50 people in 50 days: Utah woman vanished after dinner with friend, family
February 20th, 2011
10:45 PM ET

50 people in 50 days: Utah woman vanished after dinner with friend, family

Editor's note: Nancy Grace's new show on HLN, "Nancy Grace: America's Missing," is dedicated to finding 50 people in 50 days. As part of the effort, which relies heavily on audience participation, CNN.com's news blog This Just In will feature the stories of the missing.

This is the 25th case, and it was shown Friday night on HLN.

Susan Cox Powell was 28 when she disappeared from West Valley City, Utah, in December 2009.

After an early dinner with a friend and her family, Powell said she wasn't feeling well, so she said she was heading to bed. Her husband, Josh Powell, says that on the last night he saw her, he decided to take his two sons camping, leaving home after midnight. He said his wife was asleep when they left, but she was gone when they returned home.

Police have said Josh Powell is a person of interest in the investigation into her disappearance. He has said that she might have run off with another man.

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    i've gone camping after midnight.. but only to get some weed dug up outta a field..

    February 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. M Eaglecloud

    This is what happened; The wife goes to dinner with friends comes home, she is tired. The husband has nothing to do and because Zanny the nanny can't be found and Misty Croslin is in jail he knows he can't go anywhere. So he calls his pals from out of state and see if they are for some "midnight camping", Drew Peterson out of Chicago is down, but he has this little thing called Murder charges that are keeping him in jail so no he can't make it, wait a minute he thinks...... Oh yeah Scott Peterson, call goes to voice mail, he later gets a text message from Scott Peterson that he can't make it either, he has a matter of life and death pending at San Quentin. Damn what to do, he really wants to go camping the weather is great this time of the year -16 below zero and it's usually not crowded at night. He thought about calling Al Collings for a ride, but he doesn't have his number. Oh well, he is just going to get ready and roll out with the boys, after all they have been asleep and a little freezing cold winter air will do them some good. What a Father!!! So he checks on his wife and yeah she is passed out, he doesn't want to wake her, so he leaves a note telling her where he and the boys went off to. Meanwhile, it's now morning, and you know this camping thing wasn't a great idea after all, he decides to go home. Gets home and calls for the wife no answer, waits a couple of hours and makes a few calls and then figures it out she has left him and is with Stacey Peterson (Drews wife), and Zanny the Nanny, her life was to boring with him and she needed excitement. So there you are thats what happened. HE WAS CAMPING PEOPLE!!!

    February 21, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. B HOCH

    Who in the right mind that has any feelings for their spouse decides to go camping in the middle of the night with their children when the temperatures are freezing let alone when their wife is sick? I call BS. Her husband used his children to cover everything up. Come on kids lets go freeze our butts off camping while your mommy is on her death bed. What a jerk!!

    February 21, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. B HOCH

    Everyday we hear more and more about this kind of crap that goes on all over the US. The only reason why is because we watch these cowards like her husband get away with this stuff. He can hire the most expensive lawyer and get away with murder. even though we all know that he is guilty. Money talks and that pretty much sums it up. If this guy truly cared about his children then he would have demanded a divorce and let the kids be happy instead of letting the kids suffer for the rest of thier lives wondering what really happened and if they had only said that they didn't want to go camping and what the outcome would have been then. The children and her families are the ones that lose in the long run.

    February 21, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
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    February 23, 2011 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
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