book to see that this POI in Jodi's case was also a POI in 3 other unsolved murder cases. It makes you really wonder because it does seem unusual that the same person would be considered a POI in that many unsolved cases.
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