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UPDATED: Police searching several locations in Nevada in Susan Powell case

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Aug. 19, 2011 at 8:08 am |
August 19, 2011 10:19 am

UPDATE: Police investigators declined to talk about the developments in the case during the press conference.

Detectives are searching several locations in the area and will be taking members of the media along.

They are following up on information in the case, but a spokesman declined to say what that information is. He described the case as an investigation.

ORIGINAL POST:

The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting this morning that there’s been a “break” in the case of a missing Utah mother.

A news conference is scheduled for this morning in Nevada to discuss the ongoing search for Susan Cox Powell, a Puyallup native who went missing in 2009.

Police were going to search a remote area of mountain desert around Ely, Nevada, this morning after receiving a credible tip in Powell’s disappearance. The location is about 237 miles southwest of Powell’s home in West Valley City, Utah.

The mother of two was last seen Dec. 6, 2009, when her husband went camping with their boys. Powell, who turned 29 last October, was reported missing the following day when she failed to show up for work as a stockbroker.

Her husband, Joshua Powell, has long-been considered a person of interest in her disappearance. He’s never been arrested or charged.

He’s since moved back to Puyallup with the couple’s sons to live with his father.

Susan Cox Powell graduated from Rogers High School in Puyallup in 2000 and married her husband about nine months later. The two had met at a church. They moved to Utah

Friends have used YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to keep her name and the details of her disappearance in the public eye. They set up the Susan Cox Powell Foundation in 2010 to help other families of missing people.

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