New evidence gathered in probe of news anchor's 1995 disappearance

Iowa news anchor Jodi Huisentruit has been missing since 1995. (MGN)

MASON CITY, Iowa (KGAN) — According to, the Mason City, Iowa Police Department completed a search warrant seeking GPS data from two vehicles tied to the case of 27-year-old Jodi Huisentruit, who was first reported missing in 1995.

Details from a recently unsealed search warrant, show those two vehicles were related to John Vansice, 72, who now lives in Arizona. Court documents list his name as Arthur John Vansice Jr. and as "interested party."

Huisentruit was a native of Minnesota and was working as a news anchor at KIMT-TV in Mason City at the time she was reported missing.

She began her broadcasting career at CBS2/FOX 28 as the Iowa City bureau chief in the early 1990s prior to moving to Mason City.

According to the Mason City Globe Gazette, Vansice was an acquaintance of Huisentruit and was one of the last people to see her alive.

Investigators said she was abducted from the parking lot of her apartment as she was leaving for work.

Anyone with information about her case is asked to call the Mason City Police Department (641) 421-3636.

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