MASON CITY, Iowa --- Most of the information brought to a national TV audience Wednesday about missing KIMT anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit was familiar to those in Iowa who have followed the case.
Still, questions raised about potential DNA evidence recovered at the scene seemed to hold hope for some on the show that a suspect could be eventually be identified. DNA testing was not advanced at the time of Huisentruit's 1995 disappearance.
HLN's "Nancy Grace Show" profiled the 1995 case Wednesday evening. Lt. Frank Stearns of the Mason City Police Department answered questions during the program, saying a palm print and strand of hair were found at the scene. He refused to confirm whether blood was also found, due the ongoing nature of the investigation.
Police suspect Huisentruit was taken from her apartment building parking lot as she tried to enter her car on June 27, 1995. Personal items were found scattered near her sports car and a key was found in the lock of her car.
Since then, no other credible information has been received that would positively identify a suspect in the case. On Wednesday, Stearns said there were "several" people of interest.
He also said close to 4,000 tips have been investigated as part of the case.
Stearns said the case remains active and that police are continually bringing "fresh eyes" to the case, and are re-interviewing witnesses and Huisentruit's friends.
Former KIMT anchorwoman Amy Kuns was featured on the program, as was Huisentruit's good friend Staci Steinman.