Josh Powell made 'admission of guilt' in wife's death, psychologist says

Father vows to keep looking for Susan Cox Powell

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  • DrGroovey Salt Lake City, UT
    May 22, 2013 4:57 p.m.

    I think the headline is misleading. Josh did not make an admission of guilt. This psychologist is just playing games.

  • midvale guy MIDVALE, UT
    May 22, 2013 4:14 p.m.

    this investigation has obviously reached the point of diminishing returns at an extreme level. At some point things become obvious even if all of the evidence cannot be gathered. Finding her body for her family to have some kind of closure would be nice but how much more money needs to be spent on this case? if there is anyone who has any information on this and has not come forward they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Other than that there is no point in going on tying up manpower that could be used for something more urgent. there is nothing to be gained unless we are able to prosecute someone who is alive for any of their involvement.

  • #1 Champ Salt Lake City, UT
    May 22, 2013 12:56 p.m.

    I'am 99.9999999999% sure Josh Powell was involved in the disappearance of Susan Cox Powell.

    The investigators have done a very good job piecing this together.

    Very sad.


  • Reasonable Person Layton, UT
    May 22, 2013 12:48 p.m.

    WVC PD --

    Have you talked to the newspaper in Pendleton, OR - giving details about what's known of Michael's actions in the area .... and putting a reward out for more information?

    A broken-down car? Who gave him a ride? How did he leave Pendleton? He had to have contact with several people in that area.

  • Reasonable Person Layton, UT
    May 22, 2013 12:45 p.m.

    cjb, actually .... Michael Powell's loyalty was to the 93% of millions of dollars of life insurance.

    Not only did he kill himself when he knew the police were closing in on him, but it wasn't long after his claim on the money had failed in the court.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    May 22, 2013 11:53 a.m.

    There are people among us who look like us but are not like us. Josh Powell's brother said to police he would not tell police what happened to Susan if he knew because his loyalty was to his brother.

    Here we have a family members one is willing to murder and the other willing to cover it up. These are evil people who look so normal.

    I wish there was a good way to discern such people beforehand.

  • taum american fork, UT
    May 22, 2013 11:18 a.m.

    "Left no stone unturned." I can understand authorities giving up because the "trail went cold,"
    However not every stone has been unturned. There is one stone left and under that stone will be the Real Answer. Cox family I am proud of your desire to find that one stone.Our hearts and prayers are with you.

  • UtesJazzCowboys HERRIMAN, UT
    May 22, 2013 11:02 a.m.

    Hey prosecutors office - have some faith in a jury. A jury can find 'beyond a reasonable doubt' without a body found, especially with this mountain of evidence - you say did not want a gamble in a "lesser charge" - well, the alternative (letting a killer roam free) isn't a good option. Very disappointing work. Also, it is troubling - just when Josh was considering approaching Cox to reconcile, which could have resulted in a confession or otherwise, the psychologist speculates and basically tells Josh its never going to help - "The psychologist told [Josh]..unless she came back unharmed or her body was found and the evidence showed he could not have done it, the doctor doubted reconciliation would be possible." So, Josh shuts back up, and goes on to kill himself and his kids. Since when does a psychologist shoot down a person's desire to try and reconcile?

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    May 22, 2013 10:57 a.m.

    It now is obvious and was before, but if Josh was capable of murdering his two little boys, he was capable of murdering his wife. I am not really impressed by the men in this family, go figure???