50 people in 50 days: Morning news anchor never makes it to broadcast
Jodi Huisentruit, the morning anchor at KIMT in Mason City, Iowa, never made it to work on June 27, 1995.
February 23rd, 2011
04:54 PM ET

50 people in 50 days: Morning news anchor never makes it to broadcast

Editor's note: Nancy Grace's new show on HLN, "Nancy Grace: America's Missing," is dedicated to finding 50 people in 50 days. As part of the effort, which relies heavily on audience participation, CNN.com's news blog This Just In will feature the stories of the missing.

This is the 28th case, and it will be shown Wednesday at 9 p.m. on HLN.

Jodi Huisentruit was running late for work as the morning anchor at KIMT in Mason City, Iowa, on June 27, 1995. When her producer called to wake her up, Huisentruit said she'd be there in 20 minutes. She lived only five minutes from the station, but she never made it there.

When police went to check on her apartment, everything appeared normal, but outside, police found signs of a struggle near Huisentruit's Mazda Miata. Her hairdryer, hairspray, a pair of red shoes and earrings were strewn across the parking lot. Drag marks were found nearby, but the 27-year-old blonde was nowhere to be found.

Rumors of her working in a casino in Reno, Nevada, or being abducted by an Arab sheik never developed into anything credible, and her body has never been found. Four years ago, Huisentruit was declared legally dead by a judge in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. But her family and friends are still looking for answers.

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soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. NANCY GRACY

    SINN FEIN AD IRSIH MOB HAVE LIK TO THE 911 HIJACKERS

    February 27, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. NANCY GRACY

    DAWOOD IBRAHIM KASHER WITHIN NYC

    February 27, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. NANCY GRACY

    WHY SOME NYPD EMPLOYEES LIES ABOUT THE 911 INCIDENT AND STILL ALIVE THAT ALL THE 911 HIJACKERS ARE STILL LAIVE WITHIN NYC THE MOSTLY HIDE OUT .

    February 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. NANCY GRACY

    MISSING NEWS REPORT HAVE NEW ID AND MARRIED BACK .... NYC

    February 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. NANCY GRACY

    MISSIG FEALE NEWS REPORTOR MISS JODI WAS CORRUPTED AD WAS RUNAWAY

    February 27, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. NANCY GRACE

    NACY GRACE WE KNOW HOW HARD YOU FIGHT FOR MANY FAMILIES AND WE DO .... BUT IN MANY OF THESE MISSING CASE THAT YOU TALK ABOUT HAVE LINK IRSIH MOB AND SOME NYPD EMPLOYEEES CORUUPTION

    February 27, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
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