Family Marks 15 Years Since Anchor’s Disappearance

By Andrew Gauthier 

Sioux City Journal

There is a small, plastic card stuck behind a piece of electrical conduit that runs the length of wall near Lt. Frank Stearns desk.

“It’s Jodi’s driver’s license,” says Stearns, who is commander of investigations at the Mason City Police Department.


He glances at the card, showing a smiling Jodi Huisentruit, the KIMT-TV anchorwoman who disappeared 15 years ago today.

“I put it there to make sure I’d never forget. Now, I don’t really need it to remember,” Stearns said. More…