Powell's Graham house a 'fake,' investigators say

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  1. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't sure where to put this info. If there is a better place please merge. TIA.

    Powell's Graham house a 'fake,' investigators say

    http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=192...use-a-fake-investigators-say&s_cid=featured-1

    Investigators in Pierce County, Wash., are calling home that Josh Powell set fire to on Feb. 5 an elaborate "ruse."

    At a recent town hall-style meeting with the former neighbors in Graham, authorities said Powell did not live in that house.
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  3. GreenTeam

    GreenTeam New Member

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    Stunning...So where was he really living? At SP's house?
     
  4. gwenabob

    gwenabob A nice girl with a disturbing hobby

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    That's what I read in another article. That way he would have Alina to cook and clean for him.
     
  5. Sulamith

    Sulamith Active Member

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    It is really too bad that LE did not figure out that Josh's house was a ruse before he blew up that house and murdered his kids. If he was still living at his father's house...why oh why, did LE not know that? I am beginning to think that LE in Utah and WA are throwing anything out there now to try to CYA.
     
  6. Kimster

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    I think they may have known he wasn't staying there very much and using it as a ruse, but I'm sure they had NO IDEA he would use it to murder his boys.
     
  7. AngelWings444

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    LE can't follow him around 24/7, nor can they be a fly on the wall in the house to see if he is actually "living" there.

    I wonder if CPS knew he wasn't really living there? Different ball game if they did? Or I wonder if they wouldn't care and would just consider it a place to have supervised visits, knowing the kids wouldn't live there?

    Some rules/laws need to change and better communication between all parties needs to happen in the future.

    JMO
     
  8. dovebar

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    We are told that DFS "checked the house" before visits were allowed. How closely did they check? Open closets and cabinets in the kitchen? Was the place furnished? Details sure will be interesting.
     
  9. gwenabob

    gwenabob A nice girl with a disturbing hobby

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    Probably stuffed it with all the furnishings from his Utah house. I heard he hung pictures of Susan all around as well. Then burned it down.
     
  10. LCoastMom

    LCoastMom JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE MARIE - STILL WAITING

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    Did JP tell the courts he had moved into his own place after SP's arrest or was he told he had to move out in order to see his kids?

    I thought I remembered this from an early custody hearing, but I could be remembering wrong. :( Either way I still believe JP is responsible for the murder of Charlie and Braden, I feel that he would have done this no matter where he saw the kids, no matter what obstacles he faced. Those were HIS KIDS and no one was going to tell him he couldn't have them.
     
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    So, the Saturday night prior to the fire, Josh stayed with Alina at SP's house?

    If so, how could she not pick up on something was about to happen and that he definitely WAS supposed to have visitation with the kids that Sunday; therefore, she knew the kids WERE INDEED there when she made her 911 call.

    I think I read somewhere that these were bi-weekly visits and that Sunday would have made the 24th visit.

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    Knowledge is power. If Alina had the knowledge, she could have changed the situation and prevented this from happening. She should be held accountable for anything she knew and she didn't prevent.

    I WANT CONFIRMATION THAT IT WAS INDEED JOSH POWELL'S CORPSE IN THAT HOUSE.
     
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    That seems possible. But why could firefighters see so easily that it was staged - and DFS couldn't? That is what I am wondering.
     
  15. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/...-powell-used.html?storylink=twt#storylink=cpy

    He had just moved into a new place and was living alone. No one would expect his cupboards and closets to be overstuffed. He was probably clever enough to leave just enough clutter around to make the place look lived in.
     
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    This was reported on Dateline or 20/20. They said he had hung up stuff on the walls and had stuff in the living room, toys for the boys, to make it appear that he lived there, but he only went there for the visitation. They had also mentioned they spoke with the landlady and said she rented to Josh because she believed people deserved second chances.
     
  17. Yellow Rose

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    Wow, this just gets more disturbing and more bizarre every day. I would absolutely like to see what is in the paperwork they found at the landfill. Hopefully SOMETHING will tie back to Susan. I so want her to rest with her sons....for the sake of her parents and dearest friends. Though I never met her, I feel like I could have been one of her closest friends.
     
  18. Irish_Eyes

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    I think this is exactly JP's personality. They told him he had to move out if he wanted his kids, and this was just another way of saying "I do it MY way....I don't have to play by your rules."
     
  19. TallCoolOne

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    Humph. I have to wonder how that's working out for her.......

    I'm just sayin'...
     
  20. ThoughtFox

    ThoughtFox Expecting the Unexpected

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    I think that's called making a decision without enough information. :websleuther:

    And now - no tenants, and even no house left to rent.

    I wonder why so many people underestimated this guy. Yet it has been all over the news for years that he managed to make his wife disappear and basically got away with it. Why would anyone trust him? :waitasec:
     
  21. lillygator

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    every day this gets more and more disturbing. how nothing was picked up on prior to him doing this.
     

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