Violence, Sexual Obsession, and Murder

At the center of the mystery surrounding Susan Cox Powell's disappearance is the story of two families, ripped apart by sexual obsession, madness and violence. The Cox and Powell families came together with the union of Susan and her husband Josh, but issues hidden just under the surface were already festering, waiting to ruin their happy home. In the end, the Powells would lose two sons, a father would go to prison in shame, the ultimate fate of Susan would remain a mystery, and the tragic murder of her sons at the hands of their father would unite them all in grief.

These are all the family members drawn into the tragedy:

1. Susan Cox Powell
Susan grew up in a devout Mormon family. At the age of 19, she became engaged to 24-year-old Josh Powell, whom she met through an LDS church in Puyallup, Washington. In 2004, they moved to West Valley City, Utah, where she worked as a stock broker at Wells Fargo Financial.

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