Huisentruit, a television news reporter for KIMT-TV in Mason City Iowa, had left her residence at approximately 4:00 a.m. for her scheduled shift at a local television station where she anchored the morning news. When investigators arrived at her apartment complex they found her red Miata convertible in the parking lot. Personal items were scattered around her vehicle. Witnesses indicate that they heard a scream that morning. Investigators are looking for a white mid-1980s Ford Econoline van. She was legally declared dead in 2001.