West Valley City Police to give ‘detailed update’ in Susan Cox Powell investigation

Posted at 12:05 PM, May 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-20 14:05:10-04

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – West Valley City Police are holding a news conference Monday afternoon, to give a “detailed update” in the Susan Cox Powell missing person investigation.

The news conference comes after police ended a search for Susan Cox Powell’s remains in Scotts Mills, Oregon on May 16.

Chuck Cox, Susan’s father, claims police recovered bones during their search of the heavily-forested property.

“They did find things,” he said in an interview Friday night with FOX 13. “They found some bones out there. They don’t know if they’re animal or person bones, so they’re still processing the things they found out there.”

Deputy West Valley City Police Chief Mike Powell (no relation to Susan or the Powell family) insisted that investigators found nothing significant during the search. Police were acting on a tip Cox had received that pointed them to the rural Oregon property, where relatives of Susan’s husband, Josh Powell, had once lived.

Fox 13 will carry the West Valley City news conference live at 3:00 pm.

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