Police to resume search in Nevada desert for missing Utah mom

ELY, Nev. (AP) – Utah police plan to resume a search Saturday in the rugged mountains of eastern Nevada in a renewed attempt to find evidence that would lead them to a young mother who disappeared two years ago. Susan Cox Powell was reported missing December 2009 after she failed to show up for her stockbroker job in West Valley City, Utah. Her husband, Joshua Powell, told police he left his wife at home about 12:30 a.m. that day to go camping in freezing temperatures with their young sons – then ages 4 and 2. Police have called Joshua Powell a person of interest in the missing person case, although he’s never been arrested or charged. Citing a gag order imposed early in the investigation, West Valley City police couldn’t say what led investigators to search the mine shafts west of Ely, Nev. on Friday. On Thursday, Joshua Powell told Seattle’s KING-TV he was “overjoyed” by news of the Nevada search.

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