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New Reward Offered for Information on Missing North Iowa TV News Anchor

A new reward is being offered in the cold case of a former north Iowa TV news anchor missing for almost three decades.

A private investigator is putting up $25,000 for information that reveals the remains of Jodi Huisentruit, who disappeared in June of 1995 on her way to work at KIMT in Mason City. Evidence suggests she was abducted in the parking lot of her apartment complex, but in the nearly 28 years since Huisentruit vanished, no arrests have been made.

The investigator, Steve Ridge, says the offer does not stipulate that an arrest or conviction has to be made to collect the reward. Ridge says he’s hoping the new offer is enough to encourage someone who knows something to come forward.

Since leaving his former media consulting firm which provided on-air coaching for Huisentruit early in her career,  Ridge has been actively investigating the case going on three years, He says the reward offer has the blessing of Huisentruit’s sister, JoAnn Nathe.

Ridge asks that any information in the case be directed to the Mason City Police Department at 641-421-3636.


Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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