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House of Missing Woman Susan Powell’s Husband Explodes, Killing Three/ Yahoo News

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An explosion and fire at the Washington home of Josh Powell, the husband of missing Utah mother Susan Powell, killed an adult male and two children, believed to be Josh Powell and his two sons, officials say.

Graham, Wash., Deputy Chief Gary Franz told ABC News affiliate KOMO-TV in Seattle that a Child Protective Services (CPS) worker had just dropped off Powell’s two sons at the house for a supervised visit. Powell took his two sons inside the house and then locked the CPS worker out.

Moments later the CPS worker smelled gas, stepped away and the house exploded, KOMO News reported.

“The boys were let into the house by Mr. Powell but the CPS worker was prevented then entering so she left began to call her supervisors to let them know what was going on and later the house exploded,” said Franz.

Firefighters arrived at the scene and found the three bodies. Police are awaiting verification from the Medical Examiner’s Office, but said they believe the bodies are those of Josh Powell and his two sons.

Last week, Josh Powell was denied custody of his children once again and was ordered to undergo a psychosexual evaluation and polygraph test in order to get them back.

Josh Powell is the only named person-of-interest in Susan Powell’s 2009 disappearance, but he has not been charged. The couple’s two sons were placed in custody of Susan Powell’s parents in 2011 after Josh Powell’s father, Steve Powell, was arrested on charges of voyeurism and child pornography. Josh Powell was not charged in relation to the crimes.

But at a hearing Wednesday, a statement from the West Valley City, Utah, police noted that information and images were found on Josh Powell’s computer that “specifically related to their children’s welfare,” according to ABC affiliate KTVX in Salt Lake City. The police did not specify what the information was, but Judge Kathryn J. Nelson ruled that because of that information, Josh Powell would not be allowed to have his children back until he submitted to a psychosexual evaluation and a polygraph test, the report said.

The attorney representing Josh Powell, Jeff Bassett, said the ruling was unfair to his client, who has not been charged with any crimes.

“Utah was dangling the alleged content of this disk. If this disk contains what they’re saying it contains why haven’t they arrested my client?” he said at the hearing.

The children will remain with Chuck and Judy Cox until the Josh Powell’s next hearing, scheduled for July. Josh Powell is allowed twice-weekly visitations with his sons during that time, KTVX reported.



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  1. The сase of Susan Powell is such a tragedy. Poor little boys-I have no words… What a heartbreaking end for the poor wife and kids. My deepest condolences to the family. That man was an evil. Yes I agree it was a chance to prevent all this.

    Alya M

    February 7, 2012 at 6:34 pm

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