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Cold is a narrative podcast series focused on missing persons cases. Investigative journalist and host Dave Cawley takes on a single story with each season.

Season 3: The Search for Sheree follows two suspects in the 1985 disappearance of Sheree Warren while examining the dangerous escalation of domestic abuse and sexual violence. The Cold team seeks to answer the question: what really happened to Sheree Warren?

Season 2: Justice for Joyce Yost delves into the details of a murder-for-hire plot and attempts to find justice for Joyce – a woman who bravely reported her kidnapping and rape only to vanish without a trace.

In Season 1: Susan Powell Case Files, the Cold journey begins with Dave’s investigation into the unsolved disappearance of Susan Powell… and the man with the most to gain from her death.

Follow Cold Season 3: The Search for Sheree wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge all 10 episodes ad-free only on Amazon Music. Or you can listen early and ad-free on Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App.

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Thanks for listening to season three of COLD, we hope you enjoyed it. If you did, there’s another podcast we think you should check out called Killer Psyche.On Killer Psyche, retired FBI agent Candice DeLong draws on her decades of experience to reveal why these murderers and criminals committed these acts. She will reveal fascinating new details about what drove these people, including cases she was close to. Candice will share specific psychological methods and profiling techniques that experts use to understand the deepest part of the most complex, fascinating, and twisted minds, from the Unabomber to Dr. Death to El Chapo.Follow Killer Psyche wherever you get your podcasts. Hey Prime Members, you can listen early and ad-free on Amazon Music. Download the Amazon Music app today: Wondery.fm/ColdS3_KPSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
If you appreciate listening to Sheree Warren’s case and other true crime stories, check out the podcast REAL CRIME PROFILE. In one of their recent episodes, Dave Cawley joined hosts Jim Clemente and Laura Richards to get their professional perspective on Cary and Chuck’s behavior.As experienced investigators, Laura and Jim dig deep into Sheree’s victimology and evaluate the persons of interest in her disappearance. Laura compares the case to others she has worked and points out the red flags of coercive control. Jim has an observation that could actually crack the case wide open. You won’t believe your ears.Join us on Real Crime Profile for the full interviews with Dave Cawley (EP#422, 423) as well as many other true crime cases: Wondery.fm/RCP_CLDNote: This episode details the subject of rape and other acts of violence. Please exercise caution when listening.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Susan Powell vanished from her home in West Valley City, Utah on a cold December day in 2009. Her husband, Josh Powell had taken the couple's two sons out camping in a blizzard. He claimed to have no idea where his wife had gone. Susan has never been found. Josh was never arrested or charged with a crime, though police suspected he murdered Susan in cold blood. Reporter Dave Cawley has spent years pouring over this cold case mystery. In Prelude, he sets the stage for an unbelievable true story.Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram FacebookEpisode transcript: https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-1-transcript/prelude-full-transcriptCold Season 2 is available on Amazon Music, Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device. Cold Season 3: The Search for Sheree is available on Amazon Music now and on Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app on January 9th, 2023. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Josh Powell believed in his own greatness from at least age 5. So why wouldn't any girls date him? Why did his only other serious girlfriend before Susan Cox run away in fear? Perhaps because he inherited some of his father Steven Powell's bizarre beliefs about relationships and marriage. This episode tells the story of the one who got away from Josh Powell, a full decade before the disappearance of Susan Powell made him the focus of a multi-state murder investigation.For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos, and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads, and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, and on to Washington State, where he killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth.Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram FacebookEpisode transcript: https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-1-transcript/to-all-the-girls-josh-powell-full-transcript/Cold Season 2 is available on Amazon Music, Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device. Cold Season 3: The Search for Sheree is available on Amazon Music now and on Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app on January 9th, 2023. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Susan Cox married Josh Powell after only 6 months of courtship. She immediately found herself under the lens of her father-in-law Steven Powell's video camera. The camcorder even captured Steve's confession of love for his daughter-in-law Susan Powell in July of 2013. She rejected him, not realizing he had stalked her and stolen her journals, underwear and hygiene products.For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos, and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads, and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, and on to Washington State, where he killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth.Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram FacebookEpisode transcript: https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-1-transcript/wake-up-little-susie-susan-cox-powell-full-transcriptCold Season 2 is available on Amazon Music, Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device. Cold Season 3: The Search for Sheree is available on Amazon Music now and on Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app on January 9th, 2023.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Susan Powell feared for her life. She braced for divorce as her marriage to Josh Powell reached its lowest point in 2008, but worried how he would react. She even wrote a secret last will and testament that said, "If I die, it may not be an accident, even if it looks like one." Josh had learned from his dad Steve Powell's divorce and made preparations of his own. He set up a trust that would give him control of Susan's $1,000,000 life insurance policy in the case of her untimely death.For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where he killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth.Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram FacebookEpisode transcript: https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-1-transcript/susan-powell-faith-and-finances-full-transcript/Cold Season 2 is available on Amazon Music, Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device. Cold Season 3: The Search for Sheree is available on Amazon Music now and on Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app on January 9th, 2023.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Josh and Susan Powell's daycare provider, Debbie Caldwell, sounded an alarm when the couple's boys, Charlie and Braden Powell, failed to arrive at her home on the morning of Monday, Dec. 7, 2009. West Valley City police detective Ellis Maxwell drew the assignment of locating the missing family that day and discovered two box fans in the missing family's home, pointed at the couch. When Josh Powell returned to Sarah Circle with the boys that afternoon, Maxwell was waiting with a long list of questions.For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where Powell killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth.Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram FacebookEpisode transcript: https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-1-transcript/find-susan-cox-powell-full-transcriptCold Season 2 is available on Amazon Music, Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device. Cold Season 3: The Search for Sheree is available on Amazon Music now and on Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app on January 9th, 2023.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The criminal investigation into Susan Powell's disappearance kicked into high gear on Dec. 8, 2009. Josh Powell frantically cleaned his house and minivan before meeting detective Ellis Maxwell for a tense second interview. In secret warrants, West Valley City police identified Josh as their sole suspect in Susan's presumed kidnapping and murder. However, they narrowly missed their best chance of finding her.For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where Powell killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth.Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram FacebookEpisode transcript: https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-1-transcript/10-minutes-josh-powell-police-interview-full-transcriptCold Season 2 is available on Amazon Music, Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device. Cold Season 3: The Search for Sheree is available on Amazon Music now and on Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app on January 9th, 2023.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Josh Powell went off the grid for 18 hours after avoiding arrest on Dec. 8, 2009. He popped up the next afternoon in Tremonton, Utah. Police soon learned he'd put 807 miles on a rental car. The news media learned of Susan Powell's disappearance and began to hound Josh, even as his own neighbors turned against him. In the middle of all of this, Josh went to a physical therapist and was diagnosed with a rotator cuff injury -- something unknown even to police until now.For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where Powell killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth.Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram FacebookEpisode transcript: https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-1-transcript/josh-powell-in-the-wind-rental-car-full-transcriptCold Season 2 is available on Amazon Music, Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device. Cold Season 3: The Search for Sheree is available on Amazon Music now and on Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app on January 9th, 2023.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Josh Powell told a group of his wife's friends and coworkers a year before she disappeared that if he were ever to commit murder, he'd dispose of the body by dropping it down an abandoned mine. That and other clues led West Valley City police to launch an exhaustive search abandoned mines in Utah's West Desert, beginning just days after Susan Powell's disappearance. They kept that effort secret, even as frustrated volunteers launched their own searches for Susan's body across the Great Basin. Now, the full story of the secret mine search comes to light for the first time.For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where Powell killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth.Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram FacebookEpisode transcript: https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-1-transcript/scouring-the-desert-abandoned-mine-full-transcriptCold Season 2 is available on Amazon Music, Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device. Cold Season 3: The Search for Sheree is available on Amazon Music now and on Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app on January 9th, 2023.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Josh Powell abandoned his home on Sarah Circle less than two weeks after the disappearance of his wife, Susan. He retreated to Puyallup, Washington and the home of his father, Steve Powell. On both ends of the move, he called on members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to help him load and unload his belongings. He never realized one of those volunteers was actually a federal agent. Soon afterward, Josh's estranged older sister Jennifer Graves approached West Valley City police with a proposal. Jennifer volunteered to wear a wire and confront her brother.For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where Powell killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth.Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram FacebookEpisode transcript: https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-1-transcript/jennifer-graves-wearing-a-wire-full-transcriptCold Season 2 is available on Amazon Music, Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device. Cold Season 3: The Search for Sheree is available on Amazon Music now and on Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app on January 9th, 2023.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Steve Powell sang to the FBI just months into the search for his missing daughter-in-law Susan Powell. Agents tried to warn him that his son, Josh Powell, was likely a murderer and could kill again. Steve's bizarre views came under even more intense scrutiny after West Valley City police discovered he'd written and performed songs about Susan using the alias Steve Chantrey. He had even convinced Susan to sing background vocals for his planned album, "Light of Seattle."For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where Powell killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth.Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram FacebookEpisode transcript: https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-1-transcript/light-of-seattle-steve-powell-songs-full-transcriptCold Season 2 is available on Amazon Music, Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device. Cold Season 3: The Search for Sheree is available on Amazon Music now and on Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app on January 9th, 2023.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Josh and Susan Powell's oldest son, Charlie, started to open up about his missing mommy in 2010 as he attended the Mel Korum YMCA and started kindergarten at Carson Elementary School. Charlie's comments about killing bears and Mormons raised alarm for summer camp counselors and his teacher, Tammy Forman. Meanwhile, West Valley City police took their investigation in a new direction, planning to introduce Josh to a possible romantic interest on a Seattle commuter train.For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where Powell killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth.Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram FacebookEpisode transcript: https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-1-transcript/charlie-powell-kill-a-bear-full-transcriptCold Season 2 is available on Amazon Music, Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device. Cold Season 3: The Search for Sheree is available on Amazon Music now and on Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app on January 9th, 2023.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
West Valley City police were running out of options. Every traditional approach to the Susan Powell case had failed. So, during the summer of 2011, detectives began brainstorming plans for a major, multi-state operation code-named Tsunami. It all hinged on the use of a court-authorized wiretap to monitor Josh Powell's phone calls, in the hopes he would let slip some important clue about the fate of his missing wife. To stimulate that conversation, police staged a bizarre public search in Ely, Nevada and they raided the Puyallup, Washington home of Josh's father, Steve Powell.For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where Powell killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth.Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan TwitterInstagramFacebookEpisode transcript: https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-1-transcript/operation-tsunami-full-transcriptCold Season 2 is available on Amazon Music, Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device. Cold Season 3: The Search for Sheree is available on Amazon Music now and on Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app on January 9th, 2023.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
With the wiretap winding down, West Valley police returned to Utah's West Desert with cadaver dogs. They found what at first appeared to be a grave site, but soon discovered it held no sign of Susan. Meantime, digging of a different sort on Josh Powell's computers and digital devices turned up new leads. The FBI and U.S. Secret Service encountered one encrypted hard drive that resisted every effort to view its contents.For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where Powell killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth.Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram FacebookEpisode transcript: https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-1-transcript/topaz-mountain-human-remains-full-transcriptCold Season 2 is available on Amazon Music, Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device. Cold Season 3: The Search for Sheree is available on Amazon Music now and on Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app on January 9th, 2023.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Josh Powell went to court in Washington in a bid to get his sons, Charlie and Braden, returned to him. West Valley City police warned the social workers they'd found incestuous cartoon pornography on Josh's computer. After reviewing those images, forensic psychologist James Manley suggested Josh undergo a psychosexual evaluation. Meantime, detectives puzzled over why Josh's brother, Michael Powell, sold his 1997 Ford Taurus to Lindell Auto in Pendleton, Ore. just weeks after Susan Powell's disappearance.For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where Powell killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth.Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram FacebookEpisode transcript: https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-1-transcript/4thekidzz-josh-powell-custody-battle-full-transcriptCold Season 2 is available on Amazon Music, Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device. Cold Season 3: The Search for Sheree is available on Amazon Music now and on Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app on January 9th, 2023.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Josh Powell carries out his final act, killing his sons Charlie and Braden by setting fire to his rented home in Graham, Wash. during a court-authorized visit. In the wake of the fire, Susan Powell's family and friends find comfort in their community. West Valley police and Pierce County sheriff's deputies seek clues in the charred remains of the house, hoping that Josh might at last point them to Susan's final resting place.For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where Powell killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth.Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram FacebookEpisode transcript: https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-1-transcript/killing-susans-sons-murder-suicide-full-transcriptCold Season 2 is available on Amazon Music, Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device. Cold Season 3: The Search for Sheree is available on Amazon Music now and on Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app on January 9th, 2023.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
After the deaths of Josh, Charlie and Braden, West Valley police refocused their investigation on Josh Powell's youngest brother. The mercurial Michael Powell made a play for Josh and Susan Powell's life insurance, ending up entangled in an interpleader lawsuit. During a civil deposition, he lied about his encrypted emails and Facebook snooping with Josh.For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where Powell killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth.Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram FacebookEpisode transcript: https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-1-transcript/fall-of-the-house-of-powell-life-insurance-full-transcriptCold Season 2 is available on Amazon Music, Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device. Cold Season 3: The Search for Sheree is available on Amazon Music now and on Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app on January 9th, 2023.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
A jailhouse informant calling himself "Cowboy" provided police with a promising tip early in the search for Susan Powell. He said Josh Powell had spent time with an elusive stripper named Summer. Find Summer, find Susan. Detectives launched an all-out hunt for Summer that stretched on for years, yet failed to turn up any new information. It was just one among hundreds of tips in the Powell investigation that wasted time and resources, never bringing police any closer to finding Susan.For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where Powell killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth.Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram FacebookEpisode transcript: https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-1-transcript/chasing-leads-josh-powell-stripper-full-transcriptCold Season 2 is available on Amazon Music, Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device. Cold Season 3: The Search for Sheree is available on Amazon Music now and on Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app on January 9th, 2023.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
West Valley City police made one final push before declaring the Susan Powell case cold in 2013, interrogating Josh Powell's uncle Maurice Leach in Oregon. Meanwhile, Susan's family fought for change, both in the courts and at the Washington statehouse. Josh's mom, Terri Powell, went to court in Utah to argue for her share of the life insurance money. Twice-convicted sex offender Steve Powell died alone from heart failure.For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where Powell killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth.Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan Twitter Instagram FacebookEpisode transcript: https://thecoldpodcast.com/season-1-transcript/cold-case-full-transcriptCold Season 2 is available on Amazon Music, Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. You can also ask Alexa to play the Cold podcast on your Echo device. Cold Season 3: The Search for Sheree is available on Amazon Music now and on Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app on January 9th, 2023.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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May 24th
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An-D

I'm so glad you can congratulate yourself on being ethical. I think this guy is on his high horse. He does in depth journalism but he sucks at telling a story.

May 11th
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Danielle Beeaff

Ellis is an excellent investigator because he keeps an open mind and looks at all angles without wasting too much time in one direction. Josh murdered his wife. Honestly, I feel that Josh was a lot like his father. I feel Josh was not interested in traditional sex with adult women. I feel that he had pedophilia tendencies. I feel he was too lazy to pursue sexual gratification outside of his family. I feel he was molesting his sons. I strongly feel Josh was hiding sexual obsessions long before Susan came into the picture. Susan was too dedicated to her marriage through her faith. However, I can believe that she would enjoy the attention of male coworkers and enjoy flirting. She was neglected emotionally and physically  at home. Susan was too dedicated to her children to have abandoned them.

Mar 28th
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Danielle Beeaff

My thought is maybe he didn’t end up putting her body in a mine because it was too difficult to get her body in one. Maybe he feared for his own safety, since he was such a narcissist. Josh sounded like somebody who thought he knew everything but when acting on it, things don’t work out as well as he envisioned. If he strained his shoulder, trying to drag her to a mine, he probably didn’t anticipate that thought beforehand. Maybe he ended up burying her somewhere with the shovel that was in the van.  or ended up disposing of her body in a different way . 

Mar 22nd
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Danielle Beeaff

I believe that Josh killed Susan in her home near or on the couch. He cleaned it up and left the fans on to dry while he took the body of Susan and the two boys on a so called camping trip where he hid her body in the desert. I believe there was a shred of truth when the boy,Charlie, told police of his Mom going camping with them. She may have looked asleep to him but in reality she was dead. The whole story of Josh going camping with his two very young boys after midnight, spur of the moment, without a plan or notice was absolutely ludicrous. I believe he used blunt force trama to kill her while she slept. It’s tragic that he wasn’t caught before he ended up killing his sons. I hope her body is found. This case has really gripped me.

Mar 21st
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Danielle Beeaff

One more thought, I wonder if Susan found out about his pedophilia and threatened him. It’s just interesting that as soon as he was questioned by the courts to seek professional help, he murders his children and himself. I think he murdered his wife when she found out about the sexual abuse. Makes you wonder what he went through with his father as well. Genetics and environment. His father was creepy too. 

Mar 20th
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Danielle Beeaff

Honestly, my first thought was he has the creepiest voice. He is a horrible husband to say the least. And she was absolutely psychologically,financially,and emotionally abused when they got married. I feel it was her faith in religion that kept her in that relationship for as long as she did. Women often are taught to stand by their man no matter what. I hope that they find her remains so she can be put to rest and her family can rest. 

Mar 19th
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Susan Grosshans

Very Good Podcast. Your investigation skills are excellent. I have issues with your description of some animal and feces, found early in the story, went a little too long and descriptive I nearly lost my breakfast and I work in Health care. 🤢 Some background music was not appropriate, only a few tines making it hard to concentrate on what was being said. Otherwise top notch. I hope Chuck and Jennifer and their families are doing well. They worked hard to help those boys. Susan, I can understand wanting to see and work on the marriage, she complained but seems to not want to help herself. maybe her motivation was just gone. But it would be a cold icy day in Hell, the day a man or anyone would take my paycheck. The Powell Family, all I can say is WOW, and the Mother Terri, just as guilty, How she let her children live with an apparent pedophile, from what is described early on from when the children were with Steve and Terri, Warning Signs were evident. Police aren't perfect but they try. and sometimes their hands are tied. But Judges need to take off blinders. open their ears and judge accordingly. Hope Joshua is in the pit of dispare, reliving the most painful moments of his life, over and over.....

Mar 19th
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Sandra Thomas

no hu no .m nuv

Mar 17th
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DeputyDawn

It is painful listening to the boys in the background. 💔

Mar 16th
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Jemi Assefa

I agree with your take of what happened. he was planning it for a while and was too narcissistic to see he flaws .but I guess he never got caught si there's that

Mar 15th
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laka khan

Wow...Josh was such a deadbeat loser Check: https://proptinomanager.com/

Mar 1st
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Jill Bertschinger-Kimmle

How in the world did this dude find a woman to marry him?? He's weird as hell.

Feb 27th
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Ruby Red

idk about anything that goes on with politics

Feb 24th
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Emma L

Wow...Josh was such a deadbeat loser

Feb 23rd
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Shannon Compton

damn. even his crazy dad was convinced that it was him. wish he had been sane enough to offer it up to police

Feb 23rd
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Ryan Phillips

just more proof that religion breeds insanity

Jan 9th
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Heather Troth

Its tough to hear Ellis portrayed in such a positive light. I'm sure Ellis is a good man and probably a good cop but he botched this investigation from the beginning.

Nov 27th
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ID23214577

Ummm why is only half of season one available???

Mar 16th
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Sarah Witham

where is episode 5??? this just ended in the middle of the season, I don't get it....

Feb 28th
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