It's been more than 25 years since Jodi Huisentruit disappeared from Mason City, Iowa. The morning news anchor at KIMT-TV went missing the morning of June 27, 1995. When she didn't show up to work that morning, her vehicle, belongings, and blood were all found in the parking lot of her apartment. Now, KIMT says a private investigator claims he has information that he describes as "new, potentially pivotal," in her disappearance.

Private investigator Steve Ridge tells KWWL a person has confessed to him that they "destroyed some evidence, or potential evidence, that could be very pivotal in the case." Ridge claims the person was questioned by the Mason City Police Department after Huisentruit went missing.

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In an interview with KWWL, Ridge said,

This person found themselves in a very volatile and extremely dangerous situation. Unfortunately, the evidence that they destroyed might have led to a timely arrest and conviction. This person told me that they have lived their entire life in fear having carried this dark secret for 25 agonizing years.

Ridge says the person, who he won't name, has given him the approval to share the details with federal authorities.

Recently-solved cold cases, including the 1979 stabbing death of Cedar Rapids teen Michelle Martinko, have given everyone renewed hope that someday Jodi Huisentruit's case will be solved. Hopefully, that day is coming soon.

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