August 6, 2013
I hope none of you think I'm crazy for asking all of these but I could not sleep today because I was thinking of any and everything I could possibly ask.
I'm not sure if we can totally rule out a man being in her apartment with her because of the toilet seat. So that makes me wonder about the beer cans in the sink. Does MCPD still have them? You could DNA test the top of the cans where their saliva would be. They also could see if they can get any prints off of them. A person usually grabs a can with their whole hand, so couldn't they be tested to see if they can get a print off of them, then test it to see if it matches the hand print on the car door? Did they check to see if there were finger prints on the toilet seat?
To get a better timeline of when the attack took place. Did they check both phone records for the tv station and also Jodi's? Not saying that anyone at the station had anything to do with it. It would just give the exact time of the phone calls. Did Jodi take a shower after she woke up? Was the shower stall wet when police searched her apartment? I believe she did take a shower because she took her hair dryer with her, so I am guessing that she had wet hair and was going to finish getting ready at the station. The reason I believe this is important is because it could give us a better time frame. For instance I can take a 5 min shower if I'm in a hurry, but my SO doesn't. So for me I would be out the door within 10 min, but it would take them 30-40. They said that she had been late to work many times. How long did it normally take her to get to work on the other days she was running late? When I put the address from the apartments and the address to the tv station into google, it says that it would only take 4-5 minutes to get to the station.
Can anyone verify if any of her clothes/shoes/jewelry were missing? She would be wearing something that would go with the red shoes she took with her to change into. A lot of women take their heels with them but wear comfortable shoes until the have to change. This might be a long shot but if they could find out what shoes she was wearing, couldn't they see if they match the size of the drag marks? What color was her tote? What items did she frequently bring with her to work?
I know that it is hard to get any extra info from the MCPD for whatever reason, but has anyone tried to see if they could get the tapes of the newscasts that aired the day of. If we believe that the person who did this could have shown back up to the scene, then they may have been interviewed. I have seen some interviews online, but what about the full unedited interviews? There might be something there. Also, what about the full 84 pages of the photocopied journal that was sent to the GG? Is there possibly anything there that could help?
Who has her car now? What happened to it? Could it still be tested for more evidence? Where were the items found in the parking lot? I have seen close-up pics of them but where were they in relation to the parking lot. In one of the pics I have seen, it looks like the persons car could have been opposite of Jodi's. That would put them facing the apartments and her window. So let's say that the person was waiting outside for her, they would know when she woke up because they could see her lights go on. That would be a signal that she would be out soon and to get ready. This could also work if there was a man in her apartment that she kicked out or asked to leave. They go outside angry and wait for her.
I think the people that were very close to her could answer some of these questions. Friends, neighbors, and co workers that saw her everyday or very often. Has anyone ever verified that there was a scream heard? Do we know for sure that is fact, or that they heard the name she shouted? Do we know if it rained again after the attack? That could have destroyed evidence.
I'm just thinking out loud and trying to look at it from all angles. Sorry to write so much. I might think of more later.
August 6, 2013
I just thought of this, they would also see when she shut off her lights because she was leaving. So they would know exactly when she would be there.
I also wanted to add my opinion on something. I don't think this person was a criminal mastermind or anything like that. I think the reason that we haven't caught them yet is because of luck. If it's true there was yelling coming from the parking lot, then the person was risking being caught. They didn't attack her in her apartment, they didn't attack her in her hallway (do you need a key to get in there?), they waited until she was outside at her car. A public place even at 4 something in the am.
August 6, 2013
Sorry, but I have another question. Why aren't any of them wearing gloves in this picture? In the one where he is dusting for prints on the pole, he is also not wearing any.
August 6, 2013
June 16, 2013
I don't think you're crazy. What else have we got to do other than to try to analyze the details that we know to see if any of them can shed light on what happened.
Not sure if this matters in the least but one thing struck me here. If there were drag marks on the pavement, wouldn't she had to have been wearing hard soled shoes? I was thinking if she was carrying her heels, she would have hurriedly shoved her feet into a pair of shoes that didn't take a lot of time to put on. But if she was wearing flip flops, sandals, or tennis shoes with a soft sole, would these actually leave a mark on the pavement? Are there pictures of these drag marks anywhere?
A lot of women take their heels with them but wear comfortable shoes until the have to change. This might be a long shot but if they could find out what shoes she was wearing, couldn't they see if they match the size of the drag marks?
August 6, 2013
Thank you. You make a great point about the soles of the shoes she was wearing. I think we would have a better idea of what happened if we could see a pic of the draq marks. Were the drag marks on the concrete or were they in the dirt (for example)?
I also noticed in the pic that I linked that the fence in the background is being painted. Did they talk to the person painting it? It looks to me that the painting stopped right by her apartment, so they would have been working right there. If it was one person painting that could take days. That could help someone get her schedule down.
My question would be who she spoke with at the golf course , who... knew who she was, where she lived and worked... greenskeeper? shop keep? another golfer ? Who did she speak with that day she went golfing.. was she nice to someone who people normally are not nice to?
I don't think this was an opportunity crime, but was something planned out on a one or 2 day basis.
After watching the youtube videos, I have a few questions/observations. In the Jim Fieldhaus video, he talks of a stalker, during this segment there is about a 5 second video shot of a house after Jim says stalker. Whose hose is this, it is shown at night, but is shown in reference to the stalker comment. I highly doubt the cameraman picked a random house, since Jim seemed to have some ideas as to who this person was or the house. The video is The Huisentruit File Ep 4 Theories at about 1:36, it shows this house for about 2-3 seconds than goes to Jodis friend talking about a stalker. Jim also talks of a suspected serial killer from South Dakota, but no one seems to ask for any more info. Also, in this episode is the reference to the letter about the dead man, you can almost see the postmark on the letter, but there is no return address and the handwriting on the address appears to be that of a female. This is around 3:10-3:13 and the sister says see checked it out and the man died, meaning she knows his name which could be used to check any vehicles he owned, but this is not addressed, nor how this person died. The reporter quickly states there are holes in this theory, since Jodi was late for work that day. To my knowledge, know one really knows anything about Jodis condition or who may of been in her apartment until the 3:30 call that may or may not of came from the station. SO, this is just bad reporting, shooting down a theory were there is evidence, a letter and a real dead man, by a reporter who assumes stalkers aren't patient or methodical. As for this forum, I have seen a few people mention similar initials, and not JVS, and the black pick up truck. Also, someone even sent this site some form of tape supposedly with some explanations. What happened to this? It should not be given to the MCPD, it should be given to a state agency or a federal agency, as nothing has moved in this case since it began. And, in Ep. 13, The Reunion, how long was it before anyone searched the crawlspace? Seems like that would of been important, but it seems some time passed before it was searched and it seemed to be almost too clean for a crawlspace. Did they take a cadaver dog down there or just made their assumptions and called it a false lead? Hopefully some answer will come forth, but It seems after Jim died, there was a minor smear campaign on his reputation for actually caring about this case. If you go to the Globe Gazette site and look for any Jodi info, most of the articles are "Not Found" which seems very suspicious.
August 31, 2013
The serial killer from South Dakota is Robert Leroy Anderson and they did investigate that. I think most people would agree it was someone similar. Most likely someone that lived in the area. Here is the post from 'thecat' aka Jim Feldhaus :
February 26, 2010
Following Jodi's disappearance in late June of 1995 Anderson told his co-workers that he had visited Mason City, had dated Jodi and was related to her.
After his arrest for abducting Piper Streyle in late July of 1996 the combined efforts of the FBI, SD DCI and IA DCI indicated that Anderson had never been in Mason City much less had he ever dated Jodi Huisentruit.
August 31, 2013
Regarding your question on the house, I believe it is either the house at 510 6th St SE, or made to resemble that. The house was a duplex(up and down). JVS lived in the upper part, and I believe Jennifer Beamish lived in the lower area. This would have been where Jodi supposedly viewed the video tape of her birthday party. The person in the lower unit was married to the serial killer-Christopher E Revak. I’m not sure if Jennifer lived there at the time, because some say she moved to Wisconsin before March ’95.
I know what you're thinking...the number of serial killers that frequented this area along with the number of unsolved murders is a bit mind boggling. Maybe it was caused by the meth environment.
March 31, 2012
In the Dead Air book, I thought Jodi and friends went to JV's house and watched the tape after the boating trip was over. I can't understand or wrap my head around her going to JV's (not wanting to lead him on sexually) and viewing that same tape once again. Especially, after being out all day with other friends at a golf outing. And especially having been drinking to leave her apartment after arriving..(on meth this can be done and not think twice about it).....remember the weird phone call to friend that same night as well. Something very fishy around this JV character....I was also mentioned that Jodi had not ever been to JV's house only but a couple of times. Why this particular night being one of them is so stranger.
August 31, 2013
I don’t understand where Jodi went Monday night to view that video tape. Most articles say it was at 510 6th St SE, where Jennifer Beamish lived in the lower unit.
I wonder if that is wrong. I think JVS was living at 550 6th St SE, after he explained how Jodi left down the stairs after viewing the video. I noticed the discrepancy after seeing the YouTube video by LandumC. Is it possible the police were looking at the wrong house? If they checked with neighbors or pulled phone records, they were checking the wrong address. JVS may have owned both properties. Could there be any evidence still present after 20 years at 550 6th St SE? Or is this another example of everyone trying to pin this on JVS, and the police were actually investigating Revak when checking the basement at 510?
August 31, 2013
After hearing JVS’ statement that Jodi left down the stairs and went to her car in the back, it appears the video viewing was at 510. There is parking in the back at that address, and no parking in the back at 550. Interesting that every video I’ve seen thinks it happened at 550.
I think they have the wrong house for Randy Linderman too(the helpful person that saw the white van). There were 2 Randy Lindermans in Mason City at the time. The statement that he lived to the north of Jodi on Kentucky Ave appears incorrect. The other Randy Linderman lived there(the guy that is prison and was convicted of theft, sexual abuse, and murder).
1) There’s info or timeline conflict on where Jodi was before coming back to her apartment that night 6/26/1995:
- JV says she was at his house watching the bday party video - that must’ve been what 30-60 min - or more long & would likely take a lot longer to view/chat about.
- a golfer (apparently someone running the golf tournament) said she thanked him/her & said she was headed home as she had her early broadcast schedule to keep - so left the awards banquet at 8pm
So, unless Jodi deferred to JV’s instead afterwards? Seems a lot too late to be doing that with a 3-4am start time (especially to look good to be on air)... So either someone is lying or at lest mistaken.
2) And the report of JV stating “I was the last to see Jodi alive” - just shortly after her disappearance. Was that investigated & part of the polygraph? How is it that he believed her dead at that point?
3) Who was the witness that heard her yell out when being abducted? And what more do they know/did they see? In Feldhaus’ interview & a few other places speak of her blood being found & that she was hit in the head & knocked out or possibly killed before being thrown in the van/vehicle & taken. If any of that is known to be true evidence there must’ve been a witness. What more did they see? Reports vary if 1 - 2 men. The area has good lighting so should’ve been able to see & have some sort of identification of those involved. Even if they don’t think they know much, there are memory regression & hypnosis techniques that have proven very successful in these matters.
4) Does anyone know if Jodi is still alive? Was she Human Trafficked? I have no evidence to this beyond nightmares... She’d have been the quintessential candidate & it’s way more common than you’d think - in the US & world.
4b) To Jodi: If you are alive & reading this: PLEASE let someone know! There’s your family, a ton of friends & people throughout the world that love you & want nothing more than to know your safe...
If anyone knows the answers to these or any key to the whole disappearance PLEASE speak out. Call Crime-stoppers if you feel you need to. You CAN be protected (if that’s the issue). Jodi’s family & friends deserve answers! And you need to get it off your “chest” before it’s too late...
August 30, 2020
Has Dennis Brante been investigated for Jodi’s case?
After 28 years, on 2/2/2018 64-year-old Dennis Branter was convicted of abducting, murdering & dumping the body of 18 yo blond Berit C. Beck July 17, 1990 from her van in a Fond du Lac, WI mall parking lot - on her way from her home in Steutervant to Appleton for a training seminar.
She was blindfolded and strangled or suffocated. Her decomposed body was found six weeks later in a grassy ditch near rural Waupun. Horrifically, it seems she had been there all along, People had walked by what they thought was a “pile of clothes” - for at least some of that time.
Two fingerprints found in Beck’s van & one on an item she’d purchased at the Walgreens store led Fond du Lac County officials to finally arrest Brantner, a former truck driver from Kenosha, in March 2015. Apparently his fingerprints became available after an arrest on a drug case in Kenosha.
The saddest part is that, due to an initial mistrial (hung jury - 11:1 guilty), combined with stature of limitation issues, Branter used an alfred plea (maintaining he hadn’t killed her) & was just given just a 10 year sentence on 3/2018. He appealed but was denied in that. On the drug charges (1 from Kenosha & a second from Fond du Lac - per more drugs found in his boot when arrested for Berit’s case), he received another 6 yr 7 months - though that’s currently on appeal for double-jeopardy scheduled for 10/30/2020.
So hopefully he’ll not live long enough or at least not physically be a threat by the time he’s set free. It also is a sample of what can happen- even after a long, long wait - similar to Jodi’s.
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