About Susan

Susan Cox Powell is the 3rd daughter of Charles and Judy Cox and was 28 years old when she was reported missing on December 7, 2009. She was born in New Mexico and lived in Alaska before her family settled in Washington State when she was a child. She and her husband later moved to Utah. Susan is a devoted mother to her two small boys and her family and friends know that she would never voluntarily be separated from them.

Susan is an outgoing, optimistic person with a servant’s heart and boundless energy. She is characterized by her faith in her Heavenly Father, her determination to provide for her children and her belief that families are forever. Her faith is an example for others, including her two boys.
Susan Powell was last seen in her home in West Valley City, Utah on December 6, 2009. Police were called on the morning of December 7th when Susan’s childcare provider became concerned that Susan did not drop her children off as scheduled. It was soon discovered that both Susan and her husband Joshua failed to report for work at their respective jobs. When no one could reach Susan or Joshua, police searched the family home, fearing that the family may have succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning. No one was in the home.
Joshua Powell eventually returned to the residence later that evening with the two children, but Susan remains missing. Joshua claimed that he took the two children camping at about midnight the night before, leaving Susan asleep or preparing for bed. As a result of their investigation, police have characterized her disappearance as suspicious with criminal overtones.
The search for Susan continues.

Vital Information About Susan

Susan Cox
Susan (Cox) Powell and her two children, (Braden age 2, Susan, Charlie Age 4)
Date Last Seen: December 7, 2009 12:30 am
Place Last Seen: 6254 Sarah Cir, West Valley City, UT
Gender: Female
Height: 5’4″
Weight: 130 lbs
Hair: Shoulder Length, Brown
Eyes: Blue
Law Enforcement Contact: West Valley City PD, 801-840-4000
Reward: $10,000 for info leading to finding Susan

Books About Susan’s disappearance:

(books coordinated with Chuck & Judy are indicated by an *)

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*Fatal Friends and Deadly Neighbors, by Ann Rule (Ann Rule’s Crime Files: Vol.16 Fire And Ice)


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*Killer Dads, by Marry Papenfuss (chapter 9)

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Josh and Susan Powell Paradise Lost, by Angela L. Wilson



*A Light in Dark Places, by Jennifer Graves & Emily Clawson 

About Us

  The Susan Cox Powell Foundation was established in 2010 by Susan’s family and friends. The mission of the Foundation is: To assist families of missing persons by providing no-cost strategic media consulting services to ensure that their loved one’s face and name remain in the public eye as long as possible; To research and catalog …

The Search for Susan

On this page I plan on including the latest updates on the Search for Susan. 8/3/2013 Update We just returned from Utah, where a search was conducted following up on a tip from a person that thought they had seen Josh in Butterfield Canyon, the night Susan disappeared.  The identified area was grid searched by …