I waited for news, but nothing new came. The Internet begins unofficially to reveal a suspect’s name, but did that really matter when Jodi could still be out there? I still wanted to believe that everything was a misunderstanding or at worst that Jodi was hurt and waiting for help to arrive. After all this is a small town. It is a town that I grew up in. Everyone knew everyone and no one would want to hurt Jodi.
The news began reporting and my father confirmed that law enforcement was closing in on an investigation at the Cowley County Fishing Lake. Some of Jodi’s clothes and the mail from the day she went missing had been found in the restroom there. I finally acknowledged that Jodi had been a victim, but I still did not believe she could be dead. My father continued to try to prepare me for the news to come.
Rumors continued as law enforcement waited for Texas Equine Search to arrive in the small town. Texas Equine Search has worked many high profile cases and was on the way to assist in the search. Jodi began to appear in national news. Today Show. AOL.com. I turned everything off and waited.