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Join Scott Fuller as he conducts on-the-ground investigations of a new mystery each season. Cases covered include the disappearances of Amy Wroe Bechtel, Ayla Reynolds, and Jodi Huisentruit.

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Join Scott Fuller as he conducts on-the-ground investigations of a new mystery each season. Cases covered include the disappearances of Amy Wroe Bechtel, Ayla Reynolds, and Jodi Huisentruit.

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By Light worker 73 - Oct 01 2019
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I love investigative podcasts. There are some others that could use this format. Excellent work.

Great host

By Zabstaff - Sep 06 2019
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Very through research. Very intelligent and well spoken host.

iTunes Ratings

498 Ratings
Average Ratings
417
38
14
10
19

Started listening.

By Light worker 73 - Oct 01 2019
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I love investigative podcasts. There are some others that could use this format. Excellent work.

Great host

By Zabstaff - Sep 06 2019
Read more
Very through research. Very intelligent and well spoken host.
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Frozen Truth

Latest release on Jan 31, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Season 3, Episode 1 – Trouble In River City

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Jodi Huisentruit disappeared from Mason City, Iowa on her way to work in June 1995.

Jodi’s case will be the subject of Season 3. New episodes will be released bi-weekly on Sundays.

Special thanks to Christine Penhale (TheTrueCrimeFiles.com) and James Wilcox (KETV, Omaha) for their time in this episode.

Nov 25 2018

21mins

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Rank #2: Season 3, Episode 9 – Data Points

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What is yet to be discovered about the disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit from Mason City, Iowa in 1995?

Feb 17 2019

59mins

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Rank #3: Season 2, Episode 1 – Baby Ayla

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20-month-old Ayla Reynolds disappeared from her father’s home in Waterville, Maine a week before Christmas in 2011.

Ayla has never been found.

In Season 2 of Frozen Truth, we’ll seek answers for Ayla, Ayla’s family and for the rest of us.

We’ll also pursue understanding into why no charges have been filed in Ayla’s disappearance, how she came to be placed in a vulnerable situation in the first place, and where the investigation is today.

Jun 24 2018

35mins

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Rank #4: Season 3, Episode 6 – The Last Time I Saw Jodi

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Tamara (Tammy) Baker spent a weekend with Jodi Huisentruit in June 1995 on a lake in Iowa City, Iowa. The friends water skied during the day, and the enjoyed the college town night life after dark.

Jodi disappeared the following Tuesday.

Here’s Tamara’s account of Jodi Huisentruit’s final weekend, and of her interactions with the man police have believed could be responsible for Jodi’s disappearance.

Jan 27 2019

27mins

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Rank #5: Season 1, Episode 3 – Lander SAR

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Lander, Wyoming is a great place to get lost. It’s home to some of the best search and rescue volunteers in the country.

Despite a 10-day initial search involving hundreds of volunteers, dogs, aerial support and the latest technology, Amy Wroe Bechtel was never found.

My guest on this episode is Dr. John Gookin, Ph.d

He was the Operations Chief and Deputy Incident Commander for the Amy Wroe Bechtel search in 1997.

He’s also the Curriculum & Research Manager for the National Outdoor Leadership School in Lander, which instructs thousands of students each year in leadership and outdoor skills.

Mar 18 2018

35mins

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Rank #6: Season 3, Episode 2 – Limelight

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There’s a dark side to television reporting that few watching are aware of.

Could Jodi Huisentruit’s abduction be related to her profession as an on-air media personality?

Dec 09 2018

22mins

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Rank #7: Season 3, Episode 7 – Tony Jackson (Part 1)

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At the time Jodi Huisentruit disappeared Tony Jackson lived two blocks from KIMT-TV in Mason City, where Jodi worked.

Two years later Jackson violently raped four women in the Minneapolis area.

One of the officer’s responsible for arresting Jackson in Minnesota was Jay Alberio. He joins me on this episode. He, and others, have contended that Jackson should be seriously considered by authorities in Iowa for Jodi’s disappearance in 1995.

Feb 03 2019

25mins

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Rank #8: Season 3, Episode 8 – Tony Jackson (Part 2)

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At the time Jodi Huisentruit disappeared Tony Jackson lived two blocks from KIMT-TV in Mason City, where Jodi worked.

Two years later Jackson violently raped four women in the Minneapolis area. He was later connected by DNA to a total of six rapes in Iowa and Minnesota.

One of the officer’s responsible for arresting Jackson in Minnesota was Jay Alberio. He joins me on this episode. He and others have contended that Jackson should be seriously considered by authorities in Iowa for Jodi’s disappearance in 1995.

This is the second part of our analysis of Tony Jackson’s possible connection to Jodi’s disappearance. If you haven’t already done so, please go back and listen to Part 1 of this episode first.

Feb 10 2019

28mins

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Rank #9: Season 3, Episode 3 – Correlation and Causation

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There are no shortage of leads to follow in Jodi Huisentruit’s disappearance.

Early on, the FBI and local investigators wondered if her disappearance might be related to other unsolved murders of young women in north Iowa.

Dec 23 2018

19mins

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Rank #10: Season 1, Episode 5 – Cold Case File

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This week I’m in Lander, Wyoming to speak with the lead investigator on the Amy Wroe Bechtel disappearance; Detective Sgt. John Zerga of the Fremont County Sheriff’s office.

This episode is the Season 1 finale of Frozen Truth. Thank you all for listening to Amy’s case.

Apr 01 2018

45mins

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Rank #11: Season 3, Episode 10 – Mason City

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I spent this last week of March 2019 in Mason City, where I was able to speak with some of those most closely involved with the Jodi Huisentruit case.

The only witness in the case isn’t really an eye-witness to the crime at all. Randy Linderman was driving to work early that morning Jodi disappeared. He says he saw a white van appearing to idle in Jodi’s small apartment parking lot sometime before she disappeared. You’ll hear Mr. Linderman’s account of that morning in this episode.

My thanks to Chief Jeff Brinkley and the Mason City Police Department for their time and accommodation during my time in Iowa this week.

Additional thanks to KETV reporter and anchor James Wilcox for his assistance in this episode.

Thank you for listening to Season 3 of Frozen Truth. We’re not quite done yet; we will have one more regular feed episode to release next week.

Mar 23 2019

36mins

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Rank #12: Season 3, Episode 5 – Is It You?

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Mason City, Iowa police have never named a suspect in the 1995 disappearance of television news anchor Jodi Huisentruit, but they have ruled a few people out.

One of those men ruled out by authorities in Jodi’s case was a violent serial rapist who stalked some of his victims before attacking them in their own homes. That man, 21 year-old Tony Jackson, lived two blocks from KIMT-TV in Mason City at the time Jodi vanished.

Some question what information police have kept quiet about Jackson that led to him being quickly ruled out as a possible suspect in the Huisentruit case.

Caroline Lowe broke the story of Jackson’s possible link to the Jodi Huisentruit disappearance for WCCO-TV in Minneapolis three years later in 1998. She joins me on this episode to discuss her research and reporting on Jackson. We also discuss another man often suspected in Jodi’s disappearance, local seed dealer John Vansice, and examine a third possibility in the case: that someone else, previously unknown, is actually the person responsible for one of Iowa’s most notorious abductions.

Jan 20 2019

49mins

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Rank #13: Season 3, Episode 11 – Jodi’s Network of Hope

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In this episode you’ll hear from Candy Host, Chairman of the Board of Jodi’s Network of Hope, which is is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation founded in 2005 on the 10 year anniversary of Jodi’s abduction. The group promotes positive educational opportunities for students and supports safety training and awareness.

In this episode you’ll also hear from Joe Vigil, who worked with Jodi at the campus television station when they were attending St. Cloud State University together, and then in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1992.

Mar 31 2019

39mins

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Rank #14: Season 3, Episode 4 – MCPD

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It took three days for the Mason City Police Department to declare the Jodi Huisentruit disappearance an abduction.

Since then, the department’s investigation into one of Iowa’s most notorious cold cases has been thwarted by strange twists and turns.

Jan 06 2019

25mins

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Rank #15: Season 1, Episode 4 – Long Gone Girl

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My guest on this episode is Jon Billman, who authored this excellent piece on Amy’s disappearance in 2016.

His was among the first to detail the possible connection of Dale Wayne Eaton.

Mar 25 2018

28mins

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