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WEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH: Utah mom’s family prays for her return

Friends and family of a 28-year-old mother who disappeared nearly a week ago are fasting and praying for her safe return as volunteers post thousands of fliers with her image on it.

Susan Powell was reported missing Monday under what police are calling suspicious circumstances. A prayer service attended by about 100 people was held for her Saturday in West Valley City.

Since she was reported missing, authorities have questioned her husband and searched a desert area where he said he took the couple’s two young children, ages 2 and 4, camping early Monday morning in freezing conditions.

Meanwhile, Susan Powell’s father, Charles Cox, flew in from Puyallup on Friday to aid in the search. He spent Saturday morning granting dozens of interviews to media outlets around the country in an effort to keep his daughter’s name and picture in the news.

The Associated Press