MASON CITY — At least one more lie detector test may have been given as investigators continue their search for missing KIMT-TV news anchor Jodi Huisentruit.
During a news conference Friday afternoon at the police station, Capt. Mike Halverson said the Division of Criminal Investigation had a team of polygraph experts in Mason City this week, but would neither confirm nor deny that tests were given.
“You’ll have to draw your own conclusion,” Halverson said.
Investigators believe Huisentruit, 27, was abducted as she went to her car in the parking lot at the Key Apartments between 4 and 5 a.m. June 27.
John Vansice of Mason City is the only person known to have taken a polygraph test since the investigation began.
Vansice, 49, a friend of the missing woman and a district sales manager for Pfister Hybrid Seed Co., is believed to have been the last person to see Huisentruit before her disappearance.
More than 800 interviews and leads have been checked out so far during the investigation, which has caught national attention. Halverson said he expects about 100 more leads and tips to be investigated.
A reward fund which now totals more than $26,000 has been established through Cerro Gordo County Crime Stoppers for information concerning the case. People who wish to donate to the fund may do so by sending their contributions to Crime Stoppers, c/o Liberty Bank & Trust, P.O. Box 851, Mason City, Iowa, 50402.
People with information concerning the case should call Mason City police at 421-3636 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-383-0088. Last Updated ( Friday, 31 July 2009 22:36 )