I’ve created a book-on-a-blog website on the Susan Powell case here at the link above. It has the most detailed biographies and timelines of events that I’ve seen, and the closest thing to a comprehensive reference book on the case. I believe it fills in just about every hole in explaining what happened and why.
This Asian dad (who has a soft spot for Mormon religion and culture, along with Jews as friendly rivals to Asians) is still horrified by the still unraveling story of the now presumed murder, not just disappearance of Susan Cox Powell and her family. For those still catching up, in 2009 Susan’s husband Josh gave the world’s worst cover story in the world that she ran off instead of being murdered and her body hidden during a midnight snowstorm camping trip with the kids in 2009. America didn’t pay attention again until Josh snatched his two boys from a social worker, put an ax to them and blew up himself and his house with gasoline, making it obvious that Josh was at least the murderer of his two boys and almost certainly his wife. There is an almost endless list of red flags and evidence and plausible timelines that provide just about everything but the body, including finding Susan’s blood on the floor, fans pointed at a recently cleaned sofa, lying about a phone, Susan leaving a note that she expected to be murdered by Josh, Josh and Steven obviously lying about absolutely impossible scenarios of Susan leaving without her phone, keys or purse or going to Brazil, refusing to tell police anything that really happened, and basically behaving exactly as a guilty man would be expected to behave up to murdering his boys. I believe that the fact that the local police decided to hide the evidence under seal from the public rather than even name Josh as a suspect leads me to believe that somebody in the city government going as high as the Mayor made a decision to give Josh a pass unless a 100% perfect case was handed to them with a bow on it.
It now turns out the Josh’s father Steven is the one who started a pattern of hating Mormons and controlling his family as posessions. He fell into porn soon after marriage and fell out of the LDS church, eventually being arrested in 2011 for taking photos and videos of his neighbor’s small girls doing things girls do in the bathroom, and found with inappropriate stalking pictures (really, really inappropriate, like naked fantasy inappropriate) of Susan as well who had to leave Washington to get away from Steve’s advances.
The Cox family and most netizen observers are convinced that Steve helped Josh plan the murder as they were on the phone up until the day of the disappearance. Steve was seen with Josh in the desert dressed in street clothes evidently looking for a good place to hide a body in the fall of 2009. A co-worker says that Steve took a vacation trip about the time Susan vanished, and Steve took sick days shortly after Susan was murdered about the same time Josh rented a car and drove it 800 miles, enough to meet Steve somewhere halfway on the path to Seattle through Idaho from Salt Lake.
The fact that Steven wove an incredibly over-detailed conspiracy theory of how Susan probably ran off to Brazil with another man says to me that such tales are only created lead you away from an obvious truth, and even more evidence of guilt, just as the 9/11 conspiracy theories is actually evidence that people who are against Israel and the US war against terrorists were behind the 9-11 attacks. I doubt Steve would come up with such a story just to protect Josh if he were not also involved. Yet Steven is only being charged for voyeurism for now, which only has a penalty of a few years in jail or less.
Alina Powell is still creeping us all out by covering up the crimes of her brother Josh and her father who all but certainly were involved together in the murder of Susan Powell. The Powell family needs to come clean and stop fighting a psychological disinformation war to paint Josh and Steven as victims of unjust persecution. Nearly all of the pro-Josh posts that sprinkle the Seattle and Utah / Mormon press story comments are obviously coming from Josh’s immediate siblings as they are his only supporters, whether public or otherwise. They should instead of defending Josh as an innocent victim, they should own up crimes of Josh and Steven and plead for forgiveness and mercy if they have any decency whatever.