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Susan Powell Father-in-Law Now a 'Person of Interest'

Steven Powell May Know Something About Her Disappearance: Police
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2012 1:22 PM CST

(Newser) – Police in Utah trying to find the body of Susan Powell after more than two years have labeled her father-in-law a person of interest in the case, reports Utah's KSL.com. Police are specifying that Steven Powell isn't a suspect in her disappearance but that he may have information about it. "They lived together in the house," said the police chief in West Valley City, Utah. "There are things he should want to talk to us (about), we hope."

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The development comes after Powell's husband, Josh, killed himself and his two sons on Sunday, apparently after the boys began remembering things about their mom's disappearance. "We sure can't prosecute Josh," said the police chief, "but did somebody know something? Did somebody help him? Those are the questions we need to resolve." Steven Powell remains in custody after a search of his house last year found "thousands of images of females being photographed without their knowledge, including Susan Powell and many minors," notes KIRO-FM. (Read more Susan Powell stories.)

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