Joshua Powell is the husband of Susan Powell, the Utah mother who mysteriously disappeared without a trace more than a week ago.
"We had him scheduled. Up until the night before, everything was good to go,"
West Valley Police Capt. Tom McLachlan told the Deseret News. "We were a bit surprised he did not
(show up). We're not very happy with it. It frustrates us. It slows down the
Police are not calling Joshua Powell a suspect, as of today. McLachlan said
detectives wanted to interview him for a third time to clarify certain
questions they had based on his first two interviews.
Powell has hired Salt Lake City attorney Scott Williams, who
has represented such defendants as Wanda Barzee, who pleaded guilty to kidnapping Elizabeth Smart.
Ten days after a Utah mom's puzzling disappearance, police have called the case
"suspicious" and say they have searched every possible lead.
Susan Powell, 28, was last seen Sunday, Dec. 6 at her home in West Valley City. She
was reported missing by relatives on Monday, Dec. 7 when she failed to show up at her stockbroker job. But her disappearance continues to confound police. Her purse, cell phone and car were all left at home.
Susan's husband also failed to show up at work that same Monday, according to reports. At that point, the entire family was believed to be missing. However, the father and kids returned home Monday afternoon. Joshua Powell said he decided Sunday
night to take the children on a late-night camping trip. The weather at the time was cold and snowy.
"The suspicious nature of this is that no one can tell us, or is [willing to
tell] us her whereabouts, and she has not contacted us or anyone we know about,"
Capt. Tom McLachlan told the Salt Lake Tribune last week.