Remains Found Near Mason City NOT Missing Anchor

MASON CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said human remains found in rural Mason City last month are not those of Jodi Huisentruit.

According to a news release, the remains were found on May 20 in the 22,000 block of 275th Street. Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Deputies and DCI agents collected the skeletal remains and took them to the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office in Ankeny. Staff performed an autopsy May 23, but authorities are not yet releasing the results.

The Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office was able to definitively determine the remains are not those of Huisentruit.

Huisentruit went missing on June 27, 1995. She had overslept for her shift to anchor the morning news at KIMT and called a colleague to say she was on her way. But she never arrived. Police found her personal belongings and a bent car key in the parking lot outside her apartment.

An anthropologist determined the remains may been in the spot where they were found for 5 to 15 years. Medical authorities believe the remains are those of a white female between 20 and 45 years of age, standing 5 feet to 5 feet 7 inches tall.

Authorities ask anyone with information about a missing person who fits that description to contact the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Office at (641) 421-3000.

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