On the night that Salt Lake City stockbroker Susan Powell went missing in 2009, her husband Josh Powell went camping in the Utah desert. When he came back he told police that his wife must have left him, never to return.
Today, human remains--possibly Susan's--we're found not far from where Josh went camping.
The Juab County Sheriff's Office was en route to the scene to handle the investigation. The discovery comes on the third day of searching the area near Topaz Mountain in Juab County for clues that might help them discover what happened to Susan Powell.
Chuck Cox, Susan's father, said he received a call from police at his home in Puyallup, Wash., about 30 minutes before the first of many media calls.
"They said they had found a place they were interested in," Cox said.
"This is not unexpected in that area that they would find something out there," he said. "I'm sure there are people who have died in the desert that nobody knows about. It could be a pioneer to who knows what."
As we've reported, Josh--who now lives in Puyallup--has long denied any involvement in his wife's disappearance. He's also refused to help police look for her, essentially claiming that she's a money-grubbing slut who ran off on him.
The remains found today were discovered by cadaver dogs. Forensic scientists will now try and positively identify the bones.
But since the police are announcing the find at all, one can assume that they at least strongly believe that the remains are Susan's.