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Human remains found in rural Mason City


This news story was published on May 30, 2018.
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MASON CITY – Authorities say the remains of a human female have been found in rural Mason City.

On May 20th, 2018, the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at approximately 1:07 p.m. regarding human remains found in the 22000 block of 275th Street in rural Mason City. Deputies from Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene a short time later and requested the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation for assistance at the scene. Investigators collected the skeletal remains and they were transported to the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny. An autopsy was performed on May 23, 2018. The results of the autopsy are not currently being released.

An anthropologist was able to determine that the remains may have been there for between 5 to 15 years. The remains are believed to be from a white female between 20-45 years of age, height between 5 foot to 5 foot 7 inches tall.

The Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office was able to definitively determine through a forensic odontologist that the remains are not those of Jodi Huisentruit.

The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office and the DCI request if you have any information regarding a missing person that fits the description above that you contact the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office at 641-421-3000.

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