SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – A website has just been discovered that features video of the Powell family spending time together. The website says many of the claims against Steve Powell are false.
The video can be found on a website, West Valley and Pierce County Malfeasance
. The videos feature the Powell children, Charlie and Brayden with Susan Powell and her father-in-law Steven Powell.
On the website, the author says police are not telling the truth about the Powells.
The website says:
"The West Valley and Pierce County police have made a habit throughout the investigation of making claims and then failing to support those claims with any evidence. The police have used Susan's current journal (the one Sanders is talking about above) to make a variety of claims about the Powell family, but they never allow any independent verification of the claims they're making. In other words, the police want us to take their word for it; they're not willing to show that what they're saying is true by providing the journal."
The site says the videos were taken during an extended period of time showing the children at different ages. The author states this is proof the police have misinterpreted Susan's journal.
The author states:
"If Susan had really thought that Steve Powell were a danger to her children, as the police are trying to claim, there's no way she would have allowed him access to her children in so carefree a manner as demonstrated in the videos."
The author also says the Cox family has been unfairly portraying the family:
"The Coxes' followers have also misrepresented Susan's statements and opinions. They tried to accuse Steve Powell of lying about the relationship Susan had with him, and as support for their accusations they claimed that Susan hated him or didn't want anything to do with him. The evidence below shows that their statements about Susan and Steve are clearly not true."
Josh Powell was the main suspect in the suspicious disappearance of his wife Susan
in West Valley City, Utah in December of 2009. Powell went on a late night camping trip with his two sons in wintery conditions and told police Susan was missing when he returned.
Josh moved with the children to a home in Washington state but lost custody to the children's grandparents after police said they found child pornography in the house
. Josh's father, Steven Powell, was charged with possession of child pornography
. Josh Powell killed himself and his two sons
in a bloody and violent house fire on February 5, 2012. Susan Powell has still not been located. Police have conducted a number of searches in remote areas outside of Salt Lake City
but have not located any remains
.Steven Powell, the father of Josh Powell and father-in-law to Susan Cox Powell is accused of child pornography and voyeurism
Steven Powell was arrested and charged after West Valley City Police detectives severed a search warrant at his home
in connection with the investigation into the disappearance of Susan Cox Powell on December 6, 2009
The search warrants include documents from West Valley City Police investigators and details about evidence they found in late 2009 and early 2010 at Josh and Susan's home and a safe deposit box accessed only by Susan.
Inside the safe deposit box, police found a "last will and testament" from Susan in which she claimed she was having marital troubles with Josh, and that he'd threatened to kill her if she ever left him.
The affidavit also said that Susan did not trust Josh, and that if she were ever found dead, "...it may not be an accident, even if it looks like one."