Father says bones found in Oregon search for Susan Powell are likely animal remains, police to hold news conference Monday

The Salt Lake TribuneMay 19, 2013 

Chuck Cox says that investigators found bones in rural Oregon while searching for the remains of his missing daughter, Susan Powell, but that they aren’t likely to turn out to be hers, or even human.

The West Valley City Police Department in Utah concluded its search of a Scotts Mills, Ore., property on Thursday, the latest effort to find the remains of Powell, formerly of Puyallup. She was last seen Dec. 6, 2009, at her West Valley City home, which she shared with her husband, Josh Powell, the only person of interest ever named in the case. Josh Powell killed himself and their sons last year in Graham.

Police did not find any sign of Susan Powell at the Oregon property, which Josh Powell’s aunt and uncle rented at the time of her disappearance.

Investigators did find remains, but they’re suspected to be animal bones, said Cox, who traveled to Oregon for the search.

West Valley police have scheduled a news conference for Monday afternoon to give detailed updates on the Susan Powell case.

Cox, who lives in South Hill, said he and his wife do not plan on traveling to Utah for the news conference.

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