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Scott Sommerdorf | Salt Lake Tribune SUSAN POWELL SEARCH National Guard personnel point as they survey an area near Simpson Springs. Many people came together to help in the search for any sign of Susan Powel, Saturday 4/10/10.
A Look Back: The Susan Powell disappearance and investigation

First Published Dec 06 2013 07:22 am • Last Updated Jan 09 2014 02:14 pm

Each Friday, The Salt Lake Tribune presents images from its archives in a special series called A Look Back. This week’s installment features photos from the Susan Powell case on the anniversary of her disappearance. The young mother was last seen on Dec. 6, 2009, at her West Valley City home. No trace of her has ever been found. Her husband, Josh Powell, was the only person of interest ever named in the case, which came to a shocking end when he killed himself and the couple’s two young sons.

Every year since Susan Powell’s disappearance, friends and family have gathered to honor her. This year, to commemorate her and the deaths of her sons, Charlie and Braden, people are encouraged to join the vigil at the Christmas Box Angel in the Salt Lake City Cemetery on Friday night at 6 p.m. The vigil is part if a nationwide movement to remember abused children.

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For more information, visit the Friends and Family of Susan Cox Powell Facebook page.

Every gallery of the series is available at www.sltrib.com/topics/lookback. Here is a sampling:

The career of John Swallow

Prominent artists from early Utah

Utah firefighters at the turn of the 19th century

Historic bars and saloons in Utah

Early settlers in Idaho


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The 1988 Yellowstone fire

Early Utah mansions and homesteads

Pony Express, postal service and telegraph in Utah

The mining ghost town of Mercur

Construction of the Salt Lake Tabernacle

Historic buildings in Utah

30 years of iconic rock and roll in Utah

Hunting and fishing in the early 1900s

BYU, Utah football programs

Saloons, brewing companies in Utah around 1900

Historic photos of Temple Square



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