Television news anchor Jodi Huisentruit disappeared on June 27, 1995. Evidence points to Jodi being abducted from the parking lot of her apartment complex in Mason City, Iowa on her way to work at KIMT-TV.
Jodi’s family has provided the following statement to be read on their behalf at a remembrance event organized by FindJodi on June 27, 2022.
First of all, we, Jodi’s family, want to say a big thank you to all of you who have shown up here today. We know that along with us, you feel the pain and anguish over not having found our Jodi and not having justice served in her case. Whoever thought that on June 27, 1995, we would still be searching for her 27 years later? Many of you were close to Jodi, too. Yes, she was so much fun and brought us so much joy and happiness! Above all, she cared deeply about us and was always concerned that her close friends and family were content and happy in their daily lives.
Jodi was an optimist, and as a member of the Optimist Club, she would have wanted us to be happy and positive about the future. She often would say “I love life!” However, we have to admit it is very hard for us to always be that way. We have our moments when we are very sad, bitter, and angry that this has happened to our ‘Little Sue,’ as we affectionately called her. She had such a bright future ahead of her, and she should be here every day enjoying it.
We never thought a tragedy like this would happen to our family. Jodi was on guard about her personal safety. She lived on the straight and narrow and was very concerned about her reputation wherever she went.
To law enforcement: we are grateful for the work that you have done and continue to do in Jodi’s case, but we must continue to pursue all leads that come in and not dismiss any of them as insignificant. Please be willing to listen and accept help from others. We need all the assistance we can get in solving this case. Many times, the guilty party lives within a few miles of the victim. As we’ve said before, it could be someone we least suspect.
Finally, there are not enough words to express our gratitude for all of the time and effort that the two groups, FindJodi.com and Jodi’s Network of Hope, have put in for Jodi over the years. To the FindJodi.com team, your knowledge, experience, and dedication have kept Jodi’s case out in the forefront, and we know that your work is making a difference, both for Jodi’s case and others. To Jodi’s Network of Hope, your efforts in keeping Jodi’s legacy alive, such as scholarships and safety training, are simply amazing, and we know that Jodi would be in awe of everything you have done in her name
‘Thank you’ is simply not big enough to express our gratitude and appreciation to both of these groups.
You all are saints in our eyes for volunteering your personal time for Jodi, and you all should be richly blessed someday.
Again, thank you all for the support you’ve shown today and for being so dedicated to our Jodi and her case. It’s time to bring Jodi home.
Sincerely, Jodi’s family
FURTHER LISTENING: Jodi’s niece Kristen Nathe recently provided Mike Morford’s Missing Persons Podcast with a view of her disappearance from the family’s perspective.
If you have information about Jodi’s case, you can reach the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636. Or you can share information with the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) at (515) 725-6010 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also reach us anonymously at FindJodi: (970) 458-JODI (5634) or via email: Team@FindJodi.com