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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]