Episode 3: The Powells

Susan and Josh Powell married young and started a family in the Salt Lake City area of Utah.  While things looked normal on the outside, the marriage was not what it seemed.  Susan Cox Powell went missing on December 7th, 2009, and her husband quickly became the target of a police investigation, but was never charged…and Susan’s body has still not been found.

There are many facets to this case, including a criminal trial against Josh Powell’s father, Steve, and the Cox family’s case against the state of Washington’s Department of Children and Family Services.

Susan’s family started the Susan Cox Powell foundation after the disappearance of their daughter and the tragic events the unfolded 3 years later. You can click here to take a look at their website, which provides updates on their case against DCFS, as well a resources for victims of domestic violence and families of missing persons.

Sources for this episode include:

12PM chart for Susan Cox Powell
October 16th, 1981
Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA
12PM chart for Joshua Powell
January 20th 1976
Spokane, Washington, USA