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WEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH: Search for missing woman hits the Web

Friends and family of Susan Powell, who grew up in Pierce County, are launching a social media blitz in the search for the missing Utah mother of two.

James Hofheins, one of the organizers, said the three-day effort beginning today will use Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to information about Powell and her picture throughout the Internet.

He said there will also be a purple ribbon campaign and Facebook users are being asked to change their profile pictures to a purple ribbon.

Powell has been missing since Dec. 7. She was last seen one day earlier. Police have labeled her husband, Josh Powell, as a person of interest. He has told police he went camping with the Powells’ two young boys around the time she went missing.

Susan Powell married her husband, whom she met at church, in 2001, nine months after graduating from Rogers High School in Puyallup.

The Associated Press