Golfers say they remember Jodi telling them she planned to change her phone number the next day because she was receiving ‘nasty, naughty’ calls
The day before Jodi Huisentruit disappeared in June 1995, the Iowa anchorwoman spent several hours participating in a Mason City Chamber of Commerce golf tournament and awards dinner.
She golfed with a team at the Highland Park Golf Course until rain cut the tournament short. Later that day, she attended the Chamber’s social hour and awards dinner at the Mason City Country Club.
In recent interviews with the FindJodi.com team, two golfers said Jodi told them she planned to change her phone number the next day because she had been getting “nasty” and “naughty” calls.
The golfers, who do not want to be publicly identified, said Jodi didn’t seem overly concerned about the calls, conceding they were an annoyance that “goes with the territory” when you’re a local television news anchor.
One of those golfers told our team he was the last person to talk with Jodi at the Mason City Country Club about 8:00 p.m.
He said Jodi told him she was heading home because she had to get up early the next day to anchor the KIMT-TV morning newscast. She thanked him for a nice time, shook his hand and walked out of the club by herself.
The golfer said he was shocked to find out the next morning Jodi had disappeared.
He said he was interviewed several times by Mason City police, who mostly asked about Jodi’s “mood” during the event. He said he told investigators Jodi seemed upbeat and he didn’t observe anyone giving her a hard time.
The FindJodi.com team also recently interviewed the organizers of the annual Chamber event, Dick and Jennifer Langowski.
They also remember Jodi as being very friendly as she socialized at the awards dinner, and said she accepted their invitation to have dinner with them later that week.
Jennifer said she was interviewed by investigators back in 1995 and told them she had not observed anyone bothering Jodi at the event.
Even though it’s been almost 22 years, the Langowskis say the night is cemented in their minds as they wait for answers to what happened to Jodi.
Our FindJodi.com team continues to work on refining a timeline of Jodi’s last 48 hours.
If you were with Jodi at the golf tournament or awards dinner, please contact us here and help us piece together this very important chain of events.