Some in his family question move with wife still missing
why hasn,t josh been named a suspect?because they have not
evidence of a crime
why hasn,t there been any forthcoming information from the press and the wvcpd?
why hasn,t josh been named a suspect? why hasn,t her body been found yet? yes i
wonder if susan could have just walked away,stranger things have been known to
happen.if josh was truly a person of interest they would have already arrested
him.so,something is not right here,just my 2 cents.
Sad but true, if Josh hadn't moved away last weekend, there would have been even
less to keep this story in the news. I think we are out of things to report
about, until they either find Susan's body or charge Josh with a crime. It's sad to think that after a month and a week, or so, she's being
forgotten by her husband and everyone else too.
can he be charged for putting his children at risk for taking them camping in
the middle of the night in below-zero temps?
I understand the people giving him the benefit of the doubt but you don't do the
things he's doing if you have nothing to hide. People conceal when they feel
they're wrong. It's called human nature.
Obviously the police have no reason to hold him here
Kudos to the photog for the picture of Josh standing next to the "where will you
go next" sign on the truck. Very fitting on many levels!
These things do happen, and they are scary.
His neighbors are helping him pack to get him out of their neighborhood. Good
thinking, can't blame you one bit.
Poor Josh! He looks like he has lost weight? Well, just what physical condition
do you think Susan may be in now????Let the guy alone??? I don't
think so. Yes, the law will handle this, but this is America and we are free to
state our opinions. If you do not like what is being stated here, then don't
read it.I am supportive of Susan, her precious boys, and the Cox
family. No one else.Kiirsi is going to organize a fundraiser? For
what? I think she needs to go home and just shut up.
He looks like he has lost weight. I wish the media would leave the guy alone.The law will handle this
Did he take the swingset?
I love the due process granted by these uber-conservatives on the comment
boards. The constitution is only partially inspired, right?
These comments are funny about people from Utah being judgemental...what does
that have to do with anything?! Anyone with a brain (whether they live in Utah,
New York or anywhere else for that matter) knows this guy is suspicious.
Susan Powell's journal is also source of information it contains description of
Like a few othersShes in the Missing People report!
...are constantly in his face. I don't know if he is guilty or innocent. He
knows, and God knows, and eventually it will come out. But just looking at the
camera man in the photo that accompanies this article would be enough to make me
want to go somewhere else! The circumstances are very strange, no doubt. I
feel bad for Josh, for Susan, and for their children and extended family. It
would be helpful if he would be more forthcoming about the things he knows. But
without a job to support himself and his children, I can understand why he might
want to be closer to family, and away from the area where people are constantly
looking at him, photographing him, etc. I hope this will be resolved soon. It
is a very sad situation all around.
Cooperate with the authorities. Why wouldn't he? Is this another one of those
crazy Mormon things?
A sickening tragedy.
@shecky,Thank you. If Lie detectors were the answer we wouldn't
need juries any more. They are unpredictable and fairly worthless in my
opinion. Taking one would be a lose lose situation for Josh.If he
passed, everyone would think he magically lied his way through the test and
passed. He has proved nothing by passing the test.If he fails, he
HAS to be guilty, right? Again, he is much better off (whether he did it or
not) not taking such a test.
I just don't get it! How do you just leave?
The "lie detector" test. I once took a polygraph for a job, and the results
were positive on homosexuality and pot smoking. I may wear an occasional pink
shirt, and smell bad, but I am neither gay, nor do I smoke weed.
You folks who are demanding a polygraph evidently don't understand why they are
not admissible in court.
what would I do if my wife disappeared? I have no job?....I'd move back to where
I had my family and get work there if I could. pretty simple if you ask me..
25% of all suspects convicted and then exonorated by DNA were coerced into
initially confessing to the crime.
Funny- I've lived in several other states all across the country and I've NEVER
run across people that hate Utahns. I've also found that people are pretty much
the same all over the country and if you took this case and transposed it
anywhere- the reactions of neighbors and the community would be about the same
as what I've heard and read here. Those of you complaining about the people of
Utah have clearly not lived anywhere else and maybe you should try a new
location for a while. Maybe that would help you get the chip off your shoulder
about Utah! Meanwhile, I think the police are being very careful to cross
all their "t"s and dot their "i"s and I think that they know a whole lot more
than they are being given credit for. I have my opinions about Josh Powell...
and we'll see if they are accurate!
And what does he tell his wife shows...Sory honey I moved I would have left a
forwarding but you know how it is.
"Stop being the reason why other people around the country hate people from
Utah"***Please tell me again why other people around the
country hate people from Utah. I moved here from the East Coast...
I moved here because I loved the people here in Utah. I love the mountains, the
relatively mild weather (compared to some of the humid east-coast winters, this
weather is great) Your comment only tells the rest of us, you've got
some beef. Wait, let me guess. You hate Mormons, right? Let me
guess, again. You used to be Mormon, right? You know, not everybody in Utah is
Mormon. I consider myself every bit as much a Utahn as my Mormon neighbors.In NYC there is a high concentration of Jewish families. I don't recall
the people of NYC picking on that religion like I see the people attacking my
Mormon friends. Whattup with that?
Mary, if the forensic aren't in by now, they aren't coming in.
The police must have nothing on this guy,it's to quite on their part.We may all
think he did it but until they have just cause he can do anything he damn well
pleases.His action are a bit strange to all but this guy is also a control freak
so it looks like he has decided to move on with his life because he knows she's
not coming back.I really think what ever was done with her body he knows they
are'nt going to find it. This might be the perfect murder.This seems like a well
planned crime. She wanted a divorce and he wasn't going to lose those kids,
thats what this is all about. This has been planned a long time no doubt.You
don't just forget to call off work I"m sorry.You don't run fans in the dead of
winter either. Another killer wouldn't of cared if the place was tidy and the
door was locked. And if she left him she would of taken her purse a woman never
leaves her purse.
If it were California Law, no killer would be found and he'd be golfing in
Florida until he was arrested in Las Vegas for battering a pawn shop owner.
It's just possible Susan made a choice most of her friends and family won't
consider. Josh knows and is letting her off the hook cuz he still loves her.
It's possible Susan wrote comments in the notebook cuz she hates him that badly
and would cast doubt on him. Has anyone checked to see if any funds were
embezzled where she worked?We have a long-standing tradition in this
state of "the nicest people" making off with other people's money.
More to What he knows Another ScottPeterson ACT of I dont remember on what
I Done Or What Day it was?Someday soon The Crime will catch him in the
mystery+If it was California Law it would be Three Strikes+
Of course he doesn't have a job. He "forgot" to go to work on Monday.
If he did do this, the authorities will find out, and if they don't, he will
have to one day pay for his crime, if he did it. I have to admit
that his behavior is very strange, like he knew what he would do once she was
gone. When my husband was dying, I knew what I was going to do, I thought it
out all the time. He died from a disease, so he didn't just suddenly disappear,
but I went through things in my head over and over again. I have no
doubt that there is a lot of evidence that has been gathered and that since he
is a person of interest, he will be under constant watch. I am not sure, but it
seems like both of their families are from Washington, maybe this move is to
help his boys to get closer to grandparents, maybe he knows that they will be
raising these boys.
I said it earlier and I'll say it again. Regardless of what happens at this
point in time--he will ultimetley answer to a Higher Court. You can't run from
yourslf---no matter where you go---there you are!
Where was the swingset neighbor?
Of course, he being the caring husband would be the first to take a polygraph,
especially to rule himself out as a suspect or person of interest so the police
can focus on the person who took her just at the time he decided to go camping
at midnight in sub-freezing temps. Of course, he must have taken a polygraph!
right, sure, didn't happen
While Josh's behavior has been very strange, that doesn't mean he killed his
wife. So far I've heard of no evidence that Josh is responsible. If there were
evidence the police would make the arrest. I can think of many explanations that
don't involve Josh killing Susan. It's impossible to say what you
would do in a similar situation. And his stories are so unbelievable
they almost have to be true. There are dozens of better alibi's that you could
come up with in a short period of time.I wouldn't be surprised if he
were exonerated and I wouldn't be surprised he was found guilty.
Did he take a polygraph yet???? He's quiet because he is hiding the truth.
Doesn't anyone get it? When the police went into the home, the fans were blowing
on a spot in the living room. Wake up people. I can't wait until the forensics
are in. Who takes a 2 and 4 yr old out camping at 12 midnight in sub-freezing
"Oh sorry honey, I thought you were never coming back, so I moved".
I agree. If I was in the same situation and I was 100% innocent, I would not
care what other people thought. I would stay and be as much help as possible
for the police. But then....
My attorney told me, a few years ago when I was accused of something terrible
that I didn't do, "This is America, you are guilty until proven innocent. Only
those with money can afford a good defense." I spent 6 months thinking that I'd
be arrested daily. I spent my life savings. I hired one of the world's top
polygraph examiners to examine me sinse the police will lie to you and tell you
that you failed even if you pass in an attempt to coerce a confession. I hope
this man gets a fair process that results in freedom if innocent and life if
guilty. Fact is: the police, district attorneys, etc. do not attempt to find
truth. But rather, pursue conviction with ignorance and without consideration of
the lives they will ruin. I now live with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and
await the day when I feel truly free. Sadly, this process will not change when
much of the populace is quick to support ARREST, CONVICT, LET HIM FRY IN A CHAIR
with no evidence, only histeria, and ignorance. Learn to think!
I agree that he is innocent until proven guilty. His behavior is odd, but I have
no idea how I would act if my wife were missing and I was out of work. I
wonder if he would even get a fair trial?There is a similar story
about Janet Abaroa. Her husband left the state and the case has never been
I hope Josh's father in Washington can convince Josh that telling the truth is
the most important advice he gets, This is your son, do the right thing.
Don't be a pawn of a unreasonable story. Do the right thing.
The only thing we're accomplishing here is a guaranteed change of venue if Mr.
Powell is ever charged with anything.Frankly, I'm shocked at the whole
"grap a rope" mentality on display here. Where's your respect for law
enforcement and the judicial system? There are so many opinions expressed
here regarding guilty behavior. How many of these people expressing their
opinion on that subject are trained professionals?The fact is this: None
of us knows squat on this subject.
is still taking care of the kids. Susan appears to have abandoned the family.
But then again, Mexico is nice this time of year. She needs to be found so that
she is forced to pay child support and alimony.
I'd like to know what he did with all of Susan's belongings?? Did he pack them
up to take with him 'incase' Susan is found alive (which I doubt)? Or......did
he dump all her belongings explaining he 'thinks she is gone and will never come
back'??? If he did the latter: HUGE RED FLAG............HUGE!!
Hey Josh, I know you're smart. Please do write a book that explains how you're
innocent. You need money, and I need to understand, for the sake of my own
daughter in a similar situation to that of your wife, what happened. You can
explain for the rest of us all the things those mean police detectives would
twist around and not understand. You can help us to see a way to divert our
attention away from you and toward what else might have happened to your wife.
You deserve a chance to tell all! If you wait until those who have already
decided do put you behind bars to claim your innocence, not too many people will
want to hear it.
If you have lived in Utah your "whole life" how do you know if people in Utah
are more or less of anyting if you have nothing to compare it to? So people in
California were not judgement of Scott Peterson before he was arrested ? If Utah
is so bad as far as judgemental people what keeps you here?
Okay, you are right don't be judgmental.He had nothing to do with her
disappearance. He is nice man.
Ive lived in Utah my whole life, the people in Utah are VERY VERY Judgmental its
Your voice does not count in school or church ? Why would you go to a school or
a church that does not value your and others opinions? I could care less if
people from other states have a negative view of Utah . Maybe they wont come
here in the hoardes they are now that overtax everthing from the water supply to
the school district. Let em hate us . Good.If Josh does move to Washington how
does that impeade the investigation? He can be quiet in Seattle just like he is
in Utah. If he is arrested then he can be interrogated just as well in jail
there until he is extradited back to Utah. Gotta go now, my kids are waiting and
excited for our yearly camping trip to Aragonite.
If my wife were missing, I'd stay as close to the last place i saw her as
possible and spend every waking moment of my life searching.
I wonder where people in Utah learned how to be so Judgmental? I personally
think Josh may have done something horrific but its not my job to play Judge and
Jury on a comment board so it creates more of a circus that in turn makes a
prime suspect move away so it makes it more difficult for the authority's to do
their job. The only place my opinion really matters is in a voting booth. Not in
church or a school or a comment string that will be removed tomorrow. If all you
people focus on judging yourself rather than others you would see a dramatic
change in your own life. Stop being the reason why other people around the
country hate people from Utah.
Faith without work is dead. You need to insert effort in finding Susan you
cannot just sit there and wait for something to come. Unless he knew where Susan
It is good that these neighbors are helping him move...Maybe they will see
something the police didn't!
Goes camping at midnight in freezing conditions with a 2 and 4 year old? Buys a
phone a pre-paid phone? Rents a car with cash and drives hundreds of unexplained
miles? Has an industrial dryer drying carpet in the living room? Left the state
for Christmas vacation? Moving out of state? Yes, he will be extremely close to
the border. I can tell he misses his wife. Get real 'Club Members'.
And people like you make English teachers exasperated...
Even Mark Hacking would consider Josh Powell's behavior suspicious.
If he was my neighbor, I would be the first one to help him get out of my
neighborhood. Do you think all his neighbors are saints for helping? Or what? I
personally think they are saying good riddance before something else bad
wrz | 1:18 p.m.So using yours constitutional rights is now
considered circumstantial evidence?Wow. Its people like you who
makes lawyers rich.
Let's all go camping in the desert tonight!Remember, you have to
have s'mores for breakfast...so that you have two little kids covered in sticky
chocolate and marshmallows.
It's a pretty short trip to the border once you make it to Washington. I hope
the boys stay with the grandparents when he makes a midnight camping expedition
Whathappenedto... 11:43"There is not a shred of evidence that says
he had anything to do with his wife disappearance."There is some
circumstantial evidence... refusal to take the police to the campsite, refusal
to tell the police where he took the rental car."To the neighbors
who helped Mr. Powell move this morning, you are a fine example of
non-judgmental people."I'd be willing to help the move if and only
if he would come clean on the exact location of the camp trip and he car rental
How can anyone help this guy?
Sure, there's no evidence like a notebook with statements saying that if Susan
ever goes missing to look at Josh first, or the ridiculous behavior that only a
guilty person would exhibit, or the lack of concern for finding Susan as if to
scream, "She's dead, why should I look?".Nope, not a shred of
There is not one shred of evidence that says he didn't do it. EVERYTHING points
directly at him, mark hacking was more convincing.
We don't know there isn't any evidence against him; there may be some, but not
enough to convict. And again, he may be innocent. I sincerely hope so. But for
him to not cooperate with the police doesn't make him sympathetic to thinking
people.It's funny now how the comments are in defense of him,
whereas before they were pretty much against him. I'm hanging tough; I still
think he knows something he's not telling. I have no respect for him at all,
even if he is innocent. He's pretty wimpy.
Is this really news? Slow day...
Thanks Josh.This wil give all of us do-gooders something to do this winter
besides twiddling our thumbs.We'll go ahead and look for your wife and you go
ahead and leave town.You've probably got something more important to do
anyway.So long,we'll let you know if we see her.
Are some of these folks delusinal or what . Saying Josh is "hurting" The only
reason this guy might be hurting is the thought of being locked up for the rest
of his days
You can't run from the truth... not even to Washington.
to the sister. . . I understand he "was" talkative before, but what do you
expect from him now. His wife is missing and he has the woes of a whole family
to deal with, not to mention the added stress of not having a job in the most
depressed economic time for 60 years. That would make me less likely to talk my
self.To the neighbors who did help, you are true examples of second
mile saints. To those who are already convicting him, it isn't your
responsibility to ensure he is worthy of his temple recommend!
Well i'm going camping tonight in the west desert with my 2 and 4 year old,
anybody want to come along?
I find it interesting that his neighbors are showing more compassion to him than
he is showing to his missing wife. If he seemed a bit more concerned about
staying in the area and finding his wife, I'm sure the community would also come
together to help him out with a place to stay.It shows to me that he
has a reason to no longer be concerned for her condition.
Would she really abandon her family without her purse and cellphone and clothes
and car? And special keepsakes from childhood? If she was considering divorce
she wouldn't have just left.
I hope Josh provided Pizza for the Elders' Quorum who are moving him. That is a
nice little way to say thank you.
"in to help him back his belongings"Spell check fail.
"To the neighbors who helped Mr. Powell move this morning, you are a fine
example of non-judgmental people. The world would be a better place with more of
you around."LOL, I am sure every one of them is think
what people are thinking here, they are helping him anyway.
"What happened to ... | 11:43 a.m. Jan. 9, 2010innocent until proven
guilty?"Yeah, we also get the 1st amendment to express our
opinion.He has no been convicted but we can express how we feel
about his actions. He isn't looking for her because he knows she is not alive.
"He can't afford the home. What should he be doing?"How about
finding a smaller home or apartment nearby so that he can stay close to the
people investigating his wife's disappearance, and near the family quoted in
So....how's that investigation coming?
Innocent until proved guilty only exists in a court of law. No further progress
is likely until her body is found. At that point, he's in deep doodoo.
He can't afford the home. What should he be doing? Just pray Susan will be
innocent until proven guilty?There is not a shred of evidence that
says he had anything to do with his wife disappearance. If there was the police
would have him locked up now.This man can't keep a job because of
the media circus surrounding this case. He probably can't support his young
children and pay for his home. What choice does he have but to sell his house
and move on?It amazes me how quick we all were (myself included) to
convict him in the court of public opinion. Leave the man alone
until you have any proof that he did it!I hope Susan is found
someday, alive would be better of course. But has anyone considered that maybe
she left and abandoned her family? I know everyone says she would never do that,
but has this possibility even been looked into by police?To the
neighbors who helped Mr. Powell move this morning, you are a fine example of
non-judgmental people. The world would be a better place with more of you
Please, not a gazillion more tired statements about the situation. There's
nothing new. The "brilliant insights" people have about the situation that no
one (especially police investigators) can see but them....well, do yourself a
favor and just go read a good book.