Tyler J Davis Des Moines Register Published 11:51 PM EST Dec 15, 2018 Television viewers across the nation were updated about a missing Iowa news anchor who vanished more than 20 years ago. New information from Mason City police and a look into some past suspects in Jodi Huisentruit's disappearance were the most noteworthy developments as CBS's "48 Hours" took a look at the case. Huisentruit was a 27-year-old anchor at KIMT-TV, a CBS affiliate in Mason City, on June 27, 1995, when she failed to show up for work to anchor the 6 a.m. broadcast. She hasn't been seen since. "48 Hours" debuted never-before-seen footage of John Vansice, a friend of Huisentruit's who may have been the last person to see her before she vanished. Vansice, aged 20 years older than Huisentruit and believed to have had an infatuation with her, was questioned by authorities but never charged in the case. Jim Axelrod, who hosted the show, went to … [Read more...] about Jodi Huisentruit case: ’48 Hours’ takes refreshed look at anchor’s disappearance
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"48 Hours" explores the alarming world of murder-for-hire on the mysterious dark web and exposes an international criminal organization in a hunt for a self-described murder mastermind simply named Yura in "Click for a Killer," the two-hour season premiere airing Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9/8c on CBS. During the six-month investigation, which covered 30,000 miles, correspondent Peter Van Sant and "48 Hours" uncovered solid information that led law enforcement to arrest people in four separate cases who were allegedly willing to pay to have someone killed. "Never in my journalistic career have I ever been involved in a murder investigation that led us to prevent other future potential killings," reports Van Sant. The investigation reveals how anyone with money, a computer and the right software can find websites advertising hit men for hire with the same ease as they buy a book from Amazon. "There are people around the world in danger," says Chris Monteiro, an eccentric, white hat … [Read more...] about “48 Hours” investigation goes inside the dark web and leads to the disruption of four potential murder plots
Produced by Chris Young Ritzen, Ruth Chenetz and Michelle Fanucci [This story originally aired on Nov. 26, 2016] BATTLE CREEK, MICH. --"You want to grow up experiencing things that dads do. You just can't picture not being part of their life, you know you can't picture not being there for them," said Sebastien Bellin. "Not many people get to pinpoint that specific point in their life where you're life changed," he said. BRUSSELS, BELGIUM | MARCH 22, 2016 "I'm thinking I gotta make it, I gotta make it, I gotta make it, I gotta see my daughters again. I gotta see my girls. That whole time you're fixated on that one thing and you don't want to let any negative thoughts into your mind at all," Sebastien said from his hospital bed in Brussels. "You're about to die. I can remember just fixating on a point on the ceiling and just being like, 'OK now, they're not gonna get me, They're not gonna get me...'" "The power of an explosion, it just shatters … [Read more...] about “48 Hours” Live to Tell: The Long Road Home
Produced by Ruth Chenetz and Lindsey Schwartz [This story previously aired on June 24, 2017] Rocky Mountain National Park is a place known for its soaring beauty, majestic wildlife and inspiring serenity, but in September of 2012, it was a site of heartbreak. The story of how love might have gone murderously wrong begins with a joyful time. Dr. Toni Bertolet, a sophisticated Southern belle, met Harold Henthorn in 1999. Toni's brother, Barry, was pleased his 37-year-old sister had found the kind of man she was looking for. "I was extraordinarily happy for my sister. ...It appeared that she found her true love. And if she was happy, I was happy," Barry Bertolet told "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant. "She experimented with Christian Matchmakers. ...And she met this guy named Harold Henthorn. ... Her comments were that he was very kind, he was very romantic, he was very smart." Both had lost their first spouse under dramatically different circumstances. Toni's marriage had … [Read more...] about “48 Hours” investigates the deaths of Colorado man’s wives
Produced by Asena Basak The community of Jacksonville, N.C., home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, was terrorized by a serial rapist over a 14-month span beginning in 2011. Authorities believed the perpetrator was responsible for 12 sexual assaults. Five of those women were spouses of Marines. The Jacksonville Police Department took the lead in the investigation, as all of the attacks occurred off base NCIS formed a joint task force with the Jacksonville Police Department, who were able to connect the attacks. The rapist left behind few clues, and it wasn't until two victims were attacked on the same night that investigators were able to get their first major leads. A PREDATOR STRIKES Special Agent Heather Powers | NCIS: NCIS is a multi-faceted agency. Special Agent Heather Powers: If there's a crime involving a spouse or a dependent of a Navy or Marine Corps member, our job is to vigorously pursue the perpetrator … that is a big piece of what we do. …so that the … [Read more...] about “48 Hours: NCIS:” Can agents stop a ruthless attacker preying on Marine wives?