TACOMA, Wash. — Authorities investigating the 2009 disappearance of a Utah woman found her blood in the family home and a hand-written note in which she expressed fear about her husband and her potential demise, according to documents unsealed Friday...
The article describes statements by one of the missing mom's children that she is "dead", and an acquaintance of husband/suspect Josh Powell who told detectives that Josh had made comments about killing someone and disposing the body.
In addition to the blood found inside the home, documents show police observed that a couch had recently been cleaned and two fans were setup to blow the fabric dry.
It also includes comments critical of the West Valley City Police Department by family members, and a prosecutor and a police official in the Washington State hometown of Josh Powell who spoke against that investigating agency.
Other commentators, like Susan Murphy-Milano who writes for Forbes, condemned authorities.
I can only hope that law enforcement can learn from these events.
That officials will overcome tendencies of being territorial or embarrassed.
That they will offer improved training, and not be afraid to consult and share with other law enforcement agencies involving cases.
Certainly, the dumbest and most embarrassing question is the one not asked.
In the meantime, two young children and the prime suspect are now dead, and the search for Susan Powell continues--though they are now looking for a body, despite what the investigating agency's official classification is.
The location of which, is likely only known by persons deceased.