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Tom'sGirl
01-07-2010, 08:26 PM
Thursday, Jan 7, 2010 @05:28pm CST

The Elko County Sheriff's office is investigating the discovery of a body near West Wendover.

The body was found around noon in a remote area in Pilot Valley, about 15 miles from the Utah/Nevada boarder near Interstate 80.

The body, we're told, was wrapped in plastic and duct tape.

No word yet on the identity of the deceased.

The Elko Daily Press is reporting the body is about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and was found in an area between the towns of Montello and West Wendover.
http://connect2utah.com/content/fulltext/?cid=69981 (http://connect2utah.com/content/fulltext/?cid=69981)

Patty G
01-07-2010, 08:29 PM
I have a feeling this is Susan. :(

Tom'sGirl
01-07-2010, 08:30 PM
I have a feeling this is Susan. :(
I'm guessing it won't be long before we know.

harleysnana
01-07-2010, 08:31 PM
I have a feeling this is Susan. :(

I do too!
The local news said that the West Valley Police are on their way to the scene.

Dr. Know?
01-07-2010, 08:33 PM
Another article,

Body found wrapped in plastic and tape west of West Wendover

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14143528

Dr.Fessel
01-07-2010, 08:33 PM
It is a very developing story.

Patty G
01-07-2010, 08:34 PM
IIRC, West Wendover is about 100 to 125 miles from Josh's home.

harleysnana
01-07-2010, 08:35 PM
Just now... said Hispanic male.

Kimster
01-07-2010, 08:35 PM
How much mileage was on that rental car again? :(

ETA: Never mind, doesn't sound like it is her. I hope they find out who did this to this man!

Texas Mist
01-07-2010, 08:36 PM
<snipped>

Joshua Powell, Susan's husband, has been named a person of interest in her case. He told police he went camping in Utah's west desert -- an area not far from where the body was found -- with his two young children the night she disappeared.

Kirk Graves, who is married to Joshua Powell's sister Jennifer, said his family had been notified of the body's discovery late Thursday. He said they are concerned it may be Susan Powell, but are waiting for more details from police.


more here http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14143528

A tweet I saw said that this area is out of cellphone range.

Dr. Know?
01-07-2010, 08:37 PM
200 to 300 miles?

nyvictoria
01-07-2010, 08:37 PM
But why would local LE be headed out there if it was a Hispanic male? Surely they at least had some indication it was a female body?

As much as I don't want it to be Susan, if she's gone her family deserves to know.

Dr.Fessel
01-07-2010, 08:39 PM
But why would local LE be headed out there if it was a Hispanic male? Surely they at least had some indication it was a female body?

As much as I don't want it to be Susan, if she's gone her family deserves to know.


I think this is a very developing story.

harleysnana
01-07-2010, 08:42 PM
Local fox news... confirmed Hispanic male.

dini1976
01-07-2010, 08:43 PM
Oh man, this is a little nerve racking!

Dr.Fessel
01-07-2010, 08:43 PM
Anyone finding it on the net that it is a hispanic male?

nyvictoria
01-07-2010, 08:47 PM
Can anyone provide a link to news of the "hispanic male" ID??

TIA!!!!

angeleleven
01-07-2010, 08:47 PM
Fox News just broke in and reported this and say police are still monitoring this...that a body has been found wrapped in plastic. No word on gender, etc.

Dr.Fessel
01-07-2010, 08:47 PM
fox13 hasn't changed their web story yet.

DomCasual
01-07-2010, 08:48 PM
KSL has it as an Hispanic male now, as well. http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9265156

nomad
01-07-2010, 08:50 PM
Kiirsi couldn't have timed it better if she's over there helping JP pack up.

nyvictoria
01-07-2010, 08:51 PM
Fox now updated, as well:

"PILOT VALLEY, Nevada - Elko County Undersheriff Doug Gailey told FOX 13 News that a body believed to be a Hispanic male was discovered in Pilot Valley, Nevada, just west of West Wendover."

http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-body-found-wrapped-plastic,0,4937373.story

I wish they would hurry up and really confirm, not just "believed to be".

passionflower
01-07-2010, 08:52 PM
Not a word on HLN or any channel I am surfing here in PA

amm
01-07-2010, 08:53 PM
I wonder where the reports are coming that it is a Hispanic male. Until it is confirmed from a LE source on the record, I'll wait. What if they have leaked that it is a Hispanic male, off the record, just to see what Josh does? I remember that they watched Casey Anthony for her reaction when they were looking at the one park for a body.

Patty G
01-07-2010, 08:53 PM
KSL has it as an Hispanic male now, as well. http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9265156

In that article it says: On Friday evening, Gailey confirmed that the body inside the plastic bag is a Hispanic male. Investigators don't yet know how the man died or how he ended up in the desert.

It's still Thursday (I hope)!

passionflower
01-07-2010, 08:53 PM
Atleast we now know that someone is out searching from above!!!

badhorsie
01-07-2010, 08:54 PM
My heart sank when I read the thread title...
Poor man, hope he is identified soon

angeleleven
01-07-2010, 08:54 PM
Shepard Smith, Fox News says it is not Susan Powell, but it is a hispanic male.

impatientredhead
01-07-2010, 08:56 PM
Good grief, that reported said: On Friday evening, Gailey confirmed that the body inside the plastic bag is a Hispanic male.

It's still Thursday as far as I know :)

<whispering> the date on this thread is wrong :innocent:

Tom'sGirl
01-07-2010, 08:57 PM
In that article it says: On Friday evening, Gailey confirmed that the body inside the plastic bag is a Hispanic male. Investigators don't yet know how the man died or how he ended up in the desert.

It's still Thursday (I hope)!
OOps, I just posted the same thing.......gotta go delete my post.

dini1976
01-07-2010, 08:57 PM
fox13 SLC confirmed on their live feed that it is a hispanic male.

Dr.Fessel
01-07-2010, 08:57 PM
Good grief, that reporter said: On Friday evening, Gailey confirmed that the body inside the plastic bag is a Hispanic male.

It's still Thursday as far as I know :)

Maybe it is Josh doing the reporting, you know how he gets his days mixed up.

passionflower
01-07-2010, 08:58 PM
IMO, I can see a germaphopic (Josh) wrapping the body up in plastic!
Now a regular murder between men, I doubt if a killer would use plastic
and duct tape.........another man would just dump a man.......IMO

I hope LE gives more reports to this.

WHERE is Josh right now???

Tom'sGirl
01-07-2010, 09:00 PM
<whispering> the date on this thread is wrong :innocent:
I'm glad you mentioned it, thanks a bunch, I corrected the year.

nyvictoria
01-07-2010, 09:02 PM
What an unbelievable coincidence if it is an Hispanic male. I feel so terribly, awfully bad for Susan's family (not Josh!!) having to endure all the speculation and waiting. I hope they're getting their information directly from local LE at this point.

Although I do hope Josh is sweating bullets awaiting any news. For all we know Susan may be close to where this body was found. God works in mysterious ways.

Dr.Fessel
01-07-2010, 09:13 PM
Ok this isn't making sense to me. Why would they open the plastic outside at the site where the body was found.

The Elko County Sheirff's Office is working with Washo County officials on this case. They say processing a scene like this is a long process.

"It could take up to 10 to 12 hours, depending on whether they work through the night. If they stop when it gets dark, then they'll pick it up in the morning," Gailey said.

He said the body will probably be taken to Washoe County for an autopsy and that the Washoe crime lab may get involved.


http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=9265156

I don't buy it.

nyvictoria
01-07-2010, 09:17 PM
Agreed Dr. F...sounds way to strange to me too! I'm mean really!

ETA... Why on earth would Washoe County even be involved with this body if it is indeed a male Hispanic? Was there an Hispanic man missing from Washoe County Utah?

kellync
01-07-2010, 09:25 PM
What has me slightly hinky is that on the twitter set up to spread the word about Susan, it says "we will not be making an official statement at this time"..Just before that there was a tweet that said
"We have no confirmation or denial that a body found in Nevada is that of Susan (http://twitter.com/search?q=%23susanpowell) Powell - waiting like everyone else"

kellync
01-07-2010, 09:38 PM
Tweet from Susan Powells page that says body is not her. Good news and bad, I guess...

AmandaReckonwith
01-07-2010, 09:43 PM
I thought it was her based on the F/F facebook page being (briefly) shut down. The height matched and Kirk Graves said they'd been notified.

Patty G
01-07-2010, 09:46 PM
Body found near West Wendover is a Latino male

Updated: 01/07/2010 06:16:41 PM MST
The body found in Elko County, Nev., on Thursday is that of a Latino male, said Elko County Sheriff's Office Undersheriff Doug Gailey.

http://www.sltrib.com/ci_14143528

tfrohning
01-07-2010, 10:17 PM
I guess we sit back and wait....Where Josh?

Dr.Fessel
01-07-2010, 11:54 PM
Agreed Dr. F...sounds way to strange to me too! I'm mean really!

ETA... Why on earth would Washoe County even be involved with this body if it is indeed a male Hispanic? Was there an Hispanic man missing from Washoe County Utah?


Washoe county has a medical examiner. I would think he would be the one to unwrap the body.

chicagofa13
01-08-2010, 12:50 AM
Josh, just like tot mom KC, was probably relaxing eating bonbons, knowing that is not where he placed the body.

passionflower
01-08-2010, 01:03 PM
Has this person been properly ID yet?
First the body was a body, then not human,then Susan's people were notified,
then UTAH LE came in on this case, then a hispanic man,
I'm waiting for a proper ID.

lookin4justice
01-08-2010, 01:25 PM
Ok this isn't making sense to me. Why would they open the plastic outside at the site where the body was found.



http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=9265156

I don't buy it.


I can't speak for them but I do know that people sometimes make critical mistakes even though they were trained better.
I worked in a location that was always on the lookout for terrorist activity. We were trained in what to do if a suspiciuos package showed up. One day I found one. I walked away, sure to not use my radio, and got my superior. After telling of what I had found, I took him to the location. He reached over and opened it up. I couldn't move. I was pretty sure I was going to blow up. As you can see now, I did not. Someone had simply left this package. I knew that due to the sensitivity of our job, this may have been a test by the security division. After discussing this, we decided to follow protocol and call in the upper levels. First guy on the scene, opened the package. I yelled Boom.
Later we discussed what should have been done. Of course, I was lucky that I was the only one who managed to not touch the package or key the radio. We were all trained. Why did they touch the package, they just weren't thinking.

If someone is trained yet does not encounter the threat regularly, they may still do the wrong thing.

Noway
01-08-2010, 02:48 PM
How would they know it was a Hispanic male if they didn't unwrap the body? Did they just peek?

From video at link above (http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=9265156)
Wrapped in plastic with duct tape ... so they must have unwrapped to a certain degree to know that he was Hispanic (Latino in some reports) male.

passionflower
01-08-2010, 05:45 PM
It has been 24 hours now since they have discovered this body, has nws come out and told anything more about who this is?
Is the body REALLY a Hispanic male????
What's happening?
I haven't heard anything, has anyone local?

Dr.Fessel
01-08-2010, 05:49 PM
It has been 24 hours now since they have discovered this body, has nws come out and told anything more about who this is?
Is the body REALLY a Hispanic male????
What's happening?
I haven't heard anything, has anyone local?

Yes and he was a murder victim.


Police identify body, suspect arrested
January 8th, 2010 @ 12:19pm
By Sam Penrod

AMERICAN FORK -- Investigators have identified a body found Thursday near the Utah-Nevada border.

American Fork police said the body was that of 46-year-old Jesus Landin of Lehi. They said they believed he was murdered back on Dec. 28.

American Fork police arrested 29-year-old Ramon Alfredo Somoza Friday in connection with the murder. Police said he was the victim's employer.

Landin was reported missing Dec. 31 by a friend. As investigators looked into the case, they discovered Landin made a call to Somoza on Dec. 28 demanding to be paid for work he had done.

Investigators discovered carpet in a Dumpster that had been ripped out at another location. They said they found traces of blood and possibly a bullet hole.

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9273752

passionflower
01-08-2010, 05:50 PM
How would they know it was a Hispanic male if they didn't unwrap the body? Did they just peek?

From video at link above (http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=9265156)
Wrapped in plastic with duct tape ... so they must have unwrapped to a certain degree to know that he was Hispanic (Latino in some reports) male.

wow, did anyone read all the comments under the news link????

passionflower
01-08-2010, 05:51 PM
Yes and he was a murder victim.


Police identify body, suspect arrested
January 8th, 2010 @ 12:19pm
By Sam Penrod

AMERICAN FORK -- Investigators have identified a body found Thursday near the Utah-Nevada border.

American Fork police said the body was that of 46-year-old Jesus Landin of Lehi. They said they believed he was murdered back on Dec. 28.

American Fork police arrested 29-year-old Ramon Alfredo Somoza Friday in connection with the murder. Police said he was the victim's employer.

Landin was reported missing Dec. 31 by a friend. As investigators looked into the case, they discovered Landin made a call to Somoza on Dec. 28 demanding to be paid for work he had done.

Investigators discovered carpet in a Dumpster that had been ripped out at another location. They said they found traces of blood and possibly a bullet hole.

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9273752

Thanks, now we can rest assured that he is not Susan, may he get justice!
Now we have to pray someone finds Susan!!!

nyvictoria
01-08-2010, 07:16 PM
With everyone waiting on pins and needles for the slightest news regarding the body, couldn't they at least have confirmed it wasn't Susan last night or earlier today??

I hope the murder victim, Jesus Landin, rests in peace. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, he was just trying to get paid for his work. :(

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14149853?source=rss

ETA Sorry passionflower...didn't see your post.