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Sky's New True Crime Doc Examines The Shocking Disappearance Of Susan Cox Powell

Sky's New True Crime Doc Examines The Shocking Disappearance Of Susan Cox Powell

As we swap Summer evenings in the park for Autumn cosy nights in - a plethora of fantastic TV is coming our way with the change of the season.

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And true crime fans' ears will no doubt perk up with Sky's upcoming two-part documentary, The Disappearance of Susan Cox Powell, which follows the 28-year-old's mysterious disappearance from her home in Utah in 2009.

At the time, Susan's husband Josh Powell was named as a suspect while authorities believed his brother Michael, had assisted his sibling in concealing her body.

But that's only the beginning of this heart-breaking story.

After West Valley City police failed to find evidence to charge Josh in connection to Susan's disappearance, his life went into a tailspin when he lost custody to his two children; Charles, seven, and Braden, five, to his wife's parents.

Susan with brother-in-law Michael, father-in-law Steven, husband Josh and their two sons. Credit: Oxygen
Susan with brother-in-law Michael, father-in-law Steven, husband Josh and their two sons. Credit: Oxygen
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In the wake of the legal fallout, Josh killed himself and their sons in a fiery explosion at his home in Graham, Washington in January, 2012.

Yet, the drama doesn't end there as it was discovered that Josh's father, Steve Powell, was sexually infatuated with his daughter-in-law Susan and was later sent to prison for voyeurism and possession of child pornography.

But when you think one family couldn't take anymore tragedy, Josh's brother Michael committed suicide a year later while Steve died in prison in 2018.

After Michael's death in 2013, authorities decided to close the case due no longer having any leads to arrest, meaning no one knows exactly happened to Susan.

Credit: Oxygen
Credit: Oxygen

And if you thought that was the end of the story you would be very wrong.

As the investigation dried up, police found a safety deposit box, which contained a letter from Susan titled "Last will and testament of Susan Powell" and explained that if she died, it may not be an accident, even if it looks like one."

The new two-part documentary, which was produced for US broadcaster Oxygen, uncovers new details of the final years of Susan's life and examines other potential suspects, including her father-in-law Steven.

Filled with new developments, jaw-dropping never-before-seen videos and rare interviews with family members, this series will prove that life truly is stranger than fiction sometimes.

Josh's sister, Alina Powell, appears in the documentary. Credit: Oxygen
Josh's sister, Alina Powell, appears in the documentary. Credit: Oxygen

The Disappearance of Susan Cox Powell will be available to watch in October on Sky Crime and NOW TV.

Featured Image Credit: Oxygen

Topics: True Crime, TV News

Lisa McLoughlin

Lisa is a freelance journalist working for Tyla and the team's token Dubliner. After graduating with a MA in PR and Digital Marketing from D.I.T., she worked for MailOnline, Sun Online, Irish Independent and broadcaster RTÉ. Got a story of interest or want advice on how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness? Then email her at [email protected]

 

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