John Shine was the General Manager of KIMT-TV when Jodi disappeared. In numerous conversations with John over the years, we’ve discussed and shared our theories, the events of that day, how to move forward and an overall sense of frustration that this case hasn’t been resolved.
John has continued to this day to be one of the biggest supporters of our efforts here at FindJodi.com. He has checked in, offered his assistance and kept us engaged when things slow down – much like he has this time around.
The following poem was written by John Shine. It’s a piece that offers the feelings of the continued struggle to find Jodi Huisentruit, albeit, it offers some hope as well.
As we all slow down and prepare to celebrate the holidays with our families – we don’t forget there is a monster out there who has ruined not only the holidays, but a big part of the lives for Jodi’s family and friends. It is a sadness we hope to help mend.
Thanks, John and to all those who continue the fight to find Jodi.
We lost her in the early morning
of June 27, 1995.
She was like the sunshine
smiling, laughing, and caring.
Jodi lived for her work and wanted
to move on, to a bigger city,
a larger television market.
Someone took her away from us
on that early morning Iowa day.
We searched, and searched,
to no avail.
The memory will never go away.
And sometimes a little light opens up a lead,
but they seem to go dark too soon.
In one’s life you wish for certain things…
I wish for the end of this story
to solve the mystery and the sadness
of it all.