The disappearance of anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit is spotlighted in “Unsolved Magazine”, a new citizen detective crime publication launched last weekend at CrimeCon 2019 in New Orleans.
The magazine was created by two former law enforcement professionals, Jim Nanos and Nicole Cusanelli. They also publish PI Magazine, a national trade publication for private investigators that ran story on Jodi in 2017.
We are grateful for Jim and Nicole’s permission to share a link to the updated Jodi story on our website, and for the exposure the article provided for Jodi’s case at CrimeCon 2019. You can read the excerpt here.
CrimeCon drew 3,600 true crime fans to its third annual event, along with some of the leading homicide and missing persons investigators in the country. They shared stories about how their cases were solved and the obstacles they overcame.
Key speakers included Dr. Henry Lee, legendary forensic scientist; Paul Holes, lead detective on the Golden State Killer case; Chris Darden, prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder trial; and Nancy Grace from the Oxygen network. (Oxygen was the presenting sponsor of CrimeCon.)
Grace, who has done shows on Jodi’s case, told the crowd she wants to do another one. She included work from FindJodi’s Josh Benson and Gary Peterson in her 2013 special.
One of the most intriguing and promising exhibits this year was a forensic wet vacuum designed to soak up more DNA evidence at a crime scene. It’s already making a difference in cold murder cases.
Correspondents from “48 Hours”, “Cold Justice” and “Dateline” drew big crowds as they talked about some of their biggest stories, often sharing the stage with victims’ relatives. Some of the best known crime podcasters also presented at the conference and participated in a “podcasters row.”
Representing our FindJodi.com team at CrimeCon, I spent the weekend reaching out to criminal investigators and others to help keep Jodi’s unsolved case visible. It was encouraging to meet so many people who were interested in the case.
CrimeCon performs an important service by keeping cases like Jodi’s in the public eye. It was striking to see how many other cases are still unsolved, with so many families searching for answers and justice.
CrimeCon 2020 will be held next May in Orlando, just one month before the 25th anniversary of Jodi’s abduction from her Mason City, Iowa, apartment parking lot.
Learn more about CrimeCon here. And learn more from Unsolved Magazine here.