Susan Powell’s father joins team for renewed search in Utah desert
WEST DESERT, Utah – Susan Cox Powell went missing over 12 years ago and new search efforts are underway in a Utah desert.
A team traveled to Utah’s Western Desert to search an abandoned mine after receiving a tip that Powell may have been there, KSTU-TV reported.
After several days of digging, Chuck Cox, Powell’s father, came from Washington State to join the search.
“I wish there were more,” Cox told the station. “I’m happy with what they have, and I want to come back down and get into more stuff. It wasn’t going to be delved into any other way. And I’ll just be happy to find out, it’s her here, isn’t it? no, who was here?”
Cox hasn’t stopped looking for her daughter after all these years.
“The probability is pretty low that we find something, but on the other hand, it’s still out there,” Cox said.
During the search, the team found items that will be given to Cox which will then be analyzed.
Susan Powell disappeared in December 2009 and her case has never been resolved.
Powell’s sons Charlie Powell, 7, and Braden Powell, 5, were killed in 2012 by their father, Josh Powell. Josh was also the prime suspect in their mother’s disappearance.
While police investigated the disappearance of Susan Powell, Josh Powell and the two boys moved to Pierce County. The state then took the children away from their father and placed them in the temporary care of Susan’s parents.
In 2012, the boys were brought to his home for a supervised visitation, but Powell locked a Washington state social worker outside. He then attacked his children with a hatchet before all three died in an explosive fire.
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