Susan Powell case: Missing woman’s father no longer believes son-in-law’s story
In December, Susan Powell went missing from her Utah home, and her whereabouts remain a mystery. Her father no longer believes the story his son-in-law, Josh Powell, has relayed regarding the night his daughter vanished.
Powell told police that he and his two young sons—ages 2 and 4—left for a camping trip around midnight on Dec. 6 in temperatures that fell below freezing. He claims that when the three returned to the family home the next day, Susan had vanished.
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Police have been unable to verify Powell’s story regarding the outing due to snow covering the camp site. Additionally, Susan’s purse and cell phone were found inside her home, which authorities found unusual. Hence, Police eventually named Powell a person of interest in the case.
In January, Powell moved he and his sons to Washington, despite the fact his wife was still missing.
Last week, Susan’s father, Chuck Cox, decided to investigate Simpson Springs, the campground that Powell claims to have taken his boys the night Susan disappeared.
“My daughter never would have let him out of the house with the kids that night to go camping,” Cox said.
KATU reports that Cox does not believe Powell could have entered the camp site driving a minivan with a front-wheel drive, due to the major snow storm that had hit the area at the time Powell claims to have made the camping trek.
Cox said “You get pulled into there, get stuck real easily in a car like this.” He spoke to a scout who had been camping on the weekend of Dec. 6, who said “I have never been in a camp that cold.”
After visiting the area, Cox said his doubts about Powell’s story were confirmed. “The only hard thing is thinking she could be out [there] somewhere… a place like this.”
Susan Powell is 28-years-old, 5-foot-3 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes. West Valley Police are urging anyone with information to call 801-840-4000.
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