I've been saying this for a year... as has anyone not associated with WVC
police or the County DA.
This gets more and more crazy everyday. Now we have frustrated witnesses going
public because they don't feel WVPD is doing their job. It's plain
humiliating for the department. How many other witnesses will now come out of
hiding? Hopefully all of them.
I've read this article through about 3 times and it still doesn't make
sense ... who is Anne Bremmer and why is she relevant to the story? Is she law
enforcement? The attorney? Please identify those you name DesNews.
In my opinion, this case is over. It seems that people are just looking for
revenge against Steven Powell, since Josh is no longer around. Let's try
to forgive and let the family members left behind heal. No one gets away with
anything.It is better that ten guilty men go free, than to prosecute
one innocent one. There is no physical evidence linking Steven Powell to the
disappearance of Susan. What Josh told other people is pure hear say, which is
inadmissible in a court of law.
If the West Valley Police Department had arrested Josh Powell, with limited
evidence, and in fact Steven Powell had committed the crime, could an early
arrest of the wrong suspect damage the case? A lot of people, including Doug
Wright, are not thinking clearly. Once an arrest is made, the defendant is
entitled to a speedy trial. You can't base a court case on evidence you
hope to find after you make an arrest. The police don't make arrests based
on anger or vengeance or supposition. Professional police departments do exactly
what WVPD has done. They collect evidence sufficient to prove a case in court
and then make arrests. Stop basing your decisions on television dramas. Real
police work requires good judgement and evidence.
He claimed a relationship, in his own head. Had photos or hers and others
without their knowledge. He was controlling over the son. She feared him. She
worked to distance herself from him, since creepy.
To: CHB.......Anne Bremmer is the attorney for Susan Cox's parents. They
have talked about her many time in previous articles. And, it was "STEVEN
POWEll" that spoke to "his" coworker, not Josh.
The title should read "more firmly linked". Steven Powell has been
linked to Susan Powell's disappearance since the information came out that
Steven had a twisted fixation on Susan, and Susan indicated to several about how
uneasy Steven made her. I have no interest in "revenge", I want justice
for the Cox family. And to forgive should never be linked to forget.
Conflicting Reports:"Steven Powell told a coworker that he was
camping with Josh Powell and his sons the night Susan Cox Powell went missing .
. . ."--DesNews"A co-worker of Steve Powell says the
father-in-law of Susan Powell planned to travel to Utah for a camping trip
shortly before she disappeared in 2009 . . ."--AssociatedPressThus, DN: The statement was made after the campout. AP: It was made before the
campout, about a yet-future campout, made either prior to or after her
disappearance.2009 timeline:Dec 6--Susan last seen; near
midnight Josh Powell takes boys campingDec 7--Susan fails to show up
at work and is reported missing; Steve Powell shows up at work at his jobDec 8-9--Steven Powell calls in sickDec 10--Josh Powell
returns rented car (with 800+ miles on it)"Post hoc ergo
prompter hoc" fallacy: two things happen; therefore the first caused the
second ("after this therefore because of this")To pin on
Steven the apparent killing of Susan we’ve got "before this therefore
because of this," an absurdity; to pin on Steven obstruction of justice
(hiding the body), it might fit (depending on whether we believe DN or AP) but
it is inconclusive.
For the sheer number of dropping shoes and for unexpected twists and turns, the
Susan Powell case sets the standard. I suppose I can understand why West Valley
Police did not move to arrest Josh Powell before the February disaster given it
did not or could not recover an actual body. However, plenty of guys have been
convicted of murder cases with less circumstantial evidence than this case piled
up. Now authorities in both West Valley and in Pierce County focus
in on Steve Powell -- the man who makes women all over the nation grateful for
the fathers-in-law they have. If I were S P 's lawyer, I would beg Pierce
County on bended knees for a plea bargain.
to CHB; The article clearly states that Anne is an attorney
I don't know about this. Wouldn't the kids have mentioned the fact
Steven Powell went camping with them? I want justice just as bad as
the next person, but lets not make shoty assumptions because were desperate.
The Deseret News is reporting the statement of a lawyer for the Cox family who
is trying to make the case the WVP were negligent in their investigation of the
Susan Powell murder.However, I think the author of the article
should have pointed ou that it is a well established fact that Steven Powell was
at his job the morning of December 7, 2009. The 750 miles distance makes it
difficult for him to have joined in this campout and returned home in time to go
to work.I feel bad about all of what has happened as do most people
in this community and in Washington. I really don't think attacking the
police is productive, however.
To All you wanna be defense lawyers, cut out the objective legal jargon defense.
These guys are guilty no doubt about that. You should feel guilt for giving them
ANY benefit of a doubt.
Surprise Surprise Sargeant Carter, surprise surprise!!!!!
The bull camping trip story didn't fool anyone trust me! I am an avid
outdoor enthusiaist and Camping in the winter when temperatures are below 38 is
a very challenging environment for anyone and everyone let alone a sur of the
moment trip with two young kids! Specail equipmwnt is definitely needed special
planning and plently of for thought, there is no way you do this with two very
young kids on the spur of the moment!! Everyone who knows anything about the
outdoors knew that right away!
The dad had a thing for her. He controlled Josh. Maybe josh handed her over to
him? Maybe she was kept somewhere for a time? If he was in the camped area
earlier and took off work afterward he could have collected her from a
predeterimed area? Seems weird the statement about daddy and mommy going into
the woods and mommy didn't come back comment from one of the boys about the
camping trip. He could not have done it alone with the 2 boys. And keep much of
it from them so they wouldn't talk without help. Maybe that
last act he was trying to keep the boys from his dad? Thought he was going to
jail, if down to grandparents and his dad good out before him could try to get
custody from other set of grandparents?Case won't be over until
Susan is found and the details are determined.
This is not new information, and it does not establish any link between
Susan's disappearance and Steven Powell.We would all be much
more impressed with Deseret News and WVCPolice if they would not waste the
public's time with lack of substance articles and information.If you have nothing to report, then don't try to make something up or
make something out of nothing!