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4,600 Sexualized Photos of Missing Mom Susan Powell Found on Her Father-in-Law’s Computer

by Adriana Velez on December 7, 2012 at 12:43 PM

steven powellSusan Powell disappeared three years ago today, and her husband Josh killed himself and their sons last February, but police are still looking for answers. One of their discoveries is especially disgusting: Thousands of photos of the missing Utah mom, believed to be taken without her knowledge or consent, have been found in her father-in-law Steven Powell's house.

Steven admitted in his journals to spying on Susan under bathroom doors. He was found guilty on charges of voyeurism and child pornography in September, but he hasn't been charged of any crimes in connection with images of Susan. Not yet, anyway. But now that police have released the 4,600 photo files (plus video, ugh!), Steven looks even more responsible for something relating to Susan's disappearance.

None of the photos are nude -- thank goodness for that, at least. But many of the photos zoom in on parts of Susan such as her crotch and her bottom. They seem to suggest that Steven obsessively photographed Susan while she did chores around the house or ran errands, pretty much any chance he could get.

Shudder. That is SO creepy! Can you imagine? That's just ... ugh, poor Susan. 

Steven has been "uncooperative" with the police in their investigation. And with Josh and the boys gone, I wonder if we'll ever find out what really happened to Susan. As it is, we're left to just imagine what must have happened.

Did Steven kill Susan because he couldn't have her? And did Josh then help cover up the murder? Or did Josh learn about his father's obsession and kill his wife? Did he think his wife had an affair with his creepy father? Will we ever know? More important, will there ever be justice for Susan Powell's apparent murder?

Do you think the photos found at Steven Powell's house make him look more guilty of something related to Susan's disappearance?

 

Image via Pierce County Jail

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  • dirti...
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    dirtiekittie

    December 7, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    yes, i do. somehow i wouldn't be surprised if her former husband and his father were co-conspirators in this somehow. i don't know that we'll ever really know what happened to that poor woman but i sincerely hope justice is served. rip susan and her little angels. 


  • Christie
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    Christie

    December 7, 2012 at 1:29 PM
    @dirtiekittie I think they were both involved too!
  • mothe...
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    motherof2inFL

    December 7, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    these powell men are demented.  either or both of them could have been responsible for her disappearance.  that poor woman and those poor, poor boys. 


  • kansa...
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    kansasmom1978

    December 8, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    I think both powell  men were beyond insane. they are fucked up individuals


  • Chris...
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    Christine Hoover

    December 8, 2012 at 12:03 AM
    No won will ever know. I feel sorry for the families of Susan and the boys.
  • Frida266
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    Frida266

    December 8, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    I think blowing up yourself and your kids is more of a red flag.  Poor Susan, surrounded by sickos.  She never had a chance and neither did those kids.


  • Babyb...
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    Babyblu214

    December 8, 2012 at 12:43 AM

    well what if she kept telling the husband about what she thought the father was doing and he just couldnt fathom the fact that his father did this. and just decided  to avoid all kids of embarrassment and just killed everybody. but the truth is the only one who can tell us anything is the father but he apparently aint in the talking mood. So sad to hear about things like this.


  • jbyrd898
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    jbyrd898

    December 8, 2012 at 12:58 AM

    I wonder why they are just finding this now. Wasnt their house searched previously? Either way, he is a real sicko and should be charged.


  • D.O.E.
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    D.O.E.

    December 8, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    waaaaaiiiiiit a second, didn't the father in law and mother in law have custody of the kids after susan disapeared? (i could be wrong here) but think outside the box, fil couldn't have susan, freakes out, kills her, everyone blames josh. his kids are taken away, to his parents? perhaps he discovered his father was molesting his kids and in an effort to keep them far away from their abuser just killed himself and his kids, seeing no reason to continue living. 

    it is possible.


  • Austi...
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    Austin Keenan

    December 8, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    He's also charged with having child pornography.     You have to wonder if he didn't abuse the husband as a kid.    Ongoing abuse in familes can lead kids to believe that they're permanently tainted by it with unpredictable results.     


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