Police: ‘Josh Powell withdrew $7,000 from bank before double murder’
WASHINGTON: Salt Lake City authorities have for at least 6 months if not more investigated the disappearance of Susan Powell as a murder case. But, without evidence of a body — they have publicly held out hope that Mrs. Powell may be alive.
So, what kind of evidence did they have that proved the mother of two was dead? Anything to identify the killer? Unfortunately none. According to authorities the only evidence found was on the floor of their Utah home (a damp spot) and a curious late night camping trip described by her husband. What makes the case interesting is that during recounting of the situation the youngest son (2) Braden made an emission to police officers that his mother was ‘In the trunk’
That could strike some as a clue, or the ramblings of a boy who was then just 2.
For authorities in Utah, none of it was enough to bring charges.
A public records request made by Bazaar Daily News in Washington showed that in detailed accounts of the search warrant used in the case the authorities are now investigating three felonies in Utah: first-degree murder, kidnapping, and obstructing a public servant.
On the same night of the murder, Powell allegedly withdrew $7,000 from his bank account to rent a ‘storage’ unit. The unit was investigated by Pierce County detectives however it remains unclear as to what the rest of the money went too. Authorities refused to reveal what may or may not have been inside of the shed.
- Horrifying: Josh Powell’s final message before engulfing his house in flames (bazaardaily.com)
- Josh Powell commits suicide (bazaardaily.com)
- Police: Powell withdrew $7K day before killings (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- APNewsBreak: Susan Powell case called a murder (seattletimes.nwsource.com)