After yesterday afternoon’s disturbing news, I posted on Forbes about the horrific developments in this case:
The last time anyone saw Susan Powell was at dinner on the evening of December 6, 2009, in her home inSalt Lake City, Utah. Soon after her disappearance, her husband, Josh, took their young children and moved to Graham, Washington, to the home of his father, Steven Powell.
Josh was already a suspect in the disappearance of his wife, and he had a lawyer, so why was he allowed to leave the state? And why was his demonstration of a total lack of concern for his missing spouse not sufficient reason to remove the children from his care?
But still, more than a year and a half later, Josh maintained control of the children. In August 2011, Susan’s boys were living with their father and grandfather, even though there was an ongoing murder investigation and Josh was the only suspect.