July 19, 2010 – Websleuths.com is sponsoring the “Intimate Partner Homicide Investigation” online radio show regarding the Susan Cox Powell missing person’s case. The show will air Monday, July 19, 2010, at 9 p.m. (EST) and is directed by Susan Milano and Sheryl McCollum.
Guests appearing to discuss Susan’s case on Monday’s show will include News Reporter, Isabelle Zehnder; Websleuths.com Owner, Tricia Griffith; and Susan’s best friend, Kiirsi Hellewell.
Click here to listen to the show and participate in the chat room. The call-in number is (347) 326-9337.
About Susan Cox Powell:
Susan Cox Powell is the 28-year-old mother of two young boys who went missing from her home early last December.
The last person to see her was her husband, Josh Powell. Josh moved from their West Valley City home about a month after Susan went missing, and is now living with his father, two young children, and three of his adult siblings at his father’s home in Puyallup, Washington.
Josh told police and reporters that around midnight Dec. 6 Susan went to bed. He claims that about 30 minutes later he took their two young sons, then ages 2 and 4, on an impromptu overnight camping trip. It is unclear whether Susan knew about or agreed to such a camping trip.
He claims that though there was a snowstorm that night, and temperatures were below freezing, he and their boys slept in the family mini-van because they liked making S’Mores.
He said he forgot what day it was, which is why he didn’t call in to work the following day, a Monday. Yet that afternoon, the afternoon before Susan went missing, he had told a friend of Susan’s not to bother to bring some yarn back to their house because they had to work the next day.
His story has been largely disbelieved and criticized.
Josh has remained the only person of interest in what police call a missing person’s case with suspicious criminal overtones. Police say Josh has not cooperated with them, though they have asked him numerous times to come back in and speak with them. They have an open invitation for him to do so.
From the “Intimate Partner Homicide Investigation” web page:
Sheryl McCollum, Director of Cold Case Investigative Research Institute and Susan Murphy-Milano, Violence Expert and Author of the new book “Time’s Up” have joined forces to bring new eyes to cases of intimate partner homicide.
“DNA equals DOA (dead on arrival) with respect to intimate partner homicide crimes.”
There is no voice or face, instead victim’s lives result in filling headstones and cemeteries; placed in the “unimportant” category box.
Intimate Partner Homicide Investigation gives these cases a front and center seat instead of a back door crime occurring behind closed doors.
McCollum and Murphy-Milano are working proactively to reduce the number of deaths through several channels, saving not only lives, but taxpayer dollars, and utilizing unique procedures gleaned from their years of working on high risk and high profile cases.
Combining their experience will help bring new possibilities and new clues to law enforcement agencies and prosecutors across the country.
The show is sponsored by the interactive crime and news site Websleuths.com.