Father-in-law Says Missing Susan Powell Flirted


WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, Aug. 25 (UPI) — The father-in-law of a missing Utah woman says she made sexual advances to him behind her husband’s back.

Steven Powell told ABC News in an interview on “Good Morning America” his relationship with Susan Powell was “a little beyond the pale.”

“There was really a disconnect between the Susan who was a faithful, loving wife, and the Susan who was a very flirtatious, sexual being,” he said. “Father-in-law-daughter-in-law flirting with each other, maybe some sexual touching or whatever. And — I enjoyed it, frankly. Susan was a joy to be around in so many ways, not just those ways.”

Susan Powell vanished from her home in West Valley City, Utah, Dec. 6, 2009. Her husband, Josh, named as a “person of interest” by police, said he took their two young sons on a camping trip in a blizzard and found his wife gone when he got home.

Josh Powell, now living with his father in Washington state, has described his wife as unstable. He told ABC News she had started doing things like leaving the house half-dressed.

Jennifer Graves, Josh Powell’s sister, and Kiirsi Hellewell, a close friend of Susan’s, said earlier this week the situation was the opposite of what Steven Powell described. They said he made unwanted advances to his daughter-in-law and she rebuffed him.

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