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Published: Friday, Sept. 23 2011 6:22 p.m. MDT

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Dadof5sons
Montesano, WA

Well Not to jump to conclusions. I as a Law and order junkie. he might know something that his son told him in confidence, and to save him self from a long prison term might drop the dime on his son and hopefully get some closure for Susan

BobP
Port Alice, B.C.

Waste of time.

Peter Coyotl
West Jordan, UT

Bob P. contributed:

"Waste of time."

It is a waste of time to arrest a man for having images of naked children?

Really?

washcomom
Beaverton, OR

It's amazing what people do when they try to hide something illicit, and point fingers at others. I'm glad the boys are no longer with the Powells, but hopefully will be with the Cox's.

SSOLDMAN
MONROE, UT

BobP, you must be one of the Powells?
I would bet the children have seen something. Those two little boys have been prevented contact with anyone who would ask them what they saw. Josh Powell has not cooperated with the police and has not allowed even his wifes family to talk to the children. What horrors they could have seen?

LivinLarge
Bountiful, UT

Remarkable story but no surprises here. A millstone hung around ones neck comes to mind here!!!

one old man
Ogden, UT

So are the Powell boys still with their father? Or have they been taken into protective custody as some have suggested? That has not been mentioned in any articles I've read.

What is the case? Does anyone know for sure?

southmtnman
Provo, UT

While we are speculating here are some scenarios:

Josh has described Susan as less wholesome than everyone seems to think. The evidence in Steven Powell's home suggests that may be true. Susan may have been a willing participant in the "relationship" with her father in law.

Perhaps Josh was not aware of the "relationship" between his father and wife, but then learned of it around 2009. That could be a motive for getting rid of her.

or

Josh learned of the relationship, confronted his father but was unwilling to turn in a man he loves, so they conspired to get rid of Susan, hoping to cover up the mess yet leave Josh with the kids.

or

Josh discovered the inappropriate relationship and threatened to "out" Susan, who then disappeared, running away from a false life that was unraveling. She could be living under another name somewhere else, just as Josh has said.

or

Steven set about to get rid of Susan, so Josh took the kids on a "camping trip" while Steven arranged for Susan's "disappearance" (Daddy makes Josh's problem marriage and his own sins go away).

A great book and movie someday. You can't make this stuff up!

IndeMak
South Jordan, UT

This is not a waste of time in any sense. Whether Steve knows anything about his daughter in law is irrelevent if you have someone that could damage others due to an appetite for child porn and wanting to take it to another level. From seeing the interview of Steve, he has a lot of issues and I would not want anyone like that around my children.

God help him!

debra517
ROYAL OAK, MI

Josh Powell is one strange man. How could publishing a woman's diaries 'help bring her home?; assuming that he already permitted the police to review them. What he apparently hopes is that they might deflect suspicion away from him in some way; sorry, JP, if you are reading this; everyone suspects you and your Father's arrest has only increased people's suspicions of you and your Father.

Esquire
Springville, UT

It sure sounds like the Powell family has some serious issues, and it is too bad the Cox family, including the late Susan, got caught up in it. Wow!

sid 6.7
Holladay, UT

I'm thinking the "apple does not fall too far from the tree" on this deal.

Powell Sr. will "Rat" his kid out in a plea bargan, you just watch.

Your days are numbered Joshie my boy!

Ten bucks says Josh skips town in the next 45 days. Who's with me?

RedRyder
SLC, Utah

Does josh powell have a mother? I am curious if so where is she in all this. If not, what happened to her and when? Any other siblings?

RedRyder
SLC, Utah

Does Josh have a mother? If so where is she in all this mess? If not, what happened to her?

SSOLDMAN
MONROE, UT

By Powell Jr predicting a possible suicide, it sounds like he is trying to explain her untimely death. Apparently the West Valley Police are onto something? He seems to be trying to deflect attention and coverup.
I would guess that Susan Powell had no idea what a sick family she had married into. Even After moving to Utah she told her friends she was creeped out by her father-in-law.

BobP
Port Alice, B.C.

I practiced criminal law for 35 years. It is waste of time because the items seized were on a search warrant issued with restrictions and for a different purpose.

Secondly, the refusal of anyone who is a suspect or person of interest, is not only common sense but the advice I gave those I acted for.

Skippy
West Jordan, UT

Hopefully the police have more evidence against Josh Powell than "uncooperative" to consider him a "person of interest"

photographermom
South Jordan, UT

Sick, sick, sick man! Gratefully this is just the ammunition the police have needed to remove the kids.

@southmtnman: I hope you are wrong and Susan was not involved with him at all. I guess you never know.

MRFOOTBALL
DRAPER, UT

I think the father Powell is involved with the son Josh Powell. They are both in on the disapearance. I also think the wood in the Delta area will shed some light on the possibility that the gal missing was burned or possibly had her ashes on the wood. A possibility that the wood is in one place and body parts scatterd to prevent one from finding a grave. It's a sad situation and the POweel family has problems. Perhaps Susan was on to something and found out. It sounds like a lifetime movie, and hopefully this thing gets solved! The search in the Delta desert continues and maybe that is why.

Although not convicted (Josh), how can he be so stone cold. Give it up and close the case! He knows what he did!

majmajor
Layton, UT

BobP | 9:30 a.m. Sept. 23, 2011
Port Alice, B.C.
"Waste of time."

Every article that is written on the Powells you are anti-investigation. For someone that lives in Canada, you sure do care about the Powells not being investigated.

You think that investigating a missing young woman, child porn, or voyeurism is a "waste of time." You are either sick, or a Powell family member.

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