Recently released documents show the evidence against Josh Powell was mounting. The blood in the house. The midnight winter camping trip. A generator, gas can, tarps and shovel in his van. Legal experts say it was enough to convict Powell of his wife’s murder — even if prosecutors didn’t have her body as evidence. After all, it’s happened hundreds of times before.
Josh Powell’s in-laws are traveling to Olympia to discuss changes in how the state handles child protection. They also plan to meet with Seattle true crime writer Ann Rule.
Josh Powell’s surviving relatives want him buried at the same cemetery as the two young sons he killed. Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor and Detective Ed Troyer, who heads the anti-crime organization Crimestoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County, responded by buying the two plots on either side of the boys to make sure Josh Powell didn’t wind up there.
Volunteers are continuing to sift through tons of paper at a recycling center, hoping to find items that Josh Powell may have dumped before killing himself and his two sons in a house fire last week. Volunteers searched nearly all day on Sunday.
Before setting his house ablaze and killing himself and his two young sons, Josh Powell left a voicemail for family members saying he couldn’t live without the boys and didn’t want to go on anymore.
Josh Powell, the husband of Susan Powell, who has been missing for two years, has apparently been killed in an explosion in Graham, WA, along with his two sons, who were on supervised visitation. Authorities say it appears the explosion was deliberate.