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Puyallup: Missing woman’s family says she was victim of violence

The family of a missing Utah woman says her husband was controlling, and she was a victim of domestic violence.

The family of Susan Cox Powell wore purple ribbons at a news conference Monday in Puyallup where her parents live. KOMO Radio reported that family spokeswoman Shelby Gifford said Powell’s husband, Josh Powell, controlled family finances, buying food and the family car.

Susan Powell, 28, was last seen at her West Valley City, Utah, home on Dec. 7.

Josh Powell told police he saw his wife about 12:30 a.m. as he left with the couple’s young sons for a winter camping trip.

A message seeking comment Monday from Josh Powell’s lawyer Scott Williams was not returned immediately.

The Associated Press

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