Family, Friends & Police Explore The Bizarre Events Surrounding Susan Powell’s Tragic Disappearance

The two-hour show unravels a twisted tale of dysfunction, obsession, and jealousy.

November 30, 2018

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©Amber Hardman/Polaris

By: Aaron Rasmussen

WEST VALLEY CITY, UT — Nine years ago, mother-of-two Susan Powell attended church on a Sunday and seemed to be going about her life as usual. It was the last day she was ever seen alive.

On December 9, 2009, she failed to turn up for work or drop off her two young sons, Charlie and Braden, at their daycare. The 28-year-old had suddenly vanished without a trace from her home in West Valley City, Utah.

When police turned to her husband, Josh Powell, for help solving the mystery of what happened to his 28-year-old wife of eight years, they were caught off guard and unsettled by his oddly detached and dismissive behavior.

The father claimed he had packed up his children after midnight the prior evening for a camping trip — despite the chilly late-fall weather — while his wife stayed home in bed.

But as detectives dug deeper into where Susan could have gone, they uncovered disturbing clues, including evidence of domestic abuse, brutal control, and troubling financial issues.

“If I die, it may not be an accident, even if it looks like one,” Susan warned in a note found locked in a safe-deposit box.

The all-new two-hour Investigation Discovery special series Susan Powell: An ID Murder Mystery now unravels a twisted tale of dysfunction, obsession, and jealousy and explores everything from the first reporting of Susan missing to the explosive conclusion that no one saw coming.

The network takes an in-depth look at the mom’s disappearance through exclusive interviews with those deeply affected by the tragedy, including Susan’s father, sister, and friends, as well as attorneys, detectives, and other experts who have followed the case from the beginning.

Watch Susan Powell: An ID Murder Mystery on Wednesday, December 12, at 9/8c on Investigation Discovery!

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