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February 12, 2013 | By Kim Murphy
In the latest chapter of an almost operatic family tragedy, the brother of murder-suicide suspect Josh Powell has died in Minneapolis after apparently throwing himself from a seven-story parking structure. A spokesman at the University of Minnesota, where Michael Powell was a graduate student, confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that the death occurred off campus and said the Minneapolis Police Department was investigating. Powell, 30, had been engaged in a legal battle with the parents of his missing sister-in-law, Susan Cox Powell, over the proceeds of as much as $3.5 million in life insurance paid out after Josh Powell killed himself and the couple's two young boys in February 2012.
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May 21, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
Authorities in Utah have officially closed the active investigation into the bizarre 2009 disappearance of Susan Powell, citing a lack of leads in the case of a mother of two whose now-dead husband was a suspect in a case that garnered national attention. In a news conference Monday, police in West Valley City offered new details on the case, while officials said there was not enough promising information to keep their books open, Deputy Chief Mike Powell told the Los Angeles Times.
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April 12, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
The Washington state home where Josh Powell killed himself and his two young sons -- first striking the boys with a hatchet before setting the house on fire and causing it to explode -- has been demolished and the debris removed. The home in the Graham, Wash., area was torn down Wednesday as neighbors looked on, according to the Bellingham Herald.  Many of them were likely relieved. The owner of the house, Patrick Small, who had rented it to Powell, told the Herald: “It's a hell of a sight.
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February 12, 2013 | By Kim Murphy
In the latest chapter of an almost operatic family tragedy, the brother of murder-suicide suspect Josh Powell has died in Minneapolis after apparently throwing himself from a seven-story parking structure. A spokesman at the University of Minnesota, where Michael Powell was a graduate student, confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that the death occurred off campus and said the Minneapolis Police Department was investigating. Powell, 30, had been engaged in a legal battle with the parents of his missing sister-in-law, Susan Cox Powell, over the proceeds of as much as $3.5 million in life insurance paid out after Josh Powell killed himself and the couple's two young boys in February 2012.
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March 31, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
Within hours of Susan Powell's disappearance in Utah in 2009, police began focusing their suspicion on her husband, Josh Powell.  But the power of their case didn't become clear until Friday, with the release of search warrants that detail the astonishing fabric of deception Powell weaved in the hours after his wife went missing. The documents, unsealed in Pierce County, Wash., reveal that police found Susan Powell's blood on the floor of  the home she shared with Powell, not far from a wet, freshly cleaned sofa.
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February 5, 2012 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
A case whose sad twists and turns perplexed authorities for more than two years took a last, tragic turn Sunday when what was left of missing Utah stockbroker Susan Powell's family died in a powerful and apparently murderous fire. Her two young sons had just arrived for a supervised visit with her husband, Josh Powell, when an explosive fire ripped through his home near Graham, Wash., killing him, 5-year-old Braden and 7-year-old Charles. Authorities said Josh Powell, who has been a person of interest in his wife's 2009 disappearance from their Utah home during a snowstorm, is believed to have set the fast-moving blaze.
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October 20, 2009 | Mike Bresnahan
It was a prevalent theme last season, Lamar Odom and Trevor Ariza facing an uncertain future with the Lakers while in the last year of their contracts. Odom stayed, Ariza left for Houston, and what will become of this year's Lakers in the last year of their deals? It's a party of five -- Derek Fisher , Jordan Farmar , Adam Morrison , DJ Mbenga and Josh Powell -- with only one starter among them. Fisher, who makes $5 million this season, will be 36 a year from now. He has already said he wants to keep playing after this season, though he's not stressing out about it. "I'm kind of excited about it this time around," he said.
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April 24, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE -- The prosecution drew a tighter knot around Steven Powell on Tuesday when a judge in Tacoma, Wash., upheld the search warrant that turned up about 2,000 explicit photos of women and young girls - some of them depicting his missing daughter-in-law, Susan Cox Powell, with whom he was said to be obsessed. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper's decision clears the way for Powell to go on trial next month on voyeurism and child pornography charges, and for the photos to be used as evidence.
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May 21, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
Authorities in Utah have officially closed the active investigation into the bizarre 2009 disappearance of Susan Powell, citing a lack of leads in the case of a mother of two whose now-dead husband was a suspect in a case that garnered national attention. In a news conference Monday, police in West Valley City offered new details on the case, while officials said there was not enough promising information to keep their books open, Deputy Chief Mike Powell told the Los Angeles Times.
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December 7, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Susan Cox Powell, the Utah woman who went missing three years ago today, was the object of familial obsession, according to more than 4,500 photographs and journals released by authorities. The images, some of which are suggestive without being explicit, were released Thursday to the Associated Press, which sought them under Washington state's public records law. The pictures were in computer files discovered last year by authorities who were searching for evidence in Powell's December 2009 disappearance; the computer was found at the Washington state home where her husband, Josh, was then living with his father, Steven.
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December 7, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Susan Cox Powell, the Utah woman who went missing three years ago today, was the object of familial obsession, according to more than 4,500 photographs and journals released by authorities. The images, some of which are suggestive without being explicit, were released Thursday to the Associated Press, which sought them under Washington state's public records law. The pictures were in computer files discovered last year by authorities who were searching for evidence in Powell's December 2009 disappearance; the computer was found at the Washington state home where her husband, Josh, was then living with his father, Steven.
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June 15, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE -- Steven Powell, the father-in-law of missing Utah mother Susan Powell, was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison for secretly photographing two young neighbor children in various stages of undress through the window of their home. The sentencing in Tacoma, Wash., concluded a bizarre family epic of murder, lust and mystery that spanned three generations and two states. But Pierce County District Court Judge Ronald E. Culpepper made it clear he was sentencing Powell on the voyeurism charges before the court -- not for what he may have known about his daughter-in-law's disappearance.
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April 24, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE -- The prosecution drew a tighter knot around Steven Powell on Tuesday when a judge in Tacoma, Wash., upheld the search warrant that turned up about 2,000 explicit photos of women and young girls - some of them depicting his missing daughter-in-law, Susan Cox Powell, with whom he was said to be obsessed. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper's decision clears the way for Powell to go on trial next month on voyeurism and child pornography charges, and for the photos to be used as evidence.
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April 12, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
The Washington state home where Josh Powell killed himself and his two young sons -- first striking the boys with a hatchet before setting the house on fire and causing it to explode -- has been demolished and the debris removed. The home in the Graham, Wash., area was torn down Wednesday as neighbors looked on, according to the Bellingham Herald.  Many of them were likely relieved. The owner of the house, Patrick Small, who had rented it to Powell, told the Herald: “It's a hell of a sight.
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March 31, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
Within hours of Susan Powell's disappearance in Utah in 2009, police began focusing their suspicion on her husband, Josh Powell.  But the power of their case didn't become clear until Friday, with the release of search warrants that detail the astonishing fabric of deception Powell weaved in the hours after his wife went missing. The documents, unsealed in Pierce County, Wash., reveal that police found Susan Powell's blood on the floor of  the home she shared with Powell, not far from a wet, freshly cleaned sofa.
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February 11, 2012 | TIMES STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
At a memorial service Saturday attended by more than 1,000 people, Charles and Braden Powell, the two young brothers killed last week by their father, were remembered as "clever" and "curious" boys. The boys' grandfather, Charles Cox, thanked people for their prayers, saying, "It helps us to know that there are good people in the world. " The service at the Life Center church in Tacoma, Wash., drew people from as far away as Utah, where the boys previously lived. A children's choir sang "Amazing Grace.
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February 11, 2012 | TIMES STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
At a memorial service Saturday attended by more than 1,000 people, Charles and Braden Powell, the two young brothers killed last week by their father, were remembered as "clever" and "curious" boys. The boys' grandfather, Charles Cox, thanked people for their prayers, saying, "It helps us to know that there are good people in the world. " The service at the Life Center church in Tacoma, Wash., drew people from as far away as Utah, where the boys previously lived. A children's choir sang "Amazing Grace.
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June 15, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE -- Steven Powell, the father-in-law of missing Utah mother Susan Powell, was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison for secretly photographing two young neighbor children in various stages of undress through the window of their home. The sentencing in Tacoma, Wash., concluded a bizarre family epic of murder, lust and mystery that spanned three generations and two states. But Pierce County District Court Judge Ronald E. Culpepper made it clear he was sentencing Powell on the voyeurism charges before the court -- not for what he may have known about his daughter-in-law's disappearance.
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February 7, 2012 | Kim Murphy
Charles and Judith Cox knew what the professional psychologists said -- that their grandsons would be safe with their father, that Josh Powell would present no threat during the boys' court-ordered visits. And yet. Could the professionals not see what the Coxes saw? That their daughter had been missing since 2009, and Powell was the leading person of interest in the case? What about the family stories that Powell, as a teenager, had smashed his sister's hamster to death, had threatened his mother with a knife?
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February 5, 2012 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
A case whose sad twists and turns perplexed authorities for more than two years took a last, tragic turn Sunday when what was left of missing Utah stockbroker Susan Powell's family died in a powerful and apparently murderous fire. Her two young sons had just arrived for a supervised visit with her husband, Josh Powell, when an explosive fire ripped through his home near Graham, Wash., killing him, 5-year-old Braden and 7-year-old Charles. Authorities said Josh Powell, who has been a person of interest in his wife's 2009 disappearance from their Utah home during a snowstorm, is believed to have set the fast-moving blaze.
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