When a popular Iowa news anchor fails to arrive at the studio in time for the morning broadcast, all evidence suggests that she was abducted. Police investigate a man who may have wanted to be more than just friends, a potential obsessed stalker and more in this episode of Last Seen Alive.
Jodi Huisentruit was 27 years old when she was abducted from Mason City, Iowa. She was a popular morning news anchor.
John Vancise (center) was a neighbor and friend of Jodi’s, and reportedly the last person to see her alive. Police have been investigating him for a possible connection to her disappearance since 1995.
Thomas Corscadden was a convicted sex offender who allegedly a big fan of Jodi’s–perhaps to big of a fan. He was at one time considered a person of interest in her disappearance.
Tony Jackson is a convicted serial rapist who allegedly was a big fan of Jodi’s. He was at one point considered a person of interest in her disappearance.
Pictured: Jodi’s car and her scattered belongings. Jodi was abducted early in the morning as she prepared to enter her car and head to work.
Jodi was a vivacious, optimistic and well-spoken woman who exuded Midwestern charm. She was and still is missed by many.
Pictured: Jodi at the surprise birthday party John Vansice threw for her just days before her disappearance. On the evening before her disappearance, he invited her to his home to view footage from the party. He is the last known person to see her alive.
Pictured: Jodi’s shoe, which was found scattered among other belongings at the scene of her abduction. Crime scene photo.
Sources used to research this episode:
Jodi Huisentruit (Unsolved Mysteries)
Interview with Amy Kunz (Jennifer Hoff / KARE11 News)
Missing: TV Anchor Jodi Huisentruit Never Made it to Work (Rich McHugh, JJ Bullock / NewsNationNow)
Community Still Haunted by Missing News Anchor (ABC News)
Evidence Photos in the Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit (CBS News)
The Mysterious Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit (Jennifer Deutschmann / grunge.com)
Who is John Vansice? Arizona Man Remains a ‘Person of Interest’ in Jodi Huisentruit Case, Police Say (Globe Gazette)
Sex Offender Once Interviewed in Jodi Huisentruit Disappearance Has Died (Scott Fuller / The Huisentruit Files)
If you have any information about the disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit, please call the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636 OR the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation at (515) 725-6010. If you prefer e-mail , you can send a message to email@example.com.
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