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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:35 PM

Josh Powell’s Brother Commits Suicide

Source: ABC

The brother of Josh Powell, who was long a person of interest in his wife Susan Cox Powell’s disappearance in Utah, has killed himself just a year after Josh Powell committed suicide in a fiery blast that also killed his young sons.

Michael Powell, who was Josh’s younger brother, jumped from a building in Minneapolis Monday, according to the Associated Press. He was 30 years old. Josh Powell was heir to his brother’s estate which included the life insurance policies on Josh, his sons, and Susan Powell. The Powell and Cox families have struggled in the years since Susan disappeared in December 2009. Police said Josh Powell was the only person of interest in her disappearance. She has never been found.

A police search of the home Josh shared with Michael and their father, Stephen, in 2011 led to the seizure of thousands of pornographic photos and videos that Stephen allegedly made, many of which were focused on Susan. Stephen made statements to ABC News that he was in love with Susan, and that she had been flirtatious with him.

Stephen Powell was arrested, tried, and is serving a sentence for voyeurism in Washington. Shortly after Stephen was charged, Josh Powell was ordered to undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation because of the content found in the home if he wanted custody of his and Susan’s sons, Braden and Charlie. In February 2012, Josh Powell killed himself and his sons in a fiery home explosion in Washington.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/josh-powells-brother-commits-suicide/

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Blue_Tires Feb 2013 OP
Light House Feb 2013 #1
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #3
Light House Feb 2013 #4
MyTwoSense Feb 2013 #2
snooper2 Feb 2013 #5
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #6
Fantastic Anarchist Feb 2013 #7
yardwork Feb 2013 #8
Berlin Expat Feb 2013 #9
yardwork Feb 2013 #10
Berlin Expat Feb 2013 #11
JI7 Feb 2013 #12

Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:41 PM

1. Sounds like this family was FUBAR.

 

Unfortunately, Josh also murdered his 2 sons who were innocents.
Tragic story in all aspects.

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Response to Light House (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:59 PM

3. I was surprised to see he inherited the insurance policies

those *couldn't* have ever possibly paid out, right?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:02 PM

4. I hope not.

 

I think, and I could be wrong, that the insurance money was tied up in litigation, but I'm not sure.
I seem to remember reading about it somewhere. I'll see if I can find the article.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:45 PM

2. Apple...tree

 

Something about apples and trees...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:02 PM

5. who are these people and why do we care?

and why did ABC news write "Josh Powell’s Brother"...

like Josh is somebody important we are supposed to know, just say Michael offed himself?


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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:07 PM

7. I am totally confused by this story.

Poorly written. I don't know who did what and why.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:10 PM

8. I've read that the father sexually abused his sons. Now they're dead.

Also dead is a mother and two little boys. That's five people dead so far.

Five. Five people dead.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:01 PM

9. I'm reasonably sure that Steven

Powell (Josh and Michael's father), knows what happened to Susan. And where she is.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:36 PM

10. Do you think that he killed her?

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Response to yardwork (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:42 PM

11. Either he had a hand in

it, along with Josh or he knows where Josh buried her. Steven and Josh were both seen in the Topaz Mountains shortly before Susan disappeared. The person who reported seeing them claimed that they didn't look quite right. They weren't dressed for the area, and they weren't hunting for crystals (which is a popular activity there).

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Response to yardwork (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:41 PM

12. not sure but the Father was a Creep for sure

pretty sure he was sexually harassing susan .

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