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What Jim Feldhaus thought.
January 6, 2016
3:36 pm
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Was cleaning out my email, and found a conversation I had with Jim Feldhaus in 2010 - a few years before he passed away. I figure I'd share with everyone what the PI at the forefront of the case thought happened. 

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What do you suspect happened that day in 1995?

 

My opinion is that Jodi's abduction and murder is a simple sex crime and not the act of a serial killer or a mob hit.  A couple of local guys saw Jodi on TV, liked what they saw and wanted what they liked.

Do you think her body is buried in North Iowa? If so, where and what would you look for?

Jodi's body is buried near Mason City and in the 'comfort zone' of her abductors.  That is she is buried in an area that  these guys knew as where they hunted, fished or had parties.

 

The Huisentruit case can not be solved until Jodi's remains are recovered.

 

Jim

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It seems Jim had reason to believe that cornseedguy was not responsible, and had some sort of alibi. I thought it was interesting at the time he said "a couple of local guys". He must have had evidence suggesting at least two people. Interesting. 

January 25, 2016
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I've always believed in Jim's theory !!7

July 8, 2016
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Just keeping the conversation going here. Was wondering if anyone had any opinions on what Jim thought. If you agree, why do you agree? If you disagree, why? 

July 30, 2016
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I don't believe I'm as familiar with this case as id like to be while making a comment.  I had seen the show about her disappearance (can not remember the name of  actual show that hosted the story)

I am not convinced it was a "couple of local guys".   That would indicate they knew when she was leaving, more then one guy had a plan to do this, plan the attack etc.  Typically, more then one guy, together are not going to plan a sexual attack,  it tends to be a spur of the moment, like a pack mentality.  However, anything is possible, but it seems outlandish to me. 

 I would look towards her inner circle, I'm convinced the police have already interviewed the person involved.

August 28, 2016
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You are so full of crap. If cornseed had an alibi, he would not be a 'person of interest'. What makes you or Jim think there were 2 local boys and that she's buried in the area? Are the local boys jailbird and cornseed? No, I don't believe you just found an old email either. I think Jim thought what was in this video.

August 30, 2016
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Yeah, I just decided to randomly post that out of thin air. I also don't necessarily believe that - I simply thought it was interesting. thecat@unitelsd.com was his email. I would forward you the email, but I deleted it hence why I posted it on the forum so that it would always exist in some form. I deleted it because I have moved on from the tragedy. This was simply an email that he sent me and thought some people may appreciate it. Go ahead and believe what you will. I did not ask for more details at the time, because I simply do not have the time or intention of becoming an armchair investigator. I sent him an email because I don't like to read posts like the one you just posted - acting like you have insider knowledge. I like to hear from experts. If you do have some incriminating evidence we all would like to hear it. Good luck to you, the investigators, and everyone else here. This is my final post since I have moved on after 20 years following this case. 

Like to give one final shout out to Muskgrove. I really enjoyed your posts throughout the years. /salute

August 30, 2016
2:28 am
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This video was also shot many years before the email in 2010. Just saying.....

September 4, 2016
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My apologies, then.  It didn't look like there was any evidence to support what he was saying, and the 'end of transcript' looked odd to me.  It actually got me thinking about a local boy, so maybe you were on to something.

I remember reading somewhere that the police didn't believe the guy's story about a white van being there.  I also remember Jodi's sister received a letter that said 'the man to the north in the gray house was stalking her'.  He went to work at 4:30 and may have seen her when he was driving by that day.  Could he be the guy in the black truck that was pacing joggers in the area?  903 N Kentucky Ave would be to the north.  Can anyone confirm if the link below is referencing the same guy that says he saw the white van?  Could his palm print match?

 

http://www.newtondailynews.com.....t/a4lww68/

September 5, 2016
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lwt:

Checked out that link and it's not the same Linderman who claimed he saw the van.

Here is the one mentioned: http://www.iowasexoffender.com.....ype=simple

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September 11, 2016
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I spent a lot of time talking to and emailing Jim back in the day and still have all my emails from him to prove it.  I would never post any of them on a public forum however.  I will say that Jim had a few possibilities of who he thought might have been responsible, and near the top of his list were in fact two local guys and one of them was related to a person that worked at KIMT at the time of her abduction.  The other person(suspect two)was a friend of suspect one and Is African American.  Suspect two worked for an ambulance service back in the day and was and still is a very well known individual in the north Iowa area community.

August 16, 2017
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Remember the guy that lived in the same Mason City area, and coincidently had the same name as the witness that saw the white van?  Looks like he is back in the news, and DNA has linked him to a murder in Newton IA.

http://www.desmoinesregister.c.....476114001/

August 17, 2017
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Checked out that link and it's not the same Linderman who claimed he saw the van.

Here is the one mentioned: http://www.iowasexoffender.com.....ype=simple

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Why do we refer to this as an alleged van sighting? The van was there because it was delivering the weekly shopper. This also makes the time of the abduction questionable. That parking lot was just too busy for anybody to be that embolden and reckless. The abduction had to take place an hour and a half earlier. That is the logical time for all of this to happen. Isn’t it time for Amy to be given a polygraph? The newly entrenched police chief is doing nothing that will end this marathon. Since I’ve driven this far, let me add that Jodi had an escort to her vehicle that morning. It’s the only logical way she could have been ambushed. It also moves this from a random crime to a personal crime.

October 13, 2018
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NMvet said
Just keeping the conversation going here. Was wondering if anyone had any opinions on what Jim thought. If you agree, why do you agree? If you disagree, why?   

i disagree, and this is why.  i don't think it's likely that a couple of probably drug addled rapists would descend on her early in the morning.  After she returned home from work seems far more plausible given the sleep habits of degenerates.  That being said, who knows? 

And that name Jodi apparently called out chills me.  in my opinion, she named her killer, it just can't be proved.

December 19, 2018
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If anyone is familiar with the podcast "True Crime Garage" they have a second show on the app Stitcher called "Off The Record".  On that show they discuss how they were contacted by a man who said he worked with the person who said he saw the van (RL) in the parking lot that morning at the Key Apartments.  The man said that RL and another coworker talked about "harrassing" Jodi with crank calls and following her. They drove by her apartment on their way to work (they were auto mechanics). This has been stated before that Jodi felt she was being stalked.  The man who reported this was new to the area and didn't really know who she was or that she was on tv. After she disappeared this man was watching "America's Most Wanted" and saw a segment about the disappearance and he saw RL on the show saying he saw the van on his way to work.  The man specifically remembered that RL and his friend did not show up to work that day and he had been irritated because he had to pick up the slack.  It does make sense that perhaps they were driving by on their way to work and because Jodi was late that day they happen to see her in the parking lot, abduct her, and don't show up at work.  RL then inserts himself into the situation in case anyone sees his vehicle.  

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