New info from older search warrant led detectives to Nevada
I generally don't execute a "secrecy order" by inviting the media
along for the ride.
I agree with jill17. We shouldn't be so judgmental of the how the case is being
handled. Be patient, and see what happens next before posting all these negative
I can't believe how many ungrateful posters are on this coment board! What do
you guys want? An episode of CSI to play out within 24 hours of a west valley
police news release? Come on! Just like Over the Top said: the police know
exactly what they're doing. And judy cox, susans mother, said it best: that she
is grateful this hasn't become a cold case. I couldn't agree more. Thank you
west vally police for including the public in your search efforts. Thank you for
keeping the case in the publics eye. Please continue to keep us informed, with
whatever you are able to share, despite negative comments. And thank you for
allowing the media on your search in ely.
seriously josh, can you have dad watch the kids and come back at least ONE
WEEKEND a month to help police and volunteers look for your wife, you know the
mother to your children?have you or your wife been to ely in the
last 20 years? why did you rent a car and travel so far? was if for
business, pleasure? if you think your wife ran off with someone, can you
provide a list of possible names or aquaintences of individuals she knew from
work or church that she would 'run off' with so police can follow up?can
you suggest any scenario of foul play that should be investigated to clear your
name a person of intrest?i guess what myself and others want is not
to point the finger at you or convict you without a trial, we want you to roll
up your sleeves and be aggressively active in finding this woman-your wife!
please josh come help the police and the volunteers
Pathetic news media, they have done the bidding of the WVC police once again.
Without knowing why or for what reason, the news media is creating more tabloid
journalism. These news media in Utah makes the weekly tabloids look
like legitimate news reporters with legitimate facts. Utah has no shame in its
police departments and how thoughtlessly they are using the media to create hate
and persecution, something Utah has honed to a fine art.
@Moderate - He put several hundred miles on his rental car in a very short time.
If I recall, it was like over 400 miles. Plus this article is obviously not
recapping many of the other sordid details surround Josh's whereabouts and
activities in the days surrounding Susan's disappearance, like the fact he was
practically thrown out of a bar for yelling at a waitress a day or so after she
went missing. While I don't think the police needed to have all the
UT media come to Ely, I understand they're reasoning for letting them know that
they're still working on the case. I think they could have held a press
conference here in UT, and that would have helped deflate all the hype that got
built up around they're activities in NV.
You are absolutely right Over The Top, the cops know exactly what they are doing
by using the media like they are. And they sure aren't using the media just to
satisfy the curiosity of a few commenters on the Deseret News comments board.
I would imagine they have something very solid, and they also said
it came from some kind of search related to Josh Powell. I would imagine WVC PD
is sending a message to Powell. And I would imagine he knows exactly what the
cops have, seeing as he has already reacted to it. After all, why would he break
his media silence right now, saying that anyone that knows him knows that he
would never hurt anyone? Yep, if the cops were looking for a
reaction from him they sure got it.
What a complete joke that 'press conference' was. Driving out of Utah this
morning, my daughter and I waited for 2 hours to hear what was up. At 10
o'clock, what did we hear? "I'm gonna go change my clothes so I don't get
'em dirty, and we're gonna search some areas around here, and you're all welcome
to come with." What the what?
Everyone is complaining about how inept the WVC PD appears to be. I disagree.
Assume they were carrying on this investigation without notifying any of
the media. It would eventually become apparent - even leak out somehow - that
the WVC PD was in the Ely area conducting extensive searches, and then the cry
would be "why isn't the WVC PD more open with the Susan Powell
investigation?". So the WVC PD has invited the media to be involved.I even think they have some concrete evidence, which they obviously can't
share to preserve the integrity of the case, but need recover the body before
they can charge the appropriate individual. I like to believe they are close.
Notice they haven't told the media to go home, and they have even said that
today was a success. At least if they do find her, the media won't have to drop
everything to go to Ely - they're already there.
Oh Utah, here you go again....
"Police have repeatedly said Josh Powell has been uncooperative with their
efforts"... Josh is a 'Person of Interest'. Cooperating with the police on
even a traffic ticket will likely get you convicted. Police are skillful at
"Making a case". Time and Time again, the law enforcement just wants
"closure". Any Closure! The DA needs a conviction. I would not even
talk to the police about a lost dog. Josh is at least as wise.
"What has Josh given as an explanation for renting a vehicle and driving it
a few hundred miles around the time of Susan's disappearance?"I
don't know what explanation Josh gave, but the police impounded his vehicle to
search for evidence. He rented a car to get around. Why is that unreasonable?
They got a lot of folks hopes up for no good reason. They have a called press
conference with no information to give, lame.
This makes me think again too, of how Josh does not permit his kids to have
anything to do with their Cox grandparents or family. One day the kids will
resent that. Why not let them be loved by all?
Utah law enforcement really never surprises me any more. If the police
sincerely believe they will find evidence in their search efforts, why are they
inviting third party media to be present and potentially mess up their evidence
field. This is like a gift from heaven to anyone involved in her disappearance.
What has Josh given as an explanation for renting a vehicle and driving it a few
hundred miles around the time of Susan's disappearance?
This article is by far the most informative one I've seen today. Good work,
I remember reading about Josh telling a friend at a party years ago that a mine
shaft would be the best place to hide a body. And now here they are, checking
Way to totally lay an egg West Valley PD. What a joke!
I'm afraid that this will likely lead to nothing. The fact that Josh Powell was
confident enough to answer questions from the press the day of the announced
'lead' makes me suspect that this is in fact not the location where Susan Powell
is likely to be located.
Wish they had a cadaver dog (or borrow one). It would help narrow the search at
"Hey media, we have something for you, but we can't tell you about it
because of a gag order. But if you come over here, you'll see for
yourself....wink wink....nudge nudge....STOMP STOMP!!!"Sounds
like they're trying to tell the media without actually "telling" the
media. Must be juicy....
Wow, talk about a media event. Unbeliveable how this has been handled.
I really meant to spell PRAY not prey!
It's hard to understand why officials would call a press conference and then
give out no information, unless they are using the media to flush something or
"someone" out. Otherwise, it sure makes investigators look like a
bunch of idiots who enjoy the spotlight.
I sincerely hope that they can finally find her.I find it interesting that they
have invited the media to the search sites, obviously, this is designed to
increase the pressure on Joshua Powell,so I'm guessing someone rolled over on
Why have a news conference with nothing to say other then, we are here to follow
a lead! Couldn't they tell the media that in other ways.... hundreds of people
listen by internet, radio and TV for nothing! I hope and prey this is a good
So did they basically invite the media out because they couldn't find enough
volunteers to help search for Susan? One of the most pathetic investigative
cases I have seen in years--communicate with the public!