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Police: Missing Utah mom's husband hinders search
AP ^ | December 15, 2009 | By BROCK VERGAKIS (AP) 1 hour ago

Posted on 12/15/2009 11:00:25 AM PST by sodpoodle

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah police say the husband of a 28-year-old woman who disappeared more than a week ago is hindering the investigation.

West Valley City Police Capt. Tom McLachlan says Josh Powell didn't show up for an interview Monday on the advice of his attorney. McLachlan says that's costing authorities valuable time in the effort to find Powell's wife, Susan.

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We can expect this to end badly for Susan's family.
1 posted on 12/15/2009 11:00:26 AM PST by sodpoodle
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To: sodpoodle

Sounds as if the Police have pretty well made up their minds about the husband. Now we’ll probably never find out what happened.


2 posted on 12/15/2009 11:03:31 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Ram "Health Care Reform" down our throats in '09, and we'll ram it up your @ss in '10.)
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To: sodpoodle

The cops already know that the woman is probably dead and that her husband killed her. This is just another way of trying to pressure him into a confession. Hope they find her soon and then bag him.


3 posted on 12/15/2009 11:04:02 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
The cops already know that the woman is probably dead and that her husband killed her

Scott Peterson ping!

4 posted on 12/15/2009 11:06:32 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
You were saying ...

The cops already know that the woman is probably dead and that her husband killed her. This is just another way of trying to pressure him into a confession. Hope they find her soon and then bag him.

It's better to exercise one's Constitutional rights (especially those in the Bill of Rights) and never talk to the police... let me repeat... "never" talk to the police... :-)


Just so everyone knows... ya don't need an attorney to refuse to talk to the police. But, if the police are pressing you, then you might want to get one. Otherwise, never talk to the police under any circumstances...

And with the police always looking for a charge to put on someone (Hey! It's their job... LOL...), the best advice that you or I or anyone can get is to never ever talk to the police under any circumstances, anywhere at anytime...

Talking to the Police by Professor James Duane

Professor James Duane’s now famous 5th Amendment lecture - popularly known as “Don’t talk to the police!” - has amassed a considerable internet following. The lecture, given as part of Regent Law School’s spring preview weekend.

5 posted on 12/15/2009 11:06:55 AM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: sodpoodle

I knew the husband did it when the story broke. Ok so he has innocent until proven guilty...fine...he is getting close to guilty.


6 posted on 12/15/2009 11:07:10 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: sodpoodle
West Valley City Police Capt. Tom McLachlan says Josh Powell didn't show up for an interview Monday on the advice of his attorney. McLachlan says that's costing authorities valuable time in the effort to find Powell's wife, Susan.

Ain't that just like "liberals" to accuse a conservative, when exercising their Constitutional rights -- to "impeding" what liberals want to do... LOL...

7 posted on 12/15/2009 11:08:15 AM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

There’s not much on the internet. I missed a TV discussion on the wet carpet in the house - which I believe has been taken for forensic testing.

Other threads mentioned how Scott Peterson and that heinous Mark (??) were left alone and tracked with GPS or by undercover cops before being arrested.

We can only wait & see. IMHO Powell has that same hang dog phony facial expression.


8 posted on 12/15/2009 11:08:55 AM PST by sodpoodle (Stop wasting our wealth and start telling the truth.)
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To: sodpoodle

It was like 7 degrees that morning. Seems funny that he would suddenly decide to take his two young children out for the day “camping”.

I’m not one to jump to conclusions. I don’t like the usual lazy police method of genning up a case against the husband so that they can get back to their donuts. But his story sounds too fishy.


9 posted on 12/15/2009 11:10:33 AM PST by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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The husband is coming across as a real geniac; with more and more of an appearance of guilt with each passing minute. I sure hope he's innocent...
I sure hope the Police are keeping a close eye. Remember when Scott Peterson tried to split to Mexico with all that cash and a disguise?

10 posted on 12/15/2009 11:10:59 AM PST by NoRedTape
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Mark Hacking - so y’all don’t go crazy!


11 posted on 12/15/2009 11:11:37 AM PST by sodpoodle (Stop wasting our wealth and start telling the truth.)
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To: Star Traveler

I watched that vid a couple weeks ago and was awesome info! Should be required viewing for every citizen.


12 posted on 12/15/2009 11:11:49 AM PST by dubie (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Sounds as if the Police have pretty well made up their minds about the husband.

Sure does. If he didn't kill her, he gains nothing by subjecting himself to interrogation and they will use anything he might say to pin the blame on him. The husbands are predominantly the killers when a wife goes missing, but it's not every time.

13 posted on 12/15/2009 11:12:09 AM PST by Malsua
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To: Star Traveler

pfl


14 posted on 12/15/2009 11:15:17 AM PST by Currentriverrat (Stop cap and trade fraud.)
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To: sodpoodle
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The father of a 28-year-old woman who went missing more than a week ago says he doesn't think his son-in-law would do anything to hurt his daughter, and understands why he felt the need to hire an attorney.

Yeah, only an idiot who thinks the police are really concerned about the facts... will decided to not hire an attorney in a situation like this.

If someone turns up missing in your family, get an attorney and shut up -- because the police believe it's you -- right off the bat... LOL...

15 posted on 12/15/2009 11:15:48 AM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: sodpoodle

He seems a sguilty as sin.


16 posted on 12/15/2009 11:17:11 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

It’s sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy:

10 As the husband, he’s automatically the #1 suspect.
20 As the #1 suspect, he’s smart enough to lawyer-up.
30 As soon as he lawyer-ups, well...
40 GOTO 10


17 posted on 12/15/2009 11:17:22 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: dubie

Amen about that... and it’s situations like this one (and others that come up in the news) that provide the reason and rationale for people being aware of that and paying attention to it... :-)


18 posted on 12/15/2009 11:18:02 AM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: Star Traveler

Geesh....his WIFE is MISSING!!! IF he was INNOCENT he would LOVE to talk to the police!!


19 posted on 12/15/2009 11:18:25 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Star Traveler

Thanks for re-posting that video.

All of my ex-military buddies who became cops have seen it and agree.

Everybody should see this video.


20 posted on 12/15/2009 11:19:10 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Ann Archy
You were saying ...

He seems a sguilty as sin.

And that provides the most excellent reason for anyone to shut up (when found in a similar circumstance)... LOL...

21 posted on 12/15/2009 11:19:56 AM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: Seruzawa
It was like 7 degrees that morning. Seems funny that he would suddenly decide to take his two young children out for the day “camping”.

Even fishier, a story I read about this yesterday had them leaving for their camping trip around midnight.

22 posted on 12/15/2009 11:22:13 AM PST by mplsconservative
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To: SJSAMPLE
You were saying ...

All of my ex-military buddies who became cops have seen it and agree.

Yeah, and I don't have anything against cops and want to get rid of them or don't think we need them in our society. They're important.

BUT, I do not see any reason for giving them the rope to hang me with it... especially at a time when I know they've got their beady eyes on me... :-)

Let them do their job and I'll do mine, as a citizen excercising my rights.

23 posted on 12/15/2009 11:22:39 AM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

His original story was about as believable as some of the denials I get from my five year old when asked about the missing cookie jar.


24 posted on 12/15/2009 11:24:15 AM PST by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Ann Archy
You were saying ...

Geesh....his WIFE is MISSING!!! IF he was INNOCENT he would LOVE to talk to the police!!

Ummmm..., I can see that you're one who REALLY needs to see that video. Even the professional police investigator there, agrees with it... :-)

25 posted on 12/15/2009 11:24:29 AM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: napscoordinator

Hopefully the woman has just found a better deal and fled.
This guy is obviously a nut job. You can see that when he responds to questions.
One of my neighbors wives just took off with some guy she met on a face book account.
Left the kids,beautiful home, busband of many years and fled. Was she that tired of this ass? Hopefully.
But most probably you are right and she is dead.


26 posted on 12/15/2009 11:24:55 AM PST by Joe Boucher (This marxist punk has got to go.)
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To: napscoordinator
"I knew the husband did it when the story broke..."

I just read about this case for the first time a few moments ago, and withheld judgment until I learned more.

I don't think that I got through two short paragraphs of the police findings in what they call a suspicious disappearance before I decided that this husband is certainly no hard boiled criminal mastermind.

Not even a Colorado police detective could screw this case up.

27 posted on 12/15/2009 11:25:52 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Ann Archy

Sure.
So did Sam Shepard and Jeffrey MacDonald.
Both were convicted and maintained their innocence.
Shepard’s conviction was ultimately overturned, MacDonald still rots in prison.

Regardless of guilt or innocence, having a lawyer is not only a good idea, it should be your FIRST idea.


28 posted on 12/15/2009 11:26:26 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: mplsconservative

he may not be guilty, but his story is insane.


29 posted on 12/15/2009 11:26:49 AM PST by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: Star Traveler

Not talking to the police is a sign of GUILTY!!!


30 posted on 12/15/2009 11:27:18 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: NavVet; Cyber Liberty
You were saying ...

His original story was about as believable as some of the denials I get from my five year old when asked about the missing cookie jar.

Fortunately, we've got "Constitutional Rights" that all us conservatives know about very well -- that we can exercise (and always should exercise) -- that your five-year old doesn't have in his home, with his parents...

If there is one big mistake that people might make with the police, it would be thinking of them as your Mommy and Daddy... LOL...

31 posted on 12/15/2009 11:27:34 AM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: Star Traveler

***If someone turns up missing in your family, get an attorney and shut up — because the police believe it’s you -***

Mark Lunsford and Drew Peterson are two appalling examples of public bias and police favoritism.

I’ll admit to a bias against psychics *assisting* law enforcement. However, I expect many of us have noticed how our *instincts* are usually proven true when we hone in on body language and speech patterns of those who are later found guilty.

Mark Lunsford was clearly an anguished father and Peterson is a slimeball.


32 posted on 12/15/2009 11:28:44 AM PST by sodpoodle (Stop wasting our wealth and start telling the truth.)
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To: Ann Archy
You were saying ...

Not talking to the police is a sign of GUILTY!!!
LOL.... spoken like a true liberal... Now I know for sure you REALLY need to see that video... :-)
33 posted on 12/15/2009 11:29:13 AM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Yeah right....your wife is missing and you go get a LAWYER!!


34 posted on 12/15/2009 11:29:30 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Joe Boucher

If she went off with a guy she met on Facebook, that would be great...at least she would not be dead especially at the hands of her husband, unfortunately, I think we both know she is a gonner and her weirdo husband did it.


35 posted on 12/15/2009 11:29:39 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Ann Archy

The police are not on his side whether he is innocent or not. The crap about hindering the investigation is a trick sack. Never talk to the police without the advice of an attorney. NEVER!


36 posted on 12/15/2009 11:30:18 AM PST by bigheadfred (Be who you are and say what you feel: Those who mind don't matter.Those who matter don't mind.)
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To: Star Traveler
If someone turns up missing in your family, get an attorney and shut up

A totally innocent husband, who discovers that a wife or child is missing, and could be in who knows what danger, where minutes could make the difference between finding her safely alive or not, should he -

A. Contact the police immediately, tell them everything he knows about where she last was and possibly might be and encourage them to mobilize all resources to find her? or

B. Follow your advice and contact an attorney and shut up.

I suppose if you never want to see your family member again, you might follow option B.

37 posted on 12/15/2009 11:30:27 AM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: Ann Archy
I know you are being sarcastic, but...
 
 
 
 
 
 
..... mine's not working.


38 posted on 12/15/2009 11:30:47 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Ack, is that the site with "Responsibility2nd"? Some weirdo. ...)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

I can see you need to see that video... :-)

The attorney can provide all the details necessary for the search of a missing person.


39 posted on 12/15/2009 11:32:43 AM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: Joe Boucher

****One of my neighbors wives just took off with some guy she met on a face book account.***

I have to believe she was not callous enough to make it look as if he killed her? Did she tell him? Leave her car keys and cell phone? Quit her job without telling anyone?

It seems you knew what she did - so she was never *missing* or did you leave something out?

Inquiring minds want to know - NOW!


40 posted on 12/15/2009 11:33:00 AM PST by sodpoodle (Stop wasting our wealth and start telling the truth.)
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To: sodpoodle

Scott Peterson went ‘fishing’ on the day his wife disappeared, now this goon went ‘camping’?

Yeah, how coincidental.


41 posted on 12/15/2009 11:33:21 AM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: Ann Archy

I’ll listen to the professionals, thank you.

Every statistic points to this guy, but getting a lawyer is the only way an innocent man will protect and exercise his rights.


42 posted on 12/15/2009 11:34:22 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: sodpoodle

Oh yeah, who goes CAMPING in the morning and comes home in the evening? Hiking? Sure. Fishing? Absolutely. But camping? Sounds like he went to the woods to dispose of her body while the boys were napping or distracted in the car.


43 posted on 12/15/2009 11:34:27 AM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: napscoordinator; Joe Boucher
You were saying ...

unfortunately, I think we both know she is a gonner and her weirdo husband did it.

And since the police will be thinking the same way you are... we can see the reason why one is always advised to never talk to the police... :-)

44 posted on 12/15/2009 11:34:57 AM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

How much are you willing to bet he’s GUILTY?


45 posted on 12/15/2009 11:35:41 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: sodpoodle

I saw this husband interviewed last night. He sounded like Susan Smith (who drowned her kids in SC a few years ago) with his fake sobbing and sounded absolutely phony. 100% guilty.


46 posted on 12/15/2009 11:36:01 AM PST by Azzurri
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To: napscoordinator

Yep.
Just holding out hope.
Ya just never know.
Hell,
This could be a play for a new damned “reality show”.

Lots of crazies out there.


47 posted on 12/15/2009 11:37:03 AM PST by Joe Boucher (This marxist punk has got to go.)
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To: autumnraine

***Sounds like he went to the woods to dispose of her body while the boys were napping or distracted in the car.***

My first instinct too;(


48 posted on 12/15/2009 11:37:19 AM PST by sodpoodle (Stop wasting our wealth and start telling the truth.)
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To: Star Traveler

I’ve seen the video.

It is mind-bogglingly stupid in the case of a missing family member possibly a victim of foul play where minutes or hours could make a difference for someone who is innocent to delay communicating with the authorities until after hiring and briefing a lawyer.


49 posted on 12/15/2009 11:37:19 AM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: mplsconservative

I heard yesterday that they left at midnight as well, a 2 yr. old and a 4 yr. old! Give me a break. Been camping many times before, but we usually try to go and set up camp in daylight. Bizarro


50 posted on 12/15/2009 11:37:45 AM PST by panthermom
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