At first, her entire family – husband Joshua Powell and two small children ages 4 and 2 – were all initially reported missing by family members on 12/7/2009.
Subsequently her husband returned on December 7 with the two children claiming to have been on a camping trip, having left his wife at the home in the early hours of December 7. Police and neighbors have since labeled her disappearance "suspicious" and are in the process of investigating.
West Valley City Police Captain Tom McLachlan said on December 10 that there is no indication where 28-year-old Susan Powell might be, and "she has not contacted us or anyone else we know about". Powell failed to show up at her job at Wells Fargo Financial on December 7. Her purse, cell phone, and car all were left behind at her home in West Valley City, a suburb of Salt Lake City. Police have interviewed Joshua Powell and their 4-year-old son, but have not yet released any details
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