Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts

New search for Susan Powell at father-in-law’s old home
Crime » Voyeurism victims obtained the house, will allow another look.
First Published May 20 2014 10:26 am • Last Updated May 20 2014 09:18 pm

The family of Susan Cox Powell intend to search her father-in-law’s former home for her body or other clues.

Anne Bremner, an attorney for Susan Powell’s parents, said the search has not yet been scheduled, but it will include cadaver dogs that will search the yards.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Police have served at least three search warrants on the home over the years. But Bremner said those searches sought Susan Powell’s journals and evidence of voyeurism committed by her father-in-law, Steve Powell.

Police "didn’t have probable cause to search for whether she was there," Bremner said. "We don’t have any restrictions."

The modest, two-story home is in a subdivision in Puyallup, Wash. Steve Powell lived there until September 2011 when police arrested him on suspicion of voyeurism. He was eventually convicted of 14 counts related to photographing young neighbor girls in various states of undress.

Steve Powell was released from prison earlier this year. Bremner also represents Steve Powell’s victims, who obtained a $2 million judgment against him.

Last month, those victims used $100,000 credit from the judgment to obtain Steve Powell’s home at an auction.

During Steve Powell’s voyeurism trial, the mother of the girls became friends with Susan Powell’s parents, Chuck and Judy Cox.

"Something the mom had promised Chuck was if she ever got the house through civil proceedings, Chuck could search it," Bremner said.

Susan Powell was last seen Dec. 6, 2009, at her home in West Valley City, Utah.

story continues below
story continues below


Twitter: @natecarlisle

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.