Josh Powell says he had 'nothing to do' with disappearance of his wife, Susan
I can't believe this Powell family. How could he not be guilty when he won't
help the police? Will his children ever recover from this? I hope this
terrible tale ends soon for Susan's family's sake. This is heartbreaking.
Bobp in Port Alice, BC; I guess if I were to ever kill someone I would call you.
As a Canadian citizen you could not represent me but you could advise me. You
don't seem care about truth or justus just winning in court. At least that is
what your statements tell me.
Re: My2Cents | 4:35 a.m. Aug. 27, 2011 "I'd say the WVC police did
what they intended to do, persecute and harass and lie. "If
that's what it takes to catch a killer and bring a mother's body home to her
family then they have the blessing of the vast majority of Utahns.When dealing with a killer the gloves should come off.
I think there is a lot of LDS cultural mixup here. A Mormon goes to his Bishop
and confesses major "sins". The police use this ideal and expect the
same "cooperation" principla "so the truth will be
known".The fact of the matter is that the police not only don't
have the right to that level of cooperation. The mixing of cultural standards
flies right in the face of "the right to remain silent". My advice in
many years of criminal trial work was to advise both all clients to tell the
police nothing.As a matter of fact I never asked the "did you
do it" question.
Some of these comments are absolutely laughable.
So there was a warrent, Why does the Desret News have so much Information on
Private files that was the property of the Powells.The Judicial Systen is
way out of line in just busting doors down and taking private property.It
seems we have the 5th to protect us and this raid over throws the right to claim
the 5 th.Really the intire case should be thrown out, We don't need to
furnish information to prosecute ones self.I suggest they have nothing
anyway, Just a big show.
If Josh were innocent, he would be as convinced as everybody else that she was
taken against her will and was most likely murdered. He wouldn't be trying to
make the case that she ran off with somebody. That's what a guilty person would
say in an effort to deflect attention on himself as the killer. If Josh were
innocent, he would believe his father's statements about having an inappropriate
relationship with Susan, and then he would logically realize that his children
are not safe with a guy who doesn't respect normal sexual boundaries. But Josh
knows his dad is putting on a front and making up stories in order to deflect
blame on Josh. If Josh were innocent, he would tell police exactly where and
when and why he took that rental car on a mysterious trip shortly after Susan's
disappearance. And he would discuss in detail where he supposedly camped on one
of the coldest December nights in the past decade with his poor little kids. He
also would let police interview the kids to verify elements of his story. I
think Josh is as guilty as sin, and I expect to see him convicted someday.
Quote: "We came here with a goal in mind and we
accomplished it," said West Valley Police Lt. Bill Merritt.Does
anyone remember the Fifteenth Century Witch hunts? You start with the premise
that someone is a witch and then set out to prove it!Law Enforcement
(not unlike Central European militarily poised ethnic cleansing police) are
simply out to "make a case", and the persons of interest should be
making as few statements as possible-- every statement will be stacked against
To Linus | 11:52 a.m. Aug. 27, 2011 Well said, adn exactly right.
If this weren't so tragic, it would be funny. So many who comment speak for the
"public" as though they knew the mind(s) of the public. So many watch
interviews with Josh Powell and see guilt. So many seem to know what happened
to Susan Powell.I am one of the "public," and I'd like to
go on record that I don't know what happened to Susan Powell. When I watch
interviews with Josh Powell, I see confusion and emptiness; maybe even
stupidity. I don't know whether Susan Powell is victimized, dead, fled, abused,
or flirtatious. To sum it up; I don't know much of anything about the Cox
family or the Powell family. I can't figure out how the rest of you members of
the "public" know so much.This I do know: There doesn't
seem to be much charity in the Powell family, in the Cox family, or in the
public comment board. May a kind Heavenly Father soften the hearts of all.
QUOTE: Ms Molli | 2:30 p.m. Aug. 26, 2011 Bountiful, Utah"I
think it was the cook, using a candlestick, in the library!Actually I'm
beginning to wonder about her own father. "Seriously? You believe Susan Powells own father is responsible for her death?
Over 20 cops dor over a day, travel expenses, and etc. All for a fishing
expedition. That our tax money folks.
Elane & NeilTYou both hit the nail on the head. You really can see it
on Josh's face. What is said that your eyes are the windows to your soul. I
would like to know what Josh's brothers and sister in the house know and the
estranged sister know. And if Josh was a real person and my father said those
things about my wife, I would get out of there.
What a field day for the heat.
@My2Cents Oh come on I am a father of four kids and the last thing that I
would do in December is to take 2 kids under the age of 6 out camping in sub 10
degree temps. So his story for that night and the next day just does not wash.
He didnt even make arrangements to take off work the next day. I have also been
out to Simpson springs it is not a place I would go to camp unless I had dirt
bikes or four wheelers.
Someday, this Steven Powell guy is going to learn a little humility.
Why go all the way to Simpson Springs, He could have stopped at Lookout,
Five-mile Toplift, or even Sunshine Canyon.If he was coming out by way of
Tooele, he could have stopped at that fishing lake south of town. I don't think
I would go all the way to Simpson Springs,on a very slippery road,in the middle
of the night. Makes me wonder if this guy might be lying. Has to
be awful for the kids, they may know something that they cannot tell, as long as
they are in that house. To bad someone couldn't get them out and talk to them. I
wonder if that police lady may have been there(at the house during the search)
for that very reason,it can be amazing what children remember.
In regards to Steven Powell, I think the Bard said it best "me thinks he
doth protest too much"
"Cooperation is a two-way street," he told the Deseret News at his
home Friday. "The way they're treating our family is completely
atrocious."Laughable. Come on, everyone knows who did it.
In the picture of Steve Powell connected with this article, to me it looks like
he's ready to cry. It seems that he has been hoisted by his own petard.
This evidence should have been gathered two years ago. Powell's claim that he
offered it a year ago does not satisfy the question either.
I'd say the WVC police did what they intended to do, persecute and harass and
lie. Why would a judge allow for a secret search warrant for a crime
that may not have been committed? What the WVC police have done is an illegal
search and seizure truing to "create" a crime consistent with their
inventive desires.As for the police using this lie about Josh not
cooperating, he has cooperated to the full extent of the law and his rights. The
WVC police do have his statement interviews and questioning but they don't like
it when a person declines to torture and weatherboarding investigations.Everyone in Utah has been persuaded by the news media and law
enforcement that Josh has committed a crime but no one is quite sure what it is
yet, may with all the computers and carry out confiscated materials the WVC
police can come up with something to prosecute someone for so they can save face
with their cheap carnival investigation.
"The way they're treating our family is completely atrocious."Boo freaking hoo!You smear your missing daughter in law and
now you are worried about how others are treating your embarrassing life
details. No pity whatsoever.
Steve Powell:As graphically close as you think your relationship
with your daughter-in-law was, you could be the one then that holds the key to
getting her back. You've made it clear that she wants you, so why haven't you
been using the national media to ask her to come back to you? What do you know,
Steve, that would make that so impossible that even hearing your love songs
wouldn't melt her heart and bring her to you? What is in that out-of-touch brain
of yours - because for the life of me, (bad choice of words) I can't figure out
what is there. And why doesn't your incredible clone son punch you for saying
such things about his wife? Awkward.
When Josh Powell is shown on TV, he has a peculiar expression on his face. It
is a look of pain and guilt. Some say that our life is reflected on our face,
well, his is a face that is hiding some terrible deed. I reflect on the
neighbor he visited the day after Susan went missing. She said that his hands
were all scratched up--well, digging a grave in the snow would do that to
you.And of course, he says he went to Tooele, but where did he really go
"Cooperation is a two-way street," Yes, Josh cooperation is a two way
street, something you have not been willing to do with the police as reported in
the Deseret News.
Josh Powell has no credibility. No sane person takes two small children camping
in the middle of the night. I have been to Simpson Springs. Just an isolated
campground on the pony express trail. Maybe a fun historical sight. Not a
place to take children winter camping. As far as the dad to go public that he
had a relationship with his daughter-in-law. Something is very wrong here. It
appears the Powell family is doing everything to make Susan look like she is
unstable. I don't buy it and neither does the public. I think the police are
on to something and the Powell's are scared and in a panic mode. This tragedy
can't come to a conclusion fast enough.
the story about her being sexually interested in her father in law are just as
believeable as his story about taking little kids camping in the middle of the
night in the middle of nowhere, in December-just for fun.
Is there a leak in the Pierce County Sherrif's Office who warned the Powell's of
the search. The whole situation seems suspect.
To Give Me A Break, I totally agree. Nothing they find on those computers will
shock or surprise me. If LE finds all of that and more, they both deserve a long
stretch in jail. Hopefully justice won't be delayed any longer.
The cops will get to the bottom of all this. Keep-up the good work WVC Police
Dept. Stay focused. Keep-it-up...
This is possibly going to be OJ Simpson all over again. They can't get Josh or
Steve on Murder without a body, but they can send these two slime-balls to
prison for a very long time if there is Kiddie porn on that computer. Then the
children can go to a decent home. And it is sounding like with the sex obsession
in that household there is a better than good possibility. They should soon be
able to get all the interest and attention they are craving, but from the wrong
It's a mystery yet to be unraveled. Sometimes it takes many years! Hopefully
justice is served in the end.
To "TRUTH" - I agree with your observation completely. Time will prove
I hope people can see through some of these posters who are obviously a support
team for Josh. Yesterday's article had a number of comments that were loaded
with nonsense supporting Josh and people are hitting "recommend" on
remarks that are idiotic. Not buying it.
You haven't heard "creepy" until you've heard Steve's 'original
songs.' They played excerpts on KSL radio this afternoon. I had to stop eating
Mr. Powell seemed eager and willing to display Susan's private thoughts and
feelings she wrote in her journal online for the world to see... I wonder if he
would be ok if someone did the same thing to him?
This is why you should never write in your journal... it could come back to
haunt you someday... (kidding).I hope this goes somewhere. I hope
they can solve this thing. Justice needs to be served. It's all too strange.
Late-night frigid camping with small children, wet carpet, friends who says Josh
was controlling and she maybe wanted a divorce, wacko father-in-law with fantasy
journals... please make it stop.
I'm worried most about the children. They are going to be so messed up. Steve
Powell is a leach of the lowest order. He's hurting his grandchildren in ways
he'll never understand. What he says about his relationship with Susan is
despicable, not because of whether or not it's true, but because he thinks it's
ok to announce it to the world. Why does Josh Powell keep his children in that
Taking the kids to go camping in the middle of the night in singel digit
temperatures "without" his wife . . . has the media discussed the
search of that campsite?
What's that Steve? You feel "Victimized again", having your journals
confiscated and read through is "potentially embarrassing?" Imagine
that. I wonder how Susan (the real victim here) would have felt knowing you
intended to publish her journals online for the world to read. Interesting...
I think it was the cook, using a candlestick, in the library!Actually I'm beginning to wonder about her own father.
Ok - now I'm convinced father-in-law got rid of her. He's kind of a nut. Maybe
him; maybe Josh; probably both. Poor Susan.
Steven Powell's version of events sounds more like Meat Loaf's "Paradise by
the Dashboard Light"
Chuck Cox and his wife are living every parent's worst nightmare, and then some!
To have their daughter VANISH, and then have the Powells purposefully
slandering them in a nationwide media and internet campaign....it has to hurt
them to the very core. I'm truly sorry Mr. Cox. Although it hurts to hear them
broadcast lies about your daughter, you need to sit back and allow it, and
almost be grateful for it. Because the public can SEE THROUGH the vicious lies,
AND, as they say, you need to allow the fool to hang himself. Keep S & J
Powell talking, it's like giving the fool enough rope. Eventually, they'll hang
Steven Powell is creepy but I enjoyed the Buffalo Springfield references from
some of the posters.
I believe they were divorced some time ago, but it seems like Teri Powell would
come forward to clear up some of these questions, since she would actually stay
at Steve's house when she visited the kids.
The Father-in-Law creeps me out! What kind of creepy guy reads his
Daughter-in-Law's journals anyway? Ewww.
jwb....thanks for the laugh....
That's a good question JWB. I didn't think of that. It is sad that Josh has
his children living in a home where his Father makes these statements about the
Mother of his children. If I was him I would get the children as far away as
possible. This is disgusting. Where was Steven Powell when Susan went missing?
@JWBI have been wondering about her also. I would be interested to
hear what she has to say about all of this.
As I recollect the past 2 years of the missing mother, Susan Cox Powell, I can't
remember anything about Steven Powell's wife, Josh Powell's mother and the
Grandmother to the two children that Josh Powell has in his custody? Is she
Any father-in-law who would go on national TV and say the things this man has
said, is sick. Any parent who would raise children in this household is also
sick. Susan's children need some advocate somewhere! I hope this awful situation
comes to a conclusion soon, and these children can be placed in a healthy
Paranoia strikes deep. Into your life it will creep.
I think it's time we stop, hey, what's that soundEverybody look what's
Steve is also accussed of asking Susan to join him in a three way with
Josh?....but Josh says he was not aware of his fathers indiscretions.......So
which is it? Do these two not live in the same house? How is it that Steve can
make such an outlandish claim and yet Josh says he knows nothing!Methinks Josh says he doesn't know alot of things about things he knows
perfectly well about!
Paranoia strikes deep Into your life it will creep It starts when
you're always afraid You step out of line, the man come and take you away
There's battle lines being drawn Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Well Steve and Josh, you wanted others to read her childhood diaries, you are
getting just what you wanted. Happy now? Your deflection may just come right
back to bite you in a way you never imagined. It will be very interesting to see
what comes of all of this in the future.
Some journalist needs to interview the people that Susan Powell worked with.
They would be very good at discounting the slander against Susan Powell from her
father-in-law about being flirtatious. They would have been the only people
around Susan more than Josh and they would have certainly seen if she was
flirtatious. I'm willing to bet her co-workers would disclose that she was
neither flirtatious nor giving any indication of arranging meetings with another
man but that Susan only wanted to get away from Josh Powell who was allegedly
controlling and even allegedly abusive.
Somethins' happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear................
Whatever is found, let's pray it's the truth, and that it comes out soon and
puts this case to rest.