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Susan Powell vanished on Dec. 7, 2009. Her body has never been found. From the beginning, West Valley City, Utah police suspected Susan's husband, Josh Powell, had murdered her. They never arrested him. COLD dives deep into the case files, uncovering never-before-heard details. You'll learn why Susan stayed with an abusive husband, why Josh did what he did and how the justice system failed Susan and her two boys.
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Monnie Moores

Thank You,Dave, for your Powerful words.I vow with you. You left me in tears but Thank You.I left for 5 weeks.Came back.I promise to leave one day.I will forever remember this tragedy and your AWESOME PODCASTS.

Mar 22nd
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Dawn King

Amazing podcast!! such a sad story left me in tears !!!!!

Mar 20th
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Carrie Marshall-Robinson

All information in this case is circumstantial. A person in innocent until proven guilty. Josh may have killed his wife however, the pressure put on that family by police was harrassment. I believe the father killed the daughter in law because he couldn't have her. His MO matches the crime. Josh left, Susan at home passed out. The dad comes in to take advantage and then he killed her because of her rejection of him. Josh guilty of drugging his wife and Micheal guilty helping move the body.

Mar 15th
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Sherrie Thurman

Wow, this has been a really powerful podcast but this episode has me left in tears. You did justice to Susan and her boys memories. May none of us ever suffer as she did.

Mar 15th
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InsufferableInsanity

am I the only person who thinks Josh sounds/acts like he has autism? the traits are glaring out to me

Mar 15th
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Kellie Wilson

the only question i have is why was he never arrested, they obviously suspected Josh did it. But never arrested him. His children would still be alive today.

Mar 14th
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D Carmona-Raya

amazing job 🙌 on this story. looking forward for whats next.

Mar 14th
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Candice Bergstrom

I'm bummed that this is the final episode. Dave Cawley, I hope you'll do another podcast in the near (VERY NEAR!) future. The amount of time, & detail that went into this series is the reason that it turned out so good, & has had so many of us tuning in every Wed. You did a lot of traveling, reading through thousands of documents (legal docs, case files, journals, emails, etc), interviewed numerous people, etc, etc, etc. Many of those interviewed contributed a lot...like, Ellis, Jennifer, & Chuck. I imagine you spent many hours with them. I'm sure it was hard for them at times to share their experience. But, it was probably therapeutic, too. By sharing their stories on this Podcast, they helped the truth of Susan's story to be told, & they should ALL feel proud.... & Dave, you made it possible for them to be heard, & it allowed all of us to hear the truth- it gave Susan a voice. Your effort & dedication to Cold is very much appreciated. A BIG thank you to everyone who contributed by sharing their experiences, & those who've been working on Cold, behind the scenes. The amazing officers (in Utah & Oregon) who dedicated so much time to this case, deserve praise, & appreciation, & so do the DCFS agents who were doing their best to keep the boy's safe. I hope that the family & friends of Susan, Charlie, & Brayden, realize that by helping this tragic story to be heard could possibly help other victims of domestic abuse to look at their own life, think about getting help, & possibly even make a decision to leave. Susan's story is beyond sad. But, now that her true story has been told on this Cold Podcast, it could help a lot of people. It helped me find the courage to talk to my friend about her abusive relationship with her boyfriend, & to tell her about some of the resources that are available to her. Of course, I also told her about the Cold Podcast. I'm praying she'll be inspired to make a change, & do it, while she still can. THANK YOU again Dave, for your OUTSTANDING journalism, & thorough investigative work. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the podcast, in any way. Lastly, I'm happy to make the same pledge that Dave made... I vow to take action if I see signs of abuse in a family member, friend, (including men), etc, or a stranger. I vow to be the best mother that I can be, & to appreciate the time that I have with each of my 3 kids, & my husband. Every time I listened to Cold, it got me to think about my own life, & reminded me that I'm blessed to have a spouse who loves me, & shows it through his actions. We can all pay tribute to Susan & her boys, by simply treating our loved ones with the respect & kindness they deserve, expressing gratitude for the blessing in our lives, & by speaking up if there are signs of abuse- of any kind. Remember, Susan said that her friends & family saw many red flags before she did, & she wished they had said something to her about it, sooner. Speaking up could save a life, & prevent someone from having the same tragic & unnecessary ending to their story, as Susan. God bless.

Mar 14th
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Kristen Smith

Candice Bergstrom absolutely agree!!

Mar 14th
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Brian Peck

why arent any episodes showing now? I listened up to 15, but now castbox says nothing matches.

Mar 14th
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S.K.

I have a family member who married a man who has a lot of similar traits as Josh. she no longer speaks to the family because of us trying to get her to see the things he was doing was not normal or healthy. to this day when we see or hear anything on their social media (through the grape vine since everyone is blocked) it just seems to be more and more strange. I hope she just knows we are here for her when she finally sees him for what he is

Mar 14th
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PJ Simon

This podcast was done so well. I've listened to dozens. This is truly one of the very best.

Mar 13th
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Meaghan Johnson

This was such an amazing podcast. thank you Dave for all your hard work and for the message behind the whole thing, we need to do more to protect women from abusive relationships. I'm going to miss listening to you every Wednesday!

Mar 13th
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Amanda Nicole

This podcast is amazing and addicting. Very well done. Kept me interested the entire time. I highly recommend

Mar 13th
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Kellie Wilson

this story of Susan is so good but very upsetting that they have not been able to locate her body after all these years. I have followed this story since i first about her going missing. this is also very sad about her boys. I love listening to this podcast. I hope it continues.

Mar 13th
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Christina Constantino

Amazing Pod Cast. So sad her body has yet to be found.

Mar 13th
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Phillip Hunt

this podcast is one for the ages

Mar 13th
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Cindy Grelis Clayton

I'm really enjoying the podcast, but the volume level of Becky's commercials make me jump out of my skin every time! Do the FCC rules about television commercial volume not being louder than the show apply to podcasts?

Mar 12th
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Cassie

I cant believe how fucked up this is. I knew it was coming but omg

Mar 9th
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Amy Ulrich

Steve Powell was delusional, disturbed and twisted as were his sons. The apples didn't fall far from the tree. With Susan out of the picture, Charlie and Braden would ultimately be raised and indoctrinated by the psycho Powell patriarchy. Even if they'd lived, those little boys never had a chance.

Mar 6th
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Ciara Kaull

Amy Ulrich Remember Susan's parents had custody when they were murdered. He was finally being kept away with only state supervised visits. He would have eventually been in prison. They had a chance.

Mar 6th
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Amanda Williams

If Steven knew where Suzanne was he'd do something crazy obsessive like dig her up. Josh knew his father was a liability and was smart enough not to reveal her location.

Mar 6th
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