New Book On The Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit [AUDIO]
MASON CITY, IOWA - On Tuesday morning, June 27th, 1995 Jodi Huisentruit overslept for her job as a television anchorwoman in Mason City, Iowa. Her co-worker called and woke her, Jodi said she'd be there right away, and that's the last anyone every heard from her.
Police believe she was abducted next to her car in the parking lot of her apartment building.
A new book has just been released, which the author hopes will trigger some new leads in the case.
Author Beth Bednar says she doesn't know what happened to Jodi, but she wonders if her disappearance has anything to do with the death of Jodi's good friend Bill Pruin less than three months prior.
Police also focused-in on one of Jodi's male friends early on as a person of interest. Bednar says the man was much older than Jodi and clearly wanted a romantic relationship with her, although Jodi told other friends their relationship was platonic.
Bednar worked closely with Jodi's sister, Joann, on the book and believes the family would approve.
Bednar says Mason City police still consider it to be an active and open case, but she says few good leads have come-in over recent years. Jodi Huisentruit was declared legally dead in 2001.
Huisentruit is also a native of Long Prairie, and a graduate of St. Cloud State University.
The book is called "Dead Air: The Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit".
Hear our entire interview with author Beth Bednar: