Chuck Cox says he feels vindicated

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  • Let's be real Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 26, 2011 9:26 a.m.

    Go Cox family. Please keep the pressure on Josh to tell the truth. Interesting that, with time (I know that Mr. Cox probably went through heck waiting for his name to be cleared) Mr. Cox has been proven to be the guy that can be trusted and Mr. Powell has finally proven that he is at the bottom of the pond. He is a sick man.

  • Andermart Pullman, WA
    Sept. 25, 2011 9:02 p.m.

    There is no good reason that I can think of, (and I am a creative goy) for Josh to keep these two precious children from being with their functional grandparents, other than to not allow them to tell anything about their mother. I mean he won't even let them see each other. If that is not suspicious then what is?

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    Sept. 25, 2011 8:19 p.m.

    to JustThinkingOutloud | 5:19 p.m.

    First and foremost, I am not related to, nor am I acquainted with, anyone in either the Powell or Cox family or any of their friends. Because I am an outsider, I have no vested interest in either side of the controversy. I look at it with an impartial eye, and don't jump to conclusions favoring or condemning either side.

    There is no proof whether Susan Powell is alive or dead. There is no evidence showing that she met with bodily harm. In fact, there is no proof whether she met with foul play or went missing of her own volition. Let me repeat that -- there is no proof what happened to Susan Powell. No "presumption" is valid.

    For those who are so willing to jump to conclusions -- remember Richard Ricci from the Elizabeth Smart case who died in jail from a brain hemorrhage a few weeks after he refused to provide a confession to Utah corrections officers for a crime he did not commit. He was innocent yet everyone jumped to the conclusion that he was guilty. When you convict Powell in the media without proof, you may be doing the same thing.

  • BostonTerry Merrimack, NH
    Sept. 25, 2011 5:49 p.m.

    Mike: The household of the Powells is not the right environment. You now have 3 non-working adults: The sister, a brother with Bi-polar, and Josh. Although Josh may be nurturing to the boys, he is in an unstable situation. You can see the strain on his face, he's losing weight, and looking rattled. Loosing his boys would be part of his stress, to be sure I'd come unglued if faced with that, but you have to admit he's been uncooperative. Professionals should have interviewed his children. The children should be in therapy for the absence of their mother, and what parent takes little kids camping in freezing weather at that hour of the morning when you haven't scheduled the days off with the babysitters, preschools and your own employer?

  • Just Thinking Outloud.. Merrimack, NH
    Sept. 25, 2011 5:19 p.m.

    Flurry1993 - what are you talking about? Vindictive? His daughter is missing and presumed dead and the people closest to her at the time she went missing are difficult at best. You must be one of them to write such a post.

    I think Mr Cox has been a remarkably good advocate for his daughter. He's tenacious, not vindictive. I may have done bodily harm had it been my daughter, which I suppose you would have been correct to label vindictive.

    Sept. 25, 2011 4:12 p.m.

    I would hope a judge will allow a child interview expert to question the children while they are in state protection. Maybe they will tell what they have seen in a protected enviroment. It takes a long time for children to gain trust, even longer if they have been abused or threatened by their closest adult relatives.
    The burden of proof is different in family court.

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    Sept. 25, 2011 3:53 p.m.

    To mcdeere72 | 12:36 p.m. Sept. 25, 2011

    I've said nothing to indicate that I want the Powells to have custody of the children at the present time. What I want, and what I have said I want, is for the children to be placed with a neutral caretaker, unconected with either family, to get them away from from the "drama" (for lack of a beter word) that surrounds this case. If nothing else, having the children placed with a neutral caregiver keeps both sides from manipulating their memories and planting false memories.

  • Mike Rose Provo, UT
    Sept. 25, 2011 12:47 p.m.

    With Steven in jail and soon prison their environment will likely to be found to be safe as far as the court of law is concerned. Unless they pin something on Josh as well the children will go back to him. In other child custody cases children always go to the nearest relative in a safe environment.

    If a father is a druggie or abusive, the mother keeps the kids if she moves to a safe environment. Similar here where the grandfather has been caught, but the father has no evidence on him. I as a parent I don't want CPS to have smaller burden proof than they already have just because a lynch mob is out to get somebody without proof.

    Btw the most frequent convictions are perjury and obstruction of justice, so if you think the police want to pin a conviction on you don't cooperate.

    On the other hand Steve and Josh could have planned this so that that Steve takes the fall while Josh keeps the kids.

  • mcdeere72 Taylorsville, UT
    Sept. 25, 2011 12:36 p.m.

    furry- so what you are saying is the powells have no issues it's the Coxes that have issues.....I find that hard to understand based on such a huge huge difference. Powells seem to think it's ok to have relations or I mean imagined relations with your son's wife. For a husband to hear this and not be upset is amazing...not saying Coxes are perfect but Powells seem to top the dysfunctional family lists.

    Sept. 25, 2011 11:20 a.m.

    The children should be with those who love them the most.
    "Neutral custody" is like warehousing them. They are not robots or even animals, they are two little children with fears, needs, and their own personal memories.
    They have not been questioned by the police and have spent almost two years with those who could have tried to twist their memories.
    Chuck Cox did not have anything to do with his daughters disappearance, nore has he lied to the police or covered anything up. He has been an open book.
    Sr and Jr Powell have done everything in their power to prevent the truth from coming out, including trying to release her childhood journals and infering that Susan may have committed suicide. They have a lot to hide?

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 25, 2011 10:54 a.m.

    "Chuck Cox believes a conclusion to the mystery surrounding his daughter's disappearance is coming, including an arrest and the discovery of his daughter".


    I don't see what he sees, but I hope I am wrong. I want the same thing he does.

  • Love Utah Draper, UT
    Sept. 25, 2011 10:26 a.m.

    Chuck, I truly hope you are right and that a conclusion is close. I honestly hope you gain custody of your two grandchildren, they need stability and decent role models in their lives.

  • jill17 Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 25, 2011 10:20 a.m.

    Mrsb1971: couldn't have said it better. And to chuck cox: I hope vidication will continue with you and judy getting custody, and the discovery of your daughter, who we all know was a loyal, strong, wonderful mother. And a friend to all.

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    Sept. 25, 2011 10:09 a.m.

    The children should stay in neutral custody (and that means nobody in either the Powell or Cox family should tend them).

    Under no circumstaces should they be turned over to Cox -- I can see him emplanting "memories" to fit his desired view of what happened in the case. The children have communicated their memories of what happened AT THE TIME their mother disappeared -- memories which should be preserved -- and they should not have anyone attempt to over-write those memories to fit his perceptions (as Cox has shown through is vindictive actions that he would most likely do).

  • MrsB1971 Kissimmee, FL
    Sept. 25, 2011 9:27 a.m.

    Editing my previous comment...
    Innocent people do not have to 'try' to make a victim look bad. If they do, they usually have something to hide.

  • MrsB1971 Kissimmee, FL
    Sept. 25, 2011 7:42 a.m.

    Mr Cox, I totally agree with you about Steven Powell bringing this on himself. I for one, knew that there had to be something more to this whole story when he came forward saying that he was going to publish Susan's diaries.

    Innocent people do not have to make a victim look bad.

    I am praying that you and your wife are awarded custody very soon and that you will have the answers that you so desperately seek.

  • AZ Blue & Red Gilbert, AZ
    Sept. 24, 2011 8:50 p.m.

    The kids are the ones I feel sorry about.

    Too bad we do not have a truth meter and could figure out who is telling us stories and who is not.

    Almost like a game of Clue or a Soap Opera.

    God Bless those children. And may the truth come out and those responsible get justice. (They will eventually but would like to see it here too)

  • desert dweller SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Sept. 24, 2011 7:20 p.m.

    this is going to make an interesting movie but I'll wait till it gets to red box that way I can see it for only $1.00