'It's not the hard evidence everyone wanted,' police say
I'm confused. Deseret news reported earlier this week that a body had already
been found. What am I missing in this story?
To photographermom | 3:53 p.m. Sept. 17, 2011 What are you missing?
Nary a thing. Nothing of substance has occurred now or in the past (the search
in Nevada and other games that have been played concerning this case). So far
there is no evidence that Susan Powell is dead, much less (if she is) how her
death occurred. I really wish that the police would QUIETLY conduct their
investigation and, if they ever turn up any credible evidence, tell us about it
then. The way this is being hndled is too much a "boy crying wolf"
I think that it was assumed when they said that the dogs had a hit that there
were bones. I also think that they are being very specific in what they say for
reasons we don't understand maybe. Such as they have clarified very clearly
about the dogs and the hits and that 11 out of 11 have made a hit on human
remains, these dogs do not hit on animal remains. They need to be able to have
the dogs work stand up in court. They stated last night, remains can be blood
even, but those dogs did smell death and they have not smelled it in the piles
of dirt that have been gone for and they keep hitting on that area. For the
case of a prosecution, when that happens, they have to hold back a lot of
information, so it will all make sense when they can charge someone, if this is
You haven't missed anything. Regarding the initial reports, apparantly the
reporters made assumptions based on very little information. That has now been
clarified by the WVCPD & Juab Co. investigators. I think their assumptions
were based upon what was going to happen, with regards to the state forensic
anthropologist studying the scene and any evidence at the scene. It was
roported that the investigators indicated there was a 50-50 chance that Susan
Cox was there. The reporters confused that information with the forensic
anthropologist information and assumed they already had a body and were waiting
for DNA results. I think also some of those at the scene may have spoken
unofficially what they thought was imminant about digging up the body and then
it turned out that the investigators wanted to check all soil from the alleged
grave site for evidence. So now we have the correct story.
photographermom: no body has been found. The dogs smelled the decop of a body
but not bones have been found.
The taxpayers may yet get tired of this farce.
BobP | 7:35 p.m. Sept. 17, 2011 Port Alice, B.C. "The taxpayers
may yet get tired of this farce."What farce? The need for
closer for the Cox family or the lame excuses of the Powell family?Law Enforcement needs to find proof of death (Susan's body?) if she was
killed. As a Utah and U.S. tax payer, I don't expect anything less. Maybe you
expect something less in Canada.
What the reports said earlier was "human remains" based on the hits of
the cadaver dogs. There was no report orginally that there was a body. Pay
There is no evidence that Susan Powell is alive. There is lots of evidence that
her husband thinks she is dead, such as his seeking to publish her journals.They have items tainted by strong connections to human remains. This
may or may not relate to the Powell case, but it is almost certainly the reamins
of some dead individual, apparently someone burned a body and then removed it.
It is quite likely that if this is not the Powell case this is related to some
Keep going, WVC cops. There is a crime out there to be solved, and even though
the only "person of interest" is decidedly not cooperating, you seem
to be getting closer. That comes from hard work and smart work, not quick and
easy work.99% odds are that there is a murderer loose, and your job
is to track down sufficient evidence to convict him.I am happy to
pay whatever it takes to get murderers off the streets, no matter how long it
Did Josh Powell came back in his rented car having unexplained burns on his
nothing in the report said it was a human body of any kind pay attention folks
and you mighty have a differant point of view
The "at all costs" mentality is what's gotten the US into its fiscal
mess. At some point, cut your losses.Oh, by the way, I have a
degree in botany - why was that detail remotely relevant? Couldn't they have
spent whatever it takes and gotten a professional anthropologist?
Finding a particular body in a wilderness is far from from a certain thing. The
odds are it will never be found. Unless this is done on purpose to gague Josh's
reaction, why publicize it?Wouldn't it be better for WVC Police to
quietly go about their work and then call the media only if they find
something?I say this because they are setting themselves up for
probable public failure, and I hate to see this.
Of the approximately 82,000 square miles of Utah, what information directed WV
to this particular 24 square feet of the state? I sure hope it was convincing.
Could it be Susan is well and happy living in Brazil. There is no evidence of
murder in the house, or in the car or on the body of the suspect; and the alibi
of the suspect is not what would be expected if one was hoping to avoid
suspicion, in fact it cries look at me, I am crazy, dumb and foolish.
Why is the person in the photo contaminating the chared wood with her own DNA?
Shouldn't she be wearing rubber gloves?
sergio, Susan is probably there in Brazil with all the missing wives who's
husbands didn't kill them. And all those husbands that didn't kill their
missing wives tell the same stories. We just had a missing woman here in
Missouri that has been missing for a few months, her husband finally confessed
to killing her. He must not have gotten the handbook for husbands with missing
wives that says, tell people they ran off with another man or are in Brazil.
Like others I have followed this story from the beginning. I was shocked when I
heard there was a poosibility they found her remains in an open location. I have
ten kids and one thing i have learned is that it is rare for a child to repeat
an untruth. Susan Powells son has stated her remains are in a mine shaft if I
have read or listened correctly. This is why I wondered from the beginning if
this could really be her remains. I do not however not have any doubt this
location could be a relevant location, it is very close to where "the
campsite" was located. I hope they are closer..
@ sergio, Phoenix, AZ Could it be your real name is Josh or possibly
Steve???I say take the time that is needed, the costs that are
needed and find Susan Cox Powells remains. No one can disappear as cleanly as
Susan without foul play.
% Mojules and owlmaster2.Perhaps you are right, I certainly don't
know; but I prefer to look on the bright side and hope that she is well and
happy some place, until proven different.
Thanks to all the police and search people who are spending their time trying to
solve this case. It is a mystery to most of us and sometimes quite
disheartening. A person is missing. We need to remember that. Never give up
hope. That is what I hope the search people are doing. I suppose that there is
one way to know what happened and that is to have Josh grow up and tell us. That
way he can get it off his mind and we can move on to another drama somewhere