MASON CITY – A petition to administer the estate of missing KIMT-TV anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit has been filed in Cerro Gordo County District Court.
Huisentruit disappeared in the early morning hours of June 27, 1995, and is believed to have been abducted from the parking lot of the Key Apartments, where she lived, as she was preparing to go to work. She has not been seen or heard from since that morning.
The court petition was filed by attorney Thaddeus V. Jude of Maple Lake, Minn., representing Huisentruit’s sister, JoAnn Nathe. Huisentruit is listed in the court document as an “absentee.”
“This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do,” said Nathe. “Everybody tells us Jodi is no longer with us but I still hold out a faint glimmer of hope. The petition is a legal formality that we have to do in order to take care of some family things involving Jodi. The law says you have to wait five years and it’s been almost six. I hated to have to do it but it is necessary,” she said.
Second Judicial District Judge James M. Drew has set a hearing date of April 23 at 1:15 p.m. on Nathe’s petition.