Susan Powell's father, Charles Cox, sounded like a voice of reason on "The Early Show" when he told the audience that he didn't think his son-in-law would do anything to hurt his daughter. Yet, the public suspicion lingers. Josh Powell apparently told police that he left his wife and took his boys, ages 2 and 4, on a camping trip around 12:30 a.m. Dec. 7. Not only is that a peculiar departure time for a boys night out, but it was also subfreezing weather. (Now before you jump to conclusions, I know of an attorney who takes his boyscout sons camping in subfreezing weather. So that in and of itself may not be completely bizarre. Yet timing is everything in this world.) Cox correctly cautioned against focusing too much on Josh Powell so early in the investigation. "I just don't want to focus on him exclusively when actually there might be another explanation."
Mean while, investigators in Utah are searching for Susan. Authorities have labeled the case as "highly suspicious." Police broke into the Powell home because it was locked. (It's unclear what time they entered the home.) Police allegedly found no signs of forced entry. However, police apparently found a wet spot in the house being dried by two fans. Top Stories (Perhaps the couple had a dog? If not, we all know how clumsy children can be. Let's not assume the worst when there is so little evidence to consider.) Ever since the days of O.J., the husband or ex husband is always an early target of investigators. But let's hope they wait for the facts to develop before lives are forever ruined.
UPDATE 12-16-09: HERE IS AN EXCELLENT VIDEO WHICH RECOMMENDS IN THE WORDS OF FORMER JUSTICE JACKSON, "DON'T TALK TO THE POLICE." VIDEO LINK
THE PRIMARY REASON IS BECAUSE IT CAN NEVER HELP! SO DON'T FAULT ANY SUSPECT FOR HIRING AN ATTORNEY OR FOR KEEPING THEIR MOUTH SHUT.
Update 2-6-12: The saga ends in tragedy, which is too often the case. Josh Powell apparently took his own life and the lives of his two sons, "I'm sorry. Goodbye." A few minutes later, a social worker came by with his children fro a visit. Powell grabbed the kids and pushed the social worker out of the house. Several seconds later, the house went up in flames.
Why? Powell was involved in a bitter custody battle with Susan's parents. Last week, a Washington judge denied Powell custody of his two sons and ordered him to undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation. Powell's fitness as a father has been questioned since the disappearance of his wife, Susan Cox Powell,in December, 2009. Powell denied any involvement in her disappearance. CBS News
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