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TV Show Revisits Jodi Huisentruit Case

Posted at: 01/28/2013 10:43 PM
Updated at: 01/28/2013 10:48 PM
By: Steph Crock

(ABC 6 News) -- It's been nearly 18 years since TV anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit disappeared while on her way to work in Mason City. The case remains unsolved, but Monday there is renewed hope that could change after Jodi's story was profiled on national television.

The cable channel Investigation Discovery aired a special Monday, specifically about her and the ongoing case.

It was an hour long program that combed through every detail, from the night she went missing, to where the investigation stands. They spoke directly with investigators in the Mason City Police Department and also with friends and family. The program focused not only on the case but who Jodi was.

We sat down today with someone who knew her well. He was Jodi's boss, the news director at the time she went missing. He’s currently an employee with us at ABC 6. "It takes me back to a time that's not full of good memories you know, very, very bad memories, very difficult times," said Douglas Merbach.

Though difficult, he hopes the program will shed light to this tragic story. “You still hope that if enough people see it, that maybe somebody hears something, or somebody sees something, or somebody remembers something that might help the investigation," said Merbach. A very difficult topic to talk with him about still almost two decades later.

The show also mentioned the suspects they've questioned along the way, but it shared no new evidence in the case.