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January 14, 2014
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Another possibility:  was she doing any kind of investigative reporting involving drugs?

 

If so, maybe it was done by someone involved in the meth. trade or with the Mexican cartels.  Both have been active in IA cities.

January 19, 2014
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My theory is that Amy Kuns know alot more than what she says. I saw the profile of the Huisentrut case on Discovery ID, and am fascinated by it. One thing that bothers me about the alleged crime scene - a 1995 Mazda Miata (models earlier than that dating back to 1987) has an electronic entry system, meaning that there is a button on the handle of the ignition key that, when pressed, unlocks the driver's side door. Therefore, why would Huisentruit's key have broken off inside the lock? Why would she unlock the car that way?

 

Also, I think Kuns fabricated the story about how she spoke to Huisentrut at about 4am. It simply doesn't make sense. Huisentrut knew what time she had to be at work, and from the profile, she was never late. So why would Kuns call her? I believe that Kuns did in fact call Huisentrut's apartment, let the phone dangle for a few minutes, and then hung up, all in an effort to eliminate herself as a suspect and to create a false timeline for the crime. It's really quite ingenious. I think the attack/abduction happened much earlier than that. 

 

Also, I think someone staged the crime scene. A witness saw a suspicious looking white van in the area. In the piece I just saw, Kmit-tv's news trucks are, guess what, white vans! 

 

One more thing, something about the interviews with Kuns was off. This, once again, is just a hunch. Kuns sobbed, but her eyes didn't produce tears. She also must have voluntarily said about three times that "Yes, I wanted Jodi's job, but not this way..." I don't know-there was just something off about the way she kept repeating that.

 

 

 

 

 

January 19, 2014
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Interesting, Navyboi. I actually believe Amy Kuns had something to do with Huisentruit's murder/abduction, and that the supposed crime scene was faked. first off, 1995 Mazda Miatas - and models earlier than that - have an electronic entry system, so that all you have to do is press a button on the handle of the ignition key and the doors unlock. Why would she put the key in the keyhole? Also, given how violent the abduction was, it is strange that no blood was found at the scene. 

Also, I suspect that Amy Kuns never actually spoke to Jodi that morning. I think she called her apartment and let the phone dangle for a few minutes, and then told everyone she did speak to Jodi so as to create a false timeline for the abduction/murder and eliminate herself as a suspect. I believe Huisentrut was abducted/murdered long before that.

I also saw the interviews with Kuns. She sobbed, but if you look closely, her eyes don't produce any tears. She also stated at least three times voluntarily that "yes, I wanted Jodi's job, but not this way..." There was just something off about the way she said it. I think she was in cahoots with someone else, possibly a lover at the news station. A witness mentioned a suspicious looking white van in the area, and KMIT-TV's news tracks are white vans.

also, when Kuns pustathat stated that "I'm surprised no one has bragged about the murder," I think she's giving a veiled warning to whoever she was in cahoots with not to say anything.

 

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I have followed this case for 15 years and talked to dozens of people about the various rumors going around Mason City. I have even exchanged an email with Jim Feldhaus, the PI who has followed the case for years.

This is what I believe:
Justin Honken. I have a hard time dismissing the coincidence that Angela Davis was working the night that Jodi was at the golf tournament. Maybe some words were said that night, and maybe there was something that occured before the event. I don't think Jodi was reporting on drugs, but word on the street is that she liked to go out on the town and go to bars, etc. Who knows what could have happened the months before her disappearance.

This is a guy who doesn't forgive and forget. Just because Jodi was out of town for the weekend doesn't mean anything to this guy. He came back weeks and months later to get people. Honken and Davis were crazy enough (and dumb enough) to sit outside her apartment that time of the morning even though she was running late. They were probably oblivious to the fact that she was running late.

The only hole in this theory is Davis likes to run her mouth. Why hasn't she spilled the beans on this one yet? Maybe they are protecting someone who was involved and is not in jail? I'd also like to point out the only way they got her to talk was through an FBI informant. She never really 'spilled the beans'.

Also, they probably fear further humiliation.

On the other note: I know Jim Feldhause strongly believes that it was a simple sex crime, he didn't mention names, but I'm sure he has a list of poi's.

January 31, 2014
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I only caught part of the show but, did i hear them say the police were suspects at one point ? Does anyone know if they were given lie detector tests? Just a thought.

February 22, 2014
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I have followed this forum off and on for several years and want to commend you for continuing to search for the truth of what happened to Jodi.

In spite of having read the forum, looked at videos, and watched Fade to Black, I still can't make up my mind about who her abductor was.  It could have been a rejected suitor who thought she was interested in his son or was seeing a more successful man.  It could have been a paranoid drug dealer who thought she knew too much about his operation and wanted to silence her and steal the briefcase with her notes in it.  It could have been a slight acquaintance she had met once or twice who had become obsessed with her.  There are so many scenarios. 

I hope someday this case will be solved.  So many people have tried so hard to get justice for Jodi.

February 26, 2014
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She worked at another TV station about a year before her last  station. I wonder if it wasn't someone from there who was obsessed with her and/or whom she rejected. The man who abducted her apparently took a big risk, knowing that there was a chance he'd be seen by the tenants of the building, his car being identified, her possibly shouting and screaming, which she in fact did. All that  didn't seem to matter to him. This has to be  part of the profile for this particular abducter. Was it rage which prevented him from thinking clearly? Or  maybe because  there was something not mentally  right with him?  Has he done it before and after?

May 5, 2014
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I just started studying and researching this case and I have a lot more to learn from available info but every bone in my body is telling me law enforcement has something to do with this and the death's of at least the 2 other parties who were either (1) involved, or (2) witnesses.  They claim one died of an overdose. They claim that a hypodermic needle was found lying next to the body, but the toxicology report states no lethal or even traces of any life threatening levels of illicit or prescription drugs were found in the body.  The second person died from a "stabbing."  The former law enforcement officer who came forward with "proof" and "evidence" she had knowledge of, who tried to do "the right thing," was rail roaded and run over by the "Powers that Be."  I call them "The Big Guys" in the "Good Ol" Boys Club."  I have much empathy and sympathy for her as she tried to do the right thing amongst more powerful corruption.  They had to discredit her to minimize and do away with the truth she tried to tell as she knew it.  To her I would say "Please be very, very careful for your personal safety."  In light of all the other "deaths" that I believe are directly and even indirectly related to this case; and the belief that members of law enforcement are guilty of severe wrong doing, please be careful.  Combined with the deaths, and public officials who carry guns on a daily basis, I would not put it past the guilty parties to harm "a brother (sister in this case) in blue" who dared implicate a fellow officer or administrator."  I know how law enforcement officers and administrators think and act.  I know how it is to find yourself in the midst of something you know is wrong and try to do the right thing, knowing you will be ostrasized, targeted and outnumbered. They went"gunning" for her because they had to destroy her credibility, her reputation, and her story.  If her words were given any weight someone has a duy to determine the truth and credibility - to follow up.  They can't just destroy the words, they have to kill the messenger (so to speak.) So the guilty person(s) had to destroy her credibility, her professionalism, her repuation, and validity.  It's a case of (1) put up, (2) shut up, or (3) get out. I've learned the hard way that sometime's you really can't "fight" City Hall and win when you're fighting inside corruption.  No matter how much truth, conviction, morals, integrity, etc., a truth teller may be armed with, far too often  the bad guys prevail. 

...BUT...on a much more optimistic note, the TRUTH can prevail.  With perserverance, prayer, and strength in numbers, the truth can be brought to light.  The guilty ones who hide under the cover of darkness to do their dirty work can be exposed in the light.  The culprits who abuse their positions and authority while sworn to uphold and protect the public's trust and safety are a particular breed of corrupt. I believe there's a a special place in hell for them.  In the meantime, we're stuck with them here in our live's.  Each and every one of us should do whatever we can to bring the truth to light by holding them accountable.  There is not statute of limitations on Murder.  I'm going to do anything I can, personally and professionally to help.

When I see photo's of Jodi I see such light, happiness, sincerity; such a beautiful smile.  She just reflects such a happy personality who seemed so full of light.  The person or person's responsible for taking that away from her and her loved ones, need to be brought to justice.  I did not know Jodi personally but almost every photo I have seen of her is bursting with bright smiles full of life and the promise it brings. 

There are too many indications that something is "rotten in Denmark." If it looks like a duck, waddles like a duck, and quacks like a duck.....IT'S A DUCK!!!

From the little bit I already know:

I'm completely convinced, personally and professionaly ,that law enforement officials or administrators are responsible.!!!

May 15, 2014
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Agree completely with Crimgen and Twid, except that I don't think she went to his apartment that night.  

According to Dead Air, he tried to initiate a sexual encounter the night of her birthday party when she went home with him (because someone had taken off with her Miata and all her keys).  I think, after that, she realized she was in over her head and, when she was invited to watch the video, she may have accepted initially (being the non-confrontational type), then she didn't show up, which set into action the events that led to her kidnapping.  

I think things started with the new car.  When Jodi started driving a fancy car around that she obviously couldn't afford, someone went berserk, knowing Jodi had a new friend with lots more money.  I've always wondered if the other guy didn't participate in the golf tournament that last day and maybe spent some time at Jodi's apartment afterward.

 I don't know why this has not been explored more and why was it not even mentioned in the book. It is a fact that she was seeing a rich man from Osage who owns a factory in Osage. They were seen together at several functions and it is a FACT that he sold/gave her the red Mazda Miata. He was a lot better looking than JV and had/has lots of money. I am assuming he is never mentioned because he has been cleared. BUT since he was/is an avid golfer, could he have been at the golf thing that day and then went home with Jodi that evening? I'm sure they would not have left together because he is somewhat discreet, but maybe he came over later. Maybe John V was jealous because this other guy gave Jodi the miata and suspected more than friendship and so waited outside her apt for the guy to leave to see who it was. After this guy leaves, and jodi comes outside in a hurry because she is already late for work, John V confronts her. He is angry because he just sees this other guy leave. Maybe he suspected it was this guy and extremely jealous because this other man is rich, handsome, etc. I don't think he went there planning on taking her. I think he was being a nosy over jealous guy and rage got the best of him. They did not search his house right away.Not even within a week. Didn't JV have a white van??? I believe he did have a work van. He could have kept her in his house or van until he had time to think and get rid of her. Cops should have searched his van and house right away. I want to know why cops and why the author of dead air NEVER mentions Jodi dating the guy that gave her the miata?? Either they did not investigate very good at all OR they did and there is information very helpful to the case that they don't want others to know. Because if they DID investigate it, and nothing came of it then why not tell about dating him in the book and just say they cleared him, etc. ? I believe there is a definite connection somehow that has to do with her relationship with the business owner from osage who sold/gave her the miata. It is known fact they dated, known fact he let her use the car and then gave it to her or sold it to her for cheap. Yet this is not mentioned in the book. Very strange.

May 15, 2014
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Also, I am curious, did investigators ever look into the kind of vehicle her business owner boyfriend from Osage drove at the time after he gave her the miata and if he was at the golf outing? I would so much like to see a list of all who attended that outing. Def. think JV was jealous and lurking around waiting to see what guy left her apt. How can a person access records of what cars were registered to a person during a certain time period? And does anyone on here know how to get a copy of the list of people who attended the golf outing?

May 30, 2014
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Great Read MaggyMay.... Something is Rotten in Denmark is for sure !!  I see Big Bucks flying underneath the table on this one....My Belief, Jodi had learned of somekind of wrong doing going on....and "Some Big Wigs" involved, had to work furious & fast before it hit the news !

June 3, 2014
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The police, from day one, have had a very strong suspect in this case. They know who did it (as do most of the posters to this forum) but lack the evidence to bring forth charges.

Because the police were never able to recover Jodi's remains and gather evidence from those remains, they simply lack the evidence to charge the individual responsible for her abduction and murder.

How can you prove someone was murdered when you don't even have a body?

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I'm in the camp that says they lack the proof because the police have been busy covering up the crime. For some unexplained reason Amy is coated with Teflon. If they lacked evidence, where's the search warrants or polygraphs? What happened to normal police investigation procedures?  

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The police, from day one, have had a very strong suspect in this case. They know who did it (as do most of the posters to this forum) but lack the evidence to bring forth charges.

Because the police were never able to recover Jodi's remains and gather evidence from those remains, they simply lack the evidence to charge the individual responsible for her abduction and murder.

How can you prove someone was murdered when you don't even have a body?

Truth....do you have proof of who did it?  The husband you mentioned above....which I see the post has been deleted now....You are the same Truth that posted that info correct?

June 14, 2014
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The police, from day one, have had a very strong suspect in this case. They know who did it (as do most of the posters to this forum) but lack the evidence to bring forth charges.

Because the police were never able to recover Jodi's remains and gather evidence from those remains, they simply lack the evidence to charge the individual responsible for her abduction and murder.

How can you prove someone was murdered when you don't even have a body?

A body is not required for a murder conviction.  Hard evidence of a crime, however, is.  There was a case in Omaha a few years back (victim, Jessica O'Grady) where the woman went missing and large amounts of her blood was found in her boyfriend's bedroom.  He was convicted without her body being found and his verdict was just recently upheld.  The blood evidence (mattress soaked, blood splatter on the walls/ceiling) plus the the fact that she had just told her boyfriend that she was pregnant  along with many other pieces of circumstantial evidence was enough for a conviction.  

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I just completed reading the book, "Dead Air" on my kindle.  A few "bells" went off!  1.  Where I work, if someone called a coworker and notified them that they had overslept and the person indicated they would be at work within a short time frame..we would have called back after 45 minutes to an hour on their cell phone and/or apartment phone. I live where there isn't heavy traffic patterns at that time of the day. If we had no response, we would have automatically called police for a safety check.  I feel this is true for most people especially this case where individuals were reporting to work so early in the morning.  I feel someone at the station should have called the police after an hour went by and Jodi didn't show up for work and they couldn't reach her on her phone.  2.  I feel the same person who knocked on the door is the person responsible for the abduction.  3.  I feel this abduction involves jealousy and one person wanting more in a relationship while Jodi just wanted friendship.  I hope they eventually solve this case.

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Completely agree with Bree's analysis. Someone should have called the police earlier. I understand that the newsroom was short staffed that morning, but one person could have spared a few seconds to call for a welfare check. I understand Jodi was frequently late, but not so late she missed going on the air. The MCPD also can't be spared from "too little too late." FindJodi posted the police record from that morning not too long ago and it appeared to take them a long time to respond to the call from KIMT.

And I agree with Bree that the person who beat on Jodi's door the night before, demanding that she open up, was probably involved in her disappearance. I think Jodi was supposed to stop by his home that night, but stood him up. I think, after Jodi refused to open the door, he went back to his car, watched another man go into the apartment, saw the other man eventually come out, then laid in wait for Jodi.

I still think someone out there knows something. Surely, since so much time has passed, the dangers associated with coming forward have eased if not completely evaporated. I hope someone will come forward with the information necessary to find Jodi's remains so she can be taken back to Minnesota to rest near her family.

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Will we ever shed the default settings to this story?

 

I understand Jodi was frequently late, but not so late she missed going on the air.

 

The source of that information comes from whom?

 

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I guess I heard afterwards as her supervisor that that nobody told me that yes, it did happen on occasion and I think people just didn’t want her to be in a situation where ah (pause) I would’ve had to call her into my office and talk to her about that, so ah I heard after the fact that yes, on occasion, she did not show up at three a.m. as (pause) she was suppose to for her ... for her job description.

 

Isn't it strange that her boss didn't know about her tardiness until after the fact?

 

KIMT President and General Manager Steve Martinson recalled, “When I came in that morning we knew immediately it was serious; she was always someone who showed up for work.”

 

I understand that the newsroom was short staffed that morning, but one person could have spared a few seconds to call for a welfare check.

 

Some people just like to distance themselves from a crime.

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There is a big difference being late for work (which was something Jodi did regularly) and completely missing work.

And there  was one person who CHOSE not to alert the police or anyone else when Jodi failed to to come to work that morning. Not after one hour, not after two hours, but only after three hours.

That same person acts as though she cared greatly for Jodi (she threw in flowers in the river) but then displays disdain for Jodi, she states that she thinks Jodi was on drugs and was behaving erratically and complains that she had to "cover" for Jodi numerous times. She also said that she was berated by Jodi.

And this same person has never visited this website, that is what she claims. She is the last person to talk to Jodi, has been interviewed countless times about Jodi's disappearance, yet she has never visited findjodi.com? Does that sound true?

Someone is lying. 

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Just watched a show on the abduction and murder of Brooke Wilberger, the young woman in Oregon . Joel Courtney was convicted in the case, used a van in the abduction , and had a history of attacks on women, specifically blond and blue-eyed. The narrator made what might be a significant point that Courtney committed these crimes not only in Oregon but in other states as well. Being that Idaho is a neighboring state, I wonder if police investigated this person.

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Thank you Tomahawk for your kind words.  I felt like I was rambling and not being very clear with my thoughts.  I have been reading this site for a while and always really enjoyed your posts.  

Another thought that I had about his story is that he told the police that she was at his apartment the night before to explain away any DNA or other evidence of Jodi at his home.  That makes me think that he took her there after abducting her.  
   

This. Totally agree. His statement she was at his house viewing a video around the same time frame the police could place her in her apartment making a phone call out of state.  Why make that false statement?  She was never at his house the night prior.  She played at a golf tourny and then hung out at the golf club socializing after. She then went home and called her friend out of state. DNA and trace evidence wasn't as advanced in 1995 as it is now, but it was available.  Personally I think he lied and said she was at his duplex was in the event that it was searched and the police found some forensic evidence or her DNA.  He would have an explanation as to why.  Covering his a--.

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