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Video: Koenigsberg sheds more light on his Huisentruit theory


This news story was published on April 28, 2012.
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MASON CITY – Vic Koenigsberg lived in the “B” building at the Key Apartments in 1995 and was home in the early morning hours when Jodi Huisentruit vanished.

Koenigsberg, a former railroad worker who is 68 years old, says the Mason City Police had “absolutely nothing” to do with the disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit.

On Friday afternoon, Vic offered some more of his story about what he thinks happened to Jody.

His theory centers around an Iowan, William Barloon, who was working in Kuwait in 1993 and abducted by the Iraqi government and released just weeks after Huisentruit vanished.

Koenigsberg claims that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein made a deal with the family of Barloon to trade for his release.

Watch the video for more.

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27 Responses to Video: Koenigsberg sheds more light on his Huisentruit theory

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2018 at 1:17 am

    just goes to show you, there not all locked up

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    happyguy Reply Report comment

    May 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    NIT should be ashamed of themselves for posting this video. All you have done is shown anyone trolling here what age and dementia is all about. You have taken advantage of this poor man for pure entertainment. SHAME SHAME

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    April 30, 2012 at 9:51 am

    You know Vic believed what he says so what is the big deal. If you don’t believe him that’s OK but why take it out on NIT. If Matt had not done the interview you wouldn’t have anything to bitch about. If you don’t like it don’t read it. As for me, Matt know who I am. I have sent my real name to him. I use my initials because a couple of other people were using my first name and I don’t want people thinking their opinions were mine. I will take credit for my own opinions.

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    Wrapitretard Reply Report comment

    April 30, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Matt your right article would give you too much credit!! Unfortunately I haven’t been written about or been on mugshots!! But maybe is I were to find Bigfoot or aliens living in Mason city you would be all over it!! Or at least good enough for an interview. I’ll keep it in mind. YOu also won’t see my name on iowacourtsonline unlike some??????? Found that while trolling too.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 29, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    I sat and watched this video with an open mind. And after it was all done, it took all I had to keep from laughing. I don’t even think that “nut job” can accurately describe this guy. I’ll use lunatic instead.

    Its one thing to throw out unfounded innuendos without any proof, but its totally another thing to actually have proof of what you are talking about.

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    Watchdog Reply Report comment

    April 29, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    How does Mr. Koenigsberg know so much about the two men captured by Sadam Hussain?

    Did he talk to the Barloon’s from New Hampton?

    How does he know Mrs. Barloon took or gave footage of Jodi to Saddam Hussain?

    Does he have proof or is this just his imagination working overtime?

    Great story that leads one to ask more questions.

    Great journalism!

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      Lol Reply Report comment

      April 29, 2012 at 9:22 pm

      Good journalism! Are you kidding. They interviewed a crackpot and didn’t even try to validate anything. No wonder no takes NIT seriously.

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        Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

        April 29, 2012 at 10:44 pm

        Hey “LOL” just the fact that you are here validates NIT. There are millions upon millions of websites to choose from… and here you are spending time on NIT. You can’t resist, I can’t blame you for that, as NIT is awesome. As for interviewing Vic… why not? It’s an interesting story at the very least. It stimulates discussion. He deserves to be heard if he wants to tell his story. If that bothers you, troll elsewhere.

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    loner Reply Report comment

    April 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    hmm, didn’t one of the physic’s describe a man who was involved that looked similar to this man? odd

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    dave Reply Report comment

    April 29, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Peter,
    You forget the Iowa DCI and the FBI were involved in the investigation.As a Kidnapping its a FEDERAL crime.I am sure the FBI would follow up any legimate leads.

    I remember at work the next day,I was called into HR and had to talk to some FBI Investigators as they were verifying I was at work that day,as I remember hearing about it around 1st break as people there heard it on the radio.

    Remember,Mason City is not a big town and often the best law enforcement people do not go to towns of Mason City’s size.Look at the Police Chief at the time…he was crooked also… as he was Head of alot bigger police department…he was charged with crimes and eventually Fired from that job.

    This case will probally never be solved unless bones are dug up somewhere.To believe Saddam was involved how nutz do you have to be?

    This guy thats featured in this article didnt even know she lived in the “B” building..So,how credible can he be?Plus,he apparantly lived on the 2nd floor not the 3rd and he lived on the side of the building that has studios and she lived on the other side with the 1 and 2 bedroom apartments.So,what relevant facts can be said when he heard noisy neighbors above him that turned out to be 2 young girls living there..having alot of partys?I remember that well,that was after she moved to the “C” building.I lived 2 apartments down from them.
    I also remember the apartment manager after I got home on the day of the abduction telling me,that Jodi told her that she was being stalked by someone she knew.And this was passed on to the FBI.

    To put all the blame on the MCPD?Ludicus..my question is why did KIMT wait so long to call the Police.I am sure they were told by Jodi she was being stalked…IF they called the police when she didnt show and within 30 mins after she didnt show and after they tried to call her with no answer..maybe there would be evidence as I am sure people going to work that morning,driving thru the parking lot destroyed evidence.

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    50 miles south Reply Report comment

    April 29, 2012 at 11:49 am

    NIT: fair and balanced
    we report, you decide

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    Publius Reply Report comment

    April 28, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    If it was in fact an inside job, what are the chances this guy would still be around to talk about it 15+ years later?

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    Wrapitretard Reply Report comment

    April 28, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    How pathetic, another fine piece of journalism from North Iowas version of the National Enquirer! Really slow news day?? How did those accusations about MCPDs involvement from the church and former officer ever pan out for you NIT, you sure gave that bs a lot of coverage. So will you be devoting alot of time tracking down and interviewing Mr. balloon? Nice to see you have sunk to a whole new level.

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      Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

      April 29, 2012 at 10:25 am

      Might be more fun figuring out YOUR real identity… another brave, nameless loser who is too frightened too type a real name with his comment.

      You miss the entire point of NIT. Vic wanted to tell his story. We let him do that. That’s what NIT does. People can watch/read it and decide for themselves. If you don’t like it, troll elsewhere.

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        Kinkyh Reply Report comment

        April 29, 2012 at 11:09 am

        Too type? Really, that’s too much !!!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 29, 2012 at 11:10 am

        Matt, this is just more evidence that you’re thin-skinned and vindictive. Why do you chose to single this writer out because he is anonymous and then challenge him to use his real name? I would suggest that 90% of the comments on this rag are anonymous and you challenge only those writers (who are also readers and eyes on your ads)who disagree. I have no illusions that you attempt to be “fair and balanced” but someone just needs to call you out on that crap.

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          Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

          April 29, 2012 at 11:54 am

          Vindictive? Hardly; I do not go on the attack, I respond to my attackers. Thin-skinned? Not really. I allow the 8 regular trolls to say virtually anything they want here at NIT. I allow them anonymity, like yourself, so they can build up their fragile and weak self-esteem. I call that a public service for the cowardly. As much as you are here, I think you should speak to your therapist about your obsession with NIT, how you are here everyday, reading and attacking, feeling like you are striking out against NIT even as its traffic soars each month.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 29, 2012 at 12:25 pm

        See? There you are on the defensive.

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          Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

          April 29, 2012 at 1:06 pm

          You crack me up… you are back… you cannot resist the hold NIT has over you. I would feel sorry for you accept that NIT has greatly improved your life. Therefore, I commend you and I’m glad NIT can help you. Stay tuned, more stories are on the way.

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        Wrapitretard Reply Report comment

        April 29, 2012 at 6:45 pm

        Brave nameless loser?? Sorry if I hurt your ego I thought being a journalist you would be a little more thick skinned. You have done some stories that are very news worthy and informative I’ve enjoyed several of them. But trust me I’ve done braver things then comment on NIT dont flatter yourself. It’s occaissionally you sink too tabloid journalism. So you get called on it. Your really trying too hard sometimes. I guess its ok for you to attack people,(counsel members,mayor,citizens, etc and allow your advocates who agree with you to remain anonymous, Sorry if I made you upset, but maybe just maybe your articles about the Huisentruit case upsets others too, mainly those related to her or involved with the case!!!

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          Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

          April 29, 2012 at 10:49 pm

          I’m flattered you call this interview an “article.” It is just a man telling his story. You are using this as an opportunity to bash NIT. Maybe you have been written about here and that bothered you, perhaps your mugshot has been published? Sorry but anonymous bloggers who are addicted to trolling NIT because their own lives have somehow come up short have zero impact on my ego, I’m just fine.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 29, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Your rant doesn’t mean the Mason City Police Department isn’t guilty.

      I know for a fact that they have more than one crooked cop on the force. Some are far enough up the ladder it would take a good undercover operation to catch them.

      But they ‘are’ guilty!

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        Wrapitretard Reply Report comment

        April 29, 2012 at 8:51 pm

        Well if you have the facts Joe Friday maybe you should apply and straighten the place out. Facts are facts!!! Not sure what you mean by crooked watched to many tv shows perhaps..

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        50 miles south Reply Report comment

        April 29, 2012 at 11:40 pm

        people are people
        people make mistakes
        some cops are people
        some government officials are people
        therefore anyone can make a mistake
        cops, robbers, politicians,
        were all people who have made mistakes
        you are closed minded if you dont realize this

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    dave Reply Report comment

    April 28, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    after watching the video this guy needs to see a doctor and soon.

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    dave Reply Report comment

    April 28, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I also lived in the “B” building from 1992 to july of 2000.Actually,right down the hall from Jody’s 1st apt in the “B” building before she moved to the C building to have the balcony overlooking the winnebago.And I was also home,getting ready to go to work as I worked the 1st shift at minnesota rubber at the time.

    I do not think the MCPD was involved either.My focus would be her EX that lived with her while in the “B” Building or someone she knew.Either by doing a story or someone who “ran” in the same crowd as she did.

    I do remember she was jumpy and rarely talked to anyone.I often seen her going to the laundry in the “A” building or when I got home she would be going out to do her rollerblading.I often said hello with no response or if I would go into the laundry room,she would jump like she was scared of something rarely smiled and left quickly.

    Thats just my impression of the few times I met her,I am sure she was super nice to her friends and such.Just not so to strangers and neighbors,as she had to know I was a neighbor as I lived just down the hall.

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    Reggie Reply Report comment

    April 28, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Seems like a very nice guy but I hope Vic has family nearby ,he’s going to need their help.