Journals, computers seized in missing mom case

AP News
Posted: Aug 26, 2011 6:30 PM
Journals, computers seized in missing mom case

The father-in-law of a Utah woman missing for nearly two years says authorities seized computers and journals during a search of his Washington state home.

Detectives spent several hours Thursday combing through Steve Powell's Puyallup house, looking for evidence in the disappearance of Susan Cox Powell.

Her husband, Josh Powell, the only person of interest in the case, has been living with his father with the couple's two young children since his wife vanished Dec. 6, 2009. She was last seen by him in their West Valley City, Utah, home outside Salt Lake City.

Steve Powell tells The Associated Press on Friday that authorities searched everywhere, including his garage and crawl space, and left with all their computers. He says police told him they were looking for everyone's journals.