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Tag: Susan Cox Powell

April
23rd

Steve Powell fights to have search warrant thrown out

A Pierce County judge Tuesday will rule on whether law enforcement officials had probable cause to search the South Hill-area home of Susan Cox Powell’s father-in-law last year. Steven Powell, 62, wants evidence seized during that search, including photos he allegedly took of young girls and his daughter-in-law, thrown out of court.

The subjects were naked or semi-nude in many of the photos and likely did not know they were being photographed, court records show.

If Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper agrees with Powell, prosecutors likely would be forced to dismiss 14 counts of voyeurism and one count of possession

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April
4th

Susan Powell’s father-in-law called in sick after her 2009 disappearance, Utah paper reports

The father of Josh Powell apparently called in sick to work the day after Powell’s wife mysterious disappeared from the couple’s Utah home in 2009, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Steve Powell was off for two days in December 2009, the Tribune reports in this story.

West Valley City Utah police declined to comment on the revelation, citing their on-going investigation.

Steve Powell, meanwhile, is in Pierce County Jail, awaiting trial on voyeurism and possession of child pornography charges. He’s declined to speak to authorities about Susan Cox Powell’s disappearance.

Meanwhile, the chief of the West Valley City Police

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Feb.
6th

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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Feb.
6th

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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Feb.
6th

Candlelight vigil tonight in Tacoma for Susan Powell and sons

The Eastside Neighborhood Advisory Council of Tacoma will host a candlelight vigil tonight for Susan Cox Powell and her two sons.

The vigil begins at 5:30 p.m. at McKinley Park, 907 Upper Park St. The event is scheduled to last an hour.

The young sons, 7-year-old Charlie and 5-year-old Braden, were killed Sunday in a house explosions. Investigators believe their father, Josh Powell, intentionally set the home on fire, killing himself and the boys.

“Remembering the beautiful lives of three very loved souls,” the council wrote. “Light a candle with us and float it across the pond in their

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Feb.
5th

Powell sent emails before deadly house explosion

According to Pierce County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Ed Troyer, emails are being received from Josh Powell’s email account.

“We are getting emails from him,” Troyer said. “They lead us to believe that this is intentional, this is planned.”

Troyer would not specify who was receiving the emails, although The Associated Press reports that Powell’s attorney received an email moments before the explosion saying, “I’m sorry, goodbye.”

Attorney Jeffrey Bassett tells The Associated Press the email arrived at 12:05 p.m. Sunday, but he didn’t see it until two hours later, when others informed him of the blast. He says he

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Feb.
5th

3 killed in explosion at Josh Powell’s Graham-area home

Three bodies were recovered this evening from the Graham-area home where Josh Powell was living and where he was to have a supervised visit with his children today. The home exploded just after noon today. The three killed are believed to be Powell and his 5- and 7-year-old sons.

Powell is a person of interest in the 2009 disappearance of his wife, Susan Cox Powell.

Sheriff’s deputies, fire crews and medical aid responded just after noon today to Powell’s home in the 8100 block of 189th Street Court East near Graham. The first call to 911 about the

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