Utah Mother Still Missing, Husband Moved Out Of State
January 28, 2010
Utah (ChattahBox) – Susan Powell, the 28-year-old mother of two who disappeared in December has not been found, but many believe the actions of her husband to be increasingly suspicious.
The case was a strange one from the beginning.
Josh Powell claims that he took his two young sons, now three and five, on a sudden camping trip in freezing cold weather.
According to Powell, he packed them up at 12:35 AM on Monday morning, leaving Susan sleeping as she wasn’t feeling well, and returned that afternoon.
He claims that when he got back his wife was gone.
Police named him a person of interest, but not a suspect, and began to investigate.
Josh’s car was taken by police, but he used a rental, and reportedly drove several hundred miles without offering police an explanation of where he went.
Perhaps even more suspicious, Josh has refused to cooperate with police, and has moved him and his two sons out of state to live with his parents in Washington.
Recently, two of Susan’s family members, Kirk and Jennifer Graves, traveled to Washington and had dinner with Powell and his sons.
They claim that during dinner Susan was not discussed, and that the boys seem OK, but know their mother is ‘lost’.
“I’ve been disappointed with his efforts. He hasn’t put enough effort in, in my opinion,” Jennifer Graves, Susan’s sister-in-law, said. “He’s chosen to work away from the media, which is our biggest tool right now.”
“I am disappointed with his behavior. He’s chosen to walk away from the media which is our biggest tool right now. His job right now is to talk to police and continue to get her name out there, but he hasn’t been doing his job.”
“He has not told police anything except the basics,” Kirk Graves said. “Every little thing that comes to our minds, we pass along. He hasn’t passed anything along. … I know where I’d be if it was my wife.”
In the meantime, friends and neighbors have decorated the Powell’s home in West Valley City, Utah with purple ribbons and signs, promising to bring her home.
Powell has said he will be coming back next month to fix the house and put it on the market.
Other details emerged late last month about Susan Powell.
According to friends she had made plans to leave her husband last year. She opened her own account, secured a place to stay, and made plans to keep her boys safe, as she believed her husband might kidnap them.