Susan Powell went missing on Dec. 7, 2009. Her husband, Josh, claimed he had taken their two young sons, ages 2 and 4, out for an impromptu camping trip — in a blizzard — in Utah’s West Desert.
Police suspected Susan’s husband, Josh Powell, had murdered her from the very day of her disappearance, but they never arrested Josh. Instead, deputies, detectives and federal agents pursued Josh for more than two years, believing time was on their side.
Then, on Feb. 5, 2012, Josh killed himself and the boys, Charlie and Braden, by setting fire to a home he’d rented in Graham, Washington.
In May of 2013, police in West Valley City, Utah declared the case cold.
Susan’s body has never been located, and the truth of what happened to her on Dec. 7, 2009, has never been uncovered.
This is the story of The COLD Podcast
Born and raised in Utah, Dave has spent the entirety of his career in the Beehive State. He is a graduate of the University of Utah’s journalism school and went to work as a field reporter directly out of college in the early 2000s. He joined KSL in 2012, taking over as the Executive Producer for the afternoon news. In early 2018, he moved into a new role as Executive Producer of Digital Content. In this position, he oversees KSL’s investigative podcasting efforts.