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Tag: Josh Powell


Josh Powell’s relatives release a statement

A couple saying they are an aunt and uncle of Josh Powell released a statement Tuesday night, several media outlets reported.

The couple said they were saddened for the losses that came Sunday, when Josh Powell ignited a blaze inside his Graham-area rental home, killing himself and his two sons.

They also said they faulted the legal system.

Read their statement here.


Search warrant: Josh Powell withdrew $7,000 cash Saturday

Josh Powell withdrew $7,000 cash from a South Hill bank branch Saturday, according to a search warrant affidavit filed in Pierce County Superior Court today.

A teller at the Bank of America branch at 176th and Meridian contacted sheriff’s detectives Sunday to notify them of the withdrawal, the affidavit states.

The teller did not ask Powell why he was making the withdrawal.

Detectives seized transaction records and photographs of Powell taken by bank security cameras, the affidavit states.

Powell killed his young sons, Charlie and Braden, about 24 hours later.


Josh Powell saw sons as his property, boys’ grandparents say

Chuck Cox, father of Susan Cox Powell and grandfather of Charlie and Braden Powell, spoke with reporters at his home today. Cox said he was worried what might happen if the boys had been living with their father Josh Powell full time.

Chuck and Judy Cox had been caring for the boys since September, and their father – by court order – received supervised visits with the children.

“The act he did was a cowardly act, a desperate act,” Chuck Cox said. “We had no idea (it was) going to end this way for those boys.”

He said Powell didn’t

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Puyallup elementary school mourns 7-year-old Charlie Powell

At Carson Elementary School in Puyallup, where 7-year-old Charlie Powell was a first-grader, candles, stuffed animals and other symbols of a school in mourning surrounded a sign near the front entrance.

Marbel Campos and her children, McKenzie and Anthony, a Carson second-grader, placed another candle there.

“It is just devastating,” said Campos, who lives a block from the Powell boys’ grandparents.

Other parents like Damian Davis, whose daughter attends Carson, were unaware that one of the Powell children attended school there.

He said he was shocked by the news.

Inside, staff members gathered together before the start of the school

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UPDATED: Investigators try to find more answers today in Powell case

UPDATE: Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office reports Charlie and Braden Powell died of carbon monoxide poisoning with “chopping injuries” as a secondary cause. Authorities said they recovered a hatchet at the scene.

Josh Powell died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

The boys’ deaths were ruled homicide, Josh Powell’s suicide.


UPDATE: West Valley City, Utah, Police Chief Buzz Nielsen just addressed reporters at Powell’s Graham house.

Nielsen said Powell had no idea where his department is on its investigation in Susan Powell’s disappearance.

“Wherever we are in the criminal case, Josh didn’t know about it,” the chief said. “What he did

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