Human remains NOT found in Susan Powell search

It was reported that human remains were found in the latest search for Susan Powell, a mother of two who disappeared from Utah in December 2009. The next day, however, the police issued a denial, saying that no remains have been found. I’m not really sure how the miscommunication happened, but it seems they’re still looking at the search site.

Susan Powell’s case has been in the news, particularly in her area, a great deal. She is a young, attractive white Mormon woman, which I’m sure helps. Her husband, Josh Powell, doesn’t seem to be too bright. The alibi he gave the police for the night of her disappearance — as a friend of mine said, a chimpanzee could have come up with a better story. Josh and his father have been trying to do everything they can to discredit Susan’s family and smear Susan’s reputation in the media, to the extent that they were going to publish her diaries from when she was 15 years old to show what a filthy-minded person she was. (Susan’s parents got a court order to stop the publication.) I didn’t know Susan and I don’t know Josh, obviously, what they’re doing is in very bad taste at minimum and if they’re trying to distract the police and the public from looking at Josh as a suspect, it’s not working.

Another Utahn, Steven Koecher, disappeared mysteriously at the same time Susan did and from the same general area. Josh has suggested that Susan and Steven ran off together, but there’s no evidence that they even knew each other at all.

6 thoughts on “Human remains NOT found in Susan Powell search

  1. Jaime September 17, 2011 / 11:24 am

    Yes the story that Josh came up with is full of more holes then swiss cheese, but it is working because police havent arrested him yet. It is just like Casey Anthony’s story about her daughter drowning in a pool and the jury believing it. A woman that continually lied about everything else involving her daughter’s “disappearance” and yet they believed her story about an accidental drowning.

    • Meaghan September 17, 2011 / 2:42 pm

      According to what I’ve read of jurors interviewed, they didn’t believe that story at all and most of them thought Casey had done something to Caylee, but the prosecution couldn’t prove it. “Not guilty” doesn’t have to mean “innocent.” It can mean “not proven” and probably does more often than not.

      And I didn’t follow the trial closely, but from what I heard, I think I would have felt obliged to vote the same way they did. Much as I would hate doing so.

  2. Kat September 17, 2011 / 10:35 pm

    The “extent” also extends to the disgusting interviews his dad gave saying she hit on him and on and on and on. Distraction techniques that are proving effective in some ways. That whole family is nuts and trying to cover the **** as fast as they can. I feel sorry for those boys. I don’t get why they said remains were found when clearly, it’s not working out. Someone jumped the gun big time. Same with this Robert Romero case. Why in the world did the media need to know a thing when a private dna test would have taken almost no time and it would have been done without all the public input. I’m glad for the renewed focus on the case, maybe they will learn something new, but why put it out there at all?

  3. KER September 18, 2011 / 11:05 am

    actually steven koecher disappeared 400 miles away…there is no evidence susan and steven knew each other…josh’s family tried connecting them as another distraction…the general consensus here in utah is that josh had a hand in her disappearance…and yes it’s sad that her case has received more coverage than others but it isn’t all due to the fact that she is white & pretty…she also has friends & family that pushed the investigators/investigation (it is WHO you know)…i think what happened with the “remains were found” was some dummy in the media misinterpreted something he/she overheard after the cadaver dogs “alerted” on what looks to be a probable grave/death site…and i have been rock hunting in that area…rugged and starkly beautiful high desert…i can see this being someone that died by misadventure if remains are indeed found and it isn’t susan…though i do hope they find her and evidence that will convict her killer…i think it’s unlikely she staged this

    • Meaghan September 18, 2011 / 3:12 pm

      Oh, I hadn’t realized how far apart they were. I know zilch about Utah’s geography, having never been west of the Mississippi myself.

    • Kat September 18, 2011 / 7:52 pm

      Since you are familiar with the terrain out there, can you tell me if where they are searching is near/about where he said he went camping with the kids? I too have no clue as to the geography, East Coast all my life. I was just curious. One article I read said that the husband rock hunted there…I assume they are hitting all his hobby places since they think he did it. Thanks!

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