Mason City Police personnel search for more remains near Winnebago River
(04.01.21) — Mason City Police have issued a news release stating they will continue to search the Winnebago River for additional human remains. Again, there is no indication that there is any connection to the Jodi Huisentruit investigation. Last summer, the remains of a kayaker missing since 2019 were found in the same area.
Today’s release reads as follows:
Contact Person: Chief Jeff Brinkley
Re: Human Remains Investigation
“On March 11, 2021, human remains were found on the north shore of the Winnebago River near Illinois Avenue. This morning, law enforcement personnel will be returning to the area to search for additional remains. The Mason City Police Department is being assisted in this investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Iowa State Patrol, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the State Medical Examiner’s Office, the Cerro Gordo County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and City of Mason City Operations and Maintenance.
This discovery remains under investigation. We are working with the DCI and the State Medical Examiner’s Office on identification. That process will take several weeks.
Birch Drive will be closed from Illinois to Highway 122 today during the time that teams are working in the area. We appreciate the community’s help in keeping the area free of traffic congestion and obstruction while personnel are working in the area.
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Possible human bones found in river near Key Apartments
FindJodi, Inc. has just learned of possible human bones discovered on the shore of the Winnebago River near the Key Apartments.
Mason City Police Department has just released this update:
“On Thursday, March 11th a citizen located clothing and what they believed to be human bones in the shore of the Winnebago River near North Illinois Avenue in Mason City. Officers responded to the scene and collected the bones and clothing found by the citizen and continued to search the area, finding additional bones. The clothing and bones were transported to the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, Iowa for examination.”
Read the media release here.
There is no indication that this is related to the Jodi Huisentruit investigation.
Last summer, the remains of a kayaker missing since 2019 were found in the same area.
Please check back to this post for ongoing updates.
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Anyone with information on Jodi’s case can reach out to the Mason City Police Department at (641) 421-3636. Information can also be provided to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations at (515) 725-6010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can anonymously contact the FindJodi team here.