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chicoliving
01-06-2010, 02:42 PM
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fran
01-06-2010, 03:45 PM
Police call disappearance of West Valley woman suspicious


December 9th, 2009 @ 10:03pm

Police are now calling the case of a missing West Valley woman suspicious.

Susan Powell's family of four disappeared over the weekend. Now her husband, Josh Powell, and two small children have resurfaced, but 28-year-old Susan is nowhere to be found.

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http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=8965718

fran
01-06-2010, 03:47 PM
West Valley City police looking for missing woman

Police are looking for a missing West Valley City woman who was last seen Sunday at her home.

Capt. Tom McLachlan said Susan and Joshua Powell and their kids were reported missing by family members Monday. Susan Powell's parents called police after not being able to find the family at home. They also checked with their employers and neither Susan nor Joshua Powell went to work Monday.

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http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13954018

fran
01-06-2010, 03:49 PM
Search ongoing for missing West Valley woman

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"We're looking at it across the whole spectrum," he said. "Could it be that she has taken off on her own? It possibly could. Could it be something else? It possibly could. We just don't have enough to nail it down one way or another."

Susan Powell was last seen at her home, 6254 W. Sarah Circle. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the West Valley Police Department at 801-840-4000.


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http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350126/Police-seek-missing-West-Valley-woman.html

fran
01-06-2010, 03:52 PM
Police search for WVC mother of two

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - The West Valley City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 28-year-old Susan M. Powell.

Police say Powell was last seen at her home on 6254 West Sarah Circle at around 10:00 p.m. Sunday night. She was reported missing by family members Monday morning.

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http://www.abc4.com/content/news/slc/story/Police-search-for-WVC-mother-of-two/FHVgbO0J6kiGMBdUQc3E_Q.cspx

fran
01-06-2010, 03:54 PM
Candlelight Vigil Held For Missing Susan Powell

Joshua Powell is still not able to give details or answers as to the disappearance of his wife, however, friends and family held a candlelight vigil in honor of Susan Powell. More than 25 friends stood in the freezing cold temperatures in hopes of finding their dear friend and loved one.

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http://connect2utah.com/content/news/story/?cid=66341

fran
01-06-2010, 04:03 PM
Few details on missing West Valley mom Susan Powell — just anxiety

There are a bunch of folks out there all wanting to help out and stuff, who are willing to help no matter what it would be," Cox said. "I'm confident that she would reach out to these people. And she certainly wouldn't leave her boys."

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http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350544/Few-details-on-missing-WV-mom-2-just-anxiety.html?pg=2

fran
01-06-2010, 04:05 PM
Missing West Valley woman update

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - West Valley City police haven't made any arrests in the case of a missing mother who hasn't been seen since Sunday but they say her disappearance is suspicious and there are more questions than answers after interviewing her husband.

ABC 4 News spoke with Susan Powell's father about her suspicious disappearance.

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http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/Missing-West-Valley-woman-update/PNKOVbbZVEq8D4Fka2QYTw.cspx

fran
01-06-2010, 04:08 PM
Missing West Valley City woman's case turning 'suspicious'

Charles Cox spoke with his son-in-law Joshua Powell by phone briefly Tuesday before Powell's second interview with police.

"He called and told me Susan was missing," Cox said during a phone interview from his home in Payallup, Wash. "He sounded tired and kind of down. He broke up just a little bit."



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http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_13967860

fran
01-06-2010, 04:10 PM
Police Continue Search for Missing West Valley City Woman


WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - Thursday was day four for missing West Valley woman, Susan Powell. West Valley police and detectives went out to Utah's West Desert Thursday to scour the area where Powell's husband, Josh said he and their kids went camping. Capt. Tom McLachlan says that they were there to verify husband, Josh Powell's story. Police say there was no sign of Susan and because of fresh snow, no sign anyone camped there.

"We brought out two dogs, and we also brought out ATV's, mules, a rhino, just to cover some of the area and basically none of us have ever been out here," says West Valley Police's Capt. Anita Schwemmer.


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http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-wvc-woman-missing,0,1741948.story

fran
01-06-2010, 04:12 PM
Stockbroker Mom Disappears in Utah, Husband Questioned


Family members and police have stepped up their search for a Utah mother of two who vanished over the weekend.

Stockbroker Susan Powell, 28, has been missing since Sunday. Her husband Josh says he last saw her getting ready for bed about 12:30 a.m. and left her sleeping while he went camping with the couple's two young sons.



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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,579961,00.html

fran
01-06-2010, 04:16 PM
Friends and neighbors hold vigil for missing West Valley woman


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Josh was at Thursday's vigil with their two children, but he would not speak to KSL News about Susan's disappearance.

The vigil's organizer, Kiirsi Hellewell, is a very good friend of Susan's. She said Susan is very responsible and would never have left without telling anyone. Hellewell said she's certain something bad has happened to her friend.


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http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=8986844&autostart=y

fran
01-06-2010, 04:21 PM
Interview with Husband, Josh Powell

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http://www.fox13now.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=9e25538d-d839-400a-8b3a-6797d6ef0121&src=front

fran
01-06-2010, 04:45 PM
Neighbors say disappearance of West Valley woman is suspicious

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Friends of Susan Powell say the missing woman's husband shows little interest in finding her.

Susan Powell has been missing since Sunday night. Friends have been putting up flyers and posting updates on Facebook. Meanwhile, friends say Joshua Powell seems to be very calm about the situation.

"They've had problems for a very long time.......................

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http://www.abc4.com/content/news/state/story/Neighbors-say-disappearance-of-West-Valley-woman/uyFIRnZ2KkOW4IlArsxzvA.cspx

fran
01-06-2010, 04:49 PM
Mystery Surrounds Missing Utah Mom

Father and kids return from camping trip to find mother gone.

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I don't think she's OK. No one has heard from her," Susan Powell's father, Charles Cox, said. "Josh and the boys are back, and she wouldn't leave her children."

The West Valley City Police found her purse and keys in her bedroom.

"The suspicious nature of this is that no one can tell us, or is [willing to tell] us her whereabouts, and she has not contacted us or anyone we know about," Capt. Tom McLachlan told the Salt Lake Tribune.

Police officials interviewed Joshua Powell, as well as the couple's 4-year-old child, but walked away with more questions than answers, they told ABC News.


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http://abcnews.go.com/m/screen?id=9307164&pid=4380645

fran
01-06-2010, 04:52 PM
Utah Mom's Disappearance 'Suspicious,' Police Say


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They've had problems for a very long time and that's very obvious when you spend a short time with them, you can tell ... they're roommates," friend Tim Peterson told the station.

Peterson said Joshua Powell wouldn't talk about Susan when he asked where she was Wednesday night, according to ABC 4.

"I told him if my wife came up missing, I'd be going nuts, I'd be out looking for her. What do you think?" Peterson said. "He's like, the cops are handling all that."

Instead, Powell chatted about himself, according to his friend

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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,580001,00.html

fran
01-06-2010, 04:57 PM
Police Still Baffled by Disappearance of Susan Powell, Utah Mom

Police say that Powell is not considered a suspect at this time. "The suspicious nature of this is that no one can tell us, or is [willing to tell] us her whereabouts, and she has not contacted us or anyone we know about," Capt. Tom McLachlan told the Salt Lake Tribune.


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http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/video-police-still-baffled-by-disappearance-of-susan-powell-utah-mom-r-1260554505

fran
01-06-2010, 04:59 PM
Police Call Search for West Valley Woman 'Highly Suspicious'

Police in Utah say about 30 detectives are looking for leads in the search for a 28-year-old mother who went missing last weekend. West Valley City Police Capt. Tom McLachlan said Friday afternoon that friends and family still had not heard from Susan Powell as detectives tried to figure out where she could be.

"It's still a missing person case. It's highly suspicious," McLachlan said Friday. "We are putting practically every detective we have on this case."


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http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-police-still-search-missing-wvc-woman,0,4676530.story

fran
01-06-2010, 05:03 PM
Father hopes for safe return of daughter, knows time is running out

WEST VALLEY CITY -- Five days after a West Valley City woman disappeared, her father has now come to Utah. He's pleading for the safe return of his daughter: 28-year-old Susan Powell.

Charles Cox is frustrated and heartbroken over Susan's disappearance. He flew in to Salt Lake City Friday night from his home in Washington to meet with police and all of Susan's friends who are praying for her safe return.

"It's tough. You don't know," Cox says. "They're grown, married; they're on their own, but it's still your daughter."



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http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=8997206

fran
01-06-2010, 05:06 PM
Snow hampers investigation in case of missing West Valley mom

WEST VALLEY CITY — Police say weather hampered their search of the location where the husband of a missing West Valley woman says he took the couple's young sons camping on the night she was last seen.


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http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350919/Snow-hampers-missing-mom-search.html

fran
01-06-2010, 05:09 PM
Police find no sign of missing West Valley City woman in camping area

Tooele deputies couldn't prove, nor disprove, Joshua Powell and his boys camped there.

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http://www.sltrib.com/News/ci_13977820

fran
01-06-2010, 05:12 PM
Puyallup native vanishes from her Utah home

Police in Utah are investigating the sudden disappearance of a young mother.

Susan Powell is a Puyallup native who moved to Salt Lake City several years ago.


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http://puyallup.komonews.com/content/puyallup-native-vanishes-her-utah-home

fran
01-06-2010, 05:16 PM
West Valley police, neighbors call Susan Powell's disappearance 'suspicious'

Police search missing mom's home for clues

When asked what was going through his mind on the fourth day since his wife's disappearance, he said it was "hard to concentrate," before going into detail about how he had placed cardboard in the broken window.

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Another friend from her LDS ward ate dinner with the Powells Sunday evening. That friend told Hellewell she left the home shortly after Susan Powell said she wasn't feeling well and Josh Powell announced that he was going to take the boys sledding and then go eat.

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Josh Powell described his wife as a "really good mother" who enjoys singing in her church choir and doing art projects with her boys

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http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705350711/West-Valley-police-neighbors-call-Susan-Powells-disappearance-suspicious.html?pg=2

fran
01-06-2010, 05:19 PM
Officers went to the Powells' home. When no one came to the door, they broke a window and went inside, fearing a case of carbon monoxide poisoning.

"When they broke the window and got in the house, they found my daughter's purse and cell phone on the bed, a wet spot on the floor dried by two fans," said Cox. "And the family was gone."

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http://www.komonews.com/news/local/79033337.html

fran
01-06-2010, 05:25 PM
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fran
01-06-2010, 05:29 PM
Police say husband "Person of Interest"

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Police say they found no evidence at a campsite as they continue to search for a missing mom.

Susan Powell disappeared from her home Sunday night and hasn’t been seen.

Police now say that her husband Josh Powell is a person of interest and plan to interview him for a third time Friday.

Investigators focused their search Thursday at the Pony Express Trail near Simpson Springs in Tooele County.

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http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/Police-say-husband-Person-of-Interest/Betj-Tpn5kOnRDFMiGeogQ.cspx

fran
01-06-2010, 05:33 PM
Father of missing woman arrives in Utah

Charles Cox had been following the investigation into his daughter’s disappearance as best he could from his home in Puyallup, Washington. Now he’s in Utah. Cox and a friend arrived Friday evening at Salt Lake International Airport.

The friend, Michael Gifford, is also a former police officer who might be a valuable liaison with West Valley Police investigators. “It couldn’t hurt,” said Cox. “He used to do investigations.” Still, Cox made it clear that he has no intention of getting in the way. “We want to leave everything to the police. They’ve done a great job so I don’t want to interfere with what they’re doing.”



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http://www.abc4.com/content/about_4/links_numbers/story/Father-of-missing-woman-arrives-in-Utah/-TdKhebHN0OgloLAVaLaDg.cspx

fran
01-06-2010, 05:42 PM
West Valley woman missing

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Monday afternoon at three, she spoke with Josh by phone.

She said he was driving around with the kids.

Hellewell told him about Susan and that he needed to come home.

According to Hellewell it took him two hours to get home.

"There's no words to describe what’s happening,” she said. “You hear about this stuff happening and it’s awful but at least it’s not us until it’s your best friend.”

Hellewell said the Powell family moved into the neighborhood five years ago.

Police said there have never been any calls of domestic violence.

But Hellewell said Susan Powell confided in her last year that she was thinking about a divorce.

“But she said things have been working out lately,” Hellewell said.

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http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story/West-Valley-woman-missing/a7vyloVCmkmkg_qSEhv08w.cspx

fran
01-06-2010, 05:48 PM
'Let's not stop looking for my daughter'

WVC » Missing mom's father pleads for people to stop focusing so much on her husband.


West Valley City » The father of Susan Powell, the West Valley City mother who was reported missing Monday, says people should stop focusing solely on her husband, Joshua.

"I don't see him as capable of harming her," said Charles Cox, who flew in from his home in Puyallup, Wash., to assist in finding his 28-year-old daughter. "I'm kind of concerned that all the focus is on him."

Cox spoke Saturday at the LDS Church's Hunter Central Stake Center. He wiped away tears as about 100 friends, family and neighbors of Powell gathered to pray, sing hymns and start a 24-hour fast in hopes of her safe return. A tearful Joshua Powell and the couple's two boys also attended, but Powell did not speak to reporters.


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http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13985165

fran
01-06-2010, 05:53 PM
West Valley City family wants focus on missing mother

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Too much of that talk has been directed at Josh Powell, a family member says.

"There's a lot of speculation," Kirk Graves, Josh Powell's brother-in-law, told reporters during a brief press conference Saturday. "Unfortunately, that doesn't do Susan any good. It's destructive and damaging to what's going on."

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http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351139/Family-Speculation-doesnt-help.html

fran
01-06-2010, 05:59 PM
Family of missing woman's husband speaks; friends hand out posters


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Powell's husband, Josh, and their 2- and 4-year-old sons were at the service. Afterwards, Josh Powell didn't want to say a word or answer a question about his missing wife, but his brother-in-law did.

"We continue to hope she will be returned to us safely," said Kirk Graves.

With Josh standing next to him, Graves thanked the West Valley City Police Department, family, friends and complete strangers for helping them. He also said all the speculation about Josh somehow being involved in his wife's disappearance is upsetting.

"I think it's pointless. I think maybe worse than pointless. I think it's destructive and damaging to what's going on," said Graves. "There has been so much speculation that we just need to put it to rest."

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http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=9011381

fran
01-06-2010, 06:05 PM
Utah mom missing for full week; clues are few

SALT LAKE CITY – Police had little to go on Sunday in the search for a Utah woman who hasn't been seen for a full week.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091213/ap_on_re_us/us_missing_mom_utah

fran
01-06-2010, 06:14 PM
Police continue search for missing WVC mom

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Powell told police he slept in a van with the boys in Utah's west desert. Police say he returned home Monday evening. They haven't been able to verify the camping trip because snow had covered the spot where he said he went.

Police say they can't confirm the husband's account of taking a camping trip while his wife disappeared.

Detectives visited the spot, Simpson Springs on the historic Pony Express Trail in Utah's west desert. Josh Powell told authorities he kept shelter with his children in a van while camping.

McLachlan said police questioning of the 4-year-old child wasn't definitive. He declined to elaborate

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http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13990309

fran
01-06-2010, 06:19 PM
Video at link

http://www.q13fox.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=a30ee65e-fd4c-4a45-a256-eeba579cd54c&src=front

fran
01-06-2010, 06:24 PM
Police found wet spot in Susan Powell's home
2 fans were pointed at area on floor, missing woman's father says

WEST VALLEY CITY — Why were there two fans blowing on a wet spot on the living room floor of Susan Powell's home last Monday?

It's just one question her family would like answered in connection with the suspicious disappearance of the 28-year-old West Valley City mother of two.


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http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705351425/Police-found-wet-spot-in-Powells-home.html

fran
01-06-2010, 06:28 PM
Husband of Missing Mom Susan Powell Lawyers Up

Susan Powell, 28, Feared Dead After Disappearing Dec. 7

The husband of Utah mom Susan Powell who has been missing for a week has hired a prominent criminal defense attorney.

The office of attorney Scott Williams confirmed for ABC News today that he is now representing Joshua Powell, Susan Powell's husband. Williams is a leading criminal attorney in the area and his recent clients include Wanda Barzee, who has pleaded guilty in the 2002 kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart.




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http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/susan-powell-missing-utah-mom-missing-week/story?id=9326774

fran
01-06-2010, 06:31 PM
Missing woman: Susan Powell's husband hires lawyer; police seek new interview
West Valley City police say they will again interview Joshua Powell on Monday after detectives meet to coordinate where they are in the investigation of 28-year-old Susan Powell's disappearance and where they need to go.

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http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13994019

fran
01-06-2010, 06:33 PM
Missing Utah Mother Susan Powell Photos

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http://www.cbsnews.com/elements/2009/12/14/crimesider/photoessay5978124.shtml

fran
01-06-2010, 06:40 PM
Missing woman's husband is a no-show at 2nd police interview

Investigators had planned to re-interview 28-year-old Susan Powell's husband, Josh Powell, Monday night. However, Josh was a no-show for that interview.

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http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9029772

fran
01-06-2010, 06:44 PM
Missing woman's husband is a no-show at 2nd police interview


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Friend talks about Sunday dinner with Powell family Meanwhile, a woman who had dinner with Josh and Susan last Sunday, Dec. 6, spoke to KSL News about what happened that afternoon.

JoVonna Owings, said Susan invited her to have dinner at her home because she wanted some help with a crocheting project. She said Susan's yarn for that project was tangled and she wanted help with it.

According to Owings, the mood in the home was calm and relaxed. She and Susan sat in the living room, ate dinner and talked while Josh ate in the kitchen with the couple's two boys. She said Josh often came out to the living room to talk to both of them.

Around 5 p.m., the last thing Susan said to Owings before Owings went home was: "She said, did I mind if she went and lied down? I said I didn't have a problem with it. I'd keep working on the yarn."

Owings said Josh told her he was going to take the boys sledding. She didn't think it was unusual because Josh is a responsible father and would not have kept the boys out very long. She said Josh never mentioned taking the boys camping later that night.



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http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9029772

fran
01-06-2010, 06:48 PM
Missing Mom's Husband's Actions Eyed

Friend of Susan Powell's Calls Sudden Overnight Camping Trip Josh Powell Says He Took, in Frigid Temperatures, "Suspicious"

Police in Utah are putting more investigators into the search for a 28-year-old mother whose disappearance has been termed "highly suspicious."

Since Susan Powell was reported missing Monday, authorities have questioned her husband and searched a desert area where he said he took the couple's two young children, ages 2 and 4, camping last weekend in freezing conditions. He says his wife was still home when he left.

Josh Powell returned Monday night, after police had already received a call from relatives who had not heard from the Powell family.

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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/12/12/earlyshow/saturday/main5971591.shtml

fran
01-06-2010, 06:53 PM
Timeline: The Disappearance of Susan Powell

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http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-timeline-missing-west-valley-city-woman,0,1473366.story

fran
01-06-2010, 07:00 PM
Cops Says Husband of Missing Mom Susan Powell 'Hindering' Probe

Joshua Powell's Father-in-Law Indicates He Is Losing Faith in Him


Frustrated cops today accused the husband of missing Utah mom Susan Powell of "hindering" the investigation into her disappearance
The police in West Valley City, Utah, spoke out the day after Joshua Powell skipped a meeting with investigators for what would have been his second interview with them. Powell did not alert the officers that he wouldn't be showing up for the interview.

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http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/missing-mom-susan-powell-suspicion-grows-husband-lawyers/story?id=9336078

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:17 PM
December 27, 2009
SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY — The parents of a missing Utah woman spent an unhappy Christmas together with her two young children, the woman's father said Saturday.

Chuck Cox said he and his wife were with the boys, ages 4 and 2, for several hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Both boys were in good health and spirits, Cox said in a posting to a Facebook page dedicated to the disappearance of his daughter, Susan Powell.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/6787829.html

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:17 PM
December 23, 2009

SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

Susan Powell's husband had wind-burned hands, took time getting home, neighbor says

When Joshua Powell showed up at Tim Peterson's door with extremely wind-burned hands two days after his wife went missing, asking for a ride to the police station to get his van, he seemed "pretty unfazed."

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14058397

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:18 PM
December 22, 2009

SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

Susan Powell had formulated escape plan, friends say

A year before she disappeared, Susan Powell told a wide circle of friends she was preparing for the worst if she sought a divorce: that her husband might try to kidnap their sons and break her financially.

http://www.sltrib.com/ci_14042094

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:19 PM
December 22, 2009

SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

POLICE: Husband put hundreds of miles on rental car days after wife went missing

The Deseret News also reports that there is no GPS data stored in the car, so there is no way to track where it went. The only person who would know that is Josh Powell, and he is still not being very open with police.

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9105519

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:21 PM
December 21, 2009

SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

The father of a missing West Valley City woman said Monday that he couldn't understand why his son-in-law, Joshua Powell, was at a candlelight vigil Sunday in Washington state for Susan Powell.

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14042094

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:21 PM
December 20, 2009

SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

Photos from Washington Vigil (Josh Powell Attended)
http://extras.sltrib.com/tribphoto/galleryPhotos.asp?GID=WASHI_1220109&sort=Gallery

Photos from West Valley Utah Vigil:
http://extras.sltrib.com/tribphoto/galleryPhotos.asp?GID=POWELb_1220109&sort=Gallery

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:22 PM
December 21, 2009

SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

Josh Powell Attends Washington Vigil For His Wife
PUYALLUP, Wash. — A Utah man considered a person of interest in the disappearance of his wife was among more than 60 people who attended a vigil for her Sunday night in her parents' hometown in Washington state.

http://www.dailyadvance.com/news/nation/husband-of-missing-utah-woman-attends-wash-vigil-1028531.html

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:23 PM
December 20, 2009

SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

Lawyer: Missing mom's husband is in Washington

Josh Powell's attorney, Scott Williams, said in a text message to The Associated Press that his client went to his father's house in Washington for the holidays with his sons.

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/79765062.html

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:23 PM
December 20, 2009

SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

Susan Powell's parents cast doubt on husband's story

***** A MUST READ ARTICLE *****

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14035282?source=rv_

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:24 PM
December 20, 2009

SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

Josh Powell's Father Defends His Son

The father of Joshua Powell said Sunday he believes his son is being "villified" as questions swirl around the disappearance of his daughter-in-law, Susan Powell, who has now been missing for 14 days.

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14037897

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:25 PM
December 20, 2009
SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

Police think husband of missing mom has left Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Police say they believe the Utah man considered a person of interest in the disappearance of his wife is now in Washington state.

http://www.wkowtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=11707650

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:26 PM
SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

PHOTO SLIDESHOW OF CANDLEIGHT VIGIL FOR SUSAN POWELL

http://www.fox13now.com/kstu-susan-powell-search-pg,0,5516566.photogallery

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:26 PM
December 18, 2009

SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH
Police request media keep footage of missing woman's husband

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9077062

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:30 PM
December 17, 2009

SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

FORENSIC POLICE SEARCHING SUSAN POWELL'S HOME

West Valley City officers served a search warrant at the Powell home and had it blocked off while forensic officers looked for clues in the house. They began the search about the same time Susan Powell's family held a news conference in Puyallup, Wash.

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14019426

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:31 PM
December 17, 2009

SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

Missing mom's family: Midnight camping trip a 'red flag'
PUYALLUP, Wash. - The increasingly desperate family of missing Puyallup native Susan Powell said Thursday they are saddened but not surprised that her husband Josh Powell has been named a person of interest in her disappearance.

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/79563062.html

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:33 PM
December 16, 2009
SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

Josh Powell Called a 'Person of Interest' in Wife's Disappearance

http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-josh-powell-called-a-person-of-interest-in,0,2671348.story

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:33 PM
SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH
Susan Powell, 28, missing since Dec. 7 - Police take husband, Joshua Powell's, DNA

http://www.examiner.com/x-22460-Seattle-Family-Examiner~y2009m12d15-BREAKING-NEWS-Susan-Powell-28-missing-since-Dec-6--Police-take-husband-Joshua-Powells-DNA

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:34 PM
SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

Susan Powell's husband refuses further West Valley City police interviews

Very detailed and interesting article.

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14000824

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:34 PM
SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

Cops Says Husband of Missing Mom Susan Powell 'Hindering' Probe

The police in West Valley City, Utah, spoke out the day after Joshua Powell skipped a meeting with investigators for what would have been his second interview with them. Powell did not alert the officers that he wouldn't be showing up for the interview.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/missing-mom-susan-powell-suspicion-grows-husband-lawyers/story?id=9336078&cid=ESPNheadline

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:35 PM
SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

Friend talks about Sunday dinner with Powell family Meanwhile, a woman who had dinner with Josh and Susan last Sunday, Dec. 6, spoke to KSL News about what happened that afternoon.

CLICK ON VIDEO IN THE ARTICLE.

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=9029772

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:36 PM
SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

Mark Furhman. Former LAPD Homicide Detective Speaks to FOX
Video: http://video.foxnews.com/12547243/lawyering-up

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:36 PM
SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

Susan Powell's Father on Son-in-Law: 'I Don't Know What to Think'

Article: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/missing-mom-susan-powell-suspicion-grows-husband-lawyers/story?id=9336078

VIDEO ALSO WITHIN THE ARTICLE

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:37 PM
SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

Missing Utah Mother Susan Powell Photos
Utah mom Susan Powell, 28, was reported missing Dec. 6, 2009 from the Salt Lake City suburb of West Valley City in a case that police are calling suspicious. Her husband, Josh Powell, says he took their children, ages 2 and 4, camping, and does not know what happened to her. Police urge anyone with information regarding the case to call West Valley City Police at (801) 840-4000. She is seen here with her son.

http://www.cbsnews.com/elements/2009/12/14/crimesider/photoessay5978124.shtml?tag=page

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:38 PM
SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

Police to interview husband of missing woman today

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13994019

Patty G
01-06-2010, 07:38 PM
SUSAN POWELL
MISSING IN UTAH

Susan's Father Speaks Out On FOX news (longer version)

http://video.foxnews.com/12513532/search-for-susan-powell

:waitasec: I may have duplicated links that have already been posted. I only brought over what I had just in case; it's better to have two then none at all. :crazy:

fran
01-06-2010, 08:39 PM
E-mails from Susan Powell told of marriage struggles

Friends of Susan Powell turn over correspondence from 2008 to W.V. police


WEST VALLEY CITY — E-mails sent last year by Susan Powell to friends told of marriage struggles between her and her husband to the point that she seemed to be in fear of him.

Several of her friends, who wished to remain anonymous, confirmed to the Deseret News that they had turned over to police e-mails that she sent them in June and July of 2008, the point when all friends agreed the Powells' marriage was at its worst.

One friend confirmed that in one of the e-mails, Susan Powell said she was afraid Josh Powell might kidnap her two boys, divorce her or worse.

The friend said Susan Powell had talked to her one day about something she had written and left in her desk at work.

"She had mentioned about writing something so that no one would ever think she committed suicide. She said it would be so her boys would know that she would never kill herself, because she would never leave her boys alone," the friend said.


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http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705353467/E-mails-from-Susan-Powell-told-of-marriage-struggles.html

fran
01-06-2010, 08:47 PM
Cell phone, notes could provide answers into Susan Powell disappearance

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) - A prepaid cell phone Josh Powell purchased at Walmart could provide details as to where Powell went while racking up hundreds of miles in a rental car. A note has also surfaced that was written about a year and a half ago. Susan said if she ended up dead it "wouldn't be suicide".

Tim Petersen, Powell's neighbor tells ABC 4 news that Powell came over to their house on Wednesday evening, just days after Susan disappeared and told them about a new phone he bought and asked for a ride to pick up his minivan.


<<<<<<<<<<<<more at link>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story/Cell-phone-notes-could-provide-answers-into-Susan/n8xTFRQLOkKihW2iYi34wA.cspx

fran
01-06-2010, 08:52 PM
LE under pressure to solve the case.

Video at link


http://www.abcactionnews.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=20041@wfts.dayport.com&navCatId=3&rss=823

fran
01-06-2010, 09:01 PM
Neighbors Say Husband Possibly Involved in Disappearance of Susan Powell

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - Neighbors of Susan Powell are now saying they believe her husband, Josh, was somehow involved in her disappearance. The 28-year-old woman was reported missing on Dec. 7, 2009 when she failed to appear at work and her children were not dropped off at day care. Josh, the only person of interest in the case, told police he took his two sons, ages 2 and 4, camping that day at about 12:30 a.m. in subfreezing temperatures and returned in the evening.

One family friend of the Powell's, Jim Peterson, said Josh came over just days after his wife was reported missing, acting very odd, avoiding any conversation about Susan and talked about some new clothes that he purchased.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<more at link and video>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-neighbors-josh-possibly-involved-susan-powell,0,1188310.story

fran
01-06-2010, 09:07 PM
Missing Utah Mom Investigation Focusing On Car Her Husband Rented, E-Mails


<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<article and video at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www2.wjbf.com/jbf/news/national/article/missing_utah_mom_investigation_focusing_on_car_her _husband_rented_e-mails/46896/

fran
01-06-2010, 09:12 PM
Powell took his time getting home, neighbor says

Why was husband so slow to come home on first day?

WEST VALLEY CITY — When Josh Powell was first told his wife was missing, it took him two hours to get home, even though he said he had been driving around West Valley City, according to a neighbor and friend of Susan Powell.

The same neighbor said Josh Powell didn't wanted to talk about his wife's disappearance in the early days of the investigation, despite repeated questions from friends.



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http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705353673/Friend-Powell-took-time-getting-home.html

fran
01-06-2010, 09:25 PM
Susan Powell's best friend says recent reports could be damaging to investigation

Susan Powell's best friend talks exclusively with ABC4 tonight, saying the information from "anonymous leaks" to local publications may be hurting the police investigation.
Kiirsi Hellewell says she's questioning why these so called sources are going to local news outlets instead of the police.


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http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/Susan-Powells-best-friend-says-recent-reports/MBlD-1qZiU6rVNfZLj874A.cspx

fran
01-06-2010, 09:34 PM
Police work around the clock on Powell case

As the family and friends of Susan Powell pray for her safe return, police officers and lab technicians are pressing for clues about where she may be.

Detectives at the West Valley City Police Department have been putting in hundreds of hours to figure out what happened to the 28-year-old mother of two who has been missing since Dec. 7.

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The department has its own crime lab that can do some of the trace analysis needed to process a crime scene, but the

West Valley City lab has been hindered by absences. The lab has five forensic technicians, but two of those people are assisting the U.S. government in Iraq and one person recently resigned to take another job, McLachlan said.

So, much of the analysis falls to the state crime lab.

Jay Henry, laboratory director for the Utah Bureau of Forensic Services, says his lab has been pretty busy since mid-October, and the holiday season just seems to be getting busier. But high-profile cases don't add more to the workload than any other case.

"Sometimes depending on the urgency of a situation, we'll adjust our schedules and move our other cases around," he said.

The average turnaround time to get results on blood work and stain identification is two weeks, and for DNA analysis, it's another 30 to 45 days, he said

................................snip.............. ...............

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http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14066301?source=rss

fran
01-06-2010, 09:37 PM
Elizabeth Smart's Family Reaching Out To Susan Powell's Kin


SALT LAKE CITY - As the search for Susan Powell drags on with no new clues about where the missing West Valley City mother may be, her family is getting support from the family of a high-profile disappearance.

Ed Smart said he has been speaking to Susan Powell's family in Washington state almost daily.

"It's just very tough," Smart told Fox 13 News of their situation. "The main thing we've been talking about is how to move forward. How to deal with it on a personal level. How you survive the ups and downs and all that."

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<full article at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-susan-powell-family-ed-smart,0,538443.story?track=rss

fran
01-06-2010, 09:40 PM
Powell's silence is breaking his sister's heart

SALT LAKE CITY -- The sister of Josh Powell says he isn't saying much about his wife's disappearance, even to his family. Jennifer Graves appeared on NBC's "Today" show Thursday morning.

She said, "It makes me sad that he won't speak up more on behalf of his wife. We need to find her."



<<<<<<<<<<<<<<full article and video at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9135550

fran
01-06-2010, 09:50 PM
Social Media Blitz Planned to Help Find Susan Powell

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - The search for Susan Powell is going viral. A social media blitz is being planned for the first week in January to bring awareness to the missing West Valley City mother.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<more at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-search-for-susan-goes-viral,0,7945122.story?track=rss

fran
01-06-2010, 09:54 PM
Susan Powell and Joshua Powell - Neighbor, Tim Peterson, provides new information about the Powell's

December 25, 2009 - Joshua Powell’s neighbor, Tim Peterson, provided new information, saying Josh is a “crackpot” and that he seemed unfazed about his wife, Susan Powell’s, disappearance. She has been missing for nearly three weeks from their West Valley City home.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<full article at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.examiner.com/x-22460-Seattle-Family-Examiner~y2009m12d25-Susan-Powell-and-Joshua-Powell--Neighbor-Tim-Peterson-provides-new-information-about-the-Powells

fran
01-06-2010, 10:01 PM
Friends of missing women keep hoping for miracle

WEST VALLEY CITY -- The search for a missing Utah mother is entering its fourth week, with still no clues as to where she is. Meanwhile, Susan Powell's family and friends continue to do everything they can to keep attention on the search for her.

West Valley City police detectives said Sunday leads to her whereabouts were few. "The more time that passes, it may not be in her favor," said West Valley police Capt. Tom McLachlan during a press conference last week.

Another week has passed since that statement, but it hasn't stopped Kiirsi Hellewell from still trying to find Powell. She says Powell is her best friend.


<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<full article and video at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9155653

fran
01-06-2010, 10:06 PM
'Susan Powell Social Media Blitz' - Colby Curtis, Karla Larsson hope slide show 'goes viral' (Video)

December 28, 2009 - In an attempt to spread the word about the disappearance of Susan Powell, 28, who has been missing from West Valley City, Utah since Dec. 7, 2009, Colby Curtis created the Susan Powell slide show and Karla Larsson uploaded it on YouTube.

Karla hopes the video goes viral


<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<full article and video at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.examiner.com/x-22460-Seattle-Family-Examiner~y2009m12d28-Susan-Powell-Social-Media-Blitz--Colby-Curtis-Karla-Larsson-hope-slide-show-goes-viral-Video

fran
01-06-2010, 10:09 PM
Warrants in missing Utah mom case sealed

<<<<<<<<<<<<<article at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>
http://www.localnews8.com/Global/story.asp?S=11738840

fran
01-06-2010, 10:11 PM
Warrants sealed in Susan Powell case, newspaper plans challenge

Court » The Tribune, in a motion it intends to file today, wants to have that information made public.

Police and prosecutors don't want the public to know what they took from Susan Powell's house and husband.

State court clerks on Monday confirmed search warrants in the Powell case have been sealed. A lawyer for The Salt Lake Tribune said Monday the newspaper plans to file a motion today to have those warrants disclosed.


<<<<<<<<<<<full article at link>>>>>>>>>>>
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14082069

fran
01-06-2010, 10:17 PM
Volunteers searching for Susan Powell

As thousands around the world learn about the story of Susan Powell, more and more perfect strangers are moved to help. ABC4 spent the afternoon with two of those strangers who have dedicated hours to searching for susan.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<more at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/Volunteers-searching-for-Susan-Powell/jLPjgvcYz0GovDt1V-rmRw.cspx

fran
01-06-2010, 10:41 PM
Susan Powell Case Stalls, Social Media Picks Up the Pieces

New information in the missing persons case of Susan Powell is scarce. Speculation on the internet and TV suggests that the West Valley Police are carefully making their case. This kind of media blitz is nothing like anything that they have ever experienced. They feel the pressure and must get it right, a picture perfect investigation.


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http://thesop.org/opinion/2009/12/30/susan-powell-case-stalls-social-media-picks-up-the-pieces

fran
01-06-2010, 10:44 PM
Missing Mom's Friend Believes She Was Abducted


"I personally don't believe Susan is still in Utah. I believe she's been abducted and taken out of the state,” says Kirsi Hellewell, friend to Susan Powell.

Kiirsi Hellewell, perhaps as much as anyone, has been active in spreading the word of Susan’s disappearance near and far.


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http://connect2utah.com/content/news/story/?cid=68962

fran
01-06-2010, 10:48 PM
Best Evidence: The 'Navy Blue Cap' interview with Josh Powell


I have been following the missing persons case of Susan Powell since early last week. Jane Velez-Mitchell featured this story several times on her HLN talk show Issues. These shows emphasized the suspicious behavior of Joshua Powell, who is keeping quiet and has hired a defense attorney, Scott C. Williams.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<more at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://newsblaze.com/story/20091220075129kays.nb/topstory.html

fran
01-06-2010, 10:56 PM
Susan Powell Reportedly Made Plans to Leave Husband 1 Year Ago, Feared Kidnapping

A year before her disappearance, Susan Powell thought about divorcing her husband and even put together a plan in case he tried to kidnap her sons or strip her of her finances, friends told The Salt Lake Tribune.

Susan Powell reportedly told her friends that she went so far as to set up her own bank account, prepare for a place to stay if she left her husband, Joshua Powell, and wrote up an informal will, the paper reported.

Her friends said Susan Powell wanted to make sure they all knew about her plans, the paper reported.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<full article at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,580882,00.html

fran
01-06-2010, 11:01 PM
Don Hudson - Tragedy Is Much More Than A 30 Second Story

Two recent tragedies - The Susan Powell Case and the Burning Body case - linger in my thoughts and leave me asking questions that, so far, have no answers.


<<<<<<<<<<<<<full article at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.abc4.com/content/news/blogs/story/Don-Hudson-Tragedy-Is-Much-More-Than-A-30-Second/yM8vU52YVUql2mdScq5inA.cspx

fran
01-06-2010, 11:08 PM
The Latest on Susan Powell

If you have any information on Susan Powell, contact West Valley Police at
801-840-4000

Various videos at link................

http://www.fox13now.com/news/thesearchforsusanpowell/

fran
01-06-2010, 11:11 PM
Friends of missing Utah mom launch Web media blitz

<<<<<<<<<<full article at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100103/ap_on_re_us/us_missing_mom_utah

fran
01-06-2010, 11:25 PM
Family hopes online blitz will bring new leads in Powell case


SALT LAKE CITY -- West Valley City police have received several calls about the Susan Powell case, thanks to an online blitz that kicked off Monday morning.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<more at link>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9225441

fran
01-06-2010, 11:31 PM
Search for missing Utah mom going viral

72-hour social networking blitz to find Susan Powell

Friends are taking to YouTube, MySpace, Twitter and Facebook for a 72-hour social networking blitz to help locate the missing Utah mom of two.
View related photos


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Holding on to hope
Susan’s friends and relatives continue to believe that she’s alive.

“I really hope so. We can’t let ourselves let go of that,” Hellewell told Lauer.

“I absolutely hold out hope that she’s alive,” Susan’s father, Charles Cox, said in a separate interview with NBC News. “As a father, I have no choice. I must maintain the hope that she’s alive.”



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http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/34686705/ns/today-today_people/

fran
01-06-2010, 11:36 PM
Joshua Powell remains in Washington as social media campaign focuses on his wife

Search - Internet blitz used to help find Susan Powell has drawn a dozen tips.

An online social media campaign being waged by friends and family of Susan Powell produced tips for police Monday, but there were no indications the missing woman's husband was taking part or planned to return to their Utah home

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http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14121077

fran
01-06-2010, 11:54 PM
Kiirsi Hellewell: Pt. 1, ‘The last time I saw Susan Powell’

January 5, 2010 - Kiirsi Hellewell says she misses her best friend, Susan Powell, who went missing about a month ago. She desperately wants her back

No one knows what happened to Susan or where she is – no one, her friends and family believe, except the person or persons who snatched her from the world she knew, the family she loves, the friends she confided in, the children who desperately need their mommy back - Charlie 4, and Braden, now 3.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<more at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.examiner.com/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m1d5-Kiirsi-Hellewell-Pt-1-The-last-time-I-saw-Susan-Powell

fran
01-07-2010, 12:00 AM
Susan Powell friends warning about scam; Media blitz final day

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 NEWS) - A new warning on facebook from friends and family of Susan Powell who same some are trying to profit off of Susan's disappearance and the third and final full day of the social media blitz.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<more at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.abc4.com/content/news/state/story/Susan-Powell-friends-warning-about-scam-Media/3eNH7-JeQUWXgmHbRjO2jw.cspx

fran
01-07-2010, 12:08 AM
Susan Powell's husband said to be moving out of Utah

Probe » Joshua Powell likely to sell WVC home.

As family and friends of Susan Powell mark Thursday's somber milestone of one month since the West Valley City mother was reported missing, her husband began packing up their home for a permanent move to Washington.

Joshua Powell has returned to Utah from Puyallup, Wash., to retrieve his belongings, friends and a spokeswoman for Susan Powell's parents said. He and the couple's two young sons have been staying with Joshua Powell's father in Washington since Christmas.

Michael Powell, Joshua Powell's brother who also lives in Puyallup, drove the Powells' blue minivan into his brother's garage on Wednesday. The garage contained boxes and other moving materials, and neighbors said a couch and other items were loaded earlier in the day

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<full article andd video at link>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14134908

fran
01-07-2010, 12:54 AM
Be sure and watch the video of Mr. Peterson!

Susan Powell's Husband Back in Utah

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West Valley Police did make an appearance at the Powell household Wednesday. Susan Powell's friend, Tim Peterson went to the Powell home knocking on the front door hollering Josh's name. Peterson was retrieving a playground set he gave the Powells. Josh's brother answered the door and opened the back fence gate. But when Peterson's truck got stuck in the driveway, Josh's brother called police.

Police spoke with Powell's brother briefly, but there was no sign of Josh.


<<<<<<<<<<<<<<more at link and video>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-josh-powell-returns-to-utah-after-holidays,0,220147.story?track=rss

KaylynnCouture
01-07-2010, 12:11 PM
Neighbor tries to Retrieve Playground he Made For Powells

Neighbor Tim Peterson built a playground for the Powell family just a few days before Susan disappeared. With Josh moving, Peterson wants his playground back.

"He's not looking for his wife, that much I know," Peterson told reporters Wednesday. "I just want to make sure I get my playground, OK? So I can give it to someone else in the ward."

One of Josh Powell's brothers was at the home, but told Peterson he'd have to ask Josh about taking the playground. The brother then called police, saying Peterson was trespassing. Peterson left empty-handed.

More at link: http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9257692

Texas Mist
01-07-2010, 02:13 PM
<snipped>



Josh Powell back in Utah but for how long?

.... One neighbor particularly wanted to talk to Josh and take back the swing set he made for Susan and the boys. He was greeted by Josh's brother Micheal who instead of helping him get the play set called 911 to report Tim Petersen for trespassing.

Petersen told Micheal, "This whole thing was for Susan and the kid's enjoyment. Now Susan's gone. Did you happen to notice that Susan's gone? Because I don't see you guys doing anything about it. Susan's gone. And he just gave me a blank look like Josh has done."

Petersen says he's frustrated that Josh is going to live with his father to "hide" in a gated community in Washington.

Petersen tells ABC 4 he's tried to be supportive of Josh but his story of taking his two young boys camping in the middle of the night and the fact that he's not helping or cooperating with police just isn't adding up. Petersen also said that a day or two after Susan disappeared his wife asked Josh about his whereabouts and he said, "Well, it's not like I stabbed her." Petersen said he couldn't believe he would make a comment like that.

more here

http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/Josh-Powell-back-in-Utah-but-for-how-long/r554LksomEiDoseLuMkMEg.cspx

Texas Mist
01-07-2010, 02:45 PM
<snipped>

Josh Powell moving to Washington (update)

1:46 p.m. EST – Josh Powell, person of interest in the disapperace of his wife Susan Powell is reportedly packing up and moving his family to Washington state. Josh has been staying in Puyallup, Washington with his family over the holidays, and has apparently made the decision to be with his family. I can confirm at this hour, Josh is in Utah, and his children are with his family back in Washington. The family mini-van is inside the Powell family garage at this time, and I can tell you that Josh has reached out to friends, neighbors and church friends to help him move this weekend.

....

Friends of Susan told me that she loved to do acts of kindness to help others. Susan worked 4 – 10 hour days and had off Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s to spend with her children. On those days, she would often visit a close friend in a wheelchair, and give her a pedicure, she would bake bread for others, or pick a pumpkin from her garden and make someone a pie. She was always giving and doing for those around her. Over the Christmas holiday, Susan’s friends asked the public to do acts of kindness for others, and many responded with the things they were inspired to do. Some gave families a Christmas, other volunteered at homeless shelters, and in many cases there were multiple days of kindness, not just one.


more here - including brief timeline

http://www.michellesigona.com/2010/01/josh-powell-moving-to-washington/

fran
01-07-2010, 06:01 PM
Missing Utah woman's husband may be leaving Utah

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Joshua Powell's attorney, Scott Williams, will only say that Salt Lake doesn't currently provide his client with the financial and social support his family needs.



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Patty G
01-09-2010, 09:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGTG8xgLbfg

fran
01-11-2010, 07:43 AM
Friends turn out to help Joshua Powell move from Utah

West Valley City » He's selling the home he shared with his missing wife and is moving to his native Washington.


West Valley City » Friends, family members, and neighbors helped Joshua Powell move his family's belongings out of their West Valley City home Saturday and into a moving truck headed for Washington.

Between 10 and 15 people arrived to help with the move, and began putting boxes into the truck shortly after 9 a.m.

Several said they wanted to help Joshua Powell despite questions surrounding the disappearance of his wife, Susan, just over one month ago. Joshua Powell is the only person of interest investigators have identified in his wife's case so far, and police have criticized him for not being more cooperative with their investigation. He has not been named as a suspect.

Ron Stagg, who lives a few houses from the Powells, said he came Saturday because Joshua Powell needed help. "Regardless of who is responsible for Susan's disappearance, Josh is really hurting," Stagg said. "I don't know if it was him or someone else [who was involved in Susan Powell's disappearance], but he still needs help."

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http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_14156510

fran
01-12-2010, 08:53 AM
Josh Powell left Utah Monday morning

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Josh Powell, the "person of interest" in his wife Susan's disappearance officially left his West Valley City home bound for Washington around 9:30 a.m. Monday morning.

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Josh Powell and his brother Michael started the uhaul moving van and Josh's minivan around 7:30 this morning. They loaded a few more items throughout the morning. Josh drove the uhaul and Micheal the minivan.

ABC 4 asked Josh if he had anything he would like to say before leaving and he didn't acknowledge reporters as he quickly jumped in the moving van and sped off.

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http://www.abc4.com/content/news/state/story/Josh-Powell-leaves-Utah-home/VuR4bt5AAk2EnHkNehtI4g.cspx?rss=1451

Angel Who Cares
01-14-2010, 05:24 PM
Part 1:

$10K Reward In Utah Woman's Disappearance; Husband In Puyallup
Posted: 6:59 am PST December 21, 2009
Updated: 4:35 pm PST December 21, 2009
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Her husband, who is considered a person of interest in her disappearance, was among more than 60 people who attended a vigil for her Sunday night in her parents' hometown in Puyallup.

Josh Powell's attorney, Scott Williams, said earlier in the day that Powell had left Utah with the couple's two young sons. Williams told The Associated Press in a text message that his client went to his father's house in Washington state for the holidays with his sons.

Powell is expected to stay in the state with his family through Christmas.

KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Gary Horcher said Powell came toward the end of the vigil, kept his distance from Susan's family and refused to speak to reporters.

Horcher said Powell's presence at the vigil confused Susan's family, who said they hadn't heard from Powell since he hired an attorney.

"We have had no contact with him. We don't know his plans. I didn't know he was coming," said Susan's father, Chuck Cox.

Video: Family Of Missing Woman Surprised By Husband's Visit
http://www.kirotv.com/video/22025412/index.html

PHOTOS 1-8: Missing Woman Susan Powell
http://www.kirotv.com/slideshow/news/21997645/detail.html

Article:
http://www.kirotv.com/news/22025134/detail.html
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Husband of missing West Valley woman has left Utah
Published: Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009 11:53 p.m. MST
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Friend and fellow member of the Powells' LDS ward, John Hellewell, said he talked to Josh Powell about 30 minutes before a pair of candlelight vigils held by friends and family members in Washington and Utah to pray for the safe return of their "beloved Susan" began Sunday night.

"He was wanting details about the vigil in Washington — when and where it was," said Hellewell, 32, who was a home teacher with Josh Powell before Powell stopped attending church two years ago.

But many questioned why Josh Powell would leave for Washington during the height of the police investigation.

"One of the biggest problems Susan had was that (Josh) talked to his dad for hours, more than he talked to her," said Tim Peterson, a friend and member of the Powells' ward who has been vocal in the past about Josh Powell and once called police on him. "And now guess where he's at. He hasn't been formally charged, but he's not that far from the border to Canada now."

Hellewell said he knew Josh struggled with pressure from his family, especially his dad, Stephen Powell, about church.

"His dad is very against the church," Hellewell said. "His dad is always sending him anti-Mormon literature and I've heard stories from Josh and Susan that (Josh's) dad was always trying to break up their marriage."

Photo Gallery (16 photos):
http://www.deseretnews.com/photos/midres/2219319.jpg

Article:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705352897/Husband-of-missing-West-Valley-woman-has-left-Utah.html
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Reward offered for information on Susan Powell
Published: Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 12:27 p.m. MST
<snipped>
An anonymous donor is offering a reward of $10,000 for original information that results in Susan Powell being found.

Josh Powell left Utah this weekend with his two young boys to spend the holidays in Washington. He attended the rainy vigil in Puyallup, as did Susan's grandparents, parents and siblings. Josh Powell did not speak to reporters gathered at the event.

He stood in a downpour surrounded by a tight group of supporters who shielded him from the media with umbrellas. His 4-year-old son, Charlie, accompanied him at the vigil and held a candle as many of Susan's friends and families stared at Josh in surprise, the Associated Press reported.

Article:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705353130/Reward-offered-for-information-on-Susan-Powell.html
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UPDATED: Josh Powell's Washington trip raises eyebrows
December 21, 2009
Last Update: 4:43 pm
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John Hellewell who is a neighbor of the Powell's found out about the trip Sunday when Josh called him. His first concern was to find someone to "pet sit" his birds. "He just called me and said, 'I'm here staying at my Dad's house.' He said he was trying to get away from all the media attention," Hellewell said. When asked if he thought it was strange for Powell to leave when the fate of his wife was still unknown, he said, "I don't understand a lot of the things he does. So, it's hard to know what his reasoning was."

West Valley Police say because Powell is not a suspect, he is free to come and go as he pleases. But, Captain Tom McLachlan said his leaving does not help them find his wife. He said, "Distance probably doesn't really matter that much right now. But his public appearance and actions don't put him in a good light."

Video: Missing Mom's Husband Leaves Utah 12/21/09 02:35
West Valley police Captain Tom McLanahan talked Sunday about Susan Powell's husband Josh Powell leaving Utah. McLanahan said," I'm disappointed at it."
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95411@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Father of Kiplyn Davis speaks to ABC4 about disappearance of Susan Powell 12/19/2009 02:25
There's another Utah family tonight who can relate with what Susan's family is going through
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95403@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Police building case to solve missing mom mystery 12/18/09 2:48
Police now are building a case to help solve the disappearance of Susan Powell. Who that person is, police won't say.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95402@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Powell family friend shares inside perspective 12/18/09 3:28
ABC4 asked a close friend of the Powells, the one who talked with Josh just days after Susan went missing, what he thought about Joshua's alibi, recent silence and something now in the spotlight: Josh and Susan's marriage.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95385@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Susan Powell's family speaks as police serve a search warrant at her house 12/18/09 2:32
Susan Powell is not officially a victim of any crime. Her husband Joshua Powell is not a suspect. Still, the patience of police investigators is wearing thin over his alleged "lack of cooperation" in the search for his missing wife.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95384@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Susan Powell's friends talk to Good Morning Utah 12/18/09 4:25
Two friends of missing mom, Susan Powell, sit down to share their stories with Marti Skold live on Good Morning Utah
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95383@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Forensic crews ramp up crime investigation at Powell home 12/17/09 1:38
Crime scene investigators re-entered the home of Josh and Susan Powell on Thursday, as the street surrounding a West Valley neighborhood was sealed off.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95381@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Experts say controlling behavior is a warning sign for abuse 12/17/09 2:46
Susan Powell's family speaks with the media. They say there was no sign the missing mother was in danger. Others say she was in a controlling relationship.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95380@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Susan Powell's family speaks out 12/17/09 2:14
The family of a Utah mother who has been missing for 10 days said Thursday they are saddened but not surprised that her husband has been named a person of interest in the investigation.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95377@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Police suspect foul play in Susan Powell disappearance 12/17/09 3:28
Police say they suspect foul play in the disappearance of Susan Powell, who has been missing since December 6.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95358@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Police and person of interest staying silent in case of Susan Powell 12/16/09 2:58
Josh Powell's defense attorney is keeping mum and police say his silence is hampering their investigation. We talked tonight with "ABC4's Crime Consultant" to gain some insight as to what's going on with the missing person investigation.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95339@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Search continues for Susan Powell 12/15/09 3:10
More than a week after Susan Powell mysteriously vanished, friends, family and those touched by the story are still hoping to hear any new information about case.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95317@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Missing mom's father talks to ABC 4 12/13/09 2:16
Charles Cox rifles through pictures of his daughter Susan Powell. For him it's been a rough six days since he learned that she went missing from her West Valley home.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95298@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Outpouring of online support in the search for Susan Powell 12/12/09 2:18
It's not just Susan Powell's family, or those who know her well, showing concern tonight. There are several support networks growing online through facebook groups and blogs. ABC4 takes a closer look tonight at this outpouring.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95294@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Missing WVC woman's husband speaks to ABC 4 News 12/11/09 1:31
Josh Powell, the husband of Susan Powell, spoke to ABC 4 News Thursday night. Susan has been missing since Sunday night.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95285@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Candlelight vigil for missing West Valley Mom 12/11/09 4:04

http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95271@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Missing West Valley woman update 12/10/09 1:49
ABC 4 News spoke with Susan Powell's father about her suspicious disappearance.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95250@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/Josh-Powells-Washington-trip-raises-eyebrows/YMht8xWvVkideITAGsTQ3g.cspx
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Husband of missing Utah woman attends Puyallup vigil
Posted on December 21, 2009 at 6:53 AM
Updated today at 8:55 AM
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"We’ve had no contact with Josh. We don’t know what his plans are," said Chuck Cox, Susan's father. "I didn’t know he was going to come up here.”

Powell and his son stood away from the main podium during the proceedings, and afterward remained silent for the most part, often surrounded by a wall of umbrellas erected by family friends.

Neither Cox nor Powell approached each other during the vigil, although two other relatives did talk to Josh in order to speak with the couple's son, family friends said.

Cox told KING-5 he would not attempt to speak with his son-in-law “unless he contacts me. I might call to ask if we can see the children or something. [But] there’s just too many things out there and … hopefully now that he’s back here around his parents, his dad, now that he has representation, maybe he’ll be comfortable enough that he’ll come forward with some verifiable story.”

Video: Husband of missing Utah woman attends Puyallup vigil 2:30
http://www.king5.com/video/featured-videos/Husband-of-missing-Utah-woman-attends-vigil-in-Puyallup-79816897.html

•Article: Family of missing Utah mom speaks out about husband
http://www.king5.com/news/Police-treating-missing-Utah-mom-as-criminal-case-79555532.html

•Video: Father of missing Utah woman
http://www.king5.com/video/raw/Raw-Father-of-missing-Utah-mother-speaks-79564587.html

•Family, friends of Susan Powell's Facebook group
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=198478842187

Article:
http://www.king5.com/news/Husband-of-missing-Utah-woman-attends-vigil-in-Puyallup-79816897.html
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Husband of missing WVC woman attends Washington vigil
December 21, 2009
Last Update: 12:01 pm
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Friends who held a vigil last night at an LDS Chapel say they are shocked that he would leave the state instead of staying here trying to help find his wife.

Joshua Powell stood with his son, 4-year-old Charlie, in a chilly downpour Sunday night with dozens of others at the candle-lit vigil and spoke briefly with Susan's sister Denise. Reports say she asked how he and the boys are doing and asked Josh if he would talk to her about the recent events. She says he agreed to talk to her later.

Susan's parents walked right past Josh and didn't bother to talk to him. Susans father says his story just isn't adding up.

Josh Powell attends Susan Powell vigil
http://www.abc4.com/media/lib/5/1/b/8/1b84e3b0-b200-44e4-8716-7a47bc832337/Story.jpg

Josh Powell attends Susan Powell vigil
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Video: Husband of Missing WVC Woman Attends Washington Vigil 12/21/2009 1:50
"Person of interest" Joshua Powell traveled 900 miles with his two sons from Utah to make a surprise appearance at a vigil for his missing wife Susan Powell in Washington state last night.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95412@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/news/local/story/Husband-of-missing-WVC-woman-attends-Washington/Z1V-3va5hEuAa_7Z_jc62w.cspx
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Uncut Video: Full Joshua Powell Interview
http://connect2utah.com/media_player.php?media_id=97962
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Husband of missing Utah mother attends Wash. vigil
December 20th, 2009 @ 10:12pm
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Susan's husband Josh suddenly left Utah over the weekend. Although he's been called a person of interest by police, Josh Powell is legally free to leave the state.

He told friends he just wanted to get away from the media attention, but he missed an outpouring of support here for his missing wife.

Josh Powell evidently left Utah either Friday or Saturday and traveled to Washington to stay with his father. Friday and Sunday, a KSL news camera captured scenes of large items being removed from his home by friends or relatives.

"I don't know what his motives are. Maybe he just wanted to be with his family for a while but that was surprising to me," Kiirsi Hellewell said. "His story is already strange. It's already something that's hard to believe, so the whole circumstances around that are strange."

Police said his distance from Utah will make it more difficult to speak with him, but they do not have him under surveillance.

Audio: Andrew Adams reporting
http://real.ksl.com/video/slc/3/308/30817.mp3

Video Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=9097273
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Reward offered for information leading to Susan Powell's whereabouts
December 21st, 2009 @ 5:47pm
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Josh told friends he couldn't handle all of the attention he's had since Susan's disappearance.

Neighbor John Hellewell said, "He just told me he needed to get away from all the press and publicity. He wants to keep his kids away from it."

The media attention followed Josh to Washington. Josh attended a vigil for Susan last night, but he refused to speak with reporters. Susan's parents told reporters they were surprised to see Josh there and believe he knows more about what happened to her than he has told police.

Over the weekend, our photographers captured friends or family members moving large items out of the Powell home in West Valley. Friends say Josh told them he lost his job as a computer programmer for a trucking and warehouse company, and is no longer going to be able to pay his house payment.

There's no word on when he will be coming back to Utah, but police say they would like to interview him again soon.

McLachlan said, "Our contact, as far as the police department goes, has been limited by his association with his retaining an attorney, so that slows things down. It delays things."

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Audio: Marc Giauque reporting
http://real.ksl.com/video/slc/3/308/30824.mp3

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http://www.ksl.com/?sid=9105519&nid=148
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Joshua Powell's dad: Son is being 'vilified'
Missing woman » Police say husband went to Washington state.
Updated: 12/21/2009 12:04:51 AM MST
<snipped>
"The whole thing has just turned into a vilification of Josh and it will turn into a vilification of me, my ex-wife and my other kids," said Steven Powell, who spoke to The Salt Lake Tribune briefly through the partially open front door of his home Sunday.

"I'm not making any statement because it doesn't matter how benign it is or how supportive it is. Somebody will twist it around."

On Friday, the Coxes told The Salt Lake Tribune that Steven Powell isn't actively helping in the search for their daughter. The Coxes said they've had "issues" with Steven Powell in the past and aren't comfortable being around him.

He told Tribune reporters to "please just go and please do not come back." Asked whether he wants a chance to speak on behalf of Joshua Powell and explain the reasons why he thinks his son has been unfairly vilified, Steven Powell said, "I don't need to explain anything. There is nothing to explain."

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/ci_14037897?source=most_viewed
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Susan Powell's father 'couldn't really understand' why son-in-law was at vigil
Updated: 12/21/2009 12:05:07 PM MST
<snipped>
"I heard that Joshua (the husband) had arrived," he wrote on the social networking Web site Facebook. "I saw this [sic] brother doing an interview, I couldn't really understand why Josh was there."

Cox wrote that Joshua Powell also brought his 4-year-old son and that he felt it would have been inappropriate for him to barge in on the Powell family. Joshua Powell was under an umbrella in the rain surrounded by family members to keep the media away from him.

"I just hope being here [at the vigil] will encourage Josh to help with the search," Cox said on Facebook.

Photos: West Valley Powell vigil
http://extras.sltrib.com/tribphoto/galleryPhotos.asp?GID=POWELb_1220109&sort=Gallery

Photos: Washington Powell vigil
http://extras.sltrib.com/tribphoto/galleryPhotos.asp?GID=WASHI_1220109&sort=Gallery

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14042094
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Why not talk to cops? It may not be guilt
Probe » Even innocent people have incentives to remain quiet.
Updated: 12/21/2009 12:04:24 AM MST
<snipped>
Joshua Powell isn't the only Utah husband who won't help police solve a mystery.

In 1994, someone shot and killed Kimberly Evans at the mouth of Butterfield Canyon in Herriman. Her husband, Mark B. Evans, submitted to an interview with police shortly after the murder. Detectives grilled him hard. So hard he hasn't spoken to investigators since.

Medwed also said many defense attorneys will advise even innocent clients not to talk. Research has shown police, especially during high profile cases, develop what Medwed called "tunnel vision" where they latch onto once suspect and ignore evidence against others.

"I don't know what motivates people to not talk to police," Park said. "The obvious one is when they're guilty and trying to hide something."

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14038413

Angel Who Cares
01-14-2010, 05:40 PM
Part 2:

Husband shows up at Washington vigil for missing wife Susan Powell
Utah » Friends keep hope alive at West Valley City candlelight vigil for Susan Powell.
Updated: 12/21/2009 06:09:46 AM MST
<snipped>
Joshua Powell's departure to Washington State mystified some of Susan's friends, who are organizing volunteer search efforts in Utah.

"It's hard for us to understand that," said Kayla Reed, who arrived at the West Valley City vigil with a box of fliers to distribute. "I would be frantic if it were my husband. I wouldn't be leaving the state."

Susan Powell's husband, Joshua Powell, during a candle light vigil at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ridgecrest building in Puyallup, Wash. on Sunday. Susan Powell has been missing since Dec. 7.
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Article:
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Friends: Susan Powell was poised to leave husband
Disappearance » Police say they're doing DNA testing on evidence and still have leads in the case.
Updated: 12/21/2009 08:17:03 PM MST
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A year before she disappeared, Susan Powell told a wide circle of friends she was preparing for the worst if she sought a divorce: that her husband might try to kidnap their sons and break her financially.

She said she had set up a separate bank account, arranged a place to stay if she decided to leave, and had informally written a will, according to friends who requested anonymity because they are not authorized by police to speak about the investigation. And Susan Powell made sure many knew of her preparations.

Susan Powell ultimately decided to stay and work on the relationship after fasting and praying.

On Monday, there was no sign of an eminent break in what is still being called a missing persons case. Police said they were waiting for results from the state crime lab, which is testing DNA evidence taken from the couple's home five days ago.

"We're their top priority," said West Valley City Police Chief Thayle "Buzz" Nielsen.

McLachlan said he did not know of any financial motive, such as a life insurance policy, that could give anyone an incentive to harm her.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/ci_14042094
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Reward Offered for Information on Whereabouts of Susan Powell
5:26 PM MST, December 21, 2009
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Police still want to question Josh since he was the last person to see Susan.

"We would still dearly love to have an interview with him and have an open request, invitation, whatever you want to call it...for him to do that," said McLachlan.

Police searched the area near Simpson Springs, where Josh said he took his two sons camping, but they found nothing.

Police also want to know more about a 24-hour period where Josh seemed to vanish. Two days after Susan disappeared and the day after police seized his van, FOX 13 has learned Josh rented a car and was not seen for a full day.

Video: Reward Offered for Information on Susan Powell 1:47
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-tivid-reward-susan-powell,0,1924999.tivideo

Video: Husband of Missing Utah Woman Leaves State
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-tivid-husband-missing-utah-woman-leaves-state,0,6317291.tivideo

Video: Candlelight Vigil Held for Susan Powell, Husband in Wash.
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-vigil-held-susan-powell-dec-2-,0,3216125.tivideo

Video: Candelight Vigil Held for Missing Utah Woman while Husband Leaves to WA
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-vigil-held-susan-powell-dec-20,0,3412736.tivideo

Video: Josh Powell Said to Have Rented Car, Disappeared Briefly During Investigation
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-j-powell-disappeared-briefly,0,2747285.tivideo

Video: Police Still Puzzled over Missing Utah Mom's Disappearance
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-police-still-puzzled-missing-wvc-mom,0,5196280.tivideo

Video: Police Seize More Evidence in Missing Utah Mom Case
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-tivid-more-evidence-missing-mom-case,0,3507174.tivideo

Video: Family, Friends of Susan Powell Continue Search after More than Week Missing
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-powell-family-continues-search-week-mor,0,5123840.tivideo

Video: WVC Police Serve Another Search Warrant at Powell Home
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-wvc-police-serve-another-search-warrant,0,3147430.tivideo

Video: Powell Family: 'Not a Suprise' Josh is Person of Interest
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-powell-family-friend-talks,0,2095325.tivideo

Video: Police Search Powell House Again for Evidence to Help Locate Susan
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-another-search-powell-home,0,7408333.tivideo

Video: Family of Missing Utah Mom Speaks Out on Husband
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-tivid-family-missing-utah-mom-speaks-husband,0,7605006.tivideo

Video: Brother-in-law Says Husband of Missing Woman May be Named as a Suspect
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-tivid-family-member-missing-woman-husband,0,1564197.tivideo

Video: Susan Powell's Husband "A Person of Interest" in Wife's Disappearance
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-susans-husband-person-of-interest,0,6486300.tivideo

Video: Husband of Missing Woman Hinders Search Investigation
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-husband-hinders-search-investigation,0,2134537.tivideo

Video: Police: Missing Utah Woman's Husband Slowing Down Investigation
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-tivid-missing-woman-husband-slowing,0,7872944.tivideo

Video: Police: Missing Utah Mom's Husband Hinders Search
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-tivid-police-missing-woman-husband-hinders,0,3239403.tivideo

Video: Interview: Husband of Missing WVC Woman, Josh Powell Speaks to FOX 13
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-raw-interview-josh-powell,0,3969436.tivideo

Video: Police Continue Search for Missing West Valley City Woman
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-police-continue-search-wvc-woman,0,5990706.tivideo

Video: Josh Powell with Brother-in-law, Press Conference (12.12.09)
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Father of Missing Utah Woman's Husband Defends Son
4:50 PM MST, December 21, 2009
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"The whole thing has just turned into a vilification of Josh and it will turn into a vilification of me, my ex-wife and my other kids," Steven Powell said through the partially open front door of his home. "I'm not making any statement because it doesn't matter how benign it is or how supportive it is. Somebody will twist it around."

Susan Powell's father, Charles Cox, wrote on a Facebook page for friends and family that he didn't understand why Josh was at the vigil.

"I heard that Joshua (the husband) had arrived," he wrote in the posting. "I saw this (sic) brother doing an interview, I couldn't really understand why Josh was there."

Cox and Josh Powell have barely spoken since Susan Powell was reported missing, although Cox has defended Josh Powell as a good father.

A message left with Josh Powell's attorney, Scott Williams, was not immediately returned Monday.

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Susan Powell told friends of fears, struggles before her disappearance
Disappearance » Police say they're doing DNA testing on evidence and still have leads in the case.
Updated: 12/21/2009 08:55:03 PM MST
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"We have an open, standing request, or if you want to call it an invitation, for him to come speak to us," said Capt. Tom McLachlan.

Yet McLachlan said the investigation is "far from a standstill. We have a lot of stuff we're looking at."

Friends said they told her the relationship wasn't healthy and confirm that they encouraged Susan Powell to leave her husband, whom they have described as controlling and emotionally abusive. A friend has said Susan Powell was at one point poised to return to Washington with the aid of her parents.

Joshua Powell, 33, was upset his wife was depositing money into an account he didn't have access to, said friends who added that they encouraged Susan to stand up to him. Family members have said the couple got marital counseling at Susan Powell's urging.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14042094
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Police ask why Powell drove so far in rental car
Published: Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 9:03 p.m. MST
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A car rented by Josh Powell two days after his wife was reported missing was returned just 24 hours later with a lot of miles on it, according to police.

"It looks like there were several hundred miles driven," West Valley Police Capt. Tom McLachlan told the Deseret News.

Investigators do not know where the car was taken or where Josh Powell was during that 24-hour period. There was no GPS data stored in that rental car, said McLachlan, who declined Monday to say from where the vehicle was rented.

Article:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705353130/Police-ask-why-Powell-drove-so-far-in-rental-car.html
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Questioning family never easy, but necessary, say police in Susan Powell case
Searches often begin with difficult inquiries at home
Published: Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 9:04 p.m. MST
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For nearly two weeks, West Valley police have said they would like more detailed answers from Josh Powell regarding questions they have about his missing wife, Susan Powell.

He has been interviewed three times and submitted to a DNA search warrant. But police say he is still uncooperative, even though Powell and his attorney, Scott Williams, say they are working with authorities.

Investigators would like more specific answers to questions such as exactly where Josh says he went camping with his two young sons the night Susan disappeared. They also have questions about a rental car that was returned 24 hours after Josh rented it, with hundreds of new miles on it.

Ed Smart (Elizabeth Smart's father) said he had dinner with Chuck Cox, Susan Powell's father, when he was in Utah last week, and has spoken to him again on other occasions. He said Cox mostly had questions such as "How do you get through this?" and "What's the most important thing to do?"

"I think he's done everything he can possibly do. It's incredibly painful to the family," Smart said. "They just want to find Susan."

Article:
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Angel Who Cares
01-14-2010, 05:51 PM
Part 3:

FBI profiler says things just aren't adding up in Powell case
December 22nd, 2009 @ 5:30pm
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On the Today Show Tuesday morning, former FBI profiler Clint Van Zandt said this case reminds him of two other missing women cases -- one of which is that of the wife of former police officer Drew Peterson.

Van Zandt said Josh's behavior is the opposite of what he would expect from a husband whose wife is missing, and the issue of the rental car also begs more questions.

"We know, of course, he's now the primary caretaker of two young children, but one would think most of his activities would be centered around the house or trying to help law enforcement," Van Zant said. "If that vehicle's been driven hundreds of miles, where might he have gone? And could that have anything to do with his wife's disappearance?"

Meanwhile, McLachlan says he is feeling heat from the community to make an arrest.

"The pressure is to conduct the investigation of this missing person in a legal fashion where we can get a resolution that will stand up in any court," he said.

McLachaln said investigators are awaiting results from the crime lab and say some tests take precise methods that can't be rushed.

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Article:
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=9114913
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Professor: Husband is innocent until proven guilty
December 23rd, 2009 @ 6:02pm
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With each day that passes, the likelihood that Susan Powell will be found alive dwindles. With very few leads in the case, police, family, friends and the public are frustrated. But a criminal law professor warns Josh Powell is still innocent until proven guilty.

Police have stayed tight lipped about the case, and Josh Powell is not speaking out on the advice of his attorney. But University of Utah criminal law professor Daniel Medwed hopes the public will resist the tendency to jump to conclusions.

Her husband, Josh Powell, is the only person of interest, and now he has taken the couple's two children to Washington state indefinitely. Few details about the case have come from police, but Medwed believes it's a strategy.

He said, "It seems like the police department here is really being careful in terms of dotting its I's and crossing its T's to make sure that it actually has probable cause to make the arrest."

Medwed said police have not named Josh a suspect; when there is really no technical difference between a person of interest and a suspect.

But if they name him a "suspect," Medwed said it implied an arrest was coming soon, and police may be waiting for more direct evidence to link him to Susan's disappearance.

He said police could arrest Josh based on circumstantial evidence, some of which includes:>

•A wet spot found on the carpet with fans

•A rental car with hundreds of miles logged

•The couple's history of financial problems

•News of a pre-paid cell phone Josh purchased

•And his improbable alibi of a camping trip the night Susan disappeared.

"The behavior is odd -- whether she was abducted by somebody else or whether he played a role in her death -- taking your toddlers out in the middle of the night to go camping in December in Utah is aberrant behavior," Medwed said.

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Powell's silence is breaking his sister's heart
December 24th, 2009 @ 3:27pm
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The sister of Josh Powell says he isn't saying much about his wife's disappearance, even to his family. Jennifer Graves appeared on NBC's "Today" show Thursday morning.

She said, "It makes me sad that he won't speak up more on behalf of his wife. We need to find her."

She said, "He hasn't really said a lot since she disappeared. Like I said, it's what he said, basically, to the police. He hasn't communicated really anything else to us."

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Missing Utah mom's father says her kids doing well
December 26th, 2009 @ 5:42pm
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The parents of a missing Utah woman spent an unhappy Christmas together with her two young children, the woman's father said Saturday.

Chuck Cox said he and his wife were with the boys, ages 4 and 2, for several hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Both boys were in good health and spirits, Cox said in a posting to a Facebook page dedicated to the disappearance of his daughter, Susan Powell.

"We went through the motions of Christmas, but it didn't fill the emptiness," he said.

Cox, of Puyallup, Wash., said the last few days have been very difficult. But his grandsons seem to be unaffected by their mother's disappearance and the national attention it has brought, he wrote.

"We have pictures of Susan and her family up, so I was a little concerned," Cox said. "But the boys just went on playing, so I feel they are doing well."

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Friends of missing women keep hoping for miracle
December 27th, 2009 @ 9:24pm
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West Valley City police detectives said Sunday leads to her whereabouts were few. "The more time that passes, it may not be in her favor," said West Valley police Capt. Tom McLachlan during a press conference last week.

Another week has passed since that statement, but it hasn't stopped Kiirsi Hellewell from still trying to find Powell. She says Powell is her best friend.

"Christmas was very hard," says Hellewell at her West Valley home Sunday. "I've been trying to keep my hopes up every single day, but every morning when I wake up, it gets a lot harder to get that hope and keep that hope that she's still alive."

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Warrants Sealed in Missing Utah Mom Case, Forensic Labs Examining Evidence
9:46 PM MST, December 29, 2009
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Search warrants in the case of a 28-year-old Utah woman missing for three weeks have been sealed. West Valley City crime lab is processing forensic evidence and the state lab is also assisting in the case. They say results can take weeks. "The variety of bodily fluids that can take 30 days 45 days depending on the complexity," Laboratory Director, Jay Henry said,

The lab is in constant communication with detectives who are anxious for answers, but are patient. "If you rush through things too fast, there's a higher opportunity for mistakes to be made and we want no mistakes made," Capt. Tom McLachlan of West Valley Police Department said.

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E-mails from Susan Powell told of marriage struggles
Friends of Susan Powell turn over correspondence from 2008 to W.V. police
Published: Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 10:52 p.m. MST
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E-mails sent last year by Susan Powell to friends told of marriage struggles between her and her husband to the point that she seemed to be in fear of him.

Several of her friends, who wished to remain anonymous, confirmed to the Deseret News that they had turned over to police e-mails that she sent them in June and July of 2008, the point when all friends agreed the Powells' marriage was at its worst.

One friend confirmed that in one of the e-mails, Susan Powell said she was afraid Josh Powell might kidnap her two boys, divorce her or worse.

The friend said Susan Powell had talked to her one day about something she had written and left in her desk at work.

"She had mentioned about writing something so that no one would ever think she committed suicide. She said it would be so her boys would know that she would never kill herself, because she would never leave her boys alone," the friend said.

West Valley police on Tuesday declined to talk about any potential evidence in the case. Other friends had reported earlier that a notebook Susan Powell kept in her desk at work at Wells Fargo was among the items seized by police.

The notebook, according to one source, detailed threats allegedly made about a year ago against her.

Article:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705353467/E-mails-from-Susan-Powell-told-of-marriage-struggles.html
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Mystery haunts Susan Powell's friend
Published: Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 10:21 p.m. MST
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Two and a half weeks ago, on a cold but dry December Sunday, the 34-year-old mother of three walked home from church with her best friend, Susan Powell.

As Kiirsi turned toward her front door, Susan said "bye" and continued walking up the street and around the corner to her house.

She hasn't heard from Susan since.

Both the media and the police have sought out the Hellewells in an attempt to learn more about the Powells — Susan because she's missing and can't respond and Josh because he isn't missing but won't respond.

Equally frustrating is the enigma that is Josh Powell. In the days after Susan disappeared, right up until he took his two sons to Washington to elude the media and police and be with family over the holidays, Susan's husband took regular refuge in Kiirsi's front room, alternating between sobbing and setting up a Web site to help in the investigation.

He never finished either one.

"I just so wanted to ask him so many questions," says Kiirsi. "But I didn't know how."

Article:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705353538/Mystery-haunts-Susan-Powellaposs-friend.html
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Powell search warrants sealed
Published: Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 4:02 p.m. MST
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Warrants traditionally become public record 20 days after they are executed. Prosecutors have the option of sealing the warrant, however, if they believe the information may compromise an ongoing investigation. Police and the Salt Lake District Attorney's Office typically seal search warrants in major cases.

On Monday, the day the warrants would have become available, the court clerk announced they were sealed.

Article:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705354631/Powell-search-warrants-sealed.html
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Ribbon campaign planned for Susan Powell
Published: Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009 11:20 p.m. MST
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Friends of Susan Powell hope to organize a ribbon campaign to go along with a social media blitz scheduled to begin Monday.

Starting Monday and running for 72 hours, Powell's loved ones will launch an intense campaign on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in an effort to keep her face in the public eye.

Her best friend, Kiirsi Hellewell, hopes a ribbon campaign can be organized at the same time as a visual reminder for people in Utah, Washington and elsewhere that Powell is still missing and needs to be found.

Details of the ribbon campaign were still being worked out Tuesday. Hellewell wasn't sure what color ribbon would be used to symbolize the search for Powell but said Powell's favorite colors were lavender and sage green.

Article:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705354834/Ribbon-campaign-planned-for-Susan-Powell.html

Angel Who Cares
01-14-2010, 05:55 PM
Part 4:

Searching for Susan Powell: Neighbor describes husband's odd behavior
Missing mom » Friend says man seemed indifferent to wife's disappearance.
Updated: 12/24/2009 09:08:38 AM MST
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When Joshua Powell showed up at Tim Peterson's door with extremely wind-burned hands two days after his wife went missing, asking for a ride to the police station to get his van, he seemed "pretty unfazed."

"We kept asking about Susan, but all he could talk about was the new clothes and phone he had gotten at Walmart after the police took his stuff for evidence," Peterson said Wednesday about his neighbor.

Joshua Powell seemed to have that lax attitude from the beginning.

Neighbors called all day Dec. 7 after his wife was reported missing, and when they finally talked to Joshua Powell, it took him two hours to get home.

"He just said he was driving around West Valley City," Peterson said. "He wasn't in a big hurry to get home and find his wife. It's just a really crappy situation."

Two days later, when Joshua Powell dropped by the Peterson home, he had "the worst wind burn" Peterson had ever seen on the back of his hands and he kept applying lotion to them as they talked in Peterson's front room.

"I wanted to say 'Man, this just isn't adding up,' but I didn't, I was loving and supportive," Peterson said.

Powell wouldn't answer questions about his missing wife, only saying he didn't know where she was and that he wasn't actively looking for her because the police were handling that, Peterson said.

"This guy was absolutely a crackpot and there was just something wrong with this whole situation," Peterson said.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14058397
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Social media big in Susan Powell search
Technology » YouTube videos, Facebook pages spread word, garner support from beyond Utah.
Updated: 12/26/2009 11:38:25 AM MST
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Timing is influencing Powell's attention online. There was no Facebook or Twitter during the Elizabeth Smart or Lori Hacking searches, and the Powell search has lasted longer than the one for Destiny.

And while social media hasn't yet led police to Powell, Talbot believes it is producing results. It has helped spread the word about Powell and been a resource from which people can download fliers to distribute, Talbot said. He believes social media also helped increase the turnout at vigils for Powell.

Plus, if police and the Destiny Search Project get clues of where in Utah to look for Powell, social media has helped organize volunteers, Talbot said.

"We already know we have a couple hundred people ready to go," Talbot said.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14070182
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A heart-breaking holiday for parents of Susan Powell
Disappearance » Chuck Cox says grandsons are 'doing well'
Updated: 12/26/2009 07:54:09 PM MST
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For the parents of a missing West Valley City woman, the holiday was filled with heartbreak despite time spent with their grandsons.

Chuck and Judy Cox, the parents of Susan Powell, a missing West Valley City woman, spent time with their grandsons at Christmas, but did not see their son-in-law, Joshua Powell.

Shelby Gifford, a spokeswoman for the Coxes, said the Cox family arranged to have the boys brought to the Cox home through a friend the Coxes share with Joshua Powell, Gifford said.

She declined to say whether the boys have asked for their missing mother, in the interest of protecting the children's privacy. She said the boys enjoyed playing with their cousins over Christmas and had time to have fun.

Gifford said the Cox family doesn't know exactly how long Joshua Powell plans to stay in Washington with his boys. She said Chuck Cox plans to return to Salt Lake City next week and hopes to meet with investigators on Monday for the latest information on where the search for Susan Powell is next headed.

Article:
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Warrants sealed in Susan Powell case, newspaper plans challenge
Court » The Tribune, in a motion it intends to file today, wants to have that information made public.
Updated: 12/29/2009 12:23:12 AM MST
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Police and prosecutors don't want the public to know what they took from Susan Powell's house and husband.

State court clerks on Monday confirmed search warrants in the Powell case have been sealed. A lawyer for The Salt Lake Tribune said Monday the newspaper plans to file a motion today to have those warrants disclosed.

"Public access helps ensure accuracy, accountability and fairness in the court systems simply because it is a lot easier for abuses to occur in secret than in the light of day," Tribune attorney Michael O'Brien said Monday. "Access is especially important in prominent cases, such as the Powell case, because the public is paying more attention to how well the court and law enforcement systems work in such cases."

Brian Barnard, a Salt Lake City attorney who in 2004 sued the state court system over its handling of search warrants, said law enforcement can only seal a search warrant by showing a judge disclosure would harm an investigation. That might mean tipping off coconspirators or identifying a police informant, Barnard said.

But Barnard said it's rare for law enforcement to seek such seals because word of the search usually spreads.

"The proverbial cat is out of the bag to someone," Barnard said.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14082069
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Tribune files motion to open Powell search warrants
Updated: 12/29/2009 03:31:50 PM MST
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An attorney for The Salt Lake Tribune on Tuesday argued history and the law favor opening search warrants connected to the Susan Powell disappearance case to the public.

"Public access to warrant materials serves as a check on the judiciary because the public can ensure that judges are not merely serving as a rubber stamp for the police," attorney Michael O'Brien wrote in a motion filed in state court.

In the motion filed Tuesday, O'Brien said to seal court documents, a judge must find disclosure would create a "substantial probability" of harming a defendant's right to a fair trial or there is another compelling reason.

"The fact that this is a high-profile case does not change this analysis," O'Brien wrote. "If the law were otherwise, then no negative information about a criminal matter in any high-profile case would ever be released."

It was not immediately clear when a judge would review or rule on the motion. West Valley Police have referred comment on the search warrants to the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office. A spokesman for that office declined comment Tuesday.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14088286
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Constant new leads coming in over Susan Powell case
Last Update: 12/29 6:43 pm
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Police are getting new leads in the case of missing West Valley woman Susan Powell. And that’s bringing comfort to her family and one of Susan's closest friends.

Police are staying tight lipped about any new findings coming in; in fact ABC 4 has learned the search warrants for the Powell home have now been sealed off. But police are saying they're constantly getting new tips.

In fact, police said they're getting tips about Susan's disappearance from all sorts of sources.

“People have called in leads, we get leads over the internet, some of them have information that we deem as high priority and some of them have lower priority, but we follow up on everyone of them,” said McLachlan.

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/state/story/Constant-new-leads-coming-in-over-Susan-Powell/Z7bSW8RIuEyo0IDQQ4AL0g.cspx
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Volunteers searching for Susan Powell
Last Update: 12/29 7:02 am
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As thousands around the world learn about the story of Susan Powell, more and more perfect strangers are moved to help. ABC4 spent the afternoon with two of those strangers who have dedicated hours to searching for susan.

Just as Laurel and Travis have been doing, the Cox family spokeswoman advises anyone who wants to help to first coordinate with police before searching any undisturbed areas. Susan's friends advise searchers to not tamper with evidence....but saying, they appreciate the gesture.

Travis Hill says, "Just go out and help, you may not know susan, but...it's a human. Lowe adds, "She's a mom, and there needs to be closure for that family, and those little boys."

Video: Volunteers searching for Susan Powell 12/29/2009 02:22
As thousands around the world learn about the story of Susan Powell, more and more perfect strangers are moved to help. ABC4 spent the afternoon with two of those strangers who've dedicated hours to searching for Susan.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95502@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Police scaling back search for Susan Powell: Family asking for "acts of kindness" 12/24/09 01:54
This Christmas Eve West Valley Police confirm that they will scale back their investigation over the holiday. Meanwhile, family and friends of Susan are asking for people to step up and doing something nice for someone else in her honor.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95471@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Susan Powell's best friend says recent reports could be damaging to investigation 12/24/09 02:30
Susan Powell's best friend talks exclusively with ABC4 tonight, saying the information from "anonymous leaks" to local publications may be hurting the police investigation.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95469@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Parents of Susan Powell put out call to service 12/24/09 02:10
In the mist of their worry and grief, the parents of Susan Powell, a West Valley mother who has been missing for more than two weeks, are asking all of her friends and family to do "acts of kindness" in her name.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95467@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: A cell phone and new notes could provide answers in Susan Powells disappearance 12/23/09 02:23
A prepaid cell phone Josh Powell purchased at Walmart could provide details as to where Powell went while racking up hundreds of miles in a rental car. A note has also surfaced that was written about a year and a half ago. Susan said if she ended up dead it "wouldn't be suicide".
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95448@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Josh Powell puts "several hundred" miles on rental car 12/23/09 02:51
Within a couple days after Susan Powell disappeared, her husband rented a car for a day and took a very long drive. Police want to know where he went and what he did.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95447@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Friends say Susan Powell was preparing for possible divorce 12/22/09 01:41
Powell family friend, Tim Petersen, told us that if goals set by Susan and Josh's marital counselor weren't met, then Susan was planning a divorce by the year's end.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95445@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Police want to question Josh Powell about his rental car miles 12/22/09 00:54
Police say Josh Powell put hundreds of miles on a rental car after police seized his minivan and they want to know where he went. Friends are also saying Susan was afraid to leave her husband because she thought he would kidnap her boys and drain them financially.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95429@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: ABC4 asks local defense attorney questions surrounding Powell case12/22/2009 03:21
With all eyes on the investigation now, many wonder: Will they ever find Susan alive? Without a body, can police still charge a suspect?
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95423@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/state/story/Volunteers-searching-for-Susan-Powell/jLPjgvcYz0GovDt1V-rmRw.cspx
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Today Show video: Josh Powell's sister ‘sad’ he’s not helping 6:06
Dec. 24: As police continue to search for missing Utah mom Susan Powell, her husband's sister, Jennifer Graves, tells TODAY's Lester Holt that it makes her "sad" that Josh Powell isn't helping the investigation.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/34584653#34584653
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Today Show video: New details in missing Utah mom case 2:15
Dec. 22: Authorities says the husband of a missing Utah woman put several hundred miles on a rental car. NBC's Miguel Almaguer has the details from West Valley City, Utah.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/34524426#34524426
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Today Show video: Reward offered in missing Utah mom case 5:38
Dec. 22: A $10,000 cash reward is being offered for information in the mysterious disappearance of Utah mother Susan Powell. Powell went missing nearly two weeks ago, and her husband has been named a person of interest. NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/34521134#34521134
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Today Show video: Friend: Missing Utah mom mulled divorce 6:33
Dec. 21: Josh Powell, whose wife has been missing for two weeks and who has been named a person of interest in her disappearance, attended a public vigil for the woman over the weekend. A family friend talks to TODAY's Ann Curry about the mother's disappearance.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/34508169#34508169
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Today Show video: Family holds out hope for missing mom 2:02
Dec. 19: The search for Susan Powell, a 28-year-old mother of two from Utah, is nearly two weeks old, but as NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports, officials are doing all they can to push the investigation forward.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/34491564#34491564
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Today Show video: Search widens for missing Utah mom 5:12
Dec. 19: Authorities served a court order asking local television stations for their raw footage of Josh Powell, who police call a "person of interest," in the disappearance of his wife, Susan. NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports, then NBC's Lester Holt sits down with Kiirsi Hellewell, a friend of Susan Powell.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/34489109#34489109
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*NOTE: Here's a very helpful link for much more info of all videos, articles, links for Susan Powell!

The Search For Susan Powell
http://www.fox13now.com/news/thesearchforsusanpowell/

Angel Who Cares
01-14-2010, 05:58 PM
Part 5:

Report: Missing Utah Mom Feared Husband
Paper Says Friends Gave Cops Susan Powell E-Mails Saying So; Police Want to Ask Him About Trip He Took After Susan Vanished
SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 23, 2009
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Friends of a Utah mother missing more than two weeks have given police e-mails Powell sent them last year in which Powell discussed troubles in her marriage and in which she seemed to be expressing fear of Josh Powell, according to the Desert News, a Salt Lake City newspaper.

The report says one friend confirmed Powell was concerned Josh might kidnap the couples two young sons, divorce her -- "or worse."

It was rented in Joshua Powell's name, and there were several hundred miles put on it," West Valley City Police Capt. Tom McLachlan said. "The company that rents the car has said there is no stored GPS data that would indicate where it was taken."

McLachlan said Joshua Powell rented the car during the 24-hour period that his van was in police custody, about two days after his wife was reported missing.

McLachlan declined to say specifically how many miles were added to the rental car's odometer and acknowledged that while police know the car was rented by Powell, they can only speculate about whether he was the person who used it. He said he didn't know what type of car was rented and declined to name the rental company.

Video: Missing Mom's Husband Questioned
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzAvosFcXV0

Video: New Info on Missing Utah Mom December 23, 2009 5:46 AM
Michelle Gielan reports on new information about the whereabouts of missing Utah mom of two sons Susan Powell, and her husband Joshua's story about the night she disappeared.
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6013605n&tag=contentMain;contentBody

Added these videos for future quick & easy reference!
Video: Warning Signs?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L6R64EoHHc

Video: Susan Powell Mystery
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XF9uNf_MpY

Video: Lawyering Up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awSMVXYaHHU

Video: Where Is Susan Powell?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEeT3CYnaHU

Video: Missing Mother
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rktF1pwrM0E

Video: Missing Mom Mystery
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XONN2it1vgc

Video: Out of Character Disappearance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPx2VJys8yo

Video: 'Concerned for Susan'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TxIjfAQKCc

Video: Person of Interest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNs8Q4RhMOY

Video: Person of Interest?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7PQQWP3kFc

Video: Search for Susan Powell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmYkfqW0TUI

Video: Plot Thickens
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH_F7i_t5Fo

Video: 'No Forced Entry'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM2JCW5xmAs

Uncut Video: Josh Powell Full Interview With 2News Utah News, KUTV, 2News, Utah Community.flv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCXDpQEfZm8

Video: Police Captain Susan Powell Investigation It Doesn't Help Investigation Husband Leaving
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPKeOYB4FU0

Video: Neighbor Talks About Noise At Powell Home The Night Susan Went Missing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpY2TakyZYI

Video: Friend of Susan Powell Says Susan Told Him That if Things Didn't Get Better She Would Get a Divorce
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhDjpHslsE4

Video: Missing Mom's Family Suspicious of Husband 12/21/09 2:44
Susan Powell's dad expresses concern over Joshua Powell's silence.
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=9389655

Video: Did Missing Mom Have Marital Problems? 1:33
Susan Powell Left A Trail Of Of Disturbing E-Mails
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=9407616

Video: Why Joshua Powell Is Not A Suspect 12/21/09 5:54
Former FBI Agent Explains The Police Tactics In The Missing Mom's Case
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=9398638

Video: Missing Mom's Family Suspicious Of Husband 12/21/09 2:44
Susan Powell's Dad Expresses Concern Over Joshua Powell's Silience
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=9389655

Video: Suspicion Falls on Missing Mom's Husband Dec 18, 2009
Police say Joshua Powell was reluctant to answer certain questions.
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=9371206

Video: Questionable Alibi December 18, 2009
On the Record' visits the trail where missing Utah woman's husband says he went camping
http://video.foxnews.com/12637222/questionable-alibi

Article:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/12/23/earlyshow/main6013505.shtml?tag=contentMain;contentBody

Angel Who Cares
01-14-2010, 06:06 PM
Part 6:
*NOTE: Just click on the CBS videos & they will open in a new page to play! Sorry for the inconvience! PC probs on my end & having a hard time opening thier link to have them open directly here.

Friends and family of Susan Powell plan "social media blitz"
Last Update: 12/30/2009 8:43 pm
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The facebook administrators along with the Cox family spokesperson are urging people to use any and all online avenues to spead the video: facebook, twitter, youtube, blogs, you name it. They're asking everybody to e-mail just 5 friends. Hellewell says she thinks the blitz is the most effective way to find susan. She says, "Since I don't have a clue, and I don't know where to look, that's why I'm pushing the online means every way possible."

Hellewell says she's hopeful if anything will bring Susan back, it's this. She says, "I know she's out there somewhere, and I still have hope that she's alive, and time is of the essence. I'm satisfied when she comes back, that's it."

The viral video is not on youtube just yet. It is still under construction and they're working to get it ready for monday. They say you can expect several pictures that you haven't seen yet. A "ribbon campaign" will also start on Monday. They are asking people to display purple ribbons as a reminder of the ongoing search for Susan

Video: Friends and family of Susan Powell plan "social media blitz" 12/29/09 1:58
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95541@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/state/story/Friends-and-family-of-Susan-Powell-plan-social/0TLdQWHFBkSvEbKGYrt5Nw.cspx
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Video: Susan Powell Neighbor Recording
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSXNz2J_bLM
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Warrants in case
Updated: 12/31/2009 09:59:16 AM MST
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It's the second time this week a Utah court has confirmed the existence of search warrants sealed from public view. In the 3rd District Court in Salt Lake City, a judge has sealed at least three search warrants related to the disappearance of missing wife and mother Susan Powell, 28. The Salt Lake Tribune has filed a motion to disclose the search warrants in the Powell case.

It was not yet known on late Wednesday whether any similar challenge was planned in the Utah County case. Taylor said he would "have no problem" disclosing the search warrants after an arrest is made but he did not indicate when that might occur.

Search warrants in Utah are filed with a court and made public after 20 days, and typically include statements from police about why they have probable cause to search and a list of what they seized. All that material can be sealed with a judge's order.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14095481
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72-Hour Social Media Blitz To Hunt For Susan Powell
December 31st, 2009
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The 72-hour Social Media Blitz" campaign is scheduled to begin Monday, January 4 at 8AM MST and will end Thursday, January 7 at 9AM MST. It will coincide with the "Susan Powell Purple Ribbon Campaign." Kiirsi Hellewell, Susan's best friend, says "We want every household in the country, every computer monitor, across the ocean as well." They are working against a 72 hour time-line.

UPDATE: January 3, KSL TV in Salt Lake City released an update regarding the YouTube campaign.

Friends of missing Utah mom launch Web media blitz
ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaLzrk1OtI8

"Susan Powell Purple Ribbon Campaign."
http://www.examiner.com/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2009m12d30-Susan-Powell-72hour-Susan-Powell-Purple-Ribbon-Campaign-begins-Mon-morning-Jan-4

Facebook Fan Page
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=198478842187&ref=search&sid=1717477018.3249266710..1#/group.php?v=wall&ref=search&gid=198478842187

Article:
http://inventorspot.com/articles/72hour_social_media_blitz_hunt_susan_powell_36069
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Family plans online blitz for missing mom
Story Published: Jan 2, 2010 at 6:36 PM PST
Story Updated: Jan 2, 2010 at 7:00 PM PST
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It's an experiment, and no one knows if it will work. People often find friends with Facebook - although this could be the first time the site has been used to find a missing person.

But Susan's desperate family is ready to try anything. On Saturday, one of her kids turned 3 years old. And her family says she wouldn't miss his birthday for the world unless she was in trouble.

KOMO News went looking for Joshua at his father's house, where he's visiting for the holidays. We were told through the door to go away, and Joshua would not answer questions.

Susan's supporters hope their online media blitz brings out the truth.

"We're hoping that somebody might remember something. They'll see this. They'll remember. Something will hit them that before they hadn't though about. Some bit of information will get passed on to the police," Gifford says.

Article:
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/80516392.html
*NOTE To Tuba SS, & All...Birthdate Susan's Youngest Boy....For Our Astrologers Above!
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Susan Powell friends to launch social media blitz
Published: Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 10:21 p.m. MST
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Utah has had several high-profile missing person cases over the past eight years, including Elizabeth Smart, Lori Hacking and Destiny Norton. But social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter either weren't around or were in their infancy at those times.

Ed Smart — father of Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped and held hostage for nine months before being found — says the use of such social media tools in missing person cases is still too new to know exactly what effect a media blitz will have. But he said anything that gets Susan Powell's picture out in the public is good.

"The number one thing in finding a person is getting her picture out there," he said. "It's a means of getting information out when a case has not gone national. It's a big plus."

In Susan Powell's case, her story has been featured on network newscasts and talk shows. But Smart said getting her picture out on the Web has the possibility of reaching an entirely different audience who might not watch TV.

The Salt Lake City Police Department has been one of the leaders among Utah law enforcement agencies in establishing its own Myspace, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages.

"A lot of people get news through the Internet instead of traditional media," said Sgt. Robin Snyder. "The younger generation is more likely to get information off the Internet than watch the news on TV or read the newspaper."

West Valley Police Assistant Chief Craig Black said the social media sites also have become an important tool for investigators working the Powell case.

"It's a vast amount of information," he said.

Article:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705355778/Powell-friends-launch-Web-blitz.html
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Families of the missing want solace
Disappearances » Utah's official database lists 56 persons, including Susan Powell.
Updated: 01/05/2010 09:54:52 AM MST
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For 15 years, Stephanie Amandia Cook has marked her mother's disappearance by writing her a letter and sending it skyward with a bunch of balloons.

The letters detail Cook's life and things she wishes they could have shared together. This year Cook, who was 5 when her mother Bobbi Ann Campbell vanished on Dec. 27, 1994, wrote about her wedding.

"Every year that goes by is just another year that people put it behind them," said Cook, 20. "It is just harder to keep the hope."

And every time there is news that a mother is missing, the heartache intensifies. This time, it is Susan Powell's story that has riveted Cook. Powell, mother of sons ages 4 and 2, was reported missing from her West Valley City home on Dec. 7.

"I just hurt for those little kids," Cook said. "I pray that they don't have to grow up with no answers like I did."

That pain is shared by families throughout Utah who have had loved ones disappear with few clues to what happened to them or why. The Utah Missing Persons Clearinghouse, the state's official database, now features Powell in addition to 55 others.

Of those, 42 are adults ages 19 or older. A majority -- 26 -- of those adults are men. A number of cases on the list involve suspicious circumstances that suggest foul play. Names are added only with permission of family or law enforcement.

It's not a complete list, acknowledges Gina McNeil. Across Utah, missing persons reports pour in daily. In Salt Lake County, for instance, the sheriff's office had received 157 reports in 2009 as of Dec. 30 -- a count that doesn't include runaway children.

The one thing that doesn't change?

"There are families who would appreciate having some answers," he said.
*Much more info at link!

Karren was last seen at about 10:30 p.m. on September 28, 1987 after she dropped off a co-worker upon their return from a K-Mart management meeting in Salt Lake City. Karren was scheduled to open the Vernal K-Mart store at 7:30 a.m. on September 29, 1987 but never showed. She was reported missing later that same date. There were definite signs of a struggle at Karren's home. Karren was considered a chain smoker, but left her cigarettes on the kitchen counter along with her purse, house and car keys. Blonde, shoulder length, straight hair; green eyes. She was wearing black polyester slacks and a sweater when she was last seen. Dentals: She wears dentures.
http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2010/0102/20100102__wkd_missingpeople_010310~5_GALLERY.jpg

Aletha Williams
http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2010/0102/20100102__wkd_missingpeople_010310~6_GALLERY.jpg

Sheree Warren
http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2010/0102/20100102__wkd_missingpeople_010310~7_GALLERY.jpg

Bobbi Ann Campbell (
http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2010/0102/20100102__wkd_missingpeople_010310~10_GALLERY.jpg

Jeff Nichols, recently disappeared under suspicious circumstances
http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2010/0102/20100102__wkd_missingpeople_010310~13_GALLERY.jpg

Missing persons from Utah: A partial list
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14115026

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14112018
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Friends of missing Utah mom launch Web media blitz
January 3rd, 2010 @ 9:30pm
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The trail has been cold for a month, but Powell's supporters hope the power of "the new media" will produce some fresh leads.

James Hofheins volunteered to coordinate the social networking aspect of the search even though he didn't know Powell before she disappeared. "If my wife were missing," Hofheins says, "if it were my mom, my sister, my daughter, I would want people coming out of the woodwork to help."

Another hope is that the blitz will prompt a reluctant person to talk. "Somebody somewhere knows something," Hofheins says. "Wherever they are, I really hope that the social media blitz will help put a little pressure and maybe prick their conscience to come forward and speak up."

Friends cling to the hope Powell is still alive. If not, they hope the blitz will churn up information leading to her body. "There's always the value of bringing her home, of giving her family some measure of closure," Hofheins says. "It will be painful in either case, I believe."

AUDIO: Andrew Adams reporting
http://real.ksl.com/video/slc/3/308/30871.mp3

*Video Report Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9215025
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Family, Friends Launch Online Campaign to Find Missing Utah Mom
Monday, January 04, 2010
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Friends saturated social networking sites, like Facebook and Twitter, and organized a mass e-mail campaign to spread information about Powell through the Internet, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Police have seized several items from the family's home but have not charged Joshua Powell in connection to the disappearance. Authorities are seeking cell phone records, though police have declined to say whose phone records are being examined, the Tribune reported.

Authorities are also trying to determine where her husband traveled in a rental car two days after his wife was reported missing. He reportedly logged hundreds of miles on the rental vehicle.

Slideshow: Posted By Kiirsi Hellewell
http://www.youtube.com/user/SusanPowellCase

Article:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,581821,00.html
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Family plans online blitz for missing mom
Story Published: Jan 3, 2010 at 1:46 PM PST
Story Updated: Jan 3, 2010 at 1:48 PM PST
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It's an experiment, and no one knows if it will work. People often find friends with Facebook – although this could be the first time the site has been used to find a missing person.

But Susan's desperate family is ready to try anything. On Saturday, one of her kids turned 3 years old. And her family says she wouldn't miss his birthday for the world unless she was in trouble.

Susan Powell disappeared from her Utah home nearly a month ago under suspicious circumstances.

Shelby Gifford is the family spokesperson. She says that by the time she is done, she hopes everyone in the world will know about the desperate search for Susan Powell.


•KATU.com's continuing coverage on missing mom Susan Powell
http://search.katu.com/default.aspx?ct=r&q=%22Susan+Powell%22

Article:
http://www.katu.com/news/local/80544137.html
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Final Day of Missing Utah Mom Web Blitz Gets Thousands of Participants
1:35PM MST January 7, 2010
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"We look at it as very positive," said Capt. Tom McLachlan of the West Valley City Police Department. "Does it generate a lot more work for us? Yes it will, but that is how you run an investigation."

The West Valley City Police Department has a detective assigned to watch social media sites during the blitz. Over 36,000 people have joined the Facebook group, Friends and Family of Susan Powell, nearly 1,100 are now following the FindSusan account on Twitter and a YouTube channel, SusanPowellCase, has received about 7,300 page views.

Video:Josh Powell Receives Help Moving
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-tivid-josh-powell-receives-help-moving,0,4932950.tivideo

Video: Husband of Missing Utah Woman Reportedly Moving, Selling Home
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-tivid-husband-missing-woman-selling-home,0,835235.tivideo

Video: Susan Powell's Husband Back in Utah
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-josh-powell-said-to-be-moving-to-wash,0,5811302.tivideo

Video: Josh Powell's Brother Calls Police after Susan's Friend Arrives at Home
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-cops-called-by-josh-powells-brother,0,1118076.tivideo

Video: Susan Powell's Husband Back in Utah
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-josh-powell-back-in-utah,0,3984250.tivideo

Video: Friends, Family of Missing Utah Mom Launch Social Media Blitz
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-tivid-friends-family-susan-powell-socialmedia,0,6500132.tivideo

Video: Susan Powell Supporters, Friends Launch Social Media Blitz
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-tivid-susan-powell-social-media-blitz-launch,0,1173265.tivideo

Video: Powell Supporters Plan Social Media Blitz
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-powell-supporters-plan-social-media,0,1822890.tivideo

Article:
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-powell-media-blitz-and-ribbon-campaign,0,4000442.story
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Susan Powell Family Launches Social Media Blitz to Find Missing Utah Mom
Her Father Urges Husband Joshua Powell to Cooperate With Police
Jan. 4, 2010
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Susan Powell's father, Chuck Cox, told "Good Morning America" today that his son-in law has said little in recent weeks as he brings the boys, ages 4 and 3, to visit.

"We've only had a few words each time as he's dropped the kids off or picked the kids up and he's had nothing to say at all about where Susan might be," Cox said. "He told me a couple weeks ago that he didn't know where she was and there's been no change."

Cox once defended Joshua Powell and said he didn't think he'd be capable of harming his daughter. Now he's hoping his son-in-law will start helping authorities find her.

"It's a difficult situation when we talk," Cox said. "And I try to encourage him to use his attorney and talk to the police."

Cox said that he's confident in the police investigation, but that he doesn't know whether investigators are close to an answer.

"I have no idea where the investigation stands really," he said.

Video Included In Link!

WATCH: Husband of Missing Utah Mom Moves
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=9523652

Article:
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/susan-powell-family-plans-social-media-blitz-find/story?id=9471313
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Web Media Blitz for Missing Utah Mom
Susan Powell Friends, Family Launch Effort to Keep Her in Public Eye; Husband Named Sole "Person of Interest"
NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2010
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Shelby Gifford, Susan's family spokesperson, told reporters, "The fact that Joshua has been named a person of interest in this case deeply saddens the family, but it is not a surprise given the events and his reactions to them."

Hellewell said she's spoken with Josh Powell several times since Susan vanished.

"His story is very, very strange," she said. "I think that everybody agrees that it's a very strange story, and nobody can understand it."

Josh Powell told the media early in the search, "She's somewhere." :furious:

On "The Early Show," Hellewell said police haven't told family and friends details of the investigation.

Video: Friend on Susan Powell Media Blitz
Friend on Susan Powell Media Blitz - CBS News Video

Video: Facebook Aid to Find Susan Powell
Facebook Aid to Find Susan Powell - CBS News Video

Susan Powell Missing Posters
http://s868.photobucket.com/albums/ab243/findsusanpowell/Susan%20Powell%20-%20Missing%20Utah%20Mom/

Find Susan Twitter Page
http://twitter.com/FindSusan

Help Find Susan on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGZmxIsLyko

Susan Powell Official YouTube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/susanpowellcase

E-mail The Friends and Family of Susan Powell to learn how you can help.
mailto:findsusanpowell@gmail.com?subject=I want to help

Article:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/01/04/earlyshow/main6052426.shtml
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Social media blitz kicks off today in the search for Susan Powell
Last Update: 1/04 12:41 pm
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Organizers are really hoping to get Susan's information on celebrity web pages that have millions of daily visitors.

Media agencies in Washington are reporting that the holidays have been difficult for Susan's family and friends. The are also saying Susan's little boy, Braden, just turned three. Her family wants some answers and hope's this campaign will bring just that.

Susan's friends say purple was her favorite color and they hope the purple ribbon campaign will serve as a reminder that Susan is still missing and her boys need their mother.

Video: Social media blitz kicks off today in the search for Susan Powell 1/04/10 2:00
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95569@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/state/story/Social-media-blitz-kicks-off-today-in-the-search/JyBO1nSHDEejTM3H_9AKbg.cspx
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Search for missing Utah mom going viral
72-hour social networking blitz to find Susan Powell
updated 10:18 a.m. ET, Mon., Jan. 4, 2010
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As part of the blitz, Hellewell is asking people to view an 85-second YouTube slideshow made up of images of Susan Powell. The pictures show an attractive and apparently happy young woman with hair ranging from brunet to light blond.

Although police in the Salt Lake City suburb of West Valley City have named Susan’s husband, Josh Powell, as a person of interest in the disappearance, there has been little for investigators to go on. The couple had been having marital problems, according to Susan’s friends, and she had even considered leaving her husband, who has been described as becoming increasingly controlling.

But police say that Powell, who has moved in with his father in Washington state and plans to move his sons there permanently, has hired a prominent defense attorney and has declined to submit to questioning.

“I don’t think anybody can understand why a husband would act this way. It’s very confusing and it’s hard to know what to think,” Hellewell said.

Today Show Video: Utah mom missing for a month 5:40
Jan. 4: Susan Powell's friends are launching a 72-hour social networking blitz today.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/34686400#34686400

Today Show video: Husband of missing Utah mom plans move 5:29
Jan. 8: A "disappointed" Jennifer Graves confirms her brother Josh Powell's permanent relocation to Washington state, despite his missing wife's still unknown whereabouts.

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/34764938#34764938

Article:
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/34686705/ns/today-today_people/
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Powell searchers piling up friends in media blitz
Search » The 72-hour effort is aimed at finding the woman missing since Dec. 7.
Updated: 01/04/2010 10:03:38 AM MST
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"The social media blitz is already working!!," Powell friend Kiirsi Hellewell wrote on a Facebook page about 7:40 a.m. "Our group has grown over 700 people in the last 4 hours."

Hellewell said people who use the micro-blogging site twitter.com are being asked to send a tweet about Powell. The goal would be to get enough people to twitter about Powell that it becomes a top-10 topic on that Web site, Hellewell said.

The social media blitz is scheduled to end 8 a.m Thursday. The ribbon campaign will run indefinitely, Hellewell said.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/News/ci_14118710
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Friends Launch Social Media Blitz In Missing Mom Search
Posted: 8:33 am PST January 4, 2010
Updated: 9:20 am PST January 4, 2010
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Organizers are hoping the media blitz will do something to jump-start the investigation into her disappearance.

WATCH IT: New Neighbors Surprised Josh Powell Moving In 2:15
http://www.kirotv.com/video/22201531/index.html

Video: Unique Search Begins For Missing Susan Powell 1:27
http://www.kirotv.com/video/22119602/

Video: Friends Of Missing Utah Mom Launch Web Blitz 1:30
Friends and family of Susan Powell are launching a social media blitz in the search for the missing Utah mother of two. (Jan. 3)
http://www.kirotv.com/video/22120805/

Video: Dad Of Missing Utah Woman Wants 'Credible Story' From Son-In-Law 2:52
http://www.kirotv.com/video/22031097/

Video: Missing Utah Mom's Husband Met With Police 1:24
An attorney representing the husband of a missing Utah woman says his client, Josh Powell, is not hindering the investigation into her disappearance. (Dec. 15)
http://www.kirotv.com/video/21973883/

Video: Utah Mom Missing For A Week, Clues Are Few 0:42
Utah police plan a second interview with the husband of Susan Powell, a woman who went missing a week ago without taking her purse or cell phone. (Dec. 14)
http://www.kirotv.com/video/21960873/

Article:
http://www.kirotv.com/news/22119364/detail.html
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Missing Woman Search Goes to Social Networking Sites
Monday January 04, 2010 03:30 PM EST
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"We believe that by spreading the information as far as we can, we certainly increase our chances of hearing from someone who might remember something or might have seen something," family spokeswoman Shelby Gifford tells PEOPLE. "There's no way that I personally can hang a flyer in Australia right now, but using the electronic means that are available to us, we're able to reach all of those corners."

She adds, "The unexpected side effect for the family is we're able to get on the Facebook site 24 hours a day and be comforted and soothed by the words of support. We appreciate them all and we read them all."

INSIDE STORY: Wife's Disappearance Has Shades of Laci Peterson
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20331267,00.html

Article:
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20334307,00.html
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Family hopes online blitz will bring new leads in Powell case
January 4th, 2010 @ 1:10pm
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Investigators say they've received e-mail from as far away as Bavaria. Some of the leads apparently are not credible, but some may be. Police say none of the tips Monday involves a sighting of the missing woman.

Susan's father, Charles Cox, said, "The more people that know about this, the more likely we're going to have somebody who has seen something or knows something come forward with a tip that's going to find her."

As her father, I have no choice," he said. "I must maintain the hope that she's alive and the belief that she's alive until I hear differently. That's what I'm going to hang on to."

West Valley City police say they have had no further conversation with Susan's husband, Josh Powell, over the holidays.

Article:
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9225441&autostart=y
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Video: Friends of missing Utah mom launch web blitz
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2010/01/04/VI2010010402205.html
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Joshua Powell remains in Washington as social media campaign focuses on his wife
Search » Internet blitz used to help find Susan Powell has drawn a dozen tips.
Updated: 01/05/2010 01:49:12 PM MST
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An online social media campaign being waged by friends and family of Susan Powell produced tips for police Monday, but there were no indications the missing woman's husband was taking part or planned to return to their Utah home.

Susan Powell's parents, Chuck and Judy Cox, saw their son-in-law in Puyallup, Wash. on Sunday afternoon. Josh Powell, who has been staying with his father in Puyallup, brought his 2- and 4-year-old sons to the Cox home for a visit.

Chuck Cox said Monday he spoke only briefly with Josh Powell when he dropped off the boys.

"I said, 'If you know anything, please contact the police,' " said Chuck Cox, who had requested to see his grandchildren.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14121077
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Susan Powell blitz: Missing woman's photograph floods Net
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010 1:08 a.m. MST
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Gifford said she and Powell's father, Chuck Cox, have been monitoring the Facebook activity from Powell's hometown of Puyallup, Wash.

"We're getting about 500 (new Facebook friends) an hour," she said.

"The more people that know about this, the more likely we're going to have somebody who has seen something or knows something come forward with a tip that's going to find her," Cox told KSL-TV.

Cox said Monday that he had been able to see his grandchildren again since Christmas.

West Valley police Monday had no new information to release regarding the case. Capt. Tom McLachlan noted that the social-media blitz, however, had generated several new tips and potential leads. He said a detective had been assigned to monitor all Web traffic generated by the social-media blitz, evaluate the tips that came in and prioritize them.

Cox and Gifford said Monday that they remained optimistic Susan Powell will return safely.

"We believe as a family, fear and faith can't occupy the same space," Gifford said. "We choose faith. We will remain hopeful and work for her return."

Gallery (4 photos)
http://www.deseretnews.com/photos/midres/2286915.jpg

Article:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705356089/Susan-Powell-blitz-Missing-womans-photograph-floods-Net.html
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Missing Utah Woman Susan Powell: husband of missing woman, Josh Powell, plans to move out of state (video)
January 5, 2010
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While Josh Powell reportedly plans to leave the state and move to Washington, Susan’s friends and family members have conducted a social networking media blitz, using sites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter to help spread the word about their missing loved one. You may find out more regarding the many videos included in article.

Article:
http://primewriter.com/news-1246-headlines/?p=2144

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30 year old cold case
Last Update: 1/06 9:12 am
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Kelly Miller last saw her mother Mary Katherine Miller 30 years ago. On June 20, 1979 they had dinner together a Price's Ice Cream Shop in Provo.

They'd recently learned that Kelly's father -- Mary Katherine's ex-husband -- had died the previous year. Kelly said he mother was upset that no one had bothered to notify them and that she wanted to go find the grave in the American Fork City Cemetery.

When her mother left that evening, Kelly believes she first went to the cemetery and then headed up American Fork Canyon for a drive along the Alpine Loop.

Nearly three weeks later, authorities found her car -- a 1978 brown Honda Civic -- beyond the Timpooneke campground on the back side of Mount Timpanogos. It was actually hidden near a sheep herder's camp. One of the men in that camp is now considered a "person of interest."

Lt. Harris believes Mary Katherine Miller met with foul play. Not only did a two day search by the Sheriff's Jeep Patrol fail to turn up any trace, but 30 years of hunters, campers and hikers in the popular recreation area failed to turn up anything. "In my heart I hope we will be able to find something," he said.

He will not be alone. Since the Sheriff reopened the cold case in 2003, the Attorney General's office has also agreed to help.

The stories about Susan Powell, a missing mother from West Valley, have stirred up emotions in Kelly Miller. She said, "I am praying for the people who are waiting to find her because I know sometimes it can be a lifetime."

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/about_4/links_numbers/story/30-year-old-cold-case/d64vXFTY4ES7kOuCJX98CA.cspx
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Susan Powell friends warning about scam; Media blitz final day
Last Update: 1/06 7:52 am
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Here's the facebook post.
Kiirsi Branham Hellewell ATTENTION ALL:
It has come to our attention that some people are trying to "make money off of" Susan's name and story. PLEASE do not fall for this scam...any Cafe Press t-shirts or any other place selling things about Susan is NOT endorsed by Susan's family. If they ever decide to sell something for a fundraising pur...pose, we will tell you directly and make it a Discussion topic. Thank you for your vigilance in watching out for these things!

Additionally ABC 4 is hearing from JoVanna Owing the last person besides Josh Powell to see Susan alive, that Josh is planning on coming back to Utah, packing up and moving to Washington for good. That's a move that Susan's friends and family aren't happy about.

Owing says, "I would really like him to sit down and fully cooperate with the authorities and answer questions completely and it's sad he hasn't done that."

West Valley Police say that the media blitz is generating some leads and they are following up on them. However, Josh Powell continues to be the only "person of interest" in the disappearance.

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/state/story/Susan-Powell-friends-warning-about-scam-Media/3eNH7-JeQUWXgmHbRjO2jw.cspx
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Husband of Missing Utah Woman Moving, Selling Home
5:15 PM MST, January 8, 2010
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The husband of a missing Utah mom, Susan Powell, is reportedly planning to sell the family home and relocate his family to Washington State. Neighbors of Susan said her husband, Josh, who is now considered a person of interest by police, returned from Washington State on Wednesday after spending the holidays with family. The family of Susan Powell said Josh now plans to sell the family home and move to his home state of Washington.

A neighbor of the Powells said Josh was seen pulling into the driveway at about 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

West Valley City Police made an appearance at the Powell household Wednesday. Susan Powell's friend, Tim Peterson, went to the Powell home knocking on the front door hollering Josh's name. Peterson was trying to retrieve a playground set he gave the Powells. Josh's brother answered the door and opened the back fence gate, but when Peterson's truck got stuck in the driveway, Josh's brother called police.

Police spoke with Powell's brother briefly, but there was no sign of Josh.

"He doesn't want to talk about his wife, and you know, the whole world wants to know where his wife is," Peterson said. "In my opinion, only he and God knows."

West Valley City Police said Josh moving out of state would not hinder their investigation because he has been uncooperative in communicating with authorities and unwilling to talk to about the details concerning the time he spent with Susan a month ago when she went missing.

Video: Husband of Missing Utah Woman Moving, Selling Home
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-josh-powell-gets-help-moving,0,374174.tivideo

Video: Husband of Missing Utah Woman Starts Moving Out of Home
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-tivid-husband-missing-woman-moves,0,4715666.tivideo

Video: #2Husband of Missing Utah Woman Moving Out of State
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-tivid-husband-missing-utah-woman-moving,0,7998213.tivideo

Video: Josh Powell Moving Out of Utah
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-tivid-josh-powell-moving-out-of-utah,0,2248201.tivideo

Video: Josh Powell Said to Be Moving to Washington State
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-josh-powell-to-move-from-utah,0,7801577.tivideo

Video: Josh Powell Returns to Utah to Begin Moving
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-tivid-josh-powell-leaving-utah,0,4340748.tivideo

Video: Husband of Missing Utah Woman Reportedly Moving, Selling Home
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-tivid-husband-missing-woman-selling-home,0,835235.tivideo

Video: Susan Powell's Husband Back in Utah
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-josh-powell-said-to-be-moving-to-wash,0,5811302.tivideo

Video: Josh Powell's Brother Calls Police after Susan's Friend Arrives at Home
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-cops-called-by-josh-powells-brother,0,1118076.tivideo

Video: Susan Powell's Husband Back in Utah
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-video-josh-powell-back-in-utah,0,3984250.tivideo

Article:
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-josh-powell-returns-to-utah-after-holidays,0,220147.story
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PHOTOS: Search for Susan Powell 1-74
http://www.whnt.com/news/nationworld/kstu-susan-powell-search-pg,0,5932117.photogallery

Angel Who Cares
01-14-2010, 06:16 PM
Part 7:

Neighbor to Joshua Powell: 'I want my swing set back'
Crime » Neighbor storms to West Valley City home upon hearing of impending move
Updated: 01/07/2010 11:30:08 AM MST
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He arrived at the house around 4 p.m., parking his truck at the end of the driveway before pounding on the door to search for Joshua Powell.

Instead, Joshua's brother, Michael Powell, answered the door. Peterson told Michael Powell he wanted to load up the playground set in his truck before Joshua Powell split town.

Michael Powell told Peterson to call Joshua Powell - who is in Utah but apparently wasn't home at the time of Peterson's visit - to get permission to remove the playground set. Peterson told Michael Powell that his brother won't take his phone calls.

"I said, this playground was for Susan and the kids and for their enjoyment. I said, she's not here anymore and you guys don't appear to be looking for her. So just in case you haven't noticed, Susan's gone," Peterson said of his conversation with Michael Powell.

"He just sat there and stared at me. He's acting just as quiet as his brother."

Michael Powell, who is visiting from Puyallup, declined to comment about the incident, but came out to tell a throng of reporters gathered at the scene that he intended for Peterson to be arrested for trespassing.

Peterson said he's frustrated that Joshua Powell is going to live with his father to "hide" in a gated community in South Hill, an area near Puyallup.

He said he tried to be supportive of Joshua Powell initially, but thought the man's story of taking his children camping in winter weather at midnight the night Susan Powell disappeared didn't add up.

Peterson said his wife asked Joshua Powell about Susan's whereabouts and Powell replied "Well, it's not like I stabbed her."

"I couldn't believe he would make a comment like that," Peterson said.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/ci_14137241?source=most_viewed
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Husband of Missing Utah Mom Reportedly Selling House, Moving
Thursday, January 07, 2010
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Powell was reportedly spotted pulling out of his Utah driveway at 3 p.m. local time Wednesday.

Tim Peterson, Susan Powell’s friend, knocked on the front door of the Powell house and shouted out for Joshua Powell. He was at the house to take back a playground set he had given to the Powell family, Fox13 reported.

"He doesn't want to talk about his wife, and you know, the whole world wants to know where his wife is," Peterson said, Fox13 reported. "And, uh, ask him, because you know, in my opinion, only he and God knows."

Utah police have said that Joshua Powell has not been cooperating with them throughout the investigation, Fox13 reported.

Article:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,582388,00.html?test=latestnews
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Neighbor tries to retrieve playground he made for Powells
January 6th, 2010 @ 11:24pm
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Thursday marks one month since Susan Powell disappeared from her West Valley City home. Her husband, Josh Powell, has returned from Washington and plans to move the contents of the West Valley home and return to Washington permanently.

Neighbor Tim Peterson built a playground for the Powell family just a few days before Susan disappeared. With Josh moving, Peterson wants his playground back.

"He's not looking for his wife, that much I know," Peterson told reporters Wednesday. "I just want to make sure I get my playground, OK? So I can give it to someone else in the ward."

One of Josh Powell's brothers was at the home, but told Peterson he'd have to ask Josh about taking the playground. The brother then called police, saying Peterson was trespassing. Peterson left empty-handed.

AUDIO: Andrew Adams reporting
http://real.ksl.com/video/slc/3/308/30898.mp3

*Video Interview Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=9257692
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Exclusive: ABC 4 talks to parents of missing Utah man
Last Update: 1/07 10:45 am
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Susan Powell is not the only missing Utahn. 30-year-old Steven Koecher has been missing about as long as Susan under circumstances that detectives are saying "just don't line up." ABC 4 spoke exclusively with Koecher's parents at their home in Bountiful.

Steven was last seen in the town of Henderson, just outside Las Vegas. What's troubling, his parents say, is there are no indicators that say he would've just abandoned those close to him. After almost a month of tracing dead-ends, his parents are beginning to fear he might have disappeared without a trace.

Koecher’s mom, DeAnne, says, “When we have something that we're working toward we have a little bit of hope, but the nights are very, very long.” His Dad, Rolf, adds, “When they're no longer kids, you don't worry so much, when they grow up, you know...I guess you always have to worry.” In fact, worry is all they've done since Steven, a St. George resident, first disappeared on December 13th.

His white 2003 Chevy Cavalier had been sitting in the cul de sac of a upscale Hendersen, Nevada retirement community for four days. A nearby resident who is a retired US Marshal, has a video surveillance system he keeps running at his home. The video shows Steven walking away from his car the morning he disappeared. His mom says, “He looks very purposeful, doesn't look disoriented, looks like he has a reason to be there.”

The Las Vegas, Henderson and Saint George police agencies are all working the case. Just last week, police searched with helicopter, ATVs, even door to door canvassing. Much like Susan Powell, the search for Steven Koecher has also gone viral. His family has started the “Help find Steven Koecher” facebook page.

Steven Koecher
http://www.abc4.com/media/lib/5/9/6/b/96b76a66-4f3e-4039-892e-dc371746db09/Story.jpg

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story/Exclusive-ABC-4-talks-to-parents-of-missing-Utah/774hcIASHE2bx66oAVVAMg.cspx
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Josh Powell back in Utah but for how long?
Last Update: 1/07 11:53 am
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Josh has been staying in Washington with his dad in a gated community. He says he left Utah to get away from the media attention surrounding the disappearance of his wife Susan Powell.

Friends, family and neighbors have been upset by Josh's bizarre behavior and lack of cooperation with police. Now that he's back in town, packing up and heading back to Washington some neighbors want answers. One neighbor particularly wanted to talk to Josh and take back the swing set he made for Susan and the boys. He was greeted by Josh's brother Micheal who instead of helping him get the play set called 911 to report Tim Petersen for trespassing.

Petersen told Micheal, "This whole thing was for Susan and the kid's enjoyment. Now Susan's gone. Did you happen to notice that Susan's gone? Because I don't see you guys doing anything about it. Susan's gone. And he just gave me a blank look like Josh has done."

Petersen says he's frustrated that Josh is going to live with his father to "hide" in a gated community in Washington.

West Valley Police are also hoping to get an interview with Josh while he is in town. But so far, Josh has tried to avoid everyone including investigators.

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/Josh-Powell-back-in-Utah-but-for-how-long/r554LksomEiDoseLuMkMEg.cspx
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Josh Powell prepares to leave Utah for good
January 7th, 2010 @ 12:00pm
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West Valley City police say Powell has the right to move out of the state because he is not a suspect in his wife's disappearance.

"Legally he has that freedom of movement," said Capt. Tom McLachlan with the West Valley City Police Department.

Police say the move doesn't really affect their investigation because he's been uncooperative the whole time.

"Whether he's up there and not talking to us, or down here not talking to us, it really doesn't make that much difference," McLachlan says.

It's been exactly one month since the disappearance of 28-year-old Susan Powell, and police say they still have yet to formally talk to the one person who saw her last.

"We would love to talk to Joshua, and we would love to verify what he has initially told us, but he has removed himself from our ability to do that," says McLachlan.

Josh Powell's brother helped Powell move things out of the West Valley City home he shared with Susan
http://www.ksl.com/emedia/slc/1692/169246/16924655.jpg?filter=ksl/img200

AUDIO: Andrew Adams reporting
http://real.ksl.com/video/slc/3/309/30903.mp3

*Video Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9261687
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With ties to Puyallup, husband of missing woman moving to area
MYSTERY: Husband, sons of missing Utah woman plan permanent move; police say he’s uncooperative
Published: 01/07/10 4:55 pm
Updated: 01/07/10 6:43 pm
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Joshua Powell, the husband of Susan Powell, returned to Utah from Puyallup to retrieve his belongings, say friends and a spokeswoman for Susan Powell’s parents. He and the couple’s two young sons, Charlie, 4, and Braden, 2, had been staying with Joshua Powell’s father in Puyallup since Christmas.

Friends of the Powells have said Joshua Powell was fired from his job as a computer programmer for a trucking and warehousing company and now plans to sell the family’s home.

Police in West Valley City, Utah, still are awaiting state crime lab reports on the DNA tests and fiber evidence taken from the Powell home.

“We are not at a standstill by any means,” police Capt. Tom McLachlan said, noting the DNA results generally take four to eight weeks to process. “At this point, with the information we’ve got and the resources we’ve got, we’re feeling the situation will be resolved.”

Last month, police took fingerprint evidence off the front door of the Powell home and collected several items, including a bedspread and a carpet cleaner, according to neighbors.

Article:
http://www.thenewstribune.com/topstories/story/1020225.html
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Josh Powell keeping a low profile, moving to Washington
Published: Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 12:32 a.m. MST
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Kiirsi Hellewell, a close friend of Susan's, said Josh has asked members of his LDS ward to help him move on Saturday. Hellewell said before Susan disappeared, Josh had started attending their ward again and has reportedly been attending church in Washington.

Also Thursday, some neighbors were still talking about a dispute over a swing set in the Powell's backyard that ended with police being called to the Powell house Wednesday afternoon.

But after a pickup truck was backed up to the Powell's yard Wednesday and became stuck in the snow, a dispute over ownership of the playground equipment started between the neighbor and Michael Powell, Josh's brother who drove to Utah with him from Washington to help him move. McLachlan said Michael Powell reportedly changed his mind and thought moving the swing set would become too much of a problem.

Although he wouldn't classify it as an argument, McLachlan said Michael Powell "was nervous about all the media" sitting out front watching, and he called police.

An officer arrived to keep the peace but did not arrest anyone. Because of the dispute over who owned the property, the group was ordered to keep the play equipment where it was, McLachlan said.

Josh Powell was not seen by the responding officer, he said. McLachlan said because he is not a suspect, Powell is free to leave the state whenever he wants.

Article:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705356889/Josh-Powell-keeping-a-low-profile.html
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Susan Powell's Husband Prepares to Leave State Amid Search for Missing Wife
Friends, Family Incredulous That Joshua Powell Is Moving One Month After Disappearance
Jan. 8, 2010
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Powell's family told "Good Morning America" that he has packed up the house he shared with his wife and two young sons and, they believe, will soon put it up for sale.

"We'd like to see him here helping out with Susan's search," Joshua Powell's brother-in-law, Kirk Graves, said. "But he's not."

Powell hired noted Salt Lake City criminal defense attorney Scott Williams as attention turned on him.

Williams told ABC News that Powell was not going to comment and would rather keep the focus on the search for his wife.

Neighbor Peterson said, "I sure hope they find enough incriminating evidence against him that they can throw him in jail. In my opinion, Josh is the only one who knows where she's at. You know, Josh and God. That's, that's it."

Susan Powell's father, Chuck Cox, told "Good Morning America" Monday that his son-in law has said little in recent weeks as he brings the boys, ages 4 and 3, to visit.

"We've only had a few words each time as he's dropped the kids off or picked the kids up and he's had nothing to say at all about where Susan might be," Cox said. "He told me a couple weeks ago that he didn't know where she was and there's been no change."

"It's a difficult situation when we talk," Cox said. "And I try to encourage him to use his attorney and talk to the police."

Cox said that he's confident in the police investigation, but that he doesn't know whether investigators are close to an answer.

"I have no idea where the investigation stands, really," he said.

WATCH: Missing Mom Mystery Twist
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Article:
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/susan-powell-husband-prepares-leave-town-amid-search/story?id=9510125
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Josh Powell packing; Cox family relieved body found in desert wasn't Susan
Last Update: 1/08 8:20 am
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Josh Powell was busy packing up his home Thursday while Susan's family and friends got word a body was discovered about 40 miles west of Wendover wrapped in plastic and duct taped. They waited anxiously for an identity. To their relief it wasn't Susan.

Cox family spokesperson Shelby Gifford says Susan's parents are very relieved it wasn't He. Gifford says, "after everything that's gone on their hearts are pretty tender".

When it comes to friends Kiirsi Hellewell says Josh Powell doesn't feel like he has many at this point, he doesn't have a job and he said that's why he wants to sell the home and move to Washington. Hellewell said, "My husband will be helping him and we'll do anything we can to help him because he's still our friend, nothings been proven. He's still our friend".

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/slc/story/Josh-Powell-packing-Cox-family-relieved-body/dfebS__yf0qzZqEncEh9Iw.cspx
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Video: Husband of Missing Utah Mom Leaves State
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Josh Powell's sister upset with move
January 8th, 2010 @ 11:15am
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Josh Powell's sister says she is not surprised he is moving back to their home state of Washington, but she is disappointed.

Virginia Graves says Josh should not be moving to Washington. "I think he'd be better off staying here [in Utah]," she told NBC's "Today" show Friday. She says she has gone to help Josh pack, but it hasn't been easy.

"The relationship is strained right now," she said.

AUDIO: Mary Richards reporting
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Josh Powell's sister tells ABC4 she's frustrated with Josh's decision to move
Last Update: 1/08 10:38 pm
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Kirk and Jennifer Graves say they've been over at Josh's for the last two nights to help him pack up. They say as of late they have a strained relationship with josh and they don't support his move. Jennifer says, “We'd like him to step up a little bit more, and he's not, so it leaves us carrying the weight.” The Graves say they don't understand why Josh feels he must bare the burden alone. Kirk says, “Family is always family, and it never stops being family, but that doesn't mean you don't wish family would do things differently some time.”

They say they believe Josh's silence is actually hurting the investigation. Kirk says, “I think josh has done a lot to make himself look bad. I think that the media has correctly portrayed what he's been doing. Josh's sister says she doesn't understand why Josh shies away from the media. She says, “Staying away from the media, I think, has been a bad thing...he shouldn't have done that.”

The Graves say they've spent the last couple nights with Josh and they've noticed atypical behavior. Kirk says, “He's not really normal Josh right now, take that as you will.”

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/Josh-Powells-sister-tells-ABC4-shes-frustrated/9JpmnYiOg0-b2-AWDH1IFQ.cspx
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Neighbors to Help Josh Powell Pack Up and Leave Utah
10:08 PM MST, January 9, 2010
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The move has left many confused, him moving while in the midst of a large-scale organized search. Many friends want Josh to stay.

"Josh is a person who is hurting just as much as we are, and our hearts go out to him too," says neighbor, Jovanna Owings, who is the last to see Susan Powell with Josh and their two boys. :shakehead: "I would like Susan to come home to her family here."

Josh Powell's Attorney released a statement to the Associated Press Friday saying his client was leaving Utah, moving to Washington, because the Salt Lake area was not providing the financial and social support he needs. :furious:

West Valley City Police said Josh moving out of state would not hinder their investigation because he has been uncooperative in communicating with authorities and unwilling to talk to about the details concerning the time he spent with Susan a month ago when she went missing.

Video: Husband Of Missing Utah Woman Moves Out With Help From Neighbors 2:29
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Article:
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-powell-neighbors-help-josh-pack,0,1006460.story
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Josh Powell prepares to leave Utah for good
Last Update: 1/09 10:07 am
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Saturday morning kicked off moving day for Josh Powell who says he is packing up and moving to Washington.

Volunteers and family members met at 10 on Saturday morning to help Josh move back to his home state. Josh has asked his ward, the Hunter 36th Ward in West Valley, for their help in moving him out of his home.

Some of Josh's family members have expressed concern over the relocation; Josh's sister, Jennifer Graves, says "We're disappointed that he's moving. We don't want him to. We think he would be better off staying here and participating in the search."

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/Josh-Powell-prepares-to-leave-Utah-for-good/DxwPJ6CxGUaNcY2LlI8VcA.cspx
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Josh Powell packs up West Valley City home
Some in his family question move with wife still missing
Published: Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 10:11 p.m. MST
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A quiet, somber-looking Josh Powell spent Saturday, accompanied by as many as 20 volunteers, filling a U-Haul truck and trailer with the contents of his home.

Some say he's moving on. Others say he can't afford to stay. But whatever the reason, there were plenty of people still willing to help.

Though many volunteers seemed to believe that Powell had to move due to his current economic situation, his brother-in-law Kirk Graves said as far as he knows, they're up to date on their house payments. And there are a good number of people willing to help and provide a place for him to stay in Utah.

"We would much rather him be here for a couple of reasons," Graves told the Deseret News. "Here, he might be a help with the investigation, and we would love to still see the kids. But we don't have any say in that and he's going to do what he's going to do."

Unless Powell is asked to return by his attorney or police, he has no plans to return to Utah, Graves said.

"I'd say he's moving on," Graves said. "There's a lot of stress in his life. He's quieter than normal and isn't talking as much as he normally does."

Powell largely ignored the media Saturday, doing little more than shaking his head no to numerous inquiries as to whether he'd like to make a statement or answer questions.

Neighbor and family friend Kiirsi Hellewell said she and her husband helped Josh Powell pack up boxes Friday night, including Susan Powell's belongings.

"I can't even tell you how hard it was," she said. "As I packed every item of her clothing, I could picture her wearing it."

"He can't afford the house, and he's got to get the stuff out before the bank gets to it," John Hellewell said. Neighbors said Josh Powell told them he'd like to finish the basement before renting or selling the house.

Josh Powell leaves his West Valley home Saturday. Powell's friends and neighbors helped him fill a U-Haul truck and trailer with the contents of his home Saturday in preparation for a move to his home state of Washington.
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Article:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705357318/Friends-neighbors-help-Josh-Powell-pack-for-move-from-Utah.html
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Missing Utah Woman's Husband Moving to Washington
Published: January 9, 2010
Filed at 5:09 p.m. ET
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''We cannot and are not limiting his ability to move freely,'' police Capt. Tom McLachlan told The Associated Press on Saturday.

''He has not been cooperating with us very much up to this point,'' McLachlan said. He said they're watching the move, ''and we're interested in it, but we can't prevent it.''

McLachlan declined to comment on whether his department has been in contact with Washington state authorities.

Asked by reporters if he wanted to say anything before he briefly left his home around noon Saturday, Josh Powell replied ''no.'' Powell has not said specifically where he is moving. His father and Susan Powell's parents live in Puyallup, a city south of Seattle where the couple met.

Powell's sister, Jennifer Graves, told KUTV on Friday that she was disappointed about her brother's decision to move.

''We are supposed to be focused on trying to find Susan and I think his place is here with us in Salt Lake, looking for Susan,'' she said.


Article:
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/01/09/us/AP-US-Missing-Mom-Utah.html
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Friends turn out to help Joshua Powell move from Utah
West Valley City » He's selling the home he shared with his missing wife and is moving to his native Washington.
Updated: 01/09/2010 08:45:55 PM MST
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Friends, family members, and neighbors helped Joshua Powell move his family's belongings out of their West Valley City home Saturday and into a moving truck headed for Washington.

Between 10 and 15 people arrived to help with the move, and began putting boxes into the truck shortly after 9 a.m.

Several said they wanted to help Joshua Powell despite questions surrounding the disappearance of his wife, Susan, just over one month ago. Joshua Powell is the only person of interest investigators have identified in his wife's case so far, and police have criticized him for not being more cooperative with their investigation. He has not been named as a suspect.

John Hellewell, whose wife, Kiirsi, is Susan Powell's best friend in Utah, said Joshua Powell hasn't shared with friends what his specific plans are once he returns to Washington.

Thursday marked one month since Susan Powell was reported missing. Police have said they are still awaiting state crime lab reports on DNA tests and fiber evidence taken from the Powell home. Last month, police took fingerprint evidence off the front door of the home and collected several items, including a bedspread and a carpet cleaner, according to neighbors.

Investigators have confirmed they found a large wet spot in the home with fans aimed at it to dry on the day Susan Powell was reported missing. Police have said they subpoenaed the couple's phone records, but have declined to say whether they have reviewed a journal that sources told The Salt Lake Tribune Susan Powell wrote at her workplace.

John Hellewell said he understands why Joshua Powell wants to leave the home.

"I think it would be hard to stay in a house with all the memories, whether he did it [was involved with Susan Powell's disappearance] or not," Hellewell said.

Josh Powell moves his belongings out of his home in West Valley City into a Uhaul truck Saturday January 9, 2010. About ten people including friends, family members, and neighbors of Joshua Powell arrived at his West Valley City home Saturday morning to help him pack a moving truck headed for Washington.
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Josh Powell moves his belongings out of his home in West Valley City into a Uhaul truck Saturday January 9, 2010. About ten people including friends, family members, and neighbors of Joshua Powell arrived at his West Valley City home Saturday morning to help him pack a moving truck headed for Washington.
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Friends help Josh Powell move his belongings out of his home in West Valley City into a Uhaul truck Saturday, January 9, 2010. About ten people including friends, family members, and neighbors of Joshua Powell arrived at his West Valley City home Saturday morning to help him pack a moving truck headed for Washington.
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Josh Powell moves his belongings out of his home in West Valley City into a Uhaul truck Saturday, January 9, 2010. About ten people including friends, family members, and neighbors of Joshua Powell arrived at his West Valley City home Saturday morning to help him pack a moving truck headed for Washington.
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Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/ci_14156510?source=most_viewed
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Josh Powell still packing for move to Washington State.
Last Update: 1/10 3:32 pm
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Saturday Josh Powell and friends spent almost 12 hours packing for his move to his home state of Washington. Powell had the help of almost 12 volunteers who slowly trickled into his West Valley house at 6254 W. Sarah Circle starting at 9a.m.

Powel’s wife Susan disappeared Dec 7 and hasn’t been since. He’s been named a person of interest in the investigation. Friends say Powell has lost his job and with two incomes no longer coming in, can't afford to stay in his home.

Video: Josh Powell still packing for move to Washington State 1/10/2010 2:12
Saturday Josh Powell and friends spent almost 12 hours packing for his move to his home state of Washington.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95674@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Josh Powell packing; Cox family relieved body found in desert wasn't Susan 1/08/10 2:40
Josh Powell was busy packing up his home Thursday while Susan's family and friends got word a body was discovered about 40 miles west of Wendover wrapped in plastic and duct taped. They waited anxiously for an identity. To their relief it wasn't Susan.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95653@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Exclusive: ABC4 talks to parents of 30-year old Utah man missing 1/07/10 2:40
Susan Powell is not the only missing Utahan. 30- year old Steven Koecher has been missing about as long as Susan under circumstances that detectives are saying "just don't line up." ABC4 spoke exclusively with Koecher's parents at their home in Bountiful.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95633@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Video: Susan Powell friends warning about scam; Media blitz final day 1/06/10 2:00
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Video: Will social media blitz help or hurt Susan Powell investigation? 1/05/10 3:08
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Video: Susan Powell media blitz underway 1/04/10 1:56
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Video: Social media blitz kicks off today in the search for Susan Powell 1/04/10 2:20
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Video: Social media blitz for Susan Powell 1/04/10 2:20
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Video: Friends and family of Susan Powell plan "social media blitz" 12/30/09 1:58
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Video: Volunteers searching for Susan Powell 12/29/09 2:22
As thousands around the world learn about the story of Susan Powell, more and more perfect strangers are moved to help. ABC4 spent the afternoon with two of those strangers who've dedicated hours to searching for Susan.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95502@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/slc/story/Josh-Powell-still-packing-for-move-to-Washington/pyB6XnvpekC3_EuXukIdaw.cspx
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Powell keeps mum, continues packing to leave Utah
Updated: 01/10/2010 03:32:49 PM MST
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Josh Powell, whose wife Susan has been missing for more than a month, continued Sunday to pack for a move to Washington state.

The 33-year-old started packing his West Valley City home shortly after noon with the help of about four friends and neighbors. They loaded boxes, bags, and wood from the garage to a moving van and attached trailer, continuing a job that started Saturday morning.

Powell declined to speak with the a Tribune reporter when approached. Powell plans to move to his hometown of Puyallup, Washington, friends say. The Powell's sons, ages 2 and 4, are already there. The move comes after he was fired from his job as a computer programmer for a trucking and warehousing company, friends have said.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14161676
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Josh Powell is packed up and ready for move
1/11/10-Last Update: 7:15 am
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Josh Powell and friends finished two days of packing for his trip back to his home state of Washington. Powell had the help of almost 12 volunteers Saturday, and just a handful of family and friends Sunday. Among them Wendy Trujillo who said, “Josh has his ups and downs. There are difficult times and I try to talk to him and get his mind off things.

As late as Sunday night, Powel’s van and a trailer were packed up. But, the question is when he will leave. Powel’s two sons, ages 2 and 4, have already made the move to Washington State.

Video: Josh Powell is packed up and ready for move 1/11/10 2:08
Josh Powell and friends finished two days of packing for his trip back to his home state of Washington.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95676@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story/Josh-Powell-is-packed-up-and-ready-for-move/4276p7E7OUq9uMAUTkTPVA.cspx

Angel Who Cares
01-14-2010, 06:21 PM
Part 8:

Home of Missing Utah Mom Now Vacant; Husband, Sons Leave for Wash.
11:29 AM MST, January 11, 2010
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The home of Susan Powell, the Utah mother of two who has been missing since Dec. 7, has been emptied out as her husband Josh and their two sons are moving to Washington state. Friends and family helped pack a U-Haul truck for the Powell family, and the truck left their West Valley City neighborhood at about 10:00 a.m. Monday. Josh's brother, Michael, was seen driving the Powell family's minivan away from the home. Neither of the Powell brothers would speak to FOX 13 News. Betty Trujillo, a former neighbor of the Powell family, said she finds it difficult to understand why Josh is moving.

"I'm, like everybody else, think[ing] that he probably should've stayed and waited to see what happens," Trujillo told FOX 13 News.

Article:
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-home-of-missing-utah-mom-now-vacant-husband,0,4903045.story
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Josh Powell leaves Utah home
Josh Powell left Utah Monday morning
Last Update: 1/11 2:36 pm
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Josh Powell, the "person of interest" in his wife Susan's disappearance officially left his West Valley City home bound for Washington around 9:30 a.m. Monday morning.

Josh Powell and his brother Michael started the uhaul moving van and Josh's minivan around 7:30 this morning. They loaded a few more items throughout the morning. Josh drove the uhaul and Micheal the minivan.

ABC 4 asked Josh if he had anything he would like to say before leaving and he didn't acknowledge reporters as he quickly jumped in the moving van and sped off.

Video: Josh Powell left Utah Monday morning 1/11/2010 1:30
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Video: Josh Powell moves to Washington state 1:33
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Article:
http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story/Josh-Powell-leaves-Utah-home/VuR4bt5AAk2EnHkNehtI4g.cspx

Angel Who Cares
01-16-2010, 02:30 AM
Susan Powell's father asks for people's prayers
Updated: 01/15/2010 10:20:40 PM MST
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The father of Susan Powell, a missing West Valley City woman, told followers of a Facebook page that police recently have received results on some forensic evidence in the case.

Chuck Cox posted on the Friends and Family of Susan Powell Facebook page that some, but not all, forensic evidence is in, but added that police won't comment on any specifics as "it could impact the ongoing investigation."

On the Facebook page, Cox wrote that although the missing 28-year-old woman's husband, Josh Powell, has moved to Washington with his two young sons, the West Valley City Police Department is still hard at work.

"If anything, it provides more determination and more law enforcement officers, because we have law enforcement in Washington State also," Cox wrote.

However, there's "still no cooperation or help from Josh [Powell]" he wrote.

Cox asked people to continue to pray for his daughter.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14203941

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chicoliving
01-17-2010, 01:39 AM
Test results from forensic evidence gathered in the case of missing West Valley mother Susan Powell are reportedly starting to come back to police investigators.

On the "Friends and Family of Susan Powell" Facebook page, Powell's father, Chuck Cox, wrote that the investigation was proceeding.

"Some of the forensics have been completed some have not, police cannot comment on specifics as it could impact the ongoing investigation," Cox wrote.

Susan's friend and Cox family spokeswoman Shelby Gifford said West Valley police have been providing Cox with regular updates.

"The investigation is complex. We're happy they report back to us and are making progress. We're confident they're dotting all the i's and crossing the t's," she said.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705359021/Police-gathering-Powell-evidence.html

Angel Who Cares
01-17-2010, 10:33 AM
Police gathering evidence in Powell case
Published: Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 10:27 p.m. MST
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"Some of the forensics have been completed some have not, police cannot comment on specifics as it could impact the ongoing investigation," Cox wrote.

Susan's friend and Cox family spokeswoman Shelby Gifford said West Valley police have been providing Cox with regular updates.

"The investigation is complex. We're happy they report back to us and are making progress. We're confident they're dotting all the i's and crossing the t's," she said.

As for Cox's comment regarding the forensic test results, Gifford said it was only meant to be an update that the case was moving along.

"There's a whole series of tests to be run. There are a lot of components to it," she said. "It isn't a specific item."

Gifford said Cox had not seen Josh since the last week of December and also had not seen his grandsons, Josh and Susan's two boys, ages 2 and 4.

Gifford said the family was planning on a new campaign this week to keep Susan's face and story alive in the public eye.

Article:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705359021/Police-gathering-Powell-evidence.html

Angel Who Cares
01-17-2010, 10:49 AM
Susan Powell's father asks for prayers for those in Haiti and his daughter
Last Update: 1/16 10:42 pm
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Chuck Cox, father of Susan Powell, is asking people to keep praying for the victims of Haiti, but to also pray for the continued search and safe return of his daughter.

Some of the forensics results have been completed but any access to the results has been denied for now, said Cox.

ABC 4 contacted West Valley Police to confirm that results are in, and what type of information is known based on the forensic results, but were told Police will not comment because it could impact the ongoing investigation.

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/slc/story/Susan-Powells-father-asks-for-prayers-for-those/GLvB15b5aki8F9EZSpJ0IQ.cspx
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Father of Missing Utah Mom Still Holds out Hope
9:38 PM MST, January 16, 2010
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The father of missing Utah mother, Susan Powell, says police have recently received results of some forensic evidence in the case. In a Facebook page posting, Chuck Cox wrote that police wouldn't share any specifics because of the ongoing investigation.

West Valley City police declined to comment but the Cox family spokesperson, Shelby Griffard commented that the family is confident Susan is still alive and the West Valley Police Deparment is doing everything they can to find her. Griffard also tells FOX 13 the family have not seen their grandchildren since Josh returned to Seattle after moving out of the Powell's Salt Lake City Home.

Josh still remains the only person of interest and police have not named a suspect in the case.

Video: Father of Missing Utah Mom Still Holds out Hope 1:40
http://www.fox13now.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=15081854-0f74-481c-823d-4bb7e8ddf647&src=front

Article:
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-father-of-missing-utah-mom-holds-out-hope,0,846685.story

Angel Who Cares
01-17-2010, 01:02 PM
A perpetrator-friendly mentality
Last Edit: 17 hours 6 min ago (Jan 16 2010 - 5:20pm)
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Joshua Powell, the husband of interest in the disappearance of wife Susan in West Valley, got emotional and physical support from some of his neighbors in moving from Utah back to Washington state last weekend.

He is moving back without his wife. What do his former classmates, friends and relatives say to him when he moves back to his home state minus a package he brought to Utah from Washington state? Do you think Mr. Powell's friends and relatives who attended his wedding would reverberate words in their etched memory where both partners agreed to be loyal to each other and always be concerned for the other's personal safety and welfare?

What can we collectively do to think of ways our legislators could help law enforcement officials to do their job, in my opinion, more properly when a spouse goes missing?

In 2002, Michael Blagg hit the airwaves crying crocodile tears that his wife and daughter went missing as well. Later in that year Scott Peterson cried and lied to us that Laci was last seen walking the dog. Drew Peterson, an ex-cop from Decatur, Ill., declared that his wife Staci ran away with another man.

Although Abby Blagg's body was never found, she was never heard from again. Like Abby, Staci was yet to resurface after three years. Laci Peterson's body washed ashore with a dead fetus also being discovered within a day or two of each other.

One thing we do know, you can turn a "truth" into a "lie" but one can never turn a "lie" into a truth.

In other words, those husbands lied to us on national television about the whereabouts of their wives. The truth told a different story from what their original accounts stated.

The West Valley Police Department is doing all it can in the case of Susan Powell. The Constitution limits them on what they can do. All persons are innocent until proven guilty according to the Constitution.
*Much more at link!

Article:
http://www.standard.net/topics/opinion/2010/01/16/perpetrator-friendly-mentality

Angel Who Cares
01-18-2010, 11:37 PM
Facebook deletes page discussing Susan Powell after complaints
Removed Thursday » Another media blitz to raise awareness may be forthcoming.
Updated: 01/18/2010 08:34:57 PM MST
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The social networking Web site notified the page's creator, Leslie Bleak, on Thursday the page was deleted, according to a posting on Bleak's personal Facebook page.

A Facebook spokeswoman on Monday said, due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, she was unable to investigate why the page was removed. Facebook's terms of use warns content can be removed if it violates copyrights, other laws or the "spirit" of its terms.

Bleak's page was titled "Susan Powell" and had about 6,000 members. Many of the postings on the page accused Powell's husband, Joshua Powell, of having a role in the disappearance or implored him to cooperate in the police investigation.

Bleak, who was unavailable for comment Monday, told The Salt Lake Tribune last month she started the page because she did not like the speech restrictions on a page started by Susan Powell's family. Bleak has said she received angry messages from people asking her to remove or edit her page.

Susan Powell's family established a Facebook page shortly after her disappearance titled "Friends and Family of Susan Powell." It had 42,790 members as of Monday afternoon. Its administrators have been vigilant in deleting posts speculating why the 28-year-old wife and mother went missing or who may have been involved in her disappearance.

Shelby Gifford, a friend and spokeswoman for Susan Powell's parents, said Monday the family did not complain to Facebook about Bleak's page.

Since Bleak's page was deleted, another page titled "susan powell part 2" has been created. It had 50 members as of Monday afternoon.
*Much more at link!

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Angel Who Cares
01-19-2010, 03:19 PM
Susan Powell's son, then husband, have birthdays
Party pending » Boy's grandparents want to celebrate.
Updated: 01/19/2010 11:58:36 AM MST
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His mother is not around to celebrate with him, but Susan Powell's oldest son, Charlie, turned 5 years old on Tuesday.

A Facebook page dedicated to Susan Powell was filled with birthday wishes for Charlie on Tuesday. Susan Powell's parents, Chuck and Judy Cox, are trying to arrange a time this weekend for Charlie to come to their home for a birthday party, said Shelby Gifford, a friend of and spokeswoman for the Coxes.

Charlie and his 2-year-old brother, Braden, are in Washington with their father, Joshua Powell. Joshua Powell turns 34 years old on Wednesday.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14222625

Angel Who Cares
01-19-2010, 06:28 PM
1 of 2 Powell Facebook pages deleted
January 19th, 2010 @ 8:26am
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A Facebook page related to the disappearance of Susan Powell has been deleted.

Two rival Facebook pages with information about the West Valley City mother's disappearance were available on the social networking site.

The group page titled "Susan Powell" had about 6,000 members. The Salt Lake Tribune reports it has been deleted.

Usually, a page must be reported for it to be deleted. But a spokesperson for Susan's parents in Washington state says the family did not complain about the page.

AUDIO: Andrew Adams reporting
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fran
01-27-2010, 04:44 PM
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705361464/Friends-family-holding-on-to-hope-for-Susan-Powell.html?pg=1

Friends, family holding on to hope for Susan Powell

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 1:50 p.m. MST


WEST VALLEY CITY — It's been almost two months since Susan Powell disappeared.

Reminders that the mother of two is still missing can still be found around her home. A "missing" poster is taped to the front doorway. Shards of broken glass and a window screen remain underneath the now fixed front window where police originally had to break in on the day she was reported missing.

But friends and family members continue to hold out hope she is alive.

"We want Susan to come home and the best thing is to keep her face and her name out there … just like Elizabeth Smart," said Jennifer Graves, sister of Susan Powell's husband, Josh Powell.

On Wednesday, Susan's friends returned to her vacant house to hang purple ribbons and streamers. Two large signs saying, "We Will Find You" and "We Will Bring You Home" were posted on the front lawn while smaller signs were hung on the garage.

Messages like, "We love you Susan," "Millions of people are praying for you" and "Lost but not forgotten" were posted around the house where Susan was last seen on Dec. 7.

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fran
01-27-2010, 04:46 PM
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-susan-powell-home-decorations-honor,0,2957747.story?track=rss

Friends, Family Honor 'Susan Powell' by Decorating Her Home


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Angel Who Cares
01-27-2010, 07:32 PM
Susan Powell Search Continues
It's Been Nearly Two Months Since Susan Powell Mysteriously Disappeared, And While There's Still No Sign Of Her, Family And Friends Decorated Her House In Hopes Of Keeping Her Story In The Public Eye
1/27/10
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"Obviously we miss her, we love her, we want her to know that," says Jennifer Graves. Signs of hope and love at the Powell home, now decorated with purple ribbons, Susan's favorite color." Josh Powell's sister says, "We're doing this in an effort to keep her name and her face in the media. We want Susan to come home and our best chance is to keep her face and her name out there so that as many people as possible will see her."

One person that was noticeably absent from this house is josh Powell. However his sister and brother in law are in support and say they are disappointed. "I am disappointed with his behavior. His chosen to walk away from the media which is that is our biggest tool right now." Josh Powell's sister has visited him and the kids since he moved to Washington State but says he isn't saying a word about Susan's disappearance, "What his job right now is to talk to police and continue to get her name out there he hasn't been doing his job." says Jennifer Graves. Susan's friend says, "We want the person to know who took her that we won't stop until we find her again until justice is served."

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UPDATED: Friends, Family Honor 'Susan Powell' by Decorating Her Home
2:27 PM MST, January 27, 2010
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Nearly two months after the disappearance of West Valley City mother, Susan Powell, friends and family decorated her home Wednesday to keep her story alive and to remind the public they are not going to stop their support or give up hope. Signs in front the home of the 28-year-old mother of two young children said "We Will Bring You Home" and "We Love You Susan." Purple ribbons are also displayed on the home, representing Susan's favorite color.

Susan's husband, Josh Powell, was not present at the home on Wednesday. He moved to Washington State with his two young sons on Jan. 11 after he was fired from his job as a computer programmer for a trucking and warehousing company. Powell's sister and brother-in-law came out to visit him in Washington State and said he is not being cooperative.

"I am disappointed with his behavior. His chosen to walk away from the media which is that is our biggest tool right now," said Josh Powell's sister Jennifer Graves. "His job right now is to talk to police and continue to get her name out there, but he hasn't been doing his job."

West Valley City police at this time are not releasing any more details about the case.

Video: Sister Of Susan Powells Husband Says He Is Uncoperative 1:37
http://www.fox13now.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=ec4a68a5-c136-4c37-9687-2d321b84b97b&src=front

Video: Friends, Family Honor 'Susan Powell' by Decorating Her Home
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-tivid-susan-powell-home-decorated,0,2819697.tivideo

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Friends, family holding on to hope for Susan Powell
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 1:50 p.m. MST
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On Wednesday, Jennifer Graves and her husband, Kirk, were among those hanging signs and ribbons at Susan's house.

Kirk Graves said his family went to Washington last Friday and had dinner with Josh and his sons.

"We had a great time spending time with the boys," he said.

During dinner that night, Graves said the topic of Susan and her disappearance was not discussed. Asked whether he talked about Susan with Josh after dinner, Graves declined to answer.

But when speaking about Josh Powell, both Jennifer and Kirk's tones sound increasingly disappointed. Jennifer Graves said Powell's attitude and demeanor toward her and her husband has completely changed since Susan disappeared. While Powell used to very talkative every time he was around, he now rarely talks to them at all.

Furthermore, they don't believe he has done all he can to help find his missing wife.

"I've been disappointed with his efforts. He hasn't put enough effort in, in my opinion," Jennifer Graves said. "He's chosen to work away from the media, which is our biggest tool right now."

As for the Powells' two young boys, Jennifer Graves said they are for the most part fine.

"They are aware she is lost, that is what they've been told. Other than that, they seem to be OK," she said.

Jennifer Graves (Facing camera), sister of Josh Powell, hugs JoVanna Owings while friends of Susan Powell decorate her West Valley home on Wednesday.
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Jennifer Graves (Facing camera), sister of Josh Powell, hugs JoVanna Owings while friends of Susan Powell decorate her West Valley home on Wednesday.
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Nia Hellewell and friends of Susan Powell decorate the Powell's vacant West Valley home on Wednesday.
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John Hellewell decorates Josh and Susan Powell's vacant West Valley home on Wednesday.
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Kimia Mulyangote and her children, Jasmine and Jordan, plant purple flowers in the lawn of Susan and Josh Powell's vacant West Valley home on Wednesday.
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Article:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705361464/Friends-family-holding-on-to-hope-for-Susan-Powell.html
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Family, friends of missing mom put up ribbon display at her WVC home
January 27th, 2010 @ 12:01pm
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Susan has been missing for nearly two months, with still no sign of her whereabouts.

Family and friends say they fear people are forgetting about her, so they put up the ribbons as a reminder. There are 200 streamers on the front lawn of the Powell home, dozens of bows and hearts taped on the garage door and signs that express love to the mother of two.

Susan's sister-in-law, Jennifer Graves, was also at the house helping with Wednesday's display. She says it's hard being at the home now that Susan's husband Josh, the only named person of interest in the case, and her two boys have moved to Washington state. She says Josh plans to visit Utah soon to fix up the house to help it sell.

"It is difficult to know that she is not here, the kids aren't here. I wish it were different," Graves says.

Graves says she and her husband went to Washington last weekend to visit the Josh and the boys. She says right now the kids are doing as well as can be expected and Josh still hasn't spoken to police about the case.

Police say they have no new details about the case that they want to release.

*Video Included In Article Link!

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Neighbors decorate Susan Powell's house to keep attention on case
Updated: 01/27/2010 03:35:20 PM MST
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The effort, organized by Powell's best friend Kiirsi Hellewell and other neighbors, was designed to bring renewed attention to the case of Powell, who has now been reported missing for 52 days.

"The motivation is to make sure the [public] knows Susan is still missing," said Kirk Graves, Powell's brother-in-law, noting he's hopeful the decorations on the Powell home will prompt anyone with information about her to contact police with potential leads.

"This is as much as we can do," he said.

Graves said he and his wife, Jennifer, Joshua Powell's sister, traveled to Puyallup, Wash., over the weekend to visit with Joshua Powell. He said he can't comment about whether Joshua Powell spoke about the case or the efforts to find his missing wife during their encounter.

Kirk and Jennifer Graves said they had a chance to see their two nephews, ages 5 and 3, and had dinner and played games with the boys, who appear to be doing well. They also visited with Susan Powell's parents, Chuck and Judy Cox, who also live in Puyallup.

West Valley City police say the case is moving along but they are not able to comment about specifics, including results of forensic testing conducted on the Powell home.

"The detectives are still doing a lot of follow-up. We still are getting information and contacts. Some credible and some totally not credible. We check them all out," West Valley City police Capt. Tom McLachlan said Wednesday.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14279845
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Friends of Susan Powell Decorate her Home with Love & Hope
Last Update: 9:13 am
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The decorating party - that is covering the house with purple hearts and signs includes Susan's brother and sister in law Kirk and Jennifer Graves. Jennifer says a lot of purple is being used to honor her because "Susan's favorite color was purple.”

Susan’s friends say, while being at the place where she disappeared in December isn't easy, it's better than doing nothing. JoVonna Owings says, “I think it is harder to not do something. I had about two weeks off. I thought I needed that two weeks off, but sitting there not doing anything - I think that was harder."

Of course, the hardest part is not knowing what happened to Susan and not knowing where she is today. But those unanswered questions are on hold. Today, as Susan’s sister-in-law told us, is all about love and hope. "We'll keep hoping, we'll keep praying and we'll keep trying."

We contacted West Valley police today for an update into the investigation, but our calls were not returned. Neighbors did tell us that the family van and Josh Powell’s motorcycle and trailer are still at the home and they expect him to come back and get all of them. They also say Josh plans to rent out the house in the near future.

Video: Susan Powell's Home Decorated with Love & Hope 1/27/10 2:41
Family, friends and neighbors create a message of hope and love in the front yard of Susan and Josh Powell's West Valley home.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=95955@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/slc/story/Friends-of-Susan-Powell-Decorate-her-Home-with/OCMb3l6lekCMGIxIS3B0mw.cspx

Texas Mist
01-27-2010, 07:33 PM
The Associated Press
Wednesday, January 27, 2010; 6:36 PM

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Graves and her husband said they were in Washington last Friday and had dinner with Josh Powell and his children - Charlie, 5, and Braden, 3 - at her father's home. The couple declined to provide any details of their conversation with Josh Powell about his missing wife or his cooperation with police.

"I've been disappointed with his efforts," Jennifer Graves said. "He's chosen to walk away. His job right now is to talk to the police."

Graves said her nephews - both of whom celebrated birthdays in January - are doing well under the circumstances.

"They are aware that (Susan) is 'lost,' that's what they have been told," she said.

Graves said the family remains hopeful that Susan Powell is alive and will be found.

"Just keep looking, keep looking for her," she implored.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/27/AR2010012703220.html

Angel Who Cares
01-29-2010, 02:22 PM
Husband of Missing Woman Returns to Utah
11:49 AM MST, January 29, 2010
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John Hellewell, a friend of Powell, told FOX 13 News he is back in Utah to find tenants to live in his West Valley City house. Hellewell said Powell has spoken very little about his wife and his new life in Washington, and that Powell is still holding out hope that Susan will be found.

"He called me last week some time [and] said he was going to be coming back and asked if I would pick him up," Hellewell said. "Originally, he was planning on coming back on Tuesday, but he said he hadn't gotten around to gettting a flight booked."

Friends say there are still several pieces of furniture inside the house, and that Josh plans to finish the basement and deck. Powell remains the only person of interest in the disappearance of Susan Powell, and police say he has not been cooperative. Investigators are aware Powell is back in West Valley City and they would like to talk to him.

Video: Husband of Missing Woman Returns to Utah
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-tivid-josh-powell-back-utah,0,652213.tivideo

Video: Husband Of Susan Powell Returns To Utah To sell Home 2:35
http://www.fox13now.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=7c43f7dc-88df-47e3-9363-3d85e5e439fb&src=front

Video: Family & Friends Decorate Powell Home To Remind Search Is Still On 2:09
http://www.fox13now.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=ad47fabc-72bf-4213-90f5-8cced13a9b27&src=front

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Joshua Powell returns to Utah -- again
Updated: 01/29/2010 11:20:33 AM MST
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Joshua Powell, the husband of missing West Valley City mother Susan Powell, has returned to Utah to prepare to sell or rent his home.

Joshua Powell was picked up from the airport by John Hellewell, a friend of the Powells who along with his wife, Kiirsi, has been instrumental in organizing campaigns to bring awareness to Susan's disappearance.

Joshua Powell told friends he appreciated the decorations on the home, Kiirsi Hellewell said Friday.

"When [Joshua Powell] saw the ribbons, he said 'That's a good idea,'" Kiirsi Hellewell said.

West Valley City police say the case is continuing to progress, but that they cannot publicly comment on specifics of the investigation, including forensic testing done on the Powell home.

Joshua Powell has repeatedly declined to speak to the media since his wife's disappearance.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14295001

Angel Who Cares
01-29-2010, 11:46 PM
Police seize Joshua Powell's van
WVC » Husband of missing woman return to Utah to fix up home.
Updated: 01/29/2010 07:58:30 PM MST
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Police have seized Joshua Powell's blue minivan that he said he drove the night his wife disappeared.

Powell, whose wife Susan has been missing since Dec. 7, had moved back to Washington state with his two young sons, but returned to Utah today to fix up his West Valley City home to sell or rent, said his brother-in-law Kirk Graves. Powell had driven a moving van to Washington and left the family's minivan at the home.

Powell was out with friend John Hellewell today and returned to his vehicle to find a West Valley City police officer waiting with a tow truck and search warrant for the car, Graves said. The vehicle was returned Friday evening.

Kiirsi Hellewell, John Hellewell's wife and a close friend of the Powells, said Joshua Powell spent much of the day Friday with her husband. Joshua Powell was using John Hellewell's computer to draw up lease agreements for potential renters at his West Valley City home.

He parked his minivan at a nearby Walgreen's to avoid media parked outside his home at 6254 W. Sarah Circle (3935 South), Kiirsi Hellewell said. When Powell returned to his vehicle, police served him the warrant, she said.

Powell seemed "pretty rattled, pretty shaken" when police handed him the warrant about 4:30 p.m., Hellewell said.

Though Graves wasn't present when the warrant was served on Joshua Powell, he said he had been told Powell turned "white as a sheet" when the incident unfolded.

West Valley City police Capt. Anita Schwemmer said officers picked up the vehicle Friday afternoon and by 7:30 p.m. they had returned it.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/sports/ci_14297167

Angel Who Cares
01-30-2010, 12:06 AM
Josh Powell returns to Utah
Last Update: 5:17 pm
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Although Josh Powell tried to dodge ABC 4 cameras Friday, he was seen getting out of a van to visit with one of his friends in West Valley City.

“I'm probably one of his few friends that he has left,” said John Hellewell.

“He wants to try to rent out the house and so he wants to finish the basement before doing that,” said Hellewell.

But he won't be in town for long; ABC 4 is told he plans to make the trip to his former home as short as possible.

“When we talked to him, we thought it'd be a couple weeks before he'd be back,” said Kirk Graves, Powell’s brother in-law.

While he was gone they got together with Susan's friends and decorated his home. Some were worried he'd come back and take it down.

“We don't really know how Josh would react to it,” said Graves.

As of Friday night, the decorations are still on the house.

As far as police go, ABC 4 also talked with them Friday. They wouldn't comment on whether or not they plan to get in touch with Powell while he's back, but they said he has a standing invitation to meet with their detectives. Powell remains the only known person of interest in the case so far.

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/Josh-Powell-returns-to-Utah/ckmzPoqC2Ua0_MwBrnOmgA.cspx

Angel Who Cares
01-30-2010, 12:12 AM
Police impound car of missing Utah woman's husband for second search
January 29th, 2010 @ 6:10pm
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Family and friends of Josh Powell -- the husband of missing woman Susan Powell -- told KSL News that Josh's car was impounded by police early Friday evening. They say investigators took the car for a second search on an existing warrant. Police have not yet confirmed this information.

Friend and neighbor John Hellewell has kept in touch with Josh and talked to him on the phone several times last week. He gave Josh a ride from the airport around 9:30 Thursday night. Hellewell said Josh was concerned there would be reporters waiting for him outside his home and was happy when there was no media there.

As for Josh's reasons behind renting the home, Hellewell told KSL, "[Josh] needs the money, and he said that he hopes that Susan will be found and that they'll be able to go back to living in that house afterwards." Hellewell says that was the only thing Josh has said about Susan.

Josh's homecoming was a bit of a surprise to his family. Brother-in-law Kirk Graves says he knew Josh planned to come home to work on his house but didn't expect him so soon.

Graves says Josh has shown no emotion. Their relationship, he says, has been strained, partly because of that. "We wish he would be more open, that he would talk to the press, that he would get his story out there," he said.

*Video Included In Article: Police impound car of missing Utah woman's husband for second search

Article:
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=9507165

Angel Who Cares
01-30-2010, 12:16 AM
Police search van of missing Utah woman's husband
Friday, January 29, 2010; 9:12 PM
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West Valley City police Capt. Anita Schwemmer said investigators impounded Josh Powell's minivan on Thursday after obtaining a search warrant.

Josh Powell, 34, has been called the sole person of interest in the case, but has not been arrested. He moved away from Utah weeks ago to stay with family in Washington state.

Article:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/29/AR2010012904318.html

Angel Who Cares
01-30-2010, 12:22 AM
Police seize Josh Powell's van for second time
Published: Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 8:06 p.m. MST
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Detectives investigating the disappearance of Susan Powell seized the family's van again Friday after her husband temporarily returned to Utah.

He returned to Utah from his new home in Washington state Friday to fix his West Valley home so that he could offer it for sale, according to Kirk Graves, Josh Powell's brother-in-law.

Powell parked the van in a parking lot near his home while he went to visit some neighbors. When he returned to the car a few hours later, a police officer was waiting by the van with a search warrant and a tow truck.

"Unfortunately, Josh didn't let anybody know what was on the warrant," Graves said. "I'm assuming it was to look for something specific."

West Valley Police Capt. Anita Schwemmer confirmed that the minivan was seized Friday as part of a search warrant. She gave no other details except that the vehicle was expected to be returned to Powell Friday evening.

Article:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700005809/Police-seize-Josh-Powells-van-for-second-time.html

Angel Who Cares
01-30-2010, 02:49 AM
Video: Police search van of missing Utah woman's husband 2:35
http://connect2utah.com/media_player.php?media_id=108182

Video: Susan Powell's Home decorated With Ribbons 2:41
http://connect2utah.com/media_player.php?media_id=107142

Angel Who Cares
01-30-2010, 10:05 PM
JoVonna Owings clears up a misconception about the day Susan Powell disappeared
January 30, 2:22 AM
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“The only thing that I thought was a little unusual was that Josh took so long to prepare brunch," she said, "Susan took the kids to church in the morning and walked home around noon. I came to their house for the afternoon to spend time with the family and to help Susan untangle some yarn."

“Josh had already started cooking before we got there and didn’t have the meal ready until about 4 p.m. I just figured he didn’t have much experience in the kitchen. When we did eat it was a pleasant meal. He made us scrambled eggs with onions and bell peppers and pancakes with cream cheese.”

"He served us individually. He served the food and gave each person their plates - Susan, Charlie, Braden, himself, and me. I thought he did that for portion-control," she said.

“Not long after we ate Susan was tired and wanted to take a nap,” Owings said. “One misconception I’d like to clear up is that Susan did not say she was sick and she did not appear sick. She was just tired and wanted to rest for a little while."

She went on, “Josh said he’d take the kids out sledding while she rested, and I left at the same time he and the boys left, between 5 and 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 6.”

JoVonna said she offered to bring the yarn back that evening but Josh said no, not to worry about it because Susan wouldn't get a chance to work on it until her next days off.

“Whatever it is that’s happened to Susan, I don’t believe it something she’s doing. It’s something being done to her. She wouldn’t leave her kids - it’s not in her to walk away from her children.”

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m1d30-JoVonna-Owings-clears-up-a-misconception-about-the-day-Susan-Powell-disappeared

Angel Who Cares
01-30-2010, 10:25 PM
Joshua 'Josh' Powell back in Utah, police issue a warrant and seize his van
January 30, 1:50 AM
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JoVonna Owings, a friend of both Susan and Kiirsi, said, "I talked to Kiirsi today and she said Josh planned to meet her and her husband for lunch Friday. On his way to meet them, Josh saw reporters and didn't want to be confronted. He contacted the Hellewells who agreed to meet him outside a grocery store."

Josh got in their car and joined the Hellewell's at their home for lunch, leaving the van behind. When the three returned to the grocery store parking lot so Josh could retrieve his van they were met by police with a search warrant and tow truck.

“Police seized the van at 4:30 p.m. and returned it to Josh about three hours later,” Kiirsi said in an email this evening.

Owings stated she believes Josh has plans to lease the home where he, his wife, and two children lived before Susan disappeared, to a neighbor.

Friends and family have noted that Josh has been less talkative since Susan went missing, and that his demeanor has changed. “Yes, though he is more talkative with us now than he was,” Kiirsi said.

Josh’s sister, Jennifer Graves, said in a phone interview this evening that, “Josh hasn’t opened up at all. He used to be talkative to the extreme, dominating conversations to the point you couldn’t get a word in edgewise.”

“Now,” she says, “He just goes on about things that don’t matter.”

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m1d30-Joshua-Josh-Powell-back-in-Utah-police-issue-a-warrant-and-seize-his-van

Angel Who Cares
01-30-2010, 10:43 PM
Family: Missing mom's Facebook support page disappears
Story Published: Jan 30, 2010 at 4:20 PM PST
Story Updated: Jan 30, 2010 at 4:27 PM PST
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A Facebook page devoted to missing mom Susan Powell has disappeared, and now her family and friends are asking the social networking site to restore the page.

The "Friends & Family of Susan Powell Facebook page" was launched to aid in the effort to find her, and had attracted more than 45,000 members, said Shelby Gifford, spokeswoman for the family.

"An entire database of people willing to help with searches and provide other services was deleted from Facebook as of approximately 2 p.m. Friday," Gifford said.

She says Susan's Facebook page has also been plagued by a "troll" who visited the page under assumed identities, even pretending to be Susan Powell herself at one point.

She said Susan Powell's family and the page administrators have made repeated complaints to Facebook and have not received a response.

"Obviously, our reason for using Facebook is that it can reach such a large audience quickly," said James Hofheins, social media coordinator for the Friends & Family of Susan Powell group. "Their lack of response is causing great frustration among Susan’s friends, family and supporters."

In the meantime, a new page called "Friends & Family of Susan Powell Part Two" has now been launched to replace the original page, but it lacks much of the photos, information and membership.

"Friends & Family of Susan Powell Part Two"
http://www.facebook.com/search/?q=sussan+powell&init=quick#/group.php?v=wall&ref=search&gid=280658659931

Article:
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/83172857.html

Angel Who Cares
01-30-2010, 11:02 PM
Susan Powell Update: Susan Powell Facebook group vanishes, not the first time
January 29, 11:51 PM
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Today without warning and with no word from Facebook as to what happened one of the Susan Powell Facebook groups, like Susan Powell, mysteriously vanished, leaving family and friends devastated - and this is not the first time.

When asked what she thought happened, Kiirsi said in an email this evening, “I don’t know.”

The West Valley City Police Department was notified today. Kiirsi said, “The police are just as upset about it as we are.”

Kiirsi doesn't know for sure what they will do but says this will not be tolerated. Susan's family will consider issuing a press release involving media in putting pressure on Facebook.

Facebook has been less than cooperative when issues arose in the past.

Not the first time
On Jan. 14 the creator of the “Susan Powell” Facebook group, Leslie Bleak, was notified by Facebook that her "Susan Powell" Facebook account was removed. Bleak’s group had about 6,000 members and provided a place where people could share information without it being censored.

[U]While there was speculation that Bleak’s account was removed at the urging of friends and family of Susan Powell, Shelby Gifford, a friend and spokeswoman for Susan Powell's parents, said the family did not complain to Facebook about Bleak's group.

JoVonna Owings said in a phone conversation this evening, “A person signed onto the Friends and Family of Susan Powell Facebook group as Susan and said awful things. The ‘troll’ says he has a friend in high places at Facebook and he would take the site down.”

It is believed the same ‘troll’ recently warned Kiirsi that he/she had purchased the URLs to www.susanpowell.com, .net, and .org. A search revealed the URLs had in fact been purchased years ago. The susanpowell.com URL has been owned by Banyan Productions in Philadelphia since Feb. 3, 1999.

Threats he/she purchased susanpowell.net were also false. That URL is owned by Susan Powell in Tustin, Calif., is administered by Emerald Publications, and was created on Dec. 2, 2004. The susanpowell.org URL was created July 16, 2006, and is registered privately.

However, that URL, and the others, were all created long before the threats were made by this ‘troll’.

Friends and Family of Susan Powell Facebook Group
The Friends and Family of Susan Powell Facebook group was created by Kiirsi Hellewell, Susan Powell’s best friend, as a place for friends and family to provide support for one another after Susan Powell disappeared Dec. 7.

There were hundreds of photos and links to articles and websites.

But most importantly, people from around the globe left tens of thousands of posts with words of comfort for Susan’s parents, friends, and other family members.

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m1d29-Susan-Powell-Update-Susan-Powell-Facebook-page-vanishes-not-the-first-time

Angel Who Cares
01-30-2010, 11:15 PM
Susan Powell Facebook page disappears
Online » It had more than 45,000 members and was intended to help in the search for the missing mother.
Updated: 01/30/2010 07:08:28 PM MST
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The Friends and Family of Susan Powell" Facebook page, which claimed more than 45,000 members, stopped functioning about 2 p.m. Friday, said Shelby Gifford, the administrator of the Facebook page and a spokeswoman for Susan Powell's parents, Chuck and Judy Cox.

She said the page has been plagued by a "troll" -- an online term for a person who attempts to get reactions or cause controversy by posting hurtful messages. At one point, the troll assumed Susan Powell's identity and posted comments on the page as the missing mother, Gifford said. Administrators have passed threats made on the page to law enforcement agencies, she said.

Administrators also have made repeated complaints to Facebook and haven't received a response about the missing page, Gifford said. Susan Powell's father applied online for a job with Facebook to try to get the company's attention, she said. Cox did not get a response from his job application.

We would like to talk with a representative from Facebook so we can remedy this problem once and for all. Their lack of response is causing great frustration among Susan's friends, family and supporters."

The Salt Lake Tribune could not reach a Facebook representative for comment Saturday evening.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/News/ci_14302774

Angel Who Cares
01-30-2010, 11:59 PM
Susan Powell Facebook page disappears, Shelby Gifford ‘complaints to Facebook ignored’
January 30, 5:15 PM
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Even before the Friends and Family of Susan Powell Facebook page disappeared yesterday, the family had been plagued with problems from an anonymous poster threatening to take the group down. “The ‘troll’ claimed to have control over the Facebook site,” Gifford said

“We don’t have evidence the group was taken down by Facebook,” Gifford said, “If a page violates the Terms of Service of Facebook they would normally send a warning and no administrators have received any warnings from Facebook.” “We don’t know why this person or these persons are not happy with the site. We have made police reports and will continue to be in contact with the police about this issue,” she said, “We will continue to pursue those avenues as needed.”

Asked if she knows who might be doing this, Gifford responded, “None I’m willing to speculate about right now.”

The Cox family and administrators of the site have sent dozens of complaints to Facebook regarding this individual and possible associates. “None of the friends and family of Susan Powell and Facebook administrators of the Friends and Family of Susan Powell Facebook page have been contacted following their complaints.

The family is not planning to start a new Facebook page at this time. Their hopes are that enough attention will be drawn to Facebook that they will restore the group and all its contents. Something James Hofheins, Administrator for the page, believes is possible. Gifford indicated an announcement will be sent out Tuesday about a secure server webpage that is being set up.

For now, people may visit:
Find Susan Powell
http://www.findsusanpowell.blogspot.com/

Hearts Knit for Susan
http://heartsknitforsusan.wordpress.com/

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m1d30-Susan-Powell-Facebook-page-disappears-Shelby-Gifford-complaints-to-Facebook-ignored

Angel Who Cares
01-31-2010, 01:15 AM
Facebook Page To Find Susan Powell Deleted
Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 @11:48pm CST
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It's been a multi-media drive to find Susan Powell.You tube, twitter and a facebook "friends and family of Susan Powell" Page. But now the facebook page has mysteriously disappeared.

UPDATE: Susan's FB is back up just as it disappeared...it was back. No idea why or what is going on! Troll did it??? They just don't know!

Video: Facebook Page To Find Susan Powell Deleted 3:06
The creator of the page talks to Brian Mullahy about what she thinks happened.
http://connect2utah.com/media_player.php?media_id=108301

Video: Josh Powell In Town Again 10PM 2:35
http://connect2utah.com/media_player.php?media_id=108182

Article:
http://connect2utah.com/content/news/story/?cid=73501

Angel Who Cares
01-31-2010, 01:24 AM
Police return van to husband of missing Utah mom
January 30th, 2010 @ 6:12pm
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West Valley City police Capt. Anita Schwemmer today declined to comment on the purpose of the search and whether it netted any evidence.

She says officers picked up Josh Powell's van Friday afternoon and returned it to him Friday evening.

Schwemmer says investigators impounded Powell's van after obtaining a search warrant.


Article:
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=9522814

Angel Who Cares
01-31-2010, 01:44 AM
Powell Facebook page temporarily disappears, reappears
Online » It has more than 45K members, is designed to help in search for missing mother.
Updated: 01/30/2010 11:10:12 PM MST
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"The Friends and Family of Susan Powell" Facebook page, which claimed more than 45,000 members, stopped functioning about 2 p.m. Friday, said Shelby Gifford, the administrator of the Facebook page and a spokeswoman for Susan Powell's parents, Chuck and Judy Cox.

The disappearance prompted Gifford to issue a news release on Saturday asking Facebook to restore the page. By 10 p.m. Saturday, the page appeared to be working again.

The deleted page resurfaced recently on Facebook under the name of "Susan Powell 2" and was functioning Saturday evening.

Barry Schnitt, a director of policy communications for Facebook, said the page was temporarily inaccessible due to a technical issue.

"The group was not taken down by Facebook admins, and there's no evidence of any security breach. We have restored the group and been in touch with the adminstrators," Schnitt said in an e-mail.

"As part of the investigation, we also removed several fake accounts that were interacting with the group's admins. We'll investigate any future reports of harassment and take action as quickly as possible."

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/ci_14302774?source=most_viewed

Angel Who Cares
02-01-2010, 09:44 AM
Powell facebook page back online
2/01/10 Last Update: 7:06 am
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Facebook removed the group page for technical reasons, but according to the Salt Lake Tribune, facebook also looked into claims that people were using the site to pose as Susan Powell.

Page administrators say about six people posed as Susan, and that some people even made threats against the women who helped create the group.

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/Powell-facebook-page-back-online/y6GmeIwxLkuK2PyQu7CWaA.cspx

Angel Who Cares
02-01-2010, 07:54 PM
Missing woman's family concerned over lack of contact with kids
February 1st, 2010 @ 4:43pm
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The family of Susan Powell says it has not seen the missing woman's children for nearly a month.

Family spokeswoman Shelby Gifford told KSL Newsradio Monday the last contact came Jan. 3, and Susan's parents have little information about the boys' well-being.

"There's tremendous concern," Gifford says. "They really want to take advantage of the fact that they're just down the street. Unfortunately, that just doesn't seem to be happening."

Gifford says the Cox family has reached out to Josh Powell a few times to try to see the children.

She says, "He has declined for reasons that we don't necessarily understand."

Audio: Andrew Adams reporting
http://real.ksl.com/video/slc/3/311/31122.mp3

Article:
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9541537

Angel Who Cares
02-02-2010, 04:21 AM
Susan Powell's parents keep hope alive
Published: Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 10:02 p.m. MST
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Susan Powell should be ordering garden seeds with her friend Shelby Gifford. She should be sharing a funny story with her mother. "I would always hear her giggle, and I miss that," Judy Cox said. Most of all, the missing West Valley woman should be with her two boys, 5-year-old Charlie and 3-year-old Braden.

The Cox family had planned to hold a press conference Monday in Washington but postponed it at the last minute.

"For an investigative reason, we've been told to hold off," said Powell's friend and family spokeswoman Gifford.

Although she declined to give any hints about what the press conference was going to entail, she promised, "It will be worth it when it's time."

The Coxes say they have strong faith in the investigation being conducted by the West Valley Police Department and that "if there's a rock, they've uncovered it."

On Friday, police seized Josh Powell's minivan for a second time to serve a search warrant.

At their home in Puyallup, Wash. — where Susan Powell grew up and where she met Josh — Chuck and Judy Cox have a purple ribbon hanging from their front porch. A large portrait of their daughter sits near the fireplace. Her family and friends all wear purple wristbands. Chuck Cox fidgets with his as he looks at photo albums of his daughter and talks about what life has been like for her family since she disappeared.

Susan Powell's mother, Judy, who also has been dealing with health problems due to diabetes, said the past two months have not been easy.
*Much More Info At Link!

Chuck Cox holds up a picture of his missing daughter Susan Powell.
http://www.deseretnews.com/photos/midres/2423026.jpg

Chuck and Judy Cox, parents of missing West Valley woman Susan Powell, have tried to keep their daughter's name in the media in hopes that she soon will be found.
http://www.deseretnews.com/photos/midres/2423027.jpg

Chuck and Judy Cox, parents of missing West Valley woman Susan Powell, up a picture of their missing daughter.
http://www.deseretnews.com/photos/midres/2423024.jpg

Article:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700006396/Powells-parents-keep-hope-alive.html

Angel Who Cares
02-04-2010, 09:35 PM
In Davis County, 4 missing-person cases open and active
Police » Bountiful police sergeant strongly suspects foul play in one case.
Updated: 02/03/2010 04:14:16 PM MST
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Sarah Ann Norfleet disappeared from Bountiful in 1993 at age 18. Stephen L. Hughes hasn't been seen since his truck was abandoned at his business in 1986. Fifteen-year-old Shelby Marie Glasgow-Simpson left home in May 2008 but may have been recently seen in Layton.

While much of the state's attention has been focused on missing West Valley City wife and mother Susan Powell, a state Web site lists about 55 Utahns as missing. Four of them disappeared in Davis County.

Bountiful police Sgt. Ed Biehler, who was assigned the Norfleet case about a year ago, said he is actively investigating it, adding, "I don't think it's a missing-person case." Too much is suspicious, he said. Norfleet did not take any belongings. She was close to friends and family. No one had any hint she was leaving. Because of those reasons, Biehler believes she is not alive. Norfleet was last seen in June 1993 when the father of a friend picked up his daughter and Norfleet at Bountiful's recreation center and dropped Norfleet off at her home.

The lone suspect has been Richard L. Sattler, who worked as a janitor at Bountiful Community Church and quit that job about the time of Norfleet's disappearance. In October 1993, Sattler was in a Las Vegas jail on suspicion of kidnapping and robbery in an unrelated case. Bountiful police visited him there but he said he knew nothing about her disappearance, according to news reports at the time.

Biehler said he wants to interview Sattler again but has been unable to find him. Biehler has re-interviewed Norfleet's friends and family and submitted her dental and DNA records into national databases.

Sarah Norfleet
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Shelby Marie Glasgow-Simpson was 15 years old when she left home on May 23, 2008. Glasgow-Simpson is white, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 125 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. She has scars on her back and right hip in the shape of cigarette burns and has Duane syndrome in her left eye, which limits the eye's mobility. Layton Lt. Quinn Moyes said the department believes she ran away. She was last reported seen in Layton on Dec. 21, 2009. Anyone with information in the case can contact Layton police at 801-497-8300.
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» Stephen L. Hughes was 46 when he went missing Jan. 13, 1986. Hughes is described as white, 5 feet 11 inches tall and 185 pounds, with blonde hair and green eyes. His truck was found abandoned at his business in Bountiful. He was last seen wearing a baseball cap and a red plaid shirt. Hughes had heart problems and may be in need of medical attention. Biehler said one angle of investigation has been Hughes' relationships with multiple women, some of whom were married. Anyone with information about Hughes or Norfleet can contact Bountiful police at 801-298-6000. No picture available.

» Teresa Greaves was 23 when she was last seen Aug. 5, 1983. Greaves is described as white, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 160 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. Greaves lived at a trailer park that was then near 900 W. 500 South in Woods Cross and was last seen leaving for a job interview on Aug. 5, 1983. She spoke with a friend by telephone in Salt Lake City at noon. Woods Cross police Chief Paul Howard said in the last few years he has re-interviewed Greaves' roommate in an effort to generate new leads. Anyone with information in the case can contact Woods Cross police at 801-292-4422.
http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2010/0129/20100129__dav_missing_020410~2_GALLERY.jpg

You can find Utah's Web site listing missing state residents at:
http://publicsafety.utah.gov/bci/missingpersons.html

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/davis/ci_14299010

PickieChickie
02-05-2010, 08:35 PM
Newspaper's lawyer will look at sealed documents in Susan Powell disappearance investigation


By Nate Carlisle

The Salt Lake Tribune
Updated: 02/05/2010 06:14:09 PM MST

A judge on Friday permitted a Salt Lake Tribune attorney to view sealed documents concerning the Susan Powell police investigation.

Those documents may include search warrants, which have been shielded from public view. The Tribune has filed a lawsuit to have them disclosed.

Third District Court Judge Judith Atherton told the newspaper's attorney, Mike O'Brien, he may view the materials but cannot share or discuss them with The Tribune .

Atherton's decision came at the end of a short hearing Friday to schedule written and oral arguments for the lawsuit. The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office has until March 5 to file a written argument for keeping the search warrants sealed and O'Brien must respond 10 days later.

Deputy District Attorney Sandi Johnson said she also will argue The Tribune does not have standing to file a lawsuit over the warrants. Atherton said Johnson may make that argument, but the judge sounded suspicious.

"The press has a pretty strong interest in access," Atherton said.

O'Brien said he needed to view sealed documents in order to argue the merits of the case.

"I'm good, but I'm much better when I know what I'm arguing against," a smiling O'Brien told Atherton.

After the hearing, O'Brien said he will view the petition, which sealed the search warrants and perhaps the search warrants themselves.

West Valley City police have served at least four search warrants in their investigation of what happened to Powell: two on the family home and car, one on the car alone and one to take biological samples from Powell's husband, Joshua Powell.

O'Brien said the Deseret News and the Society of Professional Journalists also will join the lawsuit as plaintiffs.

ncarlisle@sltrib.com http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14343086

Angel Who Cares
02-05-2010, 09:28 PM
Powelll disappearance approaches two-month milestone
Updated: 02/05/2010 06:06:22 PM MST
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Friends and family of Susan Powell will observe the two-month anniversary of her disappearance in the same manner they've spent preceding days: encouraging people to keep looking for the 28-year-old West Valley City mother.

Powell's best friend, Kiirsi Hellewell, is working to highlight the case of her missing friend by organizing a "Week of Service" from Feb. 8 through Feb. 15.

Joshua Powell has repeatedly declined interview requests from The Salt Lake Tribune.

"Week of Service" ~ More information is available at:
http://heartsknitforsusan.wordpress.com/

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14343879

Angel Who Cares
02-05-2010, 09:43 PM
Friends plan ‘Week of Service' in honor of Susan Powell
February 5th, 2010 @ 4:02pm
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Kiirsi Hellewell, a friend of Susan's, says Feb. 8 through Feb. 15 will be a "Week of Service" in Susan's honor.

Hellewell went to four yarn stores Friday to drop off thousands of fliers, which were donated by some printing shops. The fliers have information about the week of service, and stores will hand them out to customers.

Hellewell says it's is a good way to remember Susan and remind the public that she is still missing. "We just have to keep hoping," Hellewell says. "I know that her father, Chuck Cox, posted on our Facebook group a couple of days ago: We still believe Susan's alive. We still believe she's out there, and we believe that police are going to find her."

Josh moved to Washington state but came back to Utah last week. Friends and family say he is finishing his basement so he can rent out his house. :waitasec:

*Video Included at link!

Article:
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9588583

Angel Who Cares
02-07-2010, 12:45 AM
Friends come together on 2 month anniversary of Susan Powell's disapearance
Last Update: 9:43 pm
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Powell's loved ones gathered at Kiirsi Hellewell's home today, to observe the 2 month anniversary of Powell's disappearance. Hellewell is organizing a "week of service" for susan from february eighth through the fifteenth. The purpose is to share something that susan loved doing.

It will begin with a kick-off party on monday night at 7 p.m. at the Hunter Library, 4740 West 41 hundred south in West Valley.

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/Friends-come-together-on-2-month-anniversary-of/p0u9iqnf0U6ba8n9wwDpYw.cspx

Angel Who Cares
02-07-2010, 09:27 PM
Friends honor Susan Powell with week of service
6:45 PM MST, February 7, 2010
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Family and friends of a missing West Valley City woman, Susan Powell, want to keep her story in the media spotlight. They will kick off a week of service to honor a favorite pastime of Powell's on Monday. "She was always making baby blankets. She was always making homemade gifts and items for other people," JoVonna Owings said.

Video: Friends honor Susan Powell with week of service 2:00
http://www.fox13now.com/videobeta/?watchId=43e8898b-f118-47f6-a773-474803392b84

Article:
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-friends-of-susan-powell-service-week,0,4551186.story

Angel Who Cares
02-08-2010, 10:43 PM
Susan Powell: A good friend and person of service, always there for us
February 7, 10:35 PM
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Susan Powell has been missing for two months and her friends and family still hope she will be found alive. They have organized the "Week of Service for Susan Powell" campaign that will run from Mon., Feb. 8, to Fri., Feb. 12.

Debbie Caldwell, who babysat Susan's kids, said, "She was always doing things for me. Josh contracted for a certain number of hours and would sometimes keep the kids at my house longer. I didn't charge them extra. Susan would always make it up to me by doing my hair for free." Debbie said Susan came to her house and helped move gravel to the children's playground area. She was there all day. "The last thing we did together was Susan came and helped us plant a mimosa tree in our back yard. The tree will have purple and pink flowers when it blooms and is beautiful. It will shade the playground and is now called 'Susan's tree'."

"She has a wide circle of friends," Debbie said, "She gravitated to Kiirsi who is like Susan - they go the extra mile. I personally believe Josh should be helping out and doing what Kiirsi's doing. But since he's not, I'm glad Kiirsi's doing all she can to get the word out about Susan."

She said, "Susan and I would sit and talk about anything and everything. She's a great friend and though sometimes I fear the worse, I still hope she will return to us safely."

Debbie said, "Jennifer (Graves) really loves Susan, and Susan really loves Jennifer. If I had to choose anyone to raise Susan's kids in her absence, I would recommend Jennifer." Jennifer watched Susan's two boys for about four months when she went back to work. Then Susan found Debbie.
*Much More At Link!

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m2d7-Susan-Powell-A-good-friend-and-person-of-service-always-there-for-us

Angel Who Cares
02-08-2010, 10:50 PM
Susan Powell Week of Service
Last Update: 3:27 pm
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It’s been two months and still no sign of Susan Powell. But friends and family say they “won’t give up” on the missing West Valley woman.

“We want to honor her by helping people who maybe need the gift of a blanket or need some mittens for their kids. It's something Susan would have done, but's also something that helps us to stay busy while we wait” says long time family friend, Shelby Gifford.

Events are planned all over the world every night this week to honor Susan.

In Utah, the kick off party will start at seven o’clock Monday night in the Hunter Library located at 4640 West 4100 South in West Valley City.

For More Info On "Week of Service":
http://heartsknitforsusan.wordpress.com/

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/state/story/Susan-Powell-Week-of-Service/CFCMKdcqcEmjxd21jIDP4w.cspx

Angel Who Cares
02-09-2010, 12:40 AM
Susan Powell friends organize weeklong homemade donation event
7:04 PM MST, February 8, 2010
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"I have the feeling there will be a lot of scarf-making and hat-making and just simple projects, but something that comes from the heart," says Blazing Needles employee, Danielle Ludwig.

For every purchase at the Blazing Needles shop, each customer will receive information about a project in honor of Susan Powell.

Video: Friends Of Missing Utah Woman Organize Service Event 1:50
http://www.fox13now.com/videobeta/?watchId=114dba8e-0069-4e33-b987-87f4e3752693

Article:
http://www.fox13now.com/news/thesearchforsusanpowell/kstu-susan-powell-friends-donation-event,0,4862628.story

Angel Who Cares
02-09-2010, 12:46 AM
UPDATED: Susan Powell's parents have a message for Josh
Last Update: 2:38 am
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When news of Susan Powell's disappearance spread, the Cox family was careful not to put pressure on Josh or criticize him publicly. Despite the seemingly incredible tale he told of taking his little boys camping in the middle of the night and during a winter storm, they refused to point fingers.

But in the interview conducted by ABC 4 for the two month anniversary of her disappearance, their tone had changed. They are alarmed by Josh Powell's lack of cooperation with West Valley Police. Chuck Cox said, "He asked me if I understood. Basically he said, 'You understand?' And I said, 'No, no I don't.' Because I don't understand. He's got an attorney now. He's the last person who saw my daughter -- his wife -- alive ... He's got to know something. He's got to help out. He's thrown a roadblock without his cooperation."

The Cox family expects Josh to do the same. But when ABC 4 asked if they believed Josh had thus far done anything to find his wife, Chuck answered, "Not that I'm aware of." And Judy said simply, "No." Chuck Cox said the lines of communication remain open with Josh. He said, "I can talk to him. Right now I could probably talk to him about his car or the weather or whatever and it would be fine. But as soon as I go toward anything ... 'Well, can you tell me anything at all?' I get shut out immediately. As far as I know, everyone has."

What's more, Susan's parents have not been allowed to see their grandchildren since January 3, 2010. "I've asked, and I was told no," Chuck said. Now Josh will only allow visitations at his father's house, something that Chuck said was unacceptable, "We would like to see them more. We prefer to see them over here just 'cause it's awkward. Josh hasn't helped. And I don't know what's going on there."

For now, Judy and Chuck Cox know there is little they can do about any of it. "I can't force him to talk to police. I can't force him to let us see the children," said Chuck. "It's just beyond my control right now. All we can do is be patient and pray."
*More At Link!

Video: Susan Powell's parents have a message for Josh 2/9/2010 - 04:08
The tone had changed. That much was apparent as ABC 4 sat down to talk with Chuck and Jody Cox for the two month anniversary of their daughter's disappearance.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=96128@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/slc/story/Susan-Powells-parents-have-a-message-for-Josh/V9UjCSrVaUSnVub2mVQ9gQ.cspx

Angel Who Cares
02-09-2010, 08:23 PM
Neighbor to move into Powell home
Last Update: 5:51 pm
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Neighbors tell ABC 4 News Josh Powell has rented out the family's home. And they say it’s actually a current neighbor who will be moving in.

Powell flew back to Utah last week to fix up the house and get it ready to new tenants.

He left over the weekend to return to Washington State.

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/Neighbor-to-move-into-Powell-home/qBcytojGPE2n7Uuim-LAxA.cspx

Angel Who Cares
02-09-2010, 08:27 PM
Joshua Powell rents home to neighbors
Updated: 02/09/2010 05:52:24 PM MST
<snipped>
Joshua Powell has rented his Utah home to a neighboring family, which is finishing the basement before moving in to the home in a few weeks.

The family's lease on its current residence expired, said Kirk Graves, Powell's brother-in-law. The family is finishing up at least one room in the basement before it moves in, said Kiirsi Hellewell, best friend of Powell's wife, Susan. Hellewell would not disclose the neighbors' names to protect their privacy, she said.

Joshua Powell had left Utah to move in with family in Washington, but returned recently to fix up the house and rent or sell it. Friends said he had lost his job in Utah and could no longer afford the house payments.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14367948

Angel Who Cares
02-09-2010, 08:33 PM
Susan Powell's Parents Suspect Husband Josh Powell Behind Her Disappearance
Tuesday, Feb. 9 2010 @ 5:05PM
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"Most of our readers knew all along there was something wrong with Josh Powell's story. He supposedly took a midnight camping trip with their young children from their suburban Salt Lake City home--in the middle of the winter.

"Then there was her husband Josh. He quickly lawyered up and refused to answer detailed questions from police. He also refused to show them where he went camping. In the middle of what was supposed to be a search for his wife, he moved with the kids to Washington state to live with his father.

"All along, Susan's parents, Chuck and Judy Cox, declined to cast aspersions at their son-in-law. They're devout Mormons inclined to believe the best about people. They wanted to buy Josh's pleas that he wasn't involved.

"But two months after the December 7 disappearance, they finally seemed to have realized that Josh is the likely suspect.

They also say Josh refuses to let them see their grandkids unless they visit them at his father's house in Puyallup, Washington. So far, that's been a no-go for the Coxes. No matter how polite they spin it, they won't visit the home of the man they must know killed their daughter."

Article:
http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2010/02/susan_powells_parents_suspect.php

Angel Who Cares
02-10-2010, 10:39 PM
Josh Powell heads back to Puyallup, Wash., In-laws no longer give benefit of the doubt
February 9, 10:59 PM
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Susan's parents, Chuck and Judy Cox, initially gave Josh the benefit of the doubt. But their patience is wearing thin at his continued lack of cooperation with police. Friends and family of Susan Powell have said they, too, wish Josh would cooperate with police and tell them what he knows about the night his wife went missing. During his recent stay in Utah he had every opportunity to do that, but chose not to.

On Jan. 11 Josh moved his two young boys to his hometown of Puyallup, Washington to live with his father, Steven Powell. According to Jennifer Graves, Josh's sister, their two brothers and one sister, the youngest being 24, also live in the home and are all currently unemployed.

Debbie Caldwell, who cared for Susan's kids before she went missing, told Examiner, "I am concerned that Josh is not respecting Susan's wishes when it comes to the influence and care of his children. I remember a time when Susan and Josh traveled to Washington on vacation. Josh suggested they leave the kids alone with Steven for a few days but Susan strongly objected and did not allow it." Debbie said, "I'm confused and surprised as to why Josh didn't bring the children to Utah with him during his recent visit so they could visit with their aunt Jenny and grandma."

Kiirsi and Jennifer Graves, Josh's sister, both believe Josh left Utah late Saturday night or sometime Sunday and is now back in Puyallup, Wash.

Debbie said she went to deliver a childcare tax summary to Josh around 10 a.m. Sat. but he didn't answer the door. She said, "At the time the decorations were still up on the home. Everything we put up was still there Saturday morning. On the ABC 4 report last night I learned the decorations had been taken down."

Susan Powell's home decorated by her friends and family
http://image3.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID34328/images/resized_We_love_you_Susan_FFOSP.jpg

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m2d9-Josh-Powell-heads-back-to-Puyallup-Wash-Inlaws-no-longer-give-benefit-of-the-doubt-Slideshow

Angel Who Cares
02-10-2010, 10:47 PM
Family of Susan Powell to take case on 'Dr. Phil' show
Updated: 02/10/2010 03:42:17 PM MST
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The family of missing West Valley City mother Susan Powell will discuss the woman's case on "Dr. Phil" on Tuesday.

Susan Powell's parents, Chuck and Judy Cox; Shelby Gifford, a family friend who has served as a spokeswoman during the search for Susan; and Jennifer and Kirk Graves, the sister and brother-in-law of Joshua Powell, will appear on the program to talk about the search for Susan, said Kiirsi Hellewell, a friend of Susan Powell.

The program will air on KUTV Channel 2 at 3 p.m. and KJZZ Channel 14 at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Phil McGraw hosts the one-hour show, which is the second highest-rated daytime talk show in the nation, according to www.drphil.com.

"Dr. Phil"
http://www.drphil.com/

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_14374363

Angel Who Cares
02-12-2010, 03:49 AM
Susan Powell's story to air on 'Dr. Phil'
February 11, 9:33 AM
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Susan's husband, Josh Powell's story seems unbelievable to most who hear it and has been largely criticized. Equally criticized is his continued refusal to cooperate with police.

He told police he didn't call work or show up on Monday morning because he hadn't gone to church Sunday and forgot what day it was. However, his sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Kirk Graves, say he doesn't usually go to church, it was Susan who regularly took the children to their local LDS ward for Sunday services.

According to Jennifer Graves, she and her husband flew to L.A. for the filming on Wednesday. They met up with Susan's parents, Chuck and Judy Cox, and Shelby Gifford, a family friend and the family's spokeswoman. "It went great," Jennifer said, "The show will air next Tuesday."

Josh returned to West Valley City Jan. 28, to make repairs to his home and rent it to a neighbor. Friends and family believe Josh left West Valley and returned to Puyallup Saturday night or Sunday.

Susan's friends and family decorated the Powell home in honor of Susan. Sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning the decorations were taken down. According to a neighbor all that were left were a few ribbons, one in the bird bath and one in the gutter.
*Much more info & links in article link!

Dr. Phil show airtimes and channels
Seattle area - 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on KONG TV Channel 6
SW Washington - 3 p.m. on KOIN Channel 6
Eastern Washington - 3 p.m. on KREM Channel 2

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m2d11-Susan-Powells-story-to-air-on-Dr-Phil

Angel Who Cares
02-12-2010, 03:59 AM
The Susan Powell you don't know
Last Update: 2/11 9:56 pm
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Describing Susan's personality, her mother, Judy Cox said, "Bubbly, outgoing, smiles. She likes to smile. She likes to laugh or giggle... Have fun." Chuck Cox, her father, added, "She’s just happy all the time." Marie Moniz, Susan’s younger sister agreed, "She was very welcoming to people. She didn't like people to be left out."

From the 3rd grade on, Susan was raised in Puyallup, Washington. The family of four daughters moved into a house in a small subdivision with nearly an acre lot filled with and surrounded by trees.

Marie’s wedding in June of 2008 was the last time all four sisters were together. Denise speaks of wishing they'd had more time together that wedding day. Susan came to her house, but the visit was short. "It was hard. She (Susan) only stayed for a half hour or hour that day. There was a lot of regret. We should have made the time."

Susan and Josh Powell were married in April of 2001 in the LDS temple in Portland, Oregon. The family recalls that the young couple bounced around from place to place early in their marriage. At one point, they were resident managers of an assisted living facility in Yakima, Washington. Chuck said every move seemed to start and end with Josh’s discontent. "Josh was having trouble finding a job that was suiting him," he said. "Josh had some issues." The couple moved to West Valley City in 2004.
*More at link!

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story/The-Susan-Powell-you-dont-know/Bn4gzlxWDU2uDHd_Azu0qA.cspx

Angel Who Cares
02-13-2010, 10:43 PM
Friends of Susan Powell organize blanket drive in her name
February 13th, 2010 @ 3:34pm
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Friends and family of missing West Valley City mother Susan Powell gathered to help the community Saturday.

Susan's sister-in-law, Jennifer Graves, organized a blanket drive at a West Jordan church at 5176 W. Parr Drive. Local fabric stores donated about 30 yards of fabric. Volunteers cut the fabric into blankets and trimmed them with lace.

The whole project was done in Susan's name as part of a week of service in her honor.

The group donated the finished blankets to Primary Children's Medical Center.

*Video Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9677664

Angel Who Cares
02-14-2010, 01:15 AM
Video~The Dr. Phil Show: "The Disappearance of Susan Powell" 2:36
December 7th, 2009, Susan Powell and her husband Josh did not show up to work. Their children did not show up to daycare. When Susan turned up missing, Josh's story of taking his 2 and 4 year-old sons camping at midnight on the coldest night of the year in a snow storm immediately seemed out of the ordinary. Now that he has stopped helping police, Susan's parents reached out to Dr. Phil for help. Tune in Tuesday February 16th, 2010 as Dr. Phil goes over the details and phsychological quandaries with legal analyst Lisa Bloom. And hear the tough questions Dr. Phil has for Josh's sister...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp7K_-k21IM

Angel Who Cares
02-14-2010, 06:15 AM
Joshua Powell's sister doubts him on 'Dr. Phil'
Television » Jennifer Graves says she feels 'caught in the middle.'
Updated: 02/13/2010 11:15:25 PM MST
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"I'm kind of caught in the middle. My brother is a person of interest, but my sister-in-law, my good friend is missing," said Graves, in the episode taped last week. "What has bothered me the most [is that] he has been reluctant to participate in the media arena. That's our biggest tool in helping to find Susan. You are the husband!

There is more that you can do! So get up and do it!" Graves also said her brother avoids questions about his wife's disappearance.
"I asked him if he was involved and he wouldn't respond ... he literally doesn't say anything ... [he said] 'My lawyer said not to talk to anyone,'" his sister said during the show.

In the preview, Chuck Cox is said to discuss how he tried to be supportive of his son-in-law, but has since cast doubt on Joshua Powell's story of camping past midnight in subfreezing temperatures.

"In the beginning I wanted to be supportive, I believed that there would be a reasonable explanation ... but as my son-in-law shut down [it became] really hard to keep positive," Cox said, according to the preview. "It's frustrating, he won't cooperate with the police and that's impeding the investigation and it's stopping us from finding my daughter."

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/News/ci_14399155

Angel Who Cares
02-15-2010, 05:07 AM
Press Release: Dr. Phil talks to Susan Powell's family, together on stage for the first time Feb. 16
TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME ON ONE STAGE, SUSAN POWELL’S PARENTS AND SISTER-IN-LAW TALK TO DR. PHIL.
February 13, 9:41 PM
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Susan Powell has been missing for over two months and her family is desperate to find her.

Josh is now a person of interest in the case, but after very limited conversations with police, he is not talking to anyone.

His behavior has shocked and frustrated those close to the family, including his own sister, Jennifer. “I’m kind of caught in the middle. My brother is a person of interest, but my sister-in-law, my good friend is missing,” said Jennifer. “What has bothered me the most [is that] he has been reluctant to participate in the media arena, that’s our biggest tool in helping to find Susan. You are the husband! There is more that you can do! So get up and do it!” She added, “I asked him if he was involved and he wouldn’t respond...he literally doesn’t say anything…[he said] ‘my lawyer said not to talk to anyone.’”

Chuck Cox added, “In the beginning I wanted to be supportive, I believed that there would be a reasonable explanation…but as my son-in-law shut down [it became] really hard to keep positive. It’s frustrating, he won’t cooperate with the police and that’s impeding the investigation and it’s stopping us from finding my daughter.”

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m2d13-Press-Release-Dr-Phil-talks-to-Susan-Powells-family-together-on-stage-for-the-first-time

Angel Who Cares
02-15-2010, 05:11 AM
Susan Cox Powell Update: Cox family to hold press conference Monday
February 14, 11:30 PM
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Susan Cox Powell's family will hold a press conference Monday, Feb. 15, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel located at 620 S. Hill Park Drive, Puyallup, Wa.

Members of the media are invited to arrive at 12 p.m. to set up equipment as needed.

The Cox family, including parents and siblings, will hold the press conference. Several members of the Cox family are scheduled to be present. A family spokesperson will read a statement and answer questions that have previously not been addressed by the Cox family.

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m2d14-Susan-Cox-Powell-Update-Cox-family-to-hold-press-conference-Monday

Angel Who Cares
02-15-2010, 05:16 AM
Parents to unveil foundation dedicated to Susan Powell
Updated: 02/14/2010 09:12:13 PM MST
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Chuck and Judy Cox, of Puyallup, Wash., along with other family members have created the Susan Cox Powell Foundation, according to a Sunday news release.

Details about the foundation were not immediately available Sunday evening. But the Cox family plans to discuss the foundation during a Monday news conference scheduled for 2 p.m at a Best Western Hotel in Puyallup.

Shelby Gifford, a spokesperson for Chuck and Judy Cox, said in the Sunday news release that in addition to the foundation, the family will "answer questions that have previously not been addressed" related to the case of Susan Cox Powell, who was reported missing Dec. 7. The release does not specify topics the family will discuss.

West Valley City police could not be immediately reached for comment Sunday evening about the press conference or the status of the investigation into Susan Cox Powell's disappearance. West Valley City police Capt. Tom McLachlan told The Salt Lake Tribune last week that progress continues to be made in the case, but police cannot speak about specifics of the investigation, including forensic testing done on the Powell home.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14402516

Angel Who Cares
02-15-2010, 10:23 AM
Family of Susan Cox Powell holding press conference today
Last Update: 7:58 am
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A week of service in honor of Susan Powell wraps up today as her parents are set to make a big announcement in regard to a non-profit organization set up in Susan's name.

They will discuss details of the foundation during a news conference scheduled for 2 p.m. today in Washington. Shelby Gifford, a spokesperson for Chuck and Judy Cox, said they will also answer many of the difficult questions people have been asking.

One of those questions is, “Are they worried about their grandchildren? Chuck Cox said, “I don't know if the kids are in physical danger but I am concerned.”

West valley police say progress is being made but they won't comment on what that is.

Video: Family of Susan Cox Powell holding press conference today 2/15/10 2:07
- A week of service in honor of Susan Powell wraps up today as her parents are set to make a big announcement in regard to a non-profit organization set up in Susan's name.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=96231@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/Family-of-Susan-Cox-Powell-holding-press/u4OW2BjjaUaj6t5tTw1HKA.cspx

Angel Who Cares
02-15-2010, 02:05 PM
Family of Susan Powell to hold news conference, launch foundation
11:20 AM MST, February 15, 2010
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The family of missing West Valley City woman, Susan Powell, has launched a Web site dedicated to the 28-year-old mother of two and will be participating in a press conference Monday afternoon responding to some unanswered questions. The site, susancoxfoundation.org, features a picture gallery and a section of the people involved in the foundation. Kirk Graves, the brother-in-law of Susan's husband, Josh Powell, said the Web site is a non-profit organization the family wanted to form in order to keep the story in the public eye.

The Cox family is expected to hold a news conference at 2:00 p.m. MDT. A spokesperson will read a statement and answer questions that have not been answered before.

Josh Powell, who remains the only person of interest in the case and has not cooperated with the police investigation so far, is not expected to be at the conference.

Video: Family of Susan Powell to hold news conference, launch foundation 2:19
http://www.fox13now.com/videobeta/?watchId=f3a9e7d7-413b-44e2-9773-1c487f38b223

Susan Cox Foundation
http://susancoxfoundation.org/

Article:
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-susan-powell-family-news-conference-website,0,6670292.story

Angel Who Cares
02-15-2010, 03:41 PM
New foundation honors missing Utah mom
February 15th, 2010 @ 12:38pm
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The family of a missing West Valley City woman is setting up a nonprofit organization to help others in similar situations. The woman's husband currently has nothing to do with it.

She says Susan was an example of service. Susan's family believes they can honor her with this foundation. Her parents unveiled the nonprofit Susan Cox Powell Foundation Monday near their home in Puyallup, Wash.

Gifford says day-to-day contact with Josh Powell has been non-existent. "Our family has reached out to Josh and has had no response," Gifford says.

The foundation's website says its mission includes:
•To assist families of missing persons by providing no-cost strategic media consulting services.
•To research and catalog resources across the United States that may be helpful to families of missing persons.
•To support domestic violence prevention efforts and to participate in community- and school-based education about domestic violence prevention.

Audio: Cleon Wall reporting
http://real.ksl.com/video/slc/3/312/31240.mp3

•Susan Cox Powell Foundation
http://susancoxfoundation.org/

•Friends and Family of Susan Powell Facebook Page
http://bit.ly/findsusan

•Susan Powell missing posters
http://bit.ly/4ppWVz

•Susan Powell Twitter account
http://twitter.com/FindSusan

Article:
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9689542

Angel Who Cares
02-16-2010, 12:34 AM
Susan Powell's family alleges physical abuse
News conference » Missing WVC woman's family shares more details about alleged marital struggles.
Updated: 02/15/2010 09:46:25 PM MST
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The 28-year-old West Valley City woman had endured an increasingly adversarial relationship with her husband, Joshua Powell, which included "egregious acts of control," said Shelby Gifford, a family friend and the spokeswoman for Susan Powell's parents, Chuck and Judy Cox.

At a news conference held in her hometown Monday -- more than two months after her Dec. 7 disappearance -- the family said Susan Powell confided in a close friend that her husband was physically abusive at least once, but she did not seek medical assistance or file a police report. They would not provide any other details about the alleged incident.

Jennifer Powell Graves, sister of Joshua Powell, said that Susan Powell told her she had a physical altercation with her husband about 18 months ago. She declined to provide further details.

Police and court records show Joshua Powell has never been arrested for or charged with abuse against his wife. His attorney, Scott C. Williams, was not available to comment on the allegation Monday.

Powell had suggested to family and friends she would end the relationship by their April 6 anniversary if the relationship didn't improve. Her family says they are not sure whether Joshua Powell knew about that deadline.
*Much more at link!

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14405679

Angel Who Cares
02-16-2010, 12:46 AM
Family accuses missing woman's husband of abuse
February 15th, 2010 @ 9:52pm
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The family of missing West Valley City woman Susan Powell held a press conference Monday in Washington state. They made some strong allegations against Susan's husband, Josh Powell, who has avoided media and police questioning.

Much of the family's frustration is directed at Josh.

"All of his actions are inconsistent with someone who cares about his wife, and so it has given me great pause," Susan's father, Charles Cox, said. "I'm not buying this story that he gave the police, and I'm waiting for the rest of the story and for him to cooperate and help us find our daughter."

Cox family family spokeswoman Shelby Gifford said since Susan's disappearance, the family has learned much more about Josh and Susan's relationship. The family now believes Josh was emotionally and physically abusive toward Susan.

Gifford said Josh was also very controlling.

"Including controlling her use of the car, denying her access to the family finances -- even though she brought in most of the money -- repeatedly sabotaging her parenting efforts, and even governing which groceries she could buy," Gifford said.
*Much more at link!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voliq4Hfygw

Audio: Cleon Wall reporting on newly-established foundation
http://real.ksl.com/video/slc/3/312/31240.mp3

Audio: Marc Giauque reporting on alleged abuse
http://real.ksl.com/video/slc/3/312/31244.mp3

Related:
•Legislation on DNA collection upon felony arrest
http://www.dnasaves.org/

Article:
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Angel Who Cares
02-16-2010, 12:49 AM
Susan Powell's family: Josh abused her
Last Update: 5:41 pm
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Through family friend and spokesperson Shelby Gifford, Susan's family members revealed that Josh Powell had been abusing her for years.

Gifford said the abuse was mostly emotional in nature, and family members say there was at least one instance of physical abuse, although they offered no details.

Gifford also said Josh would not allocate enough money for Susan to buy groceries, which caused her to become a gardener to provide enough food for the children and herself.

Gifford said the couple had been getting counseling, and that Susan made an April 6, 2010 deadline of leaving Josh if he did not mend his abusive ways. April 6th is Josh and Susan's wedding anniversary.

Susan's parents Charles and Judy Cox said they want Josh to come clean and cooperate with investigators, because they believe he knows something about her disappearance.

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/about_4/links_numbers/story/Susan-Powells-family-Josh-abused-her/Sx5zeHgtuEOB0EzmY-gchw.cspx

Angel Who Cares
02-16-2010, 12:57 AM
Missing Woman's Family Says Husband 'Knows Something'
Posted: 4:16 pm PST February 15, 2010
Updated: 6:00 pm PST February 15, 2010
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Nearly a month and a half after Susan Cox Powell vanished, her parents on Monday said they believe her husband is not telling the truth about their daughter's disappearance.

The family told reporters that they are more convinced than ever that Joshua Powell knows what happened to the 28-year-old mother of two.

Powell's parents, Chuck and Judy Cox, said there is no way their daughter would have deliberately left her two young boys.

"I feel that she could have been taken against her will. I don't know. It's not like my daughter to leave," Judy Cox said.

During a news conference in Puyallup, the Cox family announced the establishment of a foundation to help women in their daughter's situation.

Video: Parents Of Missing Puyallup Mom Believe Her Husband Is Not Telling The Truth 2:01
http://www.kirotv.com/video/22574542/index.html

Article:
http://www.kirotv.com/news/22573835/detail.html

Angel Who Cares
02-16-2010, 01:04 AM
Family: Missing woman's husband controlled her
Story Published: Feb 15, 2010 at 5:00 PM PST
Story Updated: Feb 15, 2010 at 6:25 PM PST
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On Monday the woman's family, wearing purple ribbons in her honor, addressed the media. Family spokesperson Shelby Gifford said the missing woman's husband, Josh Powell, was extremely controlling of his wife.

"Those who spent the most time with Susan on a day-to-day basis report witnessing egregious acts of control on Josh's part," she said.

"I think he knows something that he's not telling us," said the missing woman's mother, Judy Cox.

"I'm not buying the story that he gave police," added the woman's father, Chuck Cox.

The missing woman's sister, Denise Gordon, said she recently had a dream about Susan Powell. "She was sweeping yellow paper and I asked her in the dream, I said, 'Well, didn't anybody recognize you? And she said, 'Well, I was in a closet,'" she said. "That gives me hope that she's still around."

"It's a difficult thing. It's very frustrating, because we want to know the grandchildren are OK. We want pt be able to talk with them and play with them," said Chuck Cox. "They're having a hard time. They're really missing her," said Gordon of the Powells' boys.

The missing woman's family members have established The Susan Cox Powell Foundation, which aims to fuel the search by reminding people of Susan Powell's disappearance. The foundation's mission also includes educating others, including kids in school to recognize early signs of domestic violence and how to report it, as well as a national database of information to help potential victims recognize signs of an abusive relationship.

Article:
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/84418127.html

Angel Who Cares
02-16-2010, 01:08 AM
Experts say Susan Powell didn't do anything wrong
Last Update: 8:58 pm
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"She just didn't know what resources were out there for her," said Carla Arroyo, the executive director of the South Valley Sanctuary.

Powell's parents claimed that she was both mentally and physically abused. Friends recalled of the controlling nature of her husband Josh Powell. "They've had problems for a very long time," said Tim Petersen who befriended Susan. "You can tell they're roommates."

Petersen said Josh Powell controlled the finances even though Susan was the main bread winner. According to Peterson, Susan was forced to ride her bicycle to work while Josh kept the family van. And it wasn't easy. From their West Valley home near 6000 West and 3800 South she rode her bike seven miles one way to her banking job near the airport. That controlling trait has been seen often by domestic violence experts.

"Control is a weapon that they use," said Arroyo. "This is what they use to keep a victim on the side." Victims of domestic violence understand why Susan Powell didn't reach out for help. It's called fear.

"I was only allowed to go to grocery store and then I had to take one of my children with me," said a woman who was a victim of domestic violence but didn't want her name revealed. "Basically my whole family was cut off from me. He had threatened to harm my family, threatened to kill them."
*More at link!

For more information about shelters call the South Valley Sanctuary at (801) 255-1095. Or visit: http://www.udvac.org/linkline_shelters.pdf to learn about shelters throughout Utah.

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/Experts-say-Susan-Powell-didnt-do-anything-wrong/lwy3ysDGXkmpxZv5FKAJdA.cspx

Angel Who Cares
02-16-2010, 01:10 AM
Reports of abuse confirmed by Susan Powell's friends
Last Update: 2/15 9:42 pm
<snipped>
ABC 4 spoke Monday with Josh Powell’s sister, Jenny Graves.

“She talked to me about the lack of funds for groceries, the fact she couldn’t get him to allow her to buy groceries.” Jenny says, “He would give her ten dollars and tell her you can buy this, this and this… and there were many occasions when I would have her over to dinner with her boys because they wouldn’t have enough food to eat.”

Money wasn’t the only thing that Josh controlled. He also dictated who could drive the car, leaving Susan to ride her bike seven miles to work everyday.

Jenny also says that Susan told her about increasing emotional abuse. She went on to say her brother is a lot like her controlling father.

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/Reports-of-abuse-confirmed-by-Susan-Powells/vhhQI69ZLkaP43nMeteP-w.cspx

Angel Who Cares
02-16-2010, 05:15 PM
Family of Susan Cox Powell allege abuse, launch foundation
Published: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 12:20 a.m. MST
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In the time since Susan Cox Powell went missing more than two months ago, her family and friends have had time to "compare notes," and, in so doing, they found stories of Susan's struggles in an "adversarial relationship" with her husband, Joshua, said Cox family spokeswoman Shelby Gifford.

"Right now we just don't know. We don't have all the facts. We can say, however, without reservation that Susan was a victim of domestic abuse in her own home," she said.

"Many of us marveled at Susan's green thumb and her garden," Gifford said. "I know that you've heard us talk about that before. It was something she was great at but she didn't do it, we found out, because she loved to garden. She did it because she didn't have a budget for groceries and she was told she needed to grow the food that her children ate."

Gifford said Joshua Powell controlled Susan Cox Powell's use of the family car, sabotaged her parenting efforts by telling the boys that "Mommy was mean" for putting them to bed, dictated which groceries she could and could not buy, and denied her access to the family finances, "even though she brought in most of the money."

"Each of us had a small sliver of the whole picture, and when we began to put those pieces together, it became apparent to us Susan endured a difficult marriage and an adversarial relationship with her husband, Joshua," Gifford said.

Susan Cox Powell also reported one physical confrontation to a friend, Gifford said, but never went to police. Gifford said Susan Cox Powell alone attended marriage counseling sessions she had set up for her and her husband and had told close friends that, if the marriage didn't improve, she would leave her husband on the couple's anniversary in April of this year.

Joshua Powell relocated to Puyallup with the couple's two young boys, Charlie and Braden, at the end of December. During that time, Gifford said Susan Cox Powell's parents, Charles "Chuck" Cox and Judy Cox, have seen the boys for a total of three hours.
*More at link!

Article:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009814/Family-of-Susan-Powell-allege-abuse.html

Angel Who Cares
02-16-2010, 05:31 PM
Missing woman's family demands answers from son-in-law
Updated Feb 16, 2010 - 8:39 am
<snipped>
Relatives of a former Puyallup woman are losing patience with the missing woman's husband and they're demanding their son-in-law explain his wife's disappearance.

"I do believe he knows something he's not telling us," said Susan Powell's father, Chuck Cox.

"I'm not buying this story that he gave the police and I'm waiting for the rest of the story and for him to cooperate and help us find our daughter," said Cox.

"I find it very disturbing that he won't speak up or say anything...and that he doesn't seem to show concern, love, or care," said Susan's mother, Judy Cox.

Article:
http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=284896

mysticrose
02-17-2010, 06:16 PM
Friends and Family Allege Susan Powell Was Abused by Husband
Missing Mom's Family and Friends Unite Against Joshua Powell
By LISA FLETCHER, MARY-ROSE ABRAHAM and KATE McCARTHY
Feb. 17, 2010

Friends and family members of a missing Utah woman, Susan Powell, say the young mother was abused by her husband and question why Joshua Powell has not done more to help the investigation.

Susan Powell's family question Josh Powell's lack of cooperation with police.At a press conference Monday, family friend and spokesperson Shelby Gifford said Susan Powell told a family member about one instance of violence.

"We can say, without reservation, that Susan was a victim of domestic abuse within her own home," Gifford said.

The 28-year-old mother of two young boys has been missing since Dec. 6, 2009, but Joshua Powell, 34, has refused to help in the investigation and remains the only person of interest.

Gifford said Jennifer Graves, Joshua Powell's sister, and her husband recently visited Joshua in Washington state, where he now lives, to spend time with the children. But when Graves confronted her brother about his wife's disappearance, Joshua asked her to leave his house.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/susan-powell-family-friends-unite-husband/story?id=9857963

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 12:50 PM
Powell family on national talk show to spread word of missing Utah woman
10:06 PM MST, February 16, 2010
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Detectives say they received several phone calls after Susan Cox Powell's family appeared on the nationally syndicated talk show, " Dr. Phil." Susan's neighbors and friends watched the show, which dedicated the entire hour to the missing person case. All of Susan's loved ones hoped this would help in the search effort to find the missing West Valley mother of two.

Josh's own sister, Jennifer told Dr. Phil she is torn and that her brother's behavior is very strange. She was asked if Josh was asked if he did anything with Susan. And Jennifer says he wouldn't respond to the question and that he "won't say either way."

Video: Cox Family Appears On Dr. Phil To Talk About Missing Family Member 2:22
http://www.fox13now.com/videobeta/?watchId=a927ddd3-f55e-46bd-a1a3-26760b6122bf

Video: Family of Susan Powell to hold news conference, launch foundation
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-tivid-susan-powell-news-conference-website,0,398377.tivideo

Video: Family of Susan Powell accuses husband of abuse
http://www.fox13now.com/news/nationworld/kstu-tivid-susan-powell-family-conference,0,3924615.tivideo

Article:
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-powell-family-on-national-talkshow,0,2836998.story

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 01:12 PM
Susan Powell's family expresses frustrations on 'Dr. Phil'
Published: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 6:08 p.m. MST
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Dr. Phil McGraw presented the show as a way to prompt people to consider what they would do if they suspected their loved one was killed by someone meant to care for them. He cast doubts on what he called Joshua Powell's "odd alibi," stating that his stories "don't add up."

Jennifer Graves spoke of her conflicted position having a brother who is a person of interest in the disappearance of a sister-in-law whom she considers a "good friend."

"The thing that has bothered me the most about Josh's behavior is that he has been uncooperative with the police in giving them any details," she said. "You're the husband, there's more you can do. Get up and do it."

Cox said the story of a father who believes his daughter was killed by her husband and was kept from his grandchildren for seven years, prompted him to "strengthen his resolve" in maintaining a relationship with his grandsons.

"We will be talking to them," he said. "No matter how it feels or what it takes."

In an e-mail Monday, family spokeswoman Shelby Gifford asked the media to refer to Susan Powell as Susan Cox Powell. Gifford said this was because those who loved her knew her as Susan Cox, though the world knows her as Susan Powell. The foundation started in her name will be the Susan Cox Powell Foundation.

Article:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700009948/Susan-Powells-family-expresses-frustrations-on-Dr-Phil.html

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 02:06 PM
Family continues search for Susan Powell, keep her in public eye
February 16th, 2010 @ 5:03pm
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The family of missing woman Susan Powell is following the advice and example of Ed Smart. He held regular news conferences during his daughter's disappearance to keep her name and face in the public eye.

"It seems he's just doing everything possible to distance himself from memories of Susan," said Kirk Graves about his brother-in-law Josh Powell. "You reach a point where it goes from a sprint to a marathon, and we feel like we're in a marathon," Grave said. "It's been very difficult." They've gone from trying to stay neutral to openly criticizing Josh and his bizarre behavior.

Both the Graves and Susan's parents say Susan was a victim of emotional and physical abuse in her marriage. It's behavior they say Josh learned from his own father. "What Josh grew up with was an environment of manipulating women to get what he wants," said Graves. "They were not valuable people, you don't have to treat your wife with respect, and when it came time for things to end, you just treated them however you felt like and got rid of them."

Powell and his father have repeatedly refused requests for interviews. Graves says when Josh was 16, his parents went through a bitter divorce and Josh moved in with his father. He has now moved in with his father again -- this time with his two young children -- while the search for his missing wife continues in Utah.

"The more the public is aware of it, the better the opportunity for information to come in," said Capt. Tom McLachlan of the West Valley City Police Department.

"If there was one thing I would say to Josh right now, it would be just one question: ‘What do you know?' And because I think he knows a lot, if I could get an honest answer to that question, I think that everybody would appreciate an honest response," Graves said. West Valley Police say they have not had any recent contact with Josh Powell.

*Video Included In Article!

Important phone numbers
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9707471&pid=1

Safety plan
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9707471&pid=2

•Salt Lake City police Domestic Violence Victim Advocate program
http://www.slcpd.com/insideslcpd/investigationsbureau/detectives/domesticviolence.html

•Danger Assessment
http://media.bonnint.net/slc/1787/178746/17874679.pdf

• PDF: Victim resources
http://media.bonnint.net/slc/1787/178746/17874696.pdf

Article:
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9707471

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 02:35 PM
Susan Powell's parents worried for her children
Febuary 17, 2010 Last update 10:08pm
<snipped>
The last time Judy and Chuck Cox were allowed to see the boys -- 5 year old Charlie and 3 year old Bradon -- was January 3rd. Since that time they say they've tried to arrange visits, but have gotten no response from Josh Powell, Susan's husband.

The Cox family fears that Josh has now cut the already strained lines of communication.

Chuck Cox said, "They should have been with his sister Jenny in Utah," Chuck said he was satisfied that Jenny Graves was taking good care of the boys after Susan was first reported missing. He expressed disappointment that Josh took the boys away from the only home and community they'd known at such a critical time.

At this point, Susan's parents can't be sure the boys are getting any emotional support. "I'm not aware they're getting any help right now, other than I'm sure they're fed," Chuck says.

During a press conference on Monday and an exclusive interview with ABC 4 on Tuesday, Judy and Chuck Cox said they've had discussions on taking their concerns to court. Chuck said, "We're willing to do whatever it takes."

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story/Susan-Powells-parents-worried-for-her-children/YuOR2edlsUSUg0ISivFXGw.cspx

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 03:40 PM
Missing woman's family appears on Dr. Phil
Updated Feb 17, 2010 - 10:06 am
<snipped>
Dr. Phil asked Powell parents if they had questioned their grandsons about their mom's disappearance. "How do you ask that without coercion, without tainting their views?" answered Cox.

Legal Analyst Lisa Bloom also appeared on the Dr. Phil program and offered some perspective on why police have not arrested Josh Powell. "They probably have probable cause now, but they don't have proof beyond a reasonable doubt. So they're waiting. I can assure you they're following him. They're tracking his phone calls. They have GPS on his car. They're watching everything that he does hoping to find more evidence."

Bloom also believes Powell's story about going on a camping trip with his boys in the middle of the night is laughable. "I think that Josh's alibi is preposterous, it's outrageous, and it's an insult to our intelligence."

Bloom said detectives are likely biding their time. "They're probably also waiting for the snow to melt in the spring and hoping they might find some evidence at that point."

Audio: Listen to Larry's report
http://www.mynorthwest.com/resources/audio_headlines/audio_player.php?a=14926&f=/kiro/2010/02/02172010100539.mp3

Article:
http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=285409

Angel Who Cares
02-18-2010, 05:22 PM
Friends and Family Allege Susan Powell Was Abused by Husband
Missing Mom's Family and Friends Unite Against Joshua Powell
2/17/10
<snipped>
"We can say, without reservation, that Susan was a victim of domestic abuse within her own home," Gifford said.

Gifford said Jennifer Graves, Joshua Powell's sister, and her husband recently visited Joshua in Washington state, where he now lives, to spend time with the children. But when Graves confronted her brother about his wife's disappearance, Joshua asked her to leave his house. Tuesday, Graves publicly questioned her brother's behavior on the "Dr. Phil Show," saying she hopes he did not commit a crime but "the truth is going to come out eventually."

Joshua Powell and his attorney have refused to comment directly on the latest allegations. In an e-mail to ABC News, his attorney said he believes supporters of Joshua Powell are preparing a response to the "untrue allegations."

Police have said repeatedly that Powell has hampered the investigation by refusing to answer several questions. Investigators have been out to the area where Powell reportedly took the boys. But they have not found any evidence to corroborate his story and said he would not show them the exact camping location. Investigators said they have uncovered an e-mail from Susan Powell in which she tells friends that her marriage is troubled.

Joshua Powell hired noted Salt Lake City criminal defense attorney Scott Williams as attention turned on him. Williams has previously told ABC News that Powell was not going to comment and that Powell would rather keep the focus on the search for his wife.

WATCH: Missing Mom's Family Claim Abuse by Husband
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/joshua-powell-abusive-9860743&tab=9482930&section=1206852&playlist=1538933&page=1

WATCH: Silent Killers of Women
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/video/silent-killers-women-9873055

Article: Missing Mom's Family Launches Media Blitz
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/susan-powell-family-plans-social-media-blitz-find/story?id=9471313

WATCH: Missing Mom Mystery Twist
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=9510463

WATCH: Campaign to Bring Missing Mom Home
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=9471717

Article: Cops Pressed to Arrest in Missing Mom Case
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/susan-powell-disappearance-pressure-mounting-husband-arrest/story?id=9398050

View the Susan Powell video on YouTube.
http://www.youtube.com/susanpowellsearch

Article:
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/susan-powell-family-friends-unite-husband/story?id=9857963

Breathe
02-19-2010, 06:10 PM
http://www.examiner.com/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m2d19-Officials-say-remains-found-by-8-yearr-old-near-Olympia-not-believed-to-be-those-of-Susan-Cox-Powell

February 18, 2010 - TOLEDO - An 8-year old boy playing in a wooded area in Lewis County, Wash., near the Cowlitz River on Thursday afternoon came upon remains that Lewis County sheriffs do not believe belong to Susan Cox Powell.

The mother of two young boys went missing from her West Valley City, Utah home in early December, and has yet to be found. (Click here and here for more information about Susan's disappearance.)

The sheriff's office said the 8-year old boy was playing outside at approximately 3:30 p.m. Thursday when he made the horrifying discovery that has local authorities looking for answers.

Detectives are searching the area and, at this time, have no information as to how long the remains had been there or how the person died.

One thing they are quite sure of, the remains are not those of missing Utah mom, Susan Cox Powell, whose hometown is Puyallup, Wash., about one hour southeast of where the body was found.

Chief Deputy Stacy Brown, Public Information Officer (PIO) for Lewis County Sheriff's office, told Examiner.com Friday, "We have no reason to believe the human remains found were those of Susan Powell."

Aerial footage of the scene captured by KOMO News' Air 4 shows detectives combing the area with cadaver dogs. A search team also can be seen forming up near the rural site.

Little information is available at this time but Examiner.com will keep you informed as information is released.

The remains were found at a location along the 100-block of Cougar Lane. Stacey Brown also said it is too early to determine if the person was the victim of a crime. She said the remains are most likely those of an adult.

Cadaver dogs are being called in to help search for additional clues, including something that might lead to the identity. The investigation includes checking missing persons records.

Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott said authorities do not have any indication that the remains might belong to Lindsey Baum, the young girl who disappeared June 26 in the small town of McCleary, about 50 miles away.

Undersheriff Scott confirmed with Examiner.com that the remains are not those of Lindsey Baum and that the case of the discovered remains is being handled by Lewis County Sheriff's office.

Police continue their investigation into the disappearance of Susan Cox Powell.

The last person to see Susan was her husband, Josh Powell, who remains the sole person of interest in the case police call a missing person's case with suspicious criminal overtones.

Josh and Susan were both from Puyallup, where Josh is now living with his father.

RubyRed
02-25-2010, 08:40 PM
Photos, ribbons distributed in Washington neighborhood of Joshua Powell

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14471715

PickieChickie
02-26-2010, 11:06 AM
http://media.komonews.com/images/100225_susan_powell_flyer.jpg

PUYALLUP, Wash. -- There's a hint of purple on almost every light post in one Puyallup community.

Each serves as a message to the residents there, one in particular.

"I do not understand how he can pick up and move -- almost act as if nothing happened," said neighbor Colleen Russell.

Russell started the campaign to put purple ribbons and flyers throughout her private gated community, which she shares with Josh Powell.

Josh's wife, Susan Powell, went missing from their home near Salt Lake City, Utah, on December 6th -- the same night that Josh took their kids on a late-night camping trip, as temperatures dipped below freezing.

Despite efforts by family and police, Susan has not been found.

Police named Josh their only person of interest and have said that he is not cooperating with the investigation.

Josh left Salt Lake City and moved, along with the couple's two children, to his father's house in Puyallup. Both Josh and Susan are from the Pierce County city.

"If that were my husband... I would stay in that town," Russell said. "I would stay in that home until he came back or until a body was found."

Perplexed by Josh's move, Russell started a campaign to keep Susan's disappearance front and center in their Puyallup community. She has passed out flyers, talked to neighbors, and encouraged them to keep Susan's memory alive.

One of the flyers, along with a ribbon, sits on a light pole across the street from Josh's new home.

"I felt that people should know that she’s missing," said another neighbor, Rosalina Reyes, who is helping canvass the neighborhood. "Hopefully someone will see her and call 911."

Russel said she didn't know Susan Powell, but she was moved by the woman's story to act.

"We're going to be visible and... it's not right to move away and forget," Russell said. "I don't feel as a neighbor so much that there's a danger to me, but I do feel that he needs to still have it in the forefront [of his mind.]"

Josh Powell's family did not want to comment on the neighbors' campaign.

Anyone with information about Susan Powell is asked to the West Valley Police Department at (801) 840-4000.

Story Published: Feb 25, 2010 at 11:10 PM PST Story Updated: Feb 26, 2010 at 6:38 AM PST
http://komonews.com/news/85455257.html

Angel Who Cares
02-26-2010, 11:31 PM
Joshua Powell's father: Fliers of missing mom upset kids
Steven Powell » 'We all support any legitimate effort to locate Susan.'
Updated: 02/26/2010 05:50:53 PM MST
<snipped>
Joshua Powell's father on Friday said posters of his missing daughter-in-law plastered around his Washington state neighborhood this week are upsetting and confusing his two young grandchildren.

"Five-year-old Charlie did notice the flyers, and was concerned, asking why his mother's picture was on all the signs," said Steven Powell, father-in-law of Susan Powell, in an e-mail. "We have made every effort to shield the children from emotional trauma and will continue to do so." Joshua Powell and his sons, ages 5 and 3, have been living with Steven Powell since December. The home is in a gated community in South Hill, an area just outside of Puyallup, Wash.

Colleen Russell, who lives two doors down from the Powells, said she organized the effort after seeing a recent episode of "Dr. Phil" discussing the search for Susan Powell. Russell went door to door and asked neighbors if she could tie purple ribbons to trees in their yard in honor of Susan Powell. Many in the neighborhood didn't know about the case or Joshua Powell's connection to it, she said. Steven Powell said the homeowner's association in his gated community has agreed to take down some of the Susan Powell memorabilia as well as to pay for cleanup of the materials.

Steven Powell in his e-mail to The Tribune confirmed that his son has been frustrated by reports that he is not allowing Chuck and Judy Cox to see their grandchildren, Charlie and Braden. Powell included an audio recording in the e-mail of a last-minute phone message Chuck Cox left at the Powells informing them they wouldn't be able to attend one of the children's birthday party because someone in their LDS Church ward had been admitted to the hospital.

Shelby Gifford, a spokeswoman for the Coxes, said Chuck Cox canceled only after someone collapsed from a heart attack in the same room as him during a meeting at church. She said that Josh Powell refused to allow his boys to attend a birthday party at the Cox home on Dec. 19.

At point, Josh Powell told Chuck Cox, "The kids can't come over. You understand," Gifford said. "He said, 'I don't understand. Explain it to me,'" Gifford said. Josh Powell gave no answers, and hasn't been consistently returning phone calls, she said. The last time Josh Powell allowed his sons to visit the Coxes was Jan.3. Wayne Hamberg, a friend of Josh Powell who lives in Utah, recently told The Tribune that Josh Powell has been treated unfairly by his in-laws. He said when Josh has brought the boys to the Coxes home, he has to wait outside.
*Much more at link!

The entrance to the gated community where Joshua Powell is living in Washington state is covered with posters of his missing wife, Susan.
http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2010/0226/20100226__joshpowell_022710~1_GALLERY.jpg

The home page of SusanPowell.org, a new site made by supporters of the missing woman's husband, Joshua.
http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2010/0226/20100226__joshpowell_022710~2_GALLERY.jpg

A flier for Susan Powell is posted on a light post in the Washington state neighborhood of the missing woman's husband, Joshua.
http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2010/0226/20100226__joshpowell_022710~3_GALLERY.jpg

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/News/ci_14478879

Angel Who Cares
02-27-2010, 12:02 AM
Friends of Susan Cox Powell question website; push purple ribbons
Last Update: 9:34 pm
<snipped>
Ribbons and flyers have been popping up in the neighborhood where Josh Powell, Susan's husband, now lives in his father's house. They were put up by two women who live in the same neighborhood. "If that were my husband... I would stay in that town," said Colleen Russell. "I would stay in that home until he came back or until a body was found."

The women were surprised Friday to find that most of their work had been undone. The flyers were gone as well as many of the ribbons. They vowed to be out again on Saturday to replace what was torn down. "We're going to be visible," Russell said. "I don't feel as a neighbor so much that there's a danger to me, but I do feel that he needs to still have it in the forefront [of his mind.]"

While the war of ribbons continues, a new webpage claims to be "the official site" for information about Susan Powell and her family. One the site's home page is a photograph of Susan, Josh and their two boys camping at night in the snow.

Friends of Susan say the picture is disturbing because of Josh's explanation of what he was doing the night of his wife's disappearance. They strongly suspect that Josh or his dad are behind the new webpage.

ABC 4 traced the domain name www.susanpowell.org through Go Daddy.com to another company called Domains by Proxy in Scottsdale, Arizona. This company promises anonymity saying on it's homepage, "Your identity is nobody's business but ours." Our trail ended there, but we did find that Josh's dad, Steve Powell, uses the same proxy service for his website, http://stevechantrey.com.

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/slc/story/Friends-of-Susan-Cox-Powell-question-website-push/bE0EdTcR1Eq_KWqOvNqHKQ.cspx

Angel Who Cares
02-27-2010, 12:57 AM
Josh Powell makes first public effort to find missing wife
7:48 PM MST, February 26, 2010
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In his own way of reaching out toward the public for the first time, Josh Powell, husband of the missing Utah mother, had his own site published online, dedicated to his missing wife and wellbeing of his children. Susan Powell dot org makes no mention of other search sites for Susan -- sites that have already garnered a vast nationwide following. The Facebook page currently has over 45,000 members.

Susan's friend, Kiirsi Hellewell says that when the search for Susan went online Josh told her he "owned" the SusanPowell.org domain. "We said, great, get it up," says Hellewell. That was nearly two months ago. The site has new pictures of Susan and her family and references West Valley Police for potential tipsters who may know the whereabouts of Susan Cox Powell.

Susan Powell dot org says it is the official website for her. But her parents, the Cox family, say they do not sanction the site and do not want anyone to confuse it with the Facebook page or their website, Susan Cox Powell Foundation dot Org.

"Some of things Josh says on the website are very contradictory to what I know from Susan's own mouth," says Hellewell.

Video: Josh Powell makes first public effort to find missing wife 2:38
http://www.fox13now.com/videobeta/?watchId=f0086ee2-5c3c-4801-8527-f2761c8a4b94

Article:
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-josh-powell-first-public-effort-find-susan,0,1876920.story

Angel Who Cares
02-27-2010, 10:04 AM
Web site: Josh Powell is 'loving father and husband'
Story Published: Feb 26, 2010 at 11:22 PM PST
Story Updated: Feb 27, 2010 at 2:11 AM PST
<snipped>
A Web site claims to be the official source of information on missing Puyallup native Susan Powell and her family. The site SusanPowell.org features a photograph of the missing woman, her husband, Josh Powell, and their two boys out in the snow, next to a campfire at night. "Susan, we love you and miss you!

It is not known who set up the site that claims to have "exclusive access and copyright to more photos, videos, and even continuing information about the beautiful woman we love so dearly."

According to a search of the WHOIS database, SusanPowell.org is registered to Domain by Proxy, Inc., a company that enables its clients to anonymously register for Web sites. The site was created in July 2006, according to the database.

The site offers a description of both Josh and Susan Powell, painting Josh Powell as "a loving father and husband" -- a stark contrast from the abusive and controlling image Susan Powell's friends and family members had portrayed of him.

"He (Josh Powell) likes to take his wife out to dinner or watch movies with her. He regularly does activities with his beautiful wife and with his entire family. Josh is totally committed to his wife and children, continually finding new and engaging activities to do with them," states the site. "He also loves photography, especially when the photos are of Susan and the boys." Of Susan Powell, the site says the woman "has many hobbies and interests such as singing, gardening, and socializing with friends." "She holds nothing back when socializing with friends. You could say she wears her heart on her sleeve," the site says.

The missing woman's family members have established The Susan Cox Powell Foundation, which aims to fuel the search by reminding people of Susan Powell's disappearance.

SusanPowell.org
http://www.susanpowell.org/

The Susan Cox Powell Foundation
http://www.susancoxpowellfoundation.org/

Article:
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/85634072.html

Angel Who Cares
02-28-2010, 10:36 AM
Josh Powell's Puyallup, Wash., neighbor raising awareness Susan is missing, gets positive feedback
February 26, 8:06 PM
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Colleen Russell, Josh Powell's Puyallup, Wash., neighbor, says she's been busy knocking on doors to raise awareness about Susan Cox Powell's disappearance. Colleen lives only two blocks from Steven's home. She learned about the case through the media and felt compelled to do something after seeing the Dr. Phil show. She contacted the Coxes about two weeks ago to let them know she wanted to help raise awareness about Susan's disappearance. She met with them and they talked for about an hour. Prior to that meeting she'd never met the Coxes and didn't know Josh or Susan. "No one can get Josh to talk," she said. "I don't feel it's fair for Josh to move out of the town, state, and house he and his wife lived in with their two sons and act like he's forgotten his wife is missing."

Colleen said she would like to get the message out to Josh Powell encouraging him to begin communicating with police. She said, "I'm not saying Josh is guilty, I'm not judge and jury. I'm just saying let's get out there and do what we can to help find Susan." She wonders why Josh is not passing out ribbons and fliers to raise awareness about his missing wife.

Colleen canvassed her neighborhood, knocking on doors and asking neighbors if they would be willing to put a purple ribbon in their yard to help raise awareness that Susan is missing. "I was just amazed," she said, "At how many of them didn't know about Susan when her husband lives right here in our neighborhood." It's kind of ironic that Josh, who lives with his father and three adults siblings, all 24 and older, and all unemployed, according to their older sister, Jennifer Graves, have not themselves been out canvassing the neighborhood raising awareness that Susan is missing.

"Of all the people I've approached," she said, "I'd say about 95% were positive and wanted to help raise awareness by putting a purple ribbon on their porch or tree, or by taking packets of Forget-Me-Not flower seeds provided by the Coxes to plant in their gardens this spring." She's only had two people who were not willing to put a ribbon in their yard. One just said no and the other was adamant that Steven Powell is a friend and that Josh has not been proven guilty of anything. He told her he didn't appreciate that people were pointing the finger at Josh.

When Colleen met with the Coxes a week-and-a-half ago they gave her packets of purple Forget-Me-Not flower seeds from the Laura Recovery Center with Susan's information and picture on the back. Included was information about the Susan Cox Powell foundation and a link to the website. They also provided her with fliers and purple ribbons that people can put on their front door or tree to raise awareness that Susan is still missing.

Her conversation with the Coxes was positive. They talked for about an hour and discussed empowering women. She felt connected with Susan, on some level, because they are both part of the Mary Kay family. "Some time last summer Susan became a Mary Kay consultant," Debbie Caldwell, Susan's good friend and daycare provider said. "This was the only way she could have nice quality products for herself. Her husband, Josh, controlled her money so she wasn't able to have all the nice things she wanted. She was a cosmetologist before becoming a stock broker, so she knew how important it was to use good quality products on her hair and skin."

Colleen, a Senior Sales Director for Mary Kay, said she feels Susan is a part of a sisterhood she belongs to and felt a connection when she learned Susan was a Mary Kay consultant. Mary Kay has a foundation set up to raise awareness about domestic violence, the Mary Kay Charitable Foundation, so Colleen called their headquarters to let them know about Susan's case.
*Much more at link!

Susan's Mary Kay
http://www.marykay.com/LocatorSearchResults.aspx?name=susan%20powell&state=UT&sl=1&nr=1

Slideshow: Susan Cox Powell - Purple ribbons and fliers in Josh's neighborhood
http://www.examiner.com/examinerslideshow.html?entryid=1042051

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m2d26-Josh-Powells-Puyallup-Wash-neighbor-raising-awareness-Susan-is-missing-gets-positive-feedback

Angel Who Cares
02-28-2010, 10:53 AM
Susan Cox Powell: 'Where have all the ribbons gone, again?' Josh says fliers upset the kids
February 27, 5:26 PM
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This isn't the first time ribbons and fliers put up as a reminder that Susan Cox Powell remains missing have been taken down. Earlier this month Susan's house was decorated in her honor, then one night, the decorations disappeared. And now supporters of Susan Powell canvassed her husband's new Puyallup neighborhood putting up ribbons and fliers only to watch them be taken down Friday.

Fliers and ribbons were also placed on mailboxes, light posts, and posts at the entrances. Almost as fast as they went up many of the fliers and ribbons were taken down.

Colleen Russell, one of the neighbors involved in putting up the fliers and ribbons received a text message from a concerned neighbor in the community Friday afternoon stating that the ribbons and fliers were being removed from Country Hollow. When she arrived home she saw they had been removed from the east side of the street on Country Hollow, the street where Josh lives with his two boys, father, two brothers, and younger sister.

Fliers and ribbons were also missing from mailboxes, light posts, and posts at the neighborhood entrances. The fliers and ribbons were allegedly removed because Steven Powell, Josh's father, complained to the Homeowner's Association, saying they were disturbing Josh's two young children.

The question is why were the ribbons removed when it was the pictures that were reportedly disturbing the children?

In a phone interview with Colleen Russell Friday she said, "We'll be back out canvassing the neighborhood Saturday morning, asking for neighbor's support in hanging a purple ribbon on their tree or porch in support of Susan Powell. This should not be an upsetting site to the children since it will not contain photos of Susan."

New Website For Susan Powell~Created By Josh Powell
http://www.susanpowell.org/

Friends and Family of Susan Powell
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Angel Who Cares
02-28-2010, 10:59 AM
Susan Cox Powell Foundation: Support for domestic violence victims, how you can help
February 27, 4:33 PM
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The Susan Cox Powell Foundation was established in 2010 by Susan's family and friends. According to their website, the mission of the foundation is to:
*Assist families of missing persons with a no-cost strategy in keeping their loved one's face in the public eye

*Research and catalog resources across the U.S.

*Create a resource clearinghouse to help families of missing persons

*Support domestic violence prevention efforts

*Participate in community and school-based education about domestic violence prevention

*Emphasize early signs of domestic abuse

How you can help:
The Foundation is accepting donations to help with the mounting costs of:
*Search expenses

*Consulting fees

*Legal fees

*Providing educational materials in the community and school-based settings

*Day-to-day costs of running the Foundation

Donate To The Susan Cox Foundation:
http://susancoxfoundation.org/Donations.aspx

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Angel Who Cares
02-28-2010, 11:05 AM
Susan Powell, Steven Koecher link considered by Utah missing person investigators
February 27, 1:39 PM
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Two missing people: both from Utah, both last seen in December 2009, and both around the same age. That has the family of missing mother, Susan Powell, asking investigators to consider a link between her case and that of missing fellow Utah resident, Steven Koecher.

Steven Koecher, 30 was last spotted December 13, 2009 in Henderson, Nevada by a security camera. On Friday, Koecher's family posted a $10,000 reward for information about the St. George, Utah man's whereabouts. While they're desperate for answers, Koecher's father doubts there's a connection between the two missing person cases. Rolf Koecher issued this written statement to local television station KCSG:

"While it appears that Steven is close in age to Susan Powell and was driving through the Salt Lake City area within a day or two of her disappearance, any connection between the two seems entirely coincidental to us. Because we want to remain open to all possibilities, no matter how improbable, we have no issue with an exchange of information between the St. George and West Valley City police departments."

West Valley City police also reportedly doubt a connection between the two cases. But they say they'll consider a link and will share information with the police in St. George, Utah 300 miles to the south.

Article:
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Story Created: Feb 26, 2010 at 9:27 PM MST
Story Updated: Feb 27, 2010 at 5:38 AM MST
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Among recent developments, it was also announced that Steven’s missing passport had been found among his personal effects. This underscored the results of an investigation by Henderson police which concluded that Steven had not boarded any flights out of the Las Vegas area.

“Once we found Steven’s passport, we were not surprised that he hadn’t taken a plane,” said Rolf Koecher. “While the missing passport caused some to believe he had come to Las Vegas to flee, it does not appear that he had any intention to do so.”

Also a police check of records at the St. George library revealed that Steven had checked out a book on the life of basketball legend Pete Maravich, another book on the early settlers of Southern Utah and a DVD of “Lord of the Rings.”

“Again this suggests Steven was not engaged in any questionable activity because an examination his computer also reveals no unusual items, a trained dog could find no evidence of drugs in his car, and both his e-mails and phone records show nothing but routine messages,” said Rolf Koecher.

In other developments, St. George detectives have indicated that family members connected to the case of missing West Valley City woman Susan Powell have contacted St. George police to check for a possible link to Steven’s disappearance. Powell disappeared about December 7 while Steven Koecher disappeared on Dec. 13.

$10,000 Reward Offer for Information in Locating Missing Person Steven Koecher.
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Angel Who Cares
02-28-2010, 11:32 AM
Tensions rise as 'missing mom' fliers torn down
Story Published: Feb 27, 2010 at 6:40 PM PST
Story Updated: Feb 27, 2010 at 10:12 PM PST
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Volunteers are frustrated after the fliers they posted about Susan in her husband's neighborhood were torn down. Now the president of the Country Hollow Homeowners' Association has made them take down the rest of the fliers, which are designed to raise awareness about Susan's disappearance. "The regulations of the community do not allow any posting of signs on community property," he told the volunteers. "As the president of the association, I have to tell you."

Colleen Russell and her friends taped the signs to light poles and put up purple ribbons on trees in the gated community where they live. "I don't think the homeowners' association understands that that was Susan's favorite color," Russell says. "We're not accusing anything - we just want to find Susan and bring her home." The volunteers feel defeated, and they wonder why Josh Powell isn't asking the homeowners' association to make an exception to the rule, since it is his wife and she's missing.

KOMO News tried to interview Josh Powell about it, but no one would answer the door at the house where he is staying. A man's voice inside said Josh was not available.

Susan Powell's father, Chuck Cox, is disappointed the fliers have to come down. "I still have hope, and I can't deny it's been almost three months. And the likelihood now is if she is not being captive somewhere then she is no longer with us," he said.

Volunteers post fliers about missing Puyallup mom Susan Powell.
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http://www.komonews.com/news/85744947.html

Angel Who Cares
02-28-2010, 11:41 AM
New memorial website for Susan Cox Powell said to be 'creepy', thought to be set up by her husband
February 27, 8:23 PM
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A new website, www.susanpowell.org, has many people confused and asking questions. There is chatter on the Friends and Family of Susan Powell Facebook page about the new website. The general consensus seems to be that the fire in the photo may have been added to the picture.

Some believe the picture is distasteful given the circumstances surrounding Susan's disappearance and Josh Powell, Susan's husband's, largely disbelieved story that he took his kids camping in the middle of the night during a Utah snowstorm the night she disappeared.

The www.susanpowell.org URL was purchased July 19, 2006, it expires July 19, 2019, and was last updated Jan. 20, 2010. The Sponsoring Registrar is Wild West Domains, Inc., the site is set to Private Registration, and the Registrant Organization is Domains by Proxy, Inc. In other words, there is no way to know who established the website because the owner set up filters to protect their anonymity.

According to Connect2Utah.com, Susan's friend Kiirsi Hellewell says Josh told her in December he intended to set up a site in his wife's honor.

Shelby Gifford, a spokesperson for Susan's family, says if the site is established by Josh then he should instead spend his time looking for his wife or talking to the police. "I don't think there is any credibility to the website at all," Gifford told Connect2Utah.com. "I think if Josh really is sincerely involved in this website and he is truly interested in finding his wife he certainly has passed up multiple opportunities to do that."

And finally, the "Contact" page urges people to contact police, but please, no prank calls. It's unclear if Josh Powell created the site or someone very close to the family, someone who would be involved in their day-to-day life.

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m2d27-New-memorial-website-for-Susan-Cox-Powell-said-to-be-creepy-thought-to-be-set-up-by-her-husband

Angel Who Cares
02-28-2010, 11:46 AM
Susan Powell's Friends, Family Question New Website
Friday, Feb 26, 2010 @11:46pm CST
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There are three pages on the site. Two of them are dedicated to biographies for Susan and Josh. If you negate a photo disclaimer in Susan's page it is 180 words long. Josh's page has 202 words.

Josh's biography is what has most people talking. It talks about his relationship with Susan as if the couple is still united. One passage reads, "Josh is a loving father and husband. He likes to take his wife out to dinner or watch movies with her." Another section reads, "He regularly does activities with his beautiful wife and with his entire family. Josh is totally committed to his wife and children, continually finding new and engaging activities to do with them."

The site also spends a disproportionate amount of time talking about Josh's hobbies, "He enjoys gardening, woodworking, and building construction projects. He knows a few songs on the piano and guitar. And he has been known to sing a song when the mood hits."

The family of Susan Powell isn't certain the site was authored by Josh or his family, but they say it is filled with intimate details about the children that only someone close to them would know. For example one section reads, "The children are happy and well adjusted in their new home. They are now living with their father and extended family. They receive love and hugs frequently throughout each day."

Shelby Gifford, a spokesperson for Susan's family, says if the site is established by Josh then he should instead spend his time looking for his wife or talking to the police. "I don't think there is any credibility to the website at all. I think if Josh really is sincerely involved in this website and he is truly interested in finding his wife he certainly has passed up multiple opportunities to do that," says Gifford.

Video: New Powell Website 2:45
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New Website For Susan Powell~Created By Josh Powell
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RubyRed
02-28-2010, 12:08 PM
Susan Powell, Steven Koecher link considered by Utah missing person investigators
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Two missing people: both from Utah, both last seen in December 2009, and both around the same age. That has the family of missing mother, Susan Powell, asking investigators to consider a link between her case and that of missing fellow Utah resident, Steven Koecher.
http://www.examiner.com/x-30706-Suddenly-Famous-Examiner~y2010m2d27-Susan-Powell-Steven-Koecher-link-considered-by-Utah-missing-person-investigators

Angel Who Cares
03-01-2010, 10:34 AM
New website highlights search for Susan Powell
March 1st, 2010 @ 8:11am
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Another website is up and running that highlights the search for missing West Valley City woman Susan Powell. This one appears to be the work of her husband.

A spokeswoman tells the Deseret News Susan Powell's family doesn't know if Josh Powell is behind the website Susanpowell.org, although the family says Josh bought the domain name in 2006. It's unclear why.

Article:
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9851690

Angel Who Cares
03-01-2010, 07:46 PM
Susan Powell's family, former cop question new website
March 1st, 2010 @ 4:14pm
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The front page features a picture of Susan, Josh and the children perched on a snowy night in front of a campfire, a detail that didn't escape the attention of former cop and Utahdetective.com owner David Lundberg.

"Clearly he's trying to demonstrate they do go camping often with the children in the snow," Lundberg said Monday. Powell has said he took his boys camping the night Susan disappeared.

Lundberg says the site appears to be more about backing up Josh's alibi than finding Susan. "It wasn't much where you would think someone was losing somebody or missing someone or they were reaching out to the public to help find that person," Lundberg said.

Lundberg also told KSL Newsradio he was struck by the watermarks on the site's pictures. "If someone in my family came up missing like that, I would not copyright anything," Lundberg said. "I'd want that information out anywhere. I would share that picture with anyone that might help me get that person back."

*Video Included In Article!

Audio: Andrew Adams reporting
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Audio: Interview with David Lundberg [2:13]
http://real.ksl.com/video/slc/3/313/31376.mp3

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http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9851690&autostart=y

Angel Who Cares
03-03-2010, 08:39 AM
New page added to mysterious SusanPowell.org website
Last Update: 2:11 am
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A new page added to the site this week describes Susan's dream of opening a hairstyling salon in the basement of their home. The page also said, "Josh has always been happy to support Susan's efforts in any way ... Josh suggested that she turn it into a real business and he offered to teach her accounting basics. Josh is a Quickbooks Certified Pro Advisor and has a degree in Business Administration."

The anonymous writer implies the project was ongoing. According to the page, "Josh planned to continue working until Susan's salon and the basement were finished." But Josh's brother-in-law, Kirk Graves, said, "This project has been dead for two years at least." What's more, a picture of a salon chair posted to the page seemingly proves that Josh was working to fulfill Susan's dream. But Josh's sister said it didn't come from him. "We actually picked up the chair that's in the picture. We gave it to them," said Jennifer Graves.

Kirk Graves believes the new page was written by a 2nd person. He said Josh is probably getting help from his father, Steve Powell. Josh and his two young sons are currently living in Steve Powell's house in Puyallup, Washington.

ABC 4 News asked Lou Bertram, a retired FBI agent who was on the Unibomber Task Force, to look at the page and give his assessment. While he cannot be sure, Bertram said he would be surprised if it was not produced by Josh Powell. He believes the motive for creating SusanPowell.org has little to do with finding her. "He's got to go on the offensive," said Bertram. "He has to put himself #1. Unfortunately, other than the headline with Susan's name, she gets put in 2nd place. Josh is #1. It's me. It's me. It's me."

The real motive for the website, Bertram believes, is to counter the allegations from friends and family of Susan Powell that he is a controlling, manipulative, abusive husband. He said, "If I had not known the past 90 days and the situation, I would look at this and I would say Josh is the victim."

Video: New page added to mysterious SusanPowell.org website 3/3/10 2:16
The anonymous author of SusanPowell.org added more information to the website this week. Family members and a retired FBI agent agree Susan's husband, Josh, is probably behind it.
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Angel Who Cares
03-04-2010, 08:19 PM
Family of Susan Powell to hold vigils to mark 3 month disappearance
4:40 PM MST, March 4, 2010
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The vigils will be held Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in Puyallup, Wash. and at Centennial Park at 3100 S. 5600 West in West Valley City.

The Cox family said they hope the public turns out to support the Search for Susan.

Video: Family of Susan Powell To Hold Two Candlelight Vigils 0:33
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Angel Who Cares
03-06-2010, 10:40 PM
Family, friends hold candle light vigil in remembrance of Susan Powell
Last Update: 8:13 pm
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Supporters of the missing West Valley City mom lit candles, gave words of encouragement, and prayed in hopes that Susan is still alive and she will come home.

The gathering marks the three month mark of Powell's disappearance. Her husband, Josh Powell, told police he was on a camping trip with his children at the time when his wife went missing.

The vigil was held at Centennial Park (3100 South and 5600 West).

Article:
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Texas Mist
03-07-2010, 12:38 AM
Two Vigils For Susan Cox Powell On Three Month Anniversary of Her Disappearance
Cox Powell Vanished From Utah Home Without A Trace

Q13 FOX NEWS Darren Dedo
March 6, 2010

PUYALLUP - Two simultaneous candlelight vigils for Susan Cox Powell were held Saturday night, one in her hometown of Puyallup, and the other where she lived with her husband and two young sons, in West Valley City, Utah.

With heavy hearts and candles in their hands loved ones and friends of Susan Cox Powell gathered for a candle light vigil at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ridgecrest building in Puyallup Saturday night.

Susan Powell Cox's father Chuck Cox says the family is still holding out hope of finding Susan alive.

"Yeah, I'd love to see her walk through that door and I believe in miracles, I believe she could come back," said Cox.

At tonight's vigil loved ones like Shelby Gifford talked about the pain of not knowing where Susan really is.

"Everyday is a difficult wait it's hard to balance the need for feeling hope with reality," said Gifford.

Susan Cox Powell disappeared on December 7th while her husband Josh Powell took their two sons on a camping trip in frigid temperatures in the Utah desert. Cops have searched that area and others for clues but have come up empty. Although, Shelby Gifford believes investigators are slowly getting closer to the truth.

"We're willing to wait right now if that means whatever happens in the future if it's an arrest, if there's a conviction that follows, we're willing to wait if that's what it takes," said Gifford.

Josh Powell moved back home with the couple's two young sons to the Puyallup area and is living in his father's home. On Saturday Q13 Fox News tried asking him about his wife's disappearance but he wouldn't open the door. Chuck Cox says Josh has shut out his family too.

"Yeah, we tried, we've gone over to see the children and try to catch him, talk with the boys, it's strained," said Cox


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Angel Who Cares
03-07-2010, 11:22 AM
Friends hold candle light vigil for 3-month anniversary of Powell's disappearance
9:45 PM MST, March 6, 2010
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Friends of missing West Valley mom, Susan Powell, gathered Saturday night for a candle light vigil. It has been three months since the disappearance of Susan Powell. "God has a plan for Susan, please keep praying for her, thank you," Josh Powell's sister, Jenn Graves said. Susan's husband Josh Powell launched his own web site a few days before the Saturday's vigil but few friends say his web site has very little to do with his wife's disappearance.

"If he really wanted to help online, he should have said what she was wearing, what they did during their last hours together, listed her vital statistics, he's done nothing like that," Kirsii Helewell said.

West Valley police detectives say nothing dramatic has changed but they continue working on leads and remain confident of a successful conclusion.

Video: Friends hold candle light vigil for 3-month anniversary of Powell's disappearance 2:39
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http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-3-month-anniversary-missing-susan-powell,0,1835567.story

Angel Who Cares
03-07-2010, 11:32 AM
Family, friends mark 3 months since Susan Powell's disappearance
Missing woman » They hold vigils in WVC and Puyallup, Wash.
Updated: 03/06/2010 09:42:08 PM MST
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In West Valley City and Puyallup, Wash., friends and family of Susan Powell as well as people who had never met her gathered to light candles, sing songs and share prayers that she might soon be found.

Kiirsi Hellewell, Powell's best friend in West Valley City, said she never expected the search for her friend would have stretched so long.

About 50 people attended the Puyallup vigil. Some brought signs and ribbons they gave to the Coxes.

Joshua Powell did not attend either vigil. He is the only person of interest named by West Valley City police in the case. Powell moved to live with his father in Washington state following his wife's disappearance.

A small group of participants at the West Valley City vigil sang one of Powell's favorite songs, "Hold On," by Michael McLean. A telephone message Powell left for her mother, Judy Cox, also was played on loudspeakers.

Powell is heard singing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" with her 5-year-old son Charlie, while 3-year-old Braden chattered in the background. Powell ends the message by wishing her mother a good day.

The message, also played in Puyallup, was heart-wrenching for many in the crowd.

"Hope you are having a good day," Chuck Cox repeated. "That's Susan. Always there, helping her children."
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From left, Laura Nickel, Kris Farrimond and JaVonna Owings sing at the candlelight vigil for Susan Powell on Saturday. About 50 people showed up at Centennial park in West Valley City to mark three months since Powell's disappearance.
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Kiirsi Hellewell wipes a tear as she listens to a song at the vigil for Susan Powell Saturday. About 50 people showed up at Centennial park in West Valley City to mark three months since Powell's disappearance.
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Kiirsi Hellewell wipes a tear as she listens to a song at the vigil for Susan Powell on Saturday. About 50 people showed up at Centennial park in West Valley City to mark three months since Powell's disappearance.
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Angel Who Cares
03-07-2010, 11:36 AM
Vigils mark 3 month anniversary of Susan Powell's disappearance
March 6th, 2010 @ 9:40pm
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It's been three months since Susan Powell disappeared, but her family wants to make sure she is not forgotten.

Saturday night, family and friends held a special candlelight vigil to mark the three month anniversary of the disappearance of the West Valley City mother of two.

The family thanked all those involved in searching for Susan and asked everyone to not give up hope.

"Life brings us many trials, but I find great peace knowing that God has a plan and no man can thwart God's plan," said Jennifer Graves, Susan's sister-in-law. "God has a plan for Susan. Please keep praying for her."

*Video Included In Article!

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Angel Who Cares
03-07-2010, 11:39 AM
Vigils in two states for Susan Powell
Last Update: 3/06 11:51 pm
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More than 40 people showed up at West Valley’s Centennial Park Saturday night for a candlelight vigil for Susan Powell.

The West Valley mother disappeared three months ago and best friend Kiirsi Hellewell doesn’t want to let people forget Susan. Hellewell said,” If we keep Susan in the news just like the Smart family did Elizabeth it brought her home. And we believe it'll do the same for Susan.”

In West Valley and Puyallup, Washington, friends sang songs, lit candles and prayed for Susan.Hellewell said Josh Powell was invited to the vigil in Washington State. However, Cox family spokesperson Shelby Gifford told ABC 4 News that Josh was not there.

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/Vigils-in-two-states-for-Susan-Powell/4f0hF58OEEacFBKszz0SMg.cspx

Angel Who Cares
03-07-2010, 11:43 AM
Video: Two Vigils For Susan Cox Powell On Three Month Anniversary of Her Disappearance 2:28
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Angel Who Cares
03-07-2010, 12:28 PM
Missing mom's husband shuns 3-month vigils
Story Published: Mar 7, 2010 at 8:56 AM PST
Story Updated: Mar 7, 2010 at 9:15 AM PST
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Two vigils - almost 1,000 miles apart - were held for missing Susan Powell as friends and family gathered in Utah and Washington to commemorate three months since the 28-year-old mother of two disappeared.

But one person was conspicuous by his absence - the missing mom's husband, Josh Powell, who did not attend either of the vigils.

Participants in the Utah vigil lit candles, sang songs and shared prayers that Susan Powell might soon be found. Kiirsi Hellewell, who was there, says she never expected the search for her friend would have stretched so long.

In Puyallup - where Susan Powell's parents live - the vigil was very somber, as most are. But what made this one different, was that Susan's father played a phone message in the speakers so all could hear her voice. In the recording, Susan can be heard teaching her young son how to sing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider."

Susan's father, Chuck Cox, also played an old message from his daughter, allowing the crowd to hear her sweet voice at her candlelight vigil. But Cox admits the months of waiting and waiting - with no visible progress - are taking their toll. He says he feels "tired, worn down."

Susan Powell is remembered at a March 6 candlelight vigil in Puyallup - three months after her mysterious disappearance.
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Susan Powell's Three Month Anniversary Vigil - ABC Reporter Shomari Stone's I Phone Montage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK44xwnAv9U

Article:
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/86753862.html

handyrandyrc
03-08-2010, 09:18 PM
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Workers say Josh Powell was at strip club shortly after wife disappeared
March 8th, 2010 @ 6:51pm
By Andrew Adams
SALT LAKE CITY -- Workers at a South Salt Lake strip club say Josh Powell may have been there in the hours after his wife Susan was reported missing.

A bartender at the Duces Wild exclusively tells KSL Newsradio a man, whom she later identified as Powell in several pictures provided by police, made sexual advances toward her then turned belligerent with her and other customers in the afternoon of Dec. 7.

"He wanted me to come over and bend down so he could see my boobs, kept telling me I had a nice [behind], telling me to come down there; he wouldn't hurt me; bend over," Liz Burkholder said.

Customers also claimed the man identified as Powell made them uncomfortable and said things like, "You don't know what kind of day I've had."

He even grabbed another patron's drink, and customers applauded when he finally exited after his nearly two-hour stay.

Police were looking for Susan, Josh and their two children until Josh and the kids showed up at their home between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. the evening of Dec. 7. Josh has said he took the boys camping to the west desert, beginning at 12:30 that morning.

West Valley Police Capt. Tom McLachlan says investigators are aware of the tip, and they did investigate it, however police were not able to confirm it was for sure Josh based on statements from the eyewitnesses.

The owner of the Duces Wild says surveillance cameras were not working that night.

KSL Newsradio will have much more on this story coming up on Utah's Morning News at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday.

E-mail: aadams@ksl.com

Angel Who Cares
03-09-2010, 01:53 PM
Did Josh Powell visit strip club the day after Susan disappeared?
Last Update: 1:21 am
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A bartender, a bouncer and at least one regular patron at the "Duces Wild" strip bar in South Salt Lake all say, “yes.” They told West Valley Police detectives that Josh Powell put in an appearance the afternoon of Monday, December 7th.

One of the bar owners believes it was Powell’s first and only appearance at his bar. “As far as I know, we’ve only seen him one time,” he said.

Nevertheless, he claims Josh Powell made an impression. He said, “He acted a little bit off the wall.” His co-owner, Kimberly, said, “At one point, I guess, he took somebody else’s beer off the table.” She adds that Powell was talking loudly about what a bad day he was having. “He was belligerent to the other patrons and the girls at the bar,” said Sherman, a regular who explained that he sat next to Powell. He caused such a ruckus, that when he left the bar around 4:30 p.m. Sherman said, “Everybody applauded.”

It wasn’t until a week later, after Powell’s picture had been shown several times on the news, that folks at the bar say they figured out their guest had been Josh Powell. Sherman said, “He drew my attention because nobody forgets a jerk. And it’s just one of those things that bothered me … When I saw his face on TV I recognized that yeah, that is definitely the guy.”

West Valley detectives did investigate. A department spokesman explained that since there was no surveillance video, they could not verify the story.

Video: Did Josh Powell visit strip club the day after Susan disappeared? 2:23
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=96615@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/slc/story/Did-Josh-Powell-visit-strip-club-the-day-after/666gpASkxkaAnXq87NEPgA.cspx

Angel Who Cares
03-09-2010, 03:35 PM
Husband of missing woman spotted at strip club
Updated Mar 9, 2010 - 10:47 am
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Employees at Duces Wild said a man they later identified in photos as Josh Powell made unwanted sexual advances toward a bartender and angered customers.

Club owner Rydell Mitchell said the crowd was happy to see him go. "When he finally did leave, a lot of my patrons actually started clapping because they were pretty much happy to get rid of him."

Surveillance tapes in the club weren't working that night. Police said they investigated, but they can't confirm whether Powell was there based on the eyewitness accounts.

Article:
http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=295367

Angel Who Cares
03-09-2010, 03:37 PM
Powell's family dislikes ribbons, fliers
Updated Mar 9, 2010 - 9:11 am
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Puyallup neighbors of Josh Powell, husband of a missing woman, have been posting fliers and ribbons near his home, and his family is apparently not happy about it.

The purple ribbons are attached to trees in front yards in the Country Hollow neighborhood, but the ribbons and fliers have been removed from street lights.

"Later found out that the reason why they actually did take them down is because Steven Powell, Josh's father, had called the home owners association and said the kids were disturbed by seeing their mom's pictures hanging up," said a neighbor who wanted to remain unidentified.

She said she's bothered that Powell is acting like a hermit and not doing more to find out what happened to his wife.

http://media.bonnint.net/seattle/3/353/35313.jpg?filter=wtop/story_big_wide

Article:
http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=295385

Angel Who Cares
03-09-2010, 03:41 PM
The hours after Susan Powell's disappearance
March 9th, 2010 @ 11:35am
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He has refused to speak with police detectives investigating the disappearance of his wife, but police have started retracing the footsteps of their only person of interest in the case.

KSL Newsradio has learned Josh Powell may have spent time at a strip club, just hours after Susan Powell was reported missing. But despite numerous eyewitness accounts, police are skeptical that the man was indeed Josh Powell.

Workers at the South Salt Lake strip club, Duces Wild, say a man they believe was Josh made sexually-explicit comments and advances, yelled, yanked away a customer's drink and ultimately didn't tip the workers when he visited the day after Susan was last seen.

The alleged appearance at the club happened the afternoon of Dec. 7, when police were still looking for Susan, Josh and their two children. They had been reported missing that morning after a day care provider grew concerned because the children had not been dropped off on schedule. Josh showed up to his home with the kids between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. that evening.

"I don't have any idea why anybody would say something like that," Powell's attorney, Scott Williams, told KSL Monday. "We have no need to respond."
*Much more at link!

Audio: Andrew Adams reporting
http://real.ksl.com/video/slc/3/314/31440.mp3

*Video Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=9941987

Angel Who Cares
03-09-2010, 05:18 PM
Police doubt story of Josh Powell at strip club
Employees say he was in bar on the day his wife disappeared
Published: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 12:06 p.m. MST
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West Valley police say they doubt a man seen at a strip club on the day Susan Powell disappeared was Powell's husband. "We're aware (of the story). We investigated it. We talked to the people involved. We don't feel that was Josh (Powell)," said West Valley Police Capt. Tom McLachlan. On Dec. 7, a man walked into Duces Wild, 2750 S. 300 West, and acted very belligerent.

After Susan Powell's disappearance began to make headlines, one of the bartenders and at least two patrons remembered the belligerent man who was in the bar days earlier. Police were called and detectives went to the club and to the homes of some of those witnesses to interview them, Cooper said. They were too late to check the scanning gun. But no one that day can remember checking an ID that said "Josh Powell," she said.

One of the patrons, however, told Cooper that he was only mostly sure now that it was Powell but not 100 percent convinced. A third regular patron, she said, did not believe the man was Josh Powell, saying that this man's hair was longer than Josh's.

Based on what she has heard from employees and patrons in her club, Cooper admitted Tuesday that she had her doubts, and with the beanie cap the man was wearing that day, it could have been a case of mistaken identity.

Article:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700015183/Police-doubt-Powell-strip-club-story.html

Angel Who Cares
03-09-2010, 06:54 PM
Friends doubt Josh Powell was at tavern
Last Update: 4:06 pm
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Close friends of Susan Powell doubt her husband was inside a bar drinking the day after she went missing. Customers and employees of the Deuces Wild in South Salt Lake were investigated by West Valley Police about the possible sighting.

"It's extremely uncharacteristic of him,” said Kiirsi Hellewell, a close friend of Susan. “I don't think you could find anyone who knows Josh that he would be drinking." JoVonna Owings is also a close friend of Susan and even spoke with Josh by phone the following day after her disappearance in December. “I personally can't imagine that he could do anything like that,” Owings said. Josh Powell's a non-practicing Mormon. And Owings said Susan never told her that he ever drank.

Police investigated the possible sighting but couldn't confirm it beyond a reasonable doubt. Police also said that Josh Powell was interviewed about ninety minutes after he was supposedly at the tavern. “They had not detected any presence of alcohol odor or anything like that,” said Cpt. McLachlan.

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/Friends-doubt-Josh-Powell-was-at-tavern/mvva3u73KkazETzCSFo5AQ.cspx

Angel Who Cares
03-10-2010, 01:18 AM
Police say couldn't verify Joshua Powell was at strip club
Updated: 03/09/2010 09:36:43 PM MST
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West Valley City police confirmed Tuesday that they investigated a number of tips concerning the whereabouts of Joshua Powell in the hours after his wife went missing in December, including a tip he went to a strip club.

However, "There was no apparent way to verify independently it was him," said Capt. Tom McLachlan.

McLachlan confirmed that several days after Susan Powell's disappearance Dec. 7 that an employee of Duces Wild told investigators Joshua Powell visited the South Salt Lake strip club. But McLachlan, without going into details, also said investigators followed up on "a number of tips" involving Joshua Powell's whereabouts in the days after his wife went missing.

Police tried to verify all information with two or more sources, McLachlan said. Though at least one person claimed Powell was at Duces Wild, investigators could not verify it was actually him.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14643707

Angel Who Cares
03-10-2010, 01:23 AM
True or not, does the alleged sighting of Josh Powell in a bar matter?
Last Update: 3/09 11:11 pm
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A handful of patrons and even some employees are sure they saw Josh Powell in their bar, Duces Wild, on Monday, December 7th -- the same day it was discovered his wife, Susan Cox Powell, was missing. West Valley friends of the Powells say it couldn't have been Josh because he doesn't drink.

Either way, what does it matter? The alleged sighting did not bring Susan Powell home. As for the legal implications, ABC 4 turned to Daniel Medwed, a law professor at the University of Utah.

If Josh Powell were to ever find himself in court over his wife's disappearance, Professor Medwed said a prosecutor could use the sighting to establish Powell's state of mind. "But more importantly," Professor Medwed said, "It goes to the purported alibi that Mr. Powell has been advancing for months now -- That he was in the west desert with his kids. This directly contradicts that alibi."

However, the professor also noted that a good defense attorney would have little trouble shredding the story of Josh Powell in a strip bar.
*More at link!

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/slc/story/True-or-not-does-the-alleged-sighting-of-Josh/PphXrtVxFEunP4SCy9R-tA.cspx

izehnder
03-10-2010, 04:44 PM
Examiner.com article

March 9, 2010 - It has been three months since Susan Cox Powell went missing from her West Valley City, Utah home. Below is a timeline of the days surrounding her disappearance.

Thursday, December 3, 2009: Debbie Caldwell, Susan's friend and daycare provider, went to the Powell home for the evening. Susan had agreed to cut and dye Debbie's hair. Debbie remembers that evening being especially stressful for both Susan and herself. Click here to read an account of what transpired.

Saturday, December 5, 2009: The Powell family attended a church Christmas breakfast from about 9 a.m. to noon. Susan then went to work and JoVonna Owings, a friend of Susan's, took care of the children while Susan worked.

Later that evening, around 7 p.m., JoVonna's son went to the Powell home to care for their two young children, Charlie, 4 at the time, and Braden, 2 at the time, while their parents attended Josh's company Christmas party. Josh and Susan returned home at about 10 p.m.

Sunday, December 6, 2009: The last day friends and family saw Susan. Timeline (times are approximate):

Click here (http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m3d9-Susan-Cox-Powell-Timeline-of-days-surrounding-Susans-disappearance) for timeline:

izehnder
03-10-2010, 04:46 PM
Examiner.com (http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m3d9-Strip-club-owner-says-Josh-Powell-came-into-his-bar-Dec-14-a-week-after-Susan-Powell-went-missing) article: Strip club owner says Josh Powell came into his bar Dec. 7, police discount story

Click here (http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m3d9-Strip-club-owner-says-Josh-Powell-came-into-his-bar-Dec-14-a-week-after-Susan-Powell-went-missing) for article.

Angel Who Cares
03-10-2010, 11:29 PM
Video: True or not, does the alleged sighting of Josh 3/10/10 2:17
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=96642@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Angel Who Cares
03-11-2010, 05:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no9cpsu1FBw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSXNz2J_bLM

Angel Who Cares
03-15-2010, 10:28 PM
Cache Valley residents organizing search for Susan Powell
Story Created: Mar 15, 2010 at 5:02 PM MDT
(Story Updated: Mar 15, 2010 at 5:10 PM MDT)
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A group of Cache Valley residents are taking it upon themselves to assist in the search of Susan Powell, the West Valley mother who disappeared on December 6, 2009.

The group will be focusing their search in Utah's west desert on April 10 just south of Tooele and west of Vernon. The command post will be at the Simpson Springs Campground. From there search parties will be sent out in different areas and cover as much ground as possible, depending on how many volunteers participate, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There are several roads in the area but most of the search will be done on foot over some hill country and flatlands. "We think we'll have enough volunteers to search quite extensively in that entire area," says Shawn Sorensen, a member of the group organizing the search.

Organizers have experienced searchers who are participating. Searchers will use GPS units to track and record the areas searched and see what areas may need to be covered at a later date. "We want as many volunteers as possible," Sorensen says. "We do want some volunteers that are prepared."

Article:
http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/local/87711247.html

Angel Who Cares
03-16-2010, 12:54 AM
Search for Susan group wants volunteers to comb Utah desert for clues
10:01 PM MDT, March 15, 2010
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The group of friends out of Cache County says they have the skills to organize a search for Susan Cox Powell that they have tentatively set for April 10. Volunteers will need GPS, shortwave radios, proper gear and photo ID for check-in.

"We don't anticipate any problems but sometimes accidents happen," says organizer, Joanne Bentley. "We are going to ask all volunteers to sign a waiver form so they understand the risk involved."

Bentley says this is very early in the planning stages. More details are supposed to be announced in the next few days and on the Facebook page managed by Susan's friends and family. But she says it is complete strangers who are leading this search.

Video: Search for Susan group wants volunteers to comb Utah desert for clues 2:21
http://www.fox13now.com/videobeta/bb3efeeb-f2b0-43ff-92dd-7bca4ee57430/News/Search-for-Susan-group-wants-volunteers-to-comb-Utah-desert-for-clues

Article:
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-west-desert-search-for-susan-cox-powell,0,6523052.story

Angel Who Cares
03-16-2010, 12:59 AM
GETTING RESULTS: Is photo of Powell family fake?
3/15/10 Last Update: 10:34 pm
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ABC 4 took action to get a professional opinion from Mark Throckmorton, an artist who is also trained to detect photographic fakery.

First, he looked at the fire. By changing the color values, he looked for evidence the fire's light was reflected in the surrounding snow. Throckmorton said, "I just ran it through a couple of filters. You can see the light from the fire is there. It's consistent. I popped it a little bit so you can see it's reflecting. It's genuinely in the photograph." He also noted that while one of the boys and Susan are looking into the camera, the other boy and his dad appear to be looking at the fire. Then, he looked at the shadows. "The flash of the camera is going to take away a lot of the extreme shadows," he said. "There's no cloning going on that I can tell."

Finally, Throckmorton took a look at the edge of the green cap of one of the boys. There's an odd color shift around it, a few pixels of a halo that could indicate "masking" - a technique used to superimpose a object onto a scene. "It is possible there may have been something - that's only a maybe at best." Throckmorton said it is possible for a good fake to show no masking. Still, the results of his investigation: "There's nothing in there that shows any sign of manipulating. It's consistent throughout. I think it's a genuine photo."

To be sure, Throckmorton would like to see the original file. Photos are typically reduced in size and resolution before posting to the web. Such a reduction could make photographic fakery harder to detect. But seeing the original photo may be difficult considering the website where it's posted is anonymous. There is nothing on the site that indicates who is responsible for its contents

Video: Is photo of Powell family fake? 2/16/10 2:29
There have been a number of questions surrounding a picture of Susan Powell and her family since it first surfaced on an anonymous website earlier this month. Among those questions, is it legitimate?
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=96735@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/about_4/links_numbers/story/GETTING-RESULTS-Is-photo-of-Powell-family-fake/nkRLbJnS2kG64yr-udJ8sw.cspx

Angel Who Cares
03-16-2010, 11:17 AM
Volunteer search being organized for Susan Powell
March 16th, 2010 @ 8:04am
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A group of Cache County friends wants to do more than just hope missing West Valley City woman Susan Powell will be found. It's organizing a volunteer search on April 10 of the west desert, starting at Simpson Springs.

Search organizer Shawn Sorensen says they've talked with police, but this will be a purely volunteer effort to find Powell. Volunteers will be asked to walk the search areas and to bring GPS devices to help mark off where they've been. "So if we search that area then at least we covered basically the only area that we can think of she may be in, and that's some closure there for people," said Sorensen.

Simpson Springs is the area Susan's husband Josh Powell said he took his kids camping during a snowstorm near the time Susan disappeared. "If we clear that place then I think that will be a huge step forward," said Sorensen.

Volunteers will be asked to sign a waiver form, and Sorensen is asking only those 16 and older in good health to take part.

Details of how people can be involved in the search will be posted on Facebook at the Friends and Family of Susan Powell page.

Audio: Randall Jeppesen reporting
http://real.ksl.com/video/slc/3/315/31502.mp3

Friends and Family of Susan Powell page:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=198478842187&ref=ts#!/group.php?v=wall&ref=ts&gid=198478842187

Article:
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=10031136

Angel Who Cares
03-17-2010, 05:41 PM
Volunteers to comb desert for Powell
Missing » But WVC police warn against it, saying, 'We've spent several thousand hours [searching the area].'
Updated: 03/16/2010 11:46:48 PM MDT
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A group of Cache County residents has announced plans to search for Powell in Utah's west desert on April 10. The search area will be near the region where Powell's husband, Joshua Powell, told police he went camping with the couple's two young boys the night his wife disappeared.

Volunteers will be organized into teams and assigned an area to search. "There are several roads in the area, but most of the searching will be done on foot over some hill country and flatlands," the news release states.

The West Valley City Police Department said the area is dangerous and volunteer searchers may put themselves at risk going over an area already thoroughly investigated. "We have had teams of trained officers both in the air and on the ground and underground searching the area. We've spent several thousand hours [searching the area]," said West Valley City police Capt. Tom McLachlan. "The problem with a public search is that it is a vast area. It is an area that is very wild and remote, and somebody who is relatively untrained can go out there and get hurt and help is a long ways away," he said.

McLachlan said police will be in touch with volunteer search organizers to warn them of potential problems they may face and provide advice on what they should do if coming in contact with anything "of a dangerous or suspicious nature." He said the location of the Powell search is near the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, where military weapons are tested. He said Dugway Proving Ground officials warned West Valley City police to be careful when they conducted their investigation of the area during the winter and that volunteer searchers need to be aware of hazards. "The potential for possible unexploded military ammunitions is higher than in other areas," McLachlan said.

Some Utahns, however, are still eager to help in the search.

Shelby Gifford, a spokeswoman for Susan Powell's parents, Chuck and Judy Cox, in Puyallup, Wash., said the family continues to appreciate the public's support. "We are happy people want to help us search for Susan and hope anyone who chooses to participate will respect police guidelines and safety measures," Gifford wrote in an e-mail on Tuesday.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14687046

Angel Who Cares
03-19-2010, 02:02 AM
Susan Cox Powell: Press Release announces ground search in April
March 16, 3:06 PM
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Searchers are looking for closure for Susan's family. Susan has been missing for over three months. Her husband, Josh, is the last known person to have seen her at midnight Dec. 6. He is the only person of interest in what police call a missing person's case with suspicious criminal overtones. The story he gave police and media has been largely disbelieved.

Official press release announcing the search for Susan Cox Powell:


As the weather warms up there has been renewed interest in searching for clues to Susan Cox Powell’s disappearance. A diverse group of friends and professionals have pooled their experience and expertise to instigate this search effort with the approval of her family.

On April 10th, 2010 there will be an extensive search for clues in Utah’s West Desert. The command post will be south of Tooele and west of Vernon, UT at the Simpson Springs camp ground. From there search parties will be sent out to different areas to cover as much ground as possible from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We hope many volunteers will join us so we can search a large area. Volunteers will be put in teams and assigned an area to search. There are several roads in the area, but most of the searching will be done on foot over some hill country and flatlands.

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m3d16-Susan-Cox-Powell-Official-Press-Release-re-ground-search-planned-in-April

Angel Who Cares
03-19-2010, 02:04 AM
Contact information for the Susan Cox Powell search
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 12:25 a.m. MDT
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The command post will be south of Tooele and west of Vernon at the Simpson Springs campground.

Volunteer requirements:

— A completed waiver form acknowledging the volunteer assumes sole responsibility for his or her actions on the search.

— A photo ID to show the volunteer is of age and to allow tracking of searchers to ensure they have returned.

— Shortwave radios are helpful, as there is no cell phone coverage in the search area.

— Be in good health and prepared for significant physical excursion.

— Volunteers are responsible to check the weather and to dress appropriately, including comfortable hiking boots and a jacket.

— Volunters should also bring an emergency preparedness pack with a basic first-aid kit, water, snacks, flares, etc.

Article:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700017200/Contact-information-for-the-Susan-Cox-Powell-search.html

Angel Who Cares
03-19-2010, 02:08 AM
Brent Hunsaker - Questions about recent stories on the Susan Cox Powell case
Last Update: 3/18 1:14 am
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Recently, a few people have been asking me, “What’s the point?”

“So what if Josh Powell was at a strip bar on the day his wife was reported missing?”

“So what if the picture of the Powell family sitting in the snow in front of a fire may not be a fake?”

“So what if there’s a search around Simpson Springs?”

Here we go …

Bottom Line: Talking about all this stuff keeps Susan and the mystery of her disappearance in our thoughts and conversations.

That’s the point.
*More at link!

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/about_4/blogs/story/Brent-Hunsaker-Questions-about-recent-stories-on/3z1y4pzSsUebVjpyex2AoA.cspx

Angel Who Cares
03-19-2010, 02:10 AM
Experienced crews joining the search for Susan Cox Powell
Last Update: 3/18 10:45 pm
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It has only been a few days since the call went out for an April 10th search of Utah's west desert for clues to the disappearance of Susan Powell and already, a few hundred have volunteered. Many of the volunteers bring with them special skills. They're firefighters, EMT's, police and ex-military. They know how to conduct an effective search.

Among these professionals who are volunteering, 12 men and women with Bridgerland Fire of Cache Valley. Bridgerland's chief, John Watkins said, "If it was my family, I'd want the same thing -- the community to pull together and help out." A member of his crew, Derrick Vigil added, "I think my team and I just want to put our training to good use."

Chris Willden is putting together another team from Strategic Tactical Group. Not only are they bringing with them their "go packs", radios and laptops, they're also providing a small trailer that can act as a command post. Their time and equipment are all being donated to the cause of finding Susan. Willden said, "We're probably into it -- with what we're going to be having out there -- probably a thousand dollars."

For a complete list of what to bring as well as instructions on how to sign up for the April 10th search, A free Facebook membership is required.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=1468&id=100000867499664&ref=mf#!/topic.php?uid=198478842187&topic=18828

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/about_4/links_numbers/story/Experienced-crews-joining-the-search-for-Susan/NUzANqM-JUSmrssEfSh1Hg.cspx

Angel Who Cares
03-20-2010, 12:49 PM
Susan Powell search has sheriff concerned
Park worries horde of volunteers in west desert could pose safety risks, destroy evidence
Mar 18, 2010
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A press release was sent out Tuesday morning through the Friends and Family of Susan Powell Facebook page, asking for volunteers in a coordinated effort to look for the 28-year-old mother of two. The search will be headquartered at the Simpson Springs campground and will go from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“It’s tough to say anything against volunteers because they’re well-intentioned and we wouldn’t want to put a damper on that,” said Park, who also heads up Tooele County Search and Rescue. “But when you start a search of this magnitude, it’s your responsibility to make sure everyone who goes out gets back safely.”

Wildlife, cold weather and abandoned mine shafts pose potential threats to the volunteers in what is an inhospitable area. There’s also a real possibility of searchers becoming lost, injured or dehydrated. “The other area of major concern is, we are painstakingly trained as to what is and isn’t evidence, and what might be evidence,” Park said. “With a bunch of volunteers walking around, they may not be aware and they may destroy evidence.”

When citizen searches for kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart were being conducted in Tooele County in 2002 and 2003, Park was kept well informed and very few problems arose, he said. But he worries this search for Powell could potentially bring a lot more people. “I just can’t have that many people out in this desert without having some support,” he said.

Park has spoken with several Tooele County Search and Rescue personnel who have said they’ll help, although he added the organization will not be officially aiding in the search. “We will have people in the area, just in case something does happen,” Park said.
*More at link!

Article:
http://www.tooeletranscript.com/view/full_story/6776896/article-Susan-Powell-search-has-sheriff-concerned?instance=home_news_1st_right

Angel Who Cares
03-20-2010, 12:55 PM
Susan Cox Powell Update: Tooele Sheriff Deputy on his way to West Desert
March 19, 3:19 PM
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Thursday Examiner.com reported that a cement strip the size and shape of a human body was found in the West Desert in Utah by a person searching for clues into the disappearance of Susan Cox Powell.

On February 16 Linda Osborne, who has been searching for clues into Susan's disappearance since December, was out searching in Utah's West Desert. She stumbled upon a concrete strip about 7' long and about 2.5' to 3' wide. One area of the strip was wider than the other, appearing it could be covering a body, the wider area possibly the size of a person's shoulders.

The area where Osborne located the cement strip is off of Hwy 80 near the Skull Valley Road off ramp, There is an old abandoned gas station at Rowley Junction. The cement strip is down a dirt road off of Skull Valley Road at Rowley Junction about 500 to 750 feet from the abandoned gas station.

She reported her findings to West Valley City Police and to the Tooele Sheriff's Department in February. She was dismayed to see no one had followed up and investigated her finding.

Friday Examiner.com spoke with Sheriff Frank Parks who said, "We've got a deputy on his way out there right now to see if he can locate it."

Cement strip found in West Desert, Utah
http://image3.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID34328/images/100319161637resized_Cement___Abandoned_Gas_Station _from_Linda_Osborne2.jpg

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m3d19-Susan-Cox-Powell-Update-Tooele-Sheriff-Deputy-on-his-way-to-West-Desert

Angel Who Cares
03-20-2010, 12:57 PM
Search for Susan: cement strip in desert?
Last Update: 3/19 10:46 pm
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Police received concerns about a cement strip found during a search for Susan Powell in the West Desert.

Police have received several tips on potential clues to Susan's disappearance since Demcember, but a body sized pouring of cement has some people wondering.

Friday, the Tooele County Sheriff's department sent a deputy out to locate and investigate the slab. At this time, investigators do not believe the cement strip is suspicious. However, they might be going back out soon to further investigate.

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/Search-for-Susan-cement-strip-in-desert/niFnNkcxxkCBIO2S2pvdMA.cspx

Angel Who Cares
03-20-2010, 01:02 PM
EXCLUSIVE: Susan Cox Powell's father journeys to Simpson Springs
Last Update: 3/19 10:57 pm
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Chuck Cox spent the week in Utah listening to intense debriefings by West Valley police detectives on progress in the case of his missing daughter, Susan Cox Powell.

December 6th, 2009, Josh Powell said he took his two small boys to Simpson Springs. That was the last night anyone saw his wife, Susan. Chuck Cox said he had to see the place for himself.

As he drove off the pavement and onto the dirt road for the last 20-30 miles to the campground, he noted there were no lights or markings. It would have been a difficult drive at night -- especially with blowing snow. Cox observed, "My daughter never would have let him out of the house with the kids that night to go camping and I certainly don't believe he would head out in a snow storm."

Chuck Cox spent a half hour walking by himself among the fire pits and sagebrush. To finally see the place was something of a revelation -- not that he every really believed Josh's account of that night, but driving the roads and seeing it with his own eyes put the problems with the story into sharp relief.

He now firmly believes that whatever happened that night did not happen at Simpson Springs. "It confirms it," he said. "The only hard thing is thinking she could be out there somewhere ... in another place like this."

Chuck Cox feels Simpson Springs does not hold the answer to his daughter's fate.

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/EXCLUSIVE-Susan-Cox-Powells-father-journeys-to/zxmSjMgi20ulIg0NMT-gGw.cspx

Angel Who Cares
03-20-2010, 01:08 PM
Missing woman's father: Visit to campsite 'confirms it'
Story Published: Mar 19, 2010 at 11:20 PM PDT
Story Updated: Mar 19, 2010 at 11:25 PM PDT
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Susan Powell's father no longer believes his son-in-law's story has any credibility. This week, Chuck Cox went to Simpson Springs in remote Tooele County in Utah. For the first time, he saw for himself the campground where Josh Powell claims he went the night his wife disappeared.

Cox believes on that December morning, the pass to the campsite would have been impassible, especially considering Josh Powell was driving a minivan with front-wheel drive and little clearance. "You get pulled into there, get stuck real easily in a car like this," he said, seeing potentially problematic areas.

At the campground, Cox ran into a scout troop from Riverton. It just so happened the troop was also camping at Simpson Springs on the weekend of Dec. 6, and left just as the flurries were starting.

He now firmly believes that whatever happened that night did not happen at Simpson Springs. "It confirms it. The only hard thing is thinking she could be out somewhere... a place like this," said Cox.

Article:
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/88714232.html

Tricia
03-21-2010, 11:52 PM
From the Examiner.com an indepth look into the case and why the issue with the searches.

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m3d19-Searching-for-Susan-Cox-Powell-Precious-time-lost-Part-1

Angel Who Cares
03-22-2010, 01:13 PM
*FYI: Tricia is being modest with her post above!
Our very own Tricia is quoted in Part 2 & 4 from the above article links in Post#242! :wink:

Susan Cox Powell Update: Detectives plan to 'flip' cement in the desert
March 21, 4:52 PM
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There is a possibility the cement strip is nothing more than a dump truck driver cleaning out his load, yet there's a possibility it could be someone's loved one underneath the cement. Regardless what it is, people believe it's worthy of an investigation. The Tooele County Sheriff's Office agreed to investigate.

After going out to find the cement strip on Friday, Deputy N. Collins went again on Saturday to meet Linda Osborne, who initially located the cement strip. Once the deputy confirmed the cement strip and heard Osborne's concerns, he requested she stay away from the strip. Osborne said, "The deputy requested I not get any closer in order to protect possible evidence. We were about 25' away from the cement strip."

Tooele Sheriff's Department Sgt. Gowans told Examiner.com Sunday morning that he is urging citizens to stay away from the area where the cement strip has been located until investigators have a chance to go and flip the cement, which he hopes will happen Monday. He has asked Examiner.com to contact the sheriff Monday afternoon for an update. People are pleased that Tooele County Sheriff's office has acted so quickly and are taking this seriously.

A concerned citizen who wishes to remain anonymous said on Sunday morning he and his family drove out to the area where the abandoned gas station is, close to where the cement strip is located, and that he was shocked to see no police in the area and no police tape blocking people from entering an area where he believes the concrete strip should be.
*More at link!

Slideshow: Susan Cox Powell missing: Cement strip found in West Desert
http://www.examiner.com/ExaminerSlideshow.html?entryID=1101967

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m3d21-Susan-Cox-Powell-Update-Detectives-plan-to-flip-cement-in-the-desert

Angel Who Cares
03-22-2010, 01:25 PM
Friends of Susan Powell suspect that her body made be hidden in concrete slab
March 21, 8:39 PM
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Linda Osbourne is one the searchers. According to ABC 4, Osbourne found the concrete slab that is approximately seven feet long and three feet wide. Osbourne suspects the cement could be covering a body.

Friday, the Tooele County Sheriff's department went out to take a look at the slab. Investigators said that they didn’t believe the slab was suspicious, but intend to go back out Monday and turn the concrete slab over to see if anything can be seen. Investigators have asked that searchers for Susan Powell’s body stay away from the concrete slab until they get a chance to look at it closer.

Article:
http://www.examiner.com/x-19632-Salt-Lake-City-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m3d21-Friends-of-Susan-Powell-suspect-that-her-body-made-be-hidden-in-concrete-slab-see-photo

Angel Who Cares
03-23-2010, 08:20 AM
New concerns about planned search for Susan Powell
Last Update: 1:09 am
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But there is growing concern over that search from the Tooele County Sheriff, the Cox family and the Bureau of Land Management.

The BLM's concerns: Where are all those searchers going to park? Even if they come four to a car, two thousand searchers would mean 500 cars in a place that can't handle a fraction of that number. What's more, taking any vehicle off the roads is strictly forbidden.

On Friday, Chuck Cox journeyed with ABC 4 to Simpson Springs. He made it clear the family does not endorse the search. "We're not part of that search," he said. Primarily, the family is worried for the safety of the volunteers. "Depending on how many people you had up here, it could be dangerous," Cox explained. "I don't know that it would be worth the risk."

Tooele County Sheriff Frank Park said he's already said "no" to taking over the search. "No chance at all. We'll be there -- we'll be present -- but I can't handle that kind of liability to have two-thousand volunteers marching through the desert. No way," he said.

The Cox family remains very grateful for all the people who are willing to help them in their time of desperate need. But the family believes the help is needed elsewhere, not in Utah's west desert.

Video: New concerns about planned search for Susan Powell 4:13
More concerns about a planned search for Susan Cox Powell are being raised by the BLM, Tooele County Sheriff and even the Cox family.
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=96842@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story/New-concerns-about-planned-search-for-Susan-Powell/4bqHjEihG0K1aYZpBxo0iQ.cspx

Angel Who Cares
03-23-2010, 01:07 PM
Brent Hunsaker - My ride to the west desert with Susan Powell’s father.
Last Update: 10:07 am
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Chuck has learned the balancing act. He walks a thin line between keeping up the pressure on Josh Powell to cooperate with police while not becoming his prosecutor and judge.

With that as backdrop, Friday afternoon photographer Matt Lee and I met Chuck Cox and his friend, Mike Gifford, in the parking lot of the McDonald’s in Tooele where we began our journey into the west desert. The afternoon was mostly Sunny, with the temperature in the mid-40’s. There was also a cold, gusting wind that bit through jackets and made eyes water. The cold and the isolation of the place were something of a revelation.

Chuck had almost made it out to Simpson Springs the previous day with a police detective. But after a few miles down the dirt road of the old Pony Express Trail, he said he “got the point” and asked to turn around. He did not wish to waste the detective’s time.

As we drove that next day I had no idea how after we would go. This was only my 2nd trip down the trail and my first to Simpson Springs. I too wanted to see for myself this place where Josh Powell says he took his boys on the night his wife disappeared, but I deferred to Chuck the final decision. It is his daughter who is missing and his son-in-law’s story. We would go only as far as he wanted to go.

On the high wire, Chuck Cox is also trying to balance the welfare of “the ninety and nine” while still going after she who is lost.

Monument near Simpson Springs campground.
http://www.abc4.com/media/lib/5/3/1/2/31280dc5-e054-4ac7-8537-aa19c0d25b03/Original.jpg

Video: EXCLUSIVE: Susan Cox Powell's Father Journey 3:22
http://www.abc4.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=96817@ktvx.dayport.com&navCatId=8

Related Link:
This is the BLM website on Simpson Springs
http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/salt_lake/recreation/camping/simspson_springs.html

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/about_4/blogs/story/Brent-Hunsaker-My-ride-to-the-west-desert-with/fkTWAxuCK0eg60RkyrnE6g.cspx

Angel Who Cares
03-24-2010, 11:46 PM
Tribune drops suit to see Susan Powell documents
Courts » Sensitive investigation information cited.
Updated: 03/24/2010 09:30:52 PM MDT
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Search warrants discussing the investigation of the Susan Powell disappearance will remain closed.

An attorney for The Tribune on Tuesday withdrew the newspaper's lawsuit to open the warrants. An order, agreed to by the newspaper and attorneys representing law enforcement with the dismissal, says the warrants "include some detailed explanations of certain investigative techniques being used in this matter as well the thoughts and reactions of certain investigators regarding the developing evidence, some of which is not known to the public or involved persons."

The warrants also discuss witnesses who "could face a substantial risk of possible harm" if identified, the order states.

Search warrants and the written explanation for why police want them typically are public in Utah, but West Valley City police and the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office persuaded a judge to seal the Powell search warrants.

Article:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14752227

Angel Who Cares
03-26-2010, 09:00 PM
Tooele County sheriff has concerns about search for Susan Powell
March 26th, 2010 @ 6:14pm
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That search will be in the West Desert, starting at Simpson Springs, and the Tooele County sheriff has some concerns. Sheriff Frank Park is worried a lot of people going out there don't really know what desert conditions are like, and he doesn't want anyone with good intentions to get hurt.

The volunteer search for Susan, scheduled for April 10, will include a massive operation in Tooele County's West Desert by Powell's friends. "The heart of a volunteer should never be questioned. They do a great job, and they're there to help," Park says.

The sheriff says he's heard from search organizers there could be 2,000 volunteers, which makes him a little nervous. "My major concerns are the accountability for the people coming and going. If we've got 2,000 people showing up, we want to make sure we got 2,000 people coming back," Park says.

"Hopefully, it'll be a safe, great day; and the concern of everybody throughout the country is to get closure for this family. If that happens, that's great," Park says. One of the organizers of the search says the snow is starting to melt. She's hoping that will help someone find something.

*Video Included In Article!

Map: Simpson Springs Campground
http://maps.google.com/maps?source=embed&hl=en&q=simpson+springs+recreation&sll=40.364595,-111.981615&sspn=0.012327,0.027874&g=simpson+springs&ie=UTF8&cd=1&hq=simpson+springs+recreation&hnear=Simpson+Springs,+Dugway-Wendover,+UT&geocode=FcHlYgIdaRJH-Q&t=h&cid=4880263907230868978&ll=40.463666,-112.098999&spn=1.462743,2.334595&z=8

Article:
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=10159431

Texas Mist
04-03-2010, 01:26 AM
Search for Susan Powell closed to the public
April 2nd, 2010 @ 10:06pm

CACHE COUNTY -- A search for Susan Cox Powell set for Saturday, April 10th, has been closed to the public.

Scores of volunteers had planned to join in on the search of the Simpson Springs area where Susan's husband Josh said he took the children the night she disappeared in December of last year.
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The search will now be conducted by trained professionals.

more here

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=10254231/


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Susan Cox Powell Update: Change of plans for April 10 ground search
April 2, 8:42 PM Seattle Headlines Examiner Isabelle Zehnder

April 2, 2010 - Search organizers have issued a press release this evening (see below for official press release) and have passed the torch to a group of professional search teams who are now in charge of the Susan Cox Powell April 10 ground search at Simpson Springs in Utah's West Desert.

Ground search organizers told Examiner.com they appreciate the outpouring of support from the public and from professionals for the April 10 search.

Organizers of the search have received an overwhelming response from trained professionals with offers to help. Some are experienced search and rescue teams while others have firefighting, medical, law enforcement, and military experience.


much more here - including press release

http://www.examiner.com/x-34328-Seattle-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m4d2-Susan-Cox-Powell-Update-Change-of-plans-for-April-10-ground-search-Slideshow

Angel Who Cares
04-03-2010, 10:40 AM
Brent Hunsaker - Changes to the Simpson Springs search for Susan Cox Powell
Last Update: 12:29 am
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The original organizers of the April 10th planned search for Susan Powell in the Simpson Springs area have made a difficult decision: they have decided to step aside. Late Friday night they sent out notice that they will “cede command of the search to qualified professionals.”

One of the original organizers wrote me: “We’ve always tried to do what is best for Susan.” There are no egos here, just determination to see the job done right. And if that means letting others take the reigns, then so be it. To those people I can only say this: Please realize that the decisions were made after consultation with police and with Susan Cox Powell’s own family. I know many of the people who had a part in this decision and I am confident they made it with your safety foremost in their thoughts.

Over and over again, I heard Chuck Cox and others say that they could not bear the thought of someone getting hurt – or worse – while they searched for Susan. I believe these difficult decisions will go a long way in allaying those concerns.

As a simple reporter who has watched from the wings, I applaud the folks of the Cache Valley – Shawn Sorensen and Joanne Bentley chief among them -- who first called for and began to organize this search for Susan. A lot of people talked about a search, but they started the ball rolling. They did not know Susan, but were still drawn to the drama of her disappearance by a noble human desire – the desire to help.

I also applaud the good men and women of Bridgerland Fire and Strategic Tactical and other organizations who will do a lot of the heavy lifting to make this search happen on April 10th. I am so humbled to witness so many people struggle to do the right thing. God bless and prosper your efforts.

Article:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/blogs/story/Brent-Hunsaker-Changes-to-the-Simpson-Springs/tHOIFmK4vkugiZxE6QWJIw.cspx