The 48 Hours episode “Find Jodi” investigates the abduction of 27-year-old TV anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit. On the morning of June 27, 1995, 23 years ago, Huisentruit was running late for work — she anchored the morning news on KIMT in Mason City, Iowa. Outside of her apartment building, as she neared her car, she was apparently attacked from behind and dragged away from her car. Prior to her disappearance, Jodi had expressed concern that she was being stalked. Huisentruit’s body has not been found and no one has been charged with a crime related to the case.
Huisentruit’s friend and veteran crime reporter, Caroline Lowe, is still avidly investigating the case. She posts her findings on the website FindJodi.com. Lower reported in 2017 that the day before Jodi’s disappearance, Jodi participated in a Chamber of Commerce golf tournament at the Highland Park Golf Course. At the awards ceremony at the Mason City Country Club, Jodi reportedly told two golfers that she planned to change her phone number the next day because she had been getting “nasty” and “naughty” calls. They said Jodi didn’t seem overly concerned about the calls, saying it came with the territory of being on TV.
In September 2018, Lowe reported that a judge re-sealed a search warrant seeking GPS data on two vehicles connected to Huisentruit’s close friend John Vansice, a man 20 years her senior. He claims he was the last person to see Huisentruit alive; she visited him at his home the night before. Lowe believes that the search warrant will remain sealed until this case is solved and someone is charged. 48 Hours airs Saturdays at 9 pm on CBS.