Human remains found outside of Mason City

Mason City, Iowa – Authorities are investigating after human remains were found outside of Mason City back on May 20th.

The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at approximately 1:07pm regarding human remains in the 22000 block of 275th Street.

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, however, the results are not currently being released.

Authorities say 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 Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation request if you have any information regarding a missing person that fits the description, that you contact the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office at  (641) 421-3000.


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.

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