Monday, July 18, 2011

Susan Powell's Killer Plays A Game of Catch me If You Can?

Susan Powell's body has yet to be found since she was reported missing by her family on December 6, 2009.

The facts to this case are like so many other women who wanted nothing more than to get out of their abusive marriage, divorce and move forward with their lives. Instead, in my opinion, Susan Powell was murdered.

In November of 2010, Josh Powell the estranged husband breaks his silence along with his father and gives an interview to the Salt Lake City Tribune. I found many disturbing red flags in the interview that I did a three part series on this missing woman and in my opinion an individual who has yet to be arrested for her murder. The links to the series are provided below.

Now, it appears the father-in-law has decided to release a journal written by Susan when she was a teenager. The site these people have created, plastered with photos and other information about Susan is nothing more than a psychopath’s attack on a woman who is missing in hopes of disarming the truth in the case. Frankly, this is the first time I have seen a father and son team up. The smear tactics will change nothing, Susan Powell, is missing. If Josh Powell in my opinion was innocent why did he run like a big coward to another state? Why didn't he cooperate with law enforcement? Why was there a need to hire a criminal defense attorney on December 14, 2009? Why has he never allowed Susan’s family contact with the children?
In cases of intimate partner violence that leads to homicide, a guilty person in my experience will do everything they can to disarm the truth. A guilty person immediately lawyers up. A guilty person in these cases never cooperates with authorities. A guilty person in these cases, never, ever searches for their wife. A guilty person, in cases of intimate partner homicide waits patiently in their world of “catch me if you can.”
David Lohr's article about the journal can be read by going to the link HERE

Created because of women like Susan Powell, my mother Roberta Murphy, or Stacy Peterson who went missing on October 28, 2007, without a trace is the book, or the safety "prescription" as it is called Time's Up: Guide on How to Leave Abusive and Stalking Relationships"

The guide is a life raft providing structure in the midst of chaos and it has kept many victims of intimate partner violence, to date, alive.

Among the tools and forms, is the procedure of an “Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit”, a sworn statement detailing the facts of an individual’s victimization, preserving the specifics so they are not lost even if the victim is reported missing. It is difficult to think about speaking from the grave, but no different than any life insurance policy obtained in consideration for those left behind.

An “Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit" and video has the additional psychological benefit of being forced to face reality and admit that the potential for the ultimate kind of violence exists…and that if it occurs the perpetratorwill be held accountable.

The Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit: A Victim’s Voice(c)
Domestic violence or intimate partner victims now are able to provide information, in their own words, about the fears, dangers, experiences they have had at the hands of their abuser. The" Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit" or "EAA" records victim's stories, histories, and experiences which are preserved and stored on their behalf. These videos will provide answers to the many questions, allegations, and fears that arise when a person has disappeared, gone missing, or been found dead.

Recent cases, such as missing mother Susan Powell of Utah, Kelly Rothwell of Florida, and women likeStacyPeterson, where the victim’s police officer husband is the person of interest, is the classic example of the benefits of this type of evidence. If Stacy Peterson, or any woman found murdered or is missing, had done an Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit, ON TAPE, from following the information in the “Time’s Up" book on a flash drive, they would be able to describe:
- threats made against her life or wellbeing, including details of how the perpetrator would carry out the threat
- incidents of past abuse that the victim has endured
- admissions or comments made to her about other victims or people abused
- where evidence or weapons would or could be located
- possible alibis that the perpetrator would make up in his defense (including identification of people who could be co-defendant’s or co-suspects)
- portray visible injuries or marks
Just think if we incorporate an effective plan and have it available for every prosecutor, law enforcement, church, family law office and social service agency across the country, lives would be saved. And I wouldn't be writing about women similar to Kathy Brados, killed by a man hell bent on power and control.

Susan Murphy Milano is with the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education. She is an expert on intimate partner violence and homicide crimes. For more information visit

Susan is the author of "Time's Up A Guide on How to Leave and Survive Abusive and Stalking Relationships," available for purchase at the Institute, and wherever books are sold. Susan is the host of The Susan Murphy Milano Show, "Time's Up!" on Here Women Talk is a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated The Roth Show with Dr Laurie Roth. Susan is a survivor- the daughter of a police officer family intimate partner homicide by her father who murdered her mother before committing suicide.

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