Late Night Camping Trip with Two Young Children

Discussion in 'Susan Cox Powell' started by Patty G, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Patty G

    Patty G Retired WS Staff

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    Susan Powell's family said there is "a huge red flag" waving over her husband's claim that he took their two small children camping in a wintery desert the night she disappeared.

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

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    I don't know a whole lot about this case but that's one of the first things I read and I absolutely agree with Susan's family. The camping trip is illogical and unbelievable, period. Too many factors render it so. If I were on a jury, that fact alone would make me very, very incredulous and suspicious of him.
     
  4. Patty G

    Patty G Retired WS Staff

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    I agree, the story about taking the childen in sub-zero temps in the middle of the night raised my "hinky-meter" for sure!
     
  5. songline

    songline New Member

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    I totally agree, The minute I heard this, I said lock him up. Also: no Mom would have allowed such a thing.
    they need to at least take away his passport.

    She had just told him she wants a divorce and she is missing:waitasec: while he went camping in sub zero degrees
    with 2 toddlers. :waitasec:
     
  6. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    That sounds as crazy as going golfishing on Christmas eve.
     
  7. fran

    fran Former Member

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    Not to mention that her friends said that Susan would NEVER have allowed it either! PLUS, Josh said he saw Susan when she was going to bed at 12:30 and he was leaving, which means she SHOULD have been awake to object AND remind him it was SUNDAY NIGHT not Saturday!

    JMHO
    fran
     
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    Cher352 New Member

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    I think anyone would agree including LE. I am really surprised he wasn't arrested shortly after that statement.
     
  9. azwriter

    azwriter Sister Mary Wanna

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    What in the world is there to see or do when you go camping passed midnight? And, what kid would really want to go out into the bitter cold just to make s'mores and see if a new generator is working?
    Every woman on this forum knows Josh's explanation is total bunk. No way are we letting husbands camp after midnight with a couple of boys younger than five.
    Then again, I suspect Susan didn't have the ability to say yes or no to a camping trip. I hate writing that. jmo
     
  10. smart blonde

    smart blonde Websleuths Member

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    You couldn't pay me to go 'camping', as the only adult, with a toddler and a pre-schooler!

    Add in the leaving at midnight, in sub-zero temps, in a mini-van, when I'm due at work the next morning (I believe he knew what day it was)...

    It is completely implausible.
     
  11. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    This passage is intersting for a couple reasons.

    Friends also noted that going on a spur of the moment camping trip wasn't necessarily out of the ordinary for Josh Powell. One friend recalled a time when Susan Powell had to get a ride home from work from another person because of a miscommunication with her husband. He decided one afternoon to take his two boys camping, the friend said. They returned about 3 a.m. because it got too cold, and the boys subsequently got sick.
    "I don't know if he thinks things through sometimes," the friend said. "He just kind of picks up and decides to do it."

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/...n-Powell-told-of-marriage-struggles.html?pg=2
     
  12. ATWC66

    ATWC66 Sitting here waiting for another clue

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    In short; this kind of reminds me of the case here in MI where a husband and wife were seen walking towards a pier. She "falls over" .... he goes back to the building to be with the boys and later calls police to say she is missing. Later he is charged with her death.
    So sad.
     
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    Not merely due at work, but according to some sources the first day of a new job, after a long period of unemployment...
     
  14. MD MOMMY

    MD MOMMY New Member

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    Okay so what were they supposedly camping in, a mini van? I have read a bunch of stuff but nothing is clarifying if they had a camper, trailer etc. NOT that I believe his story anyway. IMO he is one of the most obvious criminals I've seen in a LONG time.
     
  15. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    First of all, I'm an occasional camper, we tent camp. I can tell you for a fact, NOONE sets up a tent after dark- it is pitch black out (you can't hold a flashlight in one hand and put up your tent one-handed), and even if you have a newer style or smaller tent with flexible poles, if you can't get it set up before dark, you stay in a motel or go the next morning. NOONE leaves to go camping at midnight, especially not in freezing temperatures, with toddlers, and on a weeknight. Sounds more to me like he took the boys along on a trip to dispose of the body...
    Also, at most campgrounds, there are check-in hours, you wouldn't be allowed to check-in as late as midnight, and they might close the gate, and you wouldn't know where your assigned site was.
     
  16. Brwnigirl

    Brwnigirl Former Member

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    What do the kids say about going out that night?
     

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