Thomas Corscadden, a convicted sex offender who was investigated and later cleared by police in connection with Jodi Huisentruit’s disappearance, has died, according to court documents.
Corscadden was questioned by Mason City police three months after Iowa television news anchor Jodi Huisentruit disappeared in June 1995. Police found no evidence to link Corscadden to the Huisentruit case then. Corscadden re-appeared in the Huisentruit investigation after he mentioned Jodi’s name, and his being investigated in the case, during a prison psychological evaluation several years later.
Mason City Police obtained a search warrant for Corscadden in August 2004 while he was in custody in Austin, Minnesota. Mason City investigators who interviewed Corscadden at that time described him as being cooperative. After questioning Corscadden and administering a voluntary polygraph of him in 2004, Mason City Police stated they were “moving on” to other aspects of the investigation.
In April 2021, Corscadden’s daughter spoke to FindJodi about her memories of her father. She confirmed that Corscadden was aware of Jodi, and that he would watch her on television often.
However, there remains no known link between Corscadden and Huisentruit’s abduction.
A document stating Corscadden’s death was filed in Mower County District Court on January 31, 2022. Corscadden was being treated at a state sex offender facility in Moose Lake, Minnesota. Minnesota Department of Human Services is prohibited by law from commenting on current or past individuals within their treatment.
Corscadden died on January 12th, 2022 in Duluth, according to a state Department of Health Public Information Officer and Carlton County officials. His manner of death is listed as ‘natural’. Corscadden’s cause of death was acute myeloid leukemia, a blood and bone marrow cancer, according to officials.
Corscadden was 69.