Monday, April 02, 2012
Susan Powell Predicted Her Death, Blood Found in Family Home

Susan Powell Predicted Her Death, Blood Found in Family Home

Susan Powell, who went missing in 2009, predicted her death in a note kept in her safe deposit box, police records show. New evidence is mounting that points to her ex-husband Josh's involvement. Josh Powell took his own life, and that of their two children, last month.

"If Susan Powell dies, it may not be an accident, even if looks like one," read a note written by Susan. It was left with her will and life insurance policies in a safe deposit box, the contents of which were just revealed.

Unsealed police reports also show that Josh Powell was one of the first people suspected in her disappearance.

The Associated Press reported that Susan's blood was found on a tile near the sofa in their home, but Josh was never charged with any crime. He maintained the alibi of camping with his two sons on the night that she disappeared.

Last month he took his own life and that of his two sons in a dramatic explosion immediately after the boys were dropped off for a visit. Susan's family has maintained that Josh knew more than he let on and blamed him for her disappearance. Her sister recently spoke with ABC's Diane Sawyer.

"They didn't act on anything that they should've acted on," Denise Cox said of the police. "Look what it did- it killed my nephews, by not putting [Josh] behind bars when he should have been."

"They were foolish in keeping [the note] from us," Cox added. "All the signs were there and the police didn't act on it."

She is not alone in expressing her outrage.

"When I heard the new evidence, it was like, 'Well, why didn't you arrest him already?'" Susan's father Chuck Cox told ABC News. "Had he been to jail, my grandchildren would still be alive."

"There is direct evidence; there is circumstantial evidence. There is motive," Pierce County prosecutor Mark Lindquist told ABC News. "There is everything but the body."

However, West Valley Mayor Mike Winder told the Associated Press he supports the actions taken by police.

"It is easy to Monday-morning quarterback these things. It is easy for those of us who watch TV to say, 'Hey, there is plenty of evidence.' It is a different matter if you are in the legal community to have enough evidence to go in for an arrest," he explained.


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