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Josh Powell speaks: My wife, Susan, left us behind
Disappearance » But missing woman’s family says son-in-law is looking for someone besides self to blame.

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Also on May 11, Steve Powell gave agents permission to search his home, according to other documents provided by the family. Josh Powell also gave permission for authorities to search the storage sheds at his home in West Valley City.

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Susan Cox Powell timeline (PDF)


— The investigation West Valley City police have gathered and analyzed a raft of evidence in connection with the case: Fibers and a computer taken from the Powell home DNA from Josh Powell Josh and Susan’s blue minivan, which was tracked by a GPS device in the months after Susan’s disappearance Phone records They may have examined a journal sources have previously said Susan kept at her workplace
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Police there have said Josh Powell has not responded to requests for additional interviews. However, Steve Powell said when his son returned to Utah from Washington in December, his attorney told police he would meet them for another interview. Steve Powell claims the detectives said they only work Monday through Thursday. Josh Powell was arriving on a Friday. The interview did not occur.

"How interested were these people in talking to Josh?" Steve Powell asked rhetorically.

Josh Powell said he will not meet with West Valley City police again.

Steve Powell said he has spoken to law enforcement multiple times, including a three-hour interview on Dec. 17 with West Valley City police detectives who traveled to Puyallup. The two detectives spent most of the time gathering information about Susan, Steve Powell said.

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Steve Powell believes his daughter-in-law ran off with a boyfriend. He said Susan talked with her friends about sex and the sexual encounters she had before meeting her husband.

"Susan's very sexually motivated, and she's very financially motivated," Steve Powell said.

At the end of the interview with detectives, Steve Powell said, he allowed them to search his home for Susan.

West Valley City police Sgt. Mike Powell, a department spokesman who is not related to the Puyallup Powells, declined to talk about evidence in the case. As for whether detectives decline to work on a Friday, he said: "We make all sorts of accommodations under all sorts of difficult circumstances."


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— How to help Anyone with information about the case may contact West Valley City Police at 801-840-4000.

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