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UT SUSAN POWELL: Missing from West Valley, UT - 6 December 2009 - Age 28

Discussion in 'Missing 2000 to 2009' started by CatFancier, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. CatFancier

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  2. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    Susan Cox Powell
    (born October 16, 1981) was an American woman from West Valley City, Utah, who was last seen alive on December 6, 2009. On December 14, 2009, her husband Josh Powell was named a person of interest in the investigation, but he was never charged. On February 5, 2012, Josh Powell killed himself and the couple's two young sons, Charles Joshua Powell (b. January 19, 2005) and Braden Timothy Powell (b. January 2, 2007) in a murder–suicide after custody of the boys had been awarded to Susan Cox Powell's parents. On May 21, 2013, West Valley City police closed their active investigation into Susan Powell's disappearance.


    Last edited: Jul 4, 2015
  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for posting Susan, Kimster. Such a sad, sad case. :(
    Met her parents once. Such nice people.

  5. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I've spoken to Chuck Cox a few times due to the radio show that I used to co-host. And spoke with Susan's best friend too. They are all so kind and I really like them! Susan had loved ones who would have helped her get away from that creep. If only she would have realized what a dangerous situation she was in. It is indeed a terribly sad situation. :tears:
  6. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

    Omg she deserved so much better.
    Her dh was a nasty, slimy piece of poop. IMO.
  7. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    You're being gracious!
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    Kimster Director Staff Member

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  9. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Judge dismisses lawsuit against state in death of Susan Cox Powell’s sons

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Washington state brought by the grandparents of Charlie and Braden Powell.

    U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Leighton issued the 29-page decision Tuesday, ruling that the social workers involved were not at fault for the boys’ deaths at the hands of their father.

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  11. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

    All I can say is...... :(
  12. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I'm more interested in the person responsible for making the decision that the kids go see Josh at HIS house at all! I could tell from a pic of his court appearance that prior Wednesday and he looked exasperated and remarked to some that I thought he was going to commit suicide. If I, a mere internet armchair anybody, could see that Josh was disturbed, why couldn't the court who was invested in protecting the little boys?

    I'll never forget this fatal decision. Ever.
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  13. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    My heart breaks for the Coxes - they have endured so much.
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  14. MadgeS

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  15. Lily

    Lily Bronze Member

    September 28, 2011 - Josh Powell's sons are removed from his custody and placed with Chuck and Judy Cox because they are living in a home with sexually explicit material. He is, however, granted visitation rights with his boys.

    February 1, 2011 - Josh Powell is ordered to take a psycho-sexual evaluation and polygraph test to regain custody of his boys. Police note that there is information and images on his computer that 'specifically related to their children's welfare.'

    February 5, 2012 - Josh Powell sets off an explosion at his Washington home that killed himself and his two sons. He is also believed to have attacked the boys, then five and seven, with a hatchet.


    I'm so glad that some of the people responsible for that decision are seeing consequences.

    The father should get the DP..... hands down, he is to blame for all this misery and death. God knows what he did to his sons, but look how all the misery and sickness was passed to them.

    And this is WHY pedophiles should be put down. Not just for their crimes, but the ones committed in generations future, by their former victims. If it was a disease killing and maiming and harming so many thousands, the CDC would be all over it. Every effort would go to wiping it out. People with the disease would not be allowed to ever wander in the public streets.

    Sorry for the rant. But I truly believe the crime rate would drop dramatically, if pedophilia was treated like the plague it really is and pedos were just put down like the sick animals they are.
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  16. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Agreed! I read a report long ago, probably before the murder/suicide, and the conditions where those boys were visiting was appalling! There was a nasty blowup doll hung up by a noose and the brother who ended up also committing suicide was walking around the house naked! That family is repulsive! The sister is amazing to have made it out of there without being a freak herself. My heart goes out to her for all she's been through. :praying:
  17. Lily

    Lily Bronze Member

    If a CPS worker saw that doll hanging, and a grown man naked in the house, and did nothing -- they should be in jail, also.

    I am not kidding. Jail time would be appropriate.
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  18. DaisyChains

    DaisyChains Bronze Member

    You know what Lily, I totally agree with you.

    Im convinced the department of social services needs a major facelift. Also more psychiatric/mental health involvement with social services. Our country and its mental health programs also need a facelift.
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  19. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

    ditto all!
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  20. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

    She truly is amazing.
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