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The Mysterious Disappearance of Susan Powell

In December of 2009, Susan Powell, a 28-year-old wife and mother of two young boys in West Valley City, went missing. The public scandal that followed culminated in 2012, when Susan’s husband Josh Powell – a person of interest in her disappearance – blew up his home, killing himself and his boys. In a newly released book, co-author Rebecca Morris traces the threads in this tragic tale. She joins us Tuesday to help make sense of Susan Powell’s mysterious disappearance and the strange stories surrounding it.

Watch a video Susan Powell shot a year and a half before her disappearance, on the advice of an attorney. In it, she documents her family's possessions, which were mostly Josh's.

Rebecca Morris is a veteran journalist and the co-author, alongside Gregg Olsen, of the new book If I Can't Have You: Susan Powell, Here Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children [Amazon|Indiebound]

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.