Police to continue search in Susan Powell case into Saturday
New info from older search warrant led detectives to Nevada
Koecher has been missing since Dec. 13, when he was last spotted on a surveillance video in a neighborhood outside Las Vegas. His cousin, KC Naegle, said Friday that while the family appreciates the publicity the rumored connection to Susan Cox Powell brings, they don't buy into the theory.
"It's been weird," she's said. "Especially since it's really outlandish that they're connecting them. Yeah, it's kind of a coincidence that they disappeared at the same time, but they're saying things like, 'They both lived in downtown Salt Lake.' Right, but so did how many other people?"
She said running off with a married woman with children is "so far outside" her cousin's character and pointed out that he and Susan Powell were at totally different points in their lives — Koecher as a single guy living with roommates and Cox Powell as a married mother of two.
Still, the possibility Koecher is alive, regardless of the circumstances, is better than some of the alternatives.
"If he's living in Brazil with Susan Powell and he's happy and well, then we'd be happy with that," Naegle said. "We just want to know."
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