A search warrant connected to the Jodi Huisentruit investigation has been sealed for another year.
In 2018, FindJodi revealed the existence of the March 2017 warrant seeking GPS data from two vehicles connected to John Vansice, a friend of Jodi’s.
The vehicles were manufactured after June 1995, when KIMT-TV news anchor Jodi Huisentruit was abducted from the parking lot of her Mason City, Iowa apartment complex.
The warrant was ordered sealed by a judge in 2017, and its contents have remained sealed since. Probable cause materials contained within the warrant would include information indicating that a crime could have occurred, or could occur at a specific location in the future. Sealing the warrant makes those materials inaccessible to the public.
The most recent application to extend the seal was submitted by Cerro Gordo County Attorney Carlyle Dalen on August 4th, 2022, and was granted by a judge the same day, according to court records.
Dalen has told FindJodi in the past that he expects to continue to ask the courts each year to keep the warrant application sealed, as long as Jodi’s case is an open investigation.
The Mason City Police Department has not commented on the warrant, but Chief Jeff Brinkley told CBS in 2018, “that piece didn’t pan out like we hoped.”
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