1 5. Joshua and our two grandsons were not heard from until they showed up at the house at
2 approximately 5:00 p.m. on December 7, 2009. Joshua told police that he left the family horne
3 just after midnight to take our grandsons camping in subfreezing conditions. He told police that
4 when he left Susan was sleeping and when he returned she was gone. The following day I spoke
5 with him and he informed me that Susan was getting ready for bed when he left.
6 6. To date, Susan's whereabouts are unknown and police have labeled her disappearance as
7 highly suspicious. Joshua is the only named person of interest in the investigation to find Susan
8 and has been extremely uncooperative with law enforcement in helping find her.
9 7. Eleven days after Susan's disappearance Joshua moved to Puyallup, Washington, where
10 he currently resides in the horne of his father, Steven PowelL.
11 8. In 2010, Joshua and his family created a website called SusanPowell.org. The website
12 seeks to address the Powell family's belief that Susan ran off with another man, Steven Koecher.
13 Around the same time that Susan disappeared, Utah resident, Steven Koecher, also disappeared.
14 Although investigators in Susan's and Mr. Koecher's disappearance have found absolutely no
15 link between the two, the Powell family has held steadfast to this belief.
16 9. In an attempt to give credit to their outlandish belief that Susan ran off with another man,
17 the Powell family has begun publishing and distributing Susan's personal journal entries. While
18 neither I nor my wife have ever read the journal entries, out of
respect for our daughter's privacy,
19 I know that Susan began writing journal entries at the age of 8 and continued writing until she20 was approximately 20 years old. Journal entries have been published on SusanPowell.org and
21 distributed to numerous media outlets.
22 10. The journal entries are of a very private nature and detail very personal family matters.
23 One journal entry has been published on SusanPowell.org that details a quarrel between our
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