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Monday, February 6, 2012

So very sad.......

A few years ago, I wrote this post about the disappearance and search for wife and mother Susan Cox Powell, who still remains missing.  I didn't know Susan personally, but was connected by a few people. One of my first friends when we moved here to Utah, who is a fellow homeschooling Mom and did co-op with me, is Susan's sister-in-law.  She was estranged from her brother Josh, believing he was involved in Susan's disappearance. Susan's best friend, Kiirsi, is a fellow mom at the dance studio we have been part of for years. The family's most important goal was to make sure the boys, Charlie and Braden, now 7 and 5 years old, were safe.

Yesterday, we got some horrible news.  Josh Powell killed himself and his sons in a double murder/suicide.  The boys were living with their grandparents in Washington state, where Josh had relocated, but had lost custody of the boys.  Yesterday was his supervised visitation, and he shoved the caseworker out of the house, locked the door and blew everything up. 

Everyone is shocked and horrified, of course.  My heart goes out to the families and friends who are grieving this horrible loss. I cannot imagine what they are going through.  Please everyone, hug and love on your kids extra and pray for comfort and peace for this family and friends of Susan and the boys.

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