The husband of a missing Utah woman was among those who gathered for a candlelight vigil in Puyallup Sunday night. Q13 Fox News asked Joshua Powell about his missing wife but he did not respond to any questions. Powell was not spotted until the service was wrapping up. He attended the event with one of the couple's children and was shielded by a group of friends, who said they are supporting him.
The vigil and prayer service were attended by family and friends who stood in the rain wiping away tears and holding candles under umbrellas. The group sang Susan Powell's favorite songs and asked people to pray for her safe return. A facebook page dedicated to Susan Powell was filled with messages from people around the world who said they would also sing "Silent Night" and pray for the family.
Utah Police say Joshua Powell is a "person of interest" in his wife's disappearance but is free to leave the state. Josh Powell's attorney, Scott Williams, said in a text messageto The Associated Press that his client went to his father's house in Washington state for the holidays with his sons. West Valley City police Capt. Tom McLachlan on Sunday said there are no restrictions on Josh Powell's movements. "He can come and go as he pleases," McLachlan said, adding that police would still like to speak with him again.
Powell's wife Susan has been missing since Dec. 7. Josh Powell told police he last saw her at 12:30 a.m. that day when he took their sons on a camping trip and left her at home. Police have called Josh Powell a person of interest and said he was not forthcoming in interviews with detectives.
Susan Powell's parents and siblings, who also live in Washington state, have said that they were saddened that Josh Powell had been named a person of interest, but not surprised. West Valley City police Capt. Tom McLachlan on Sunday said there are no restrictions on Josh Powell's movements. "He can come and go as he pleases," McLachlan said, adding that police would still like to speak with him again.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times