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Investigators on the scene of a deadly home explosion in Washington State the husband of a -- tall woman who vanished two years ago.
Killed himself and the couple's two children.
In that tragic event Josh Powell is the only person of interest after his wife Susan disappeared back in December of 2009 police say Powell.
Blew up his own home yesterday while his two boys were.
Visit -- in the company of a social worker they've been staying with their grandparents who had temporary custody reports said the young boys.
It started remembering details of the night their mother went missing when their father took them to a mysterious.
Camping trip in a blizzard.
Rod Wheeler former homicide detective and Fox News contributor joins us rod.
Thought wanna play sound bite here of the brother in law and Josh Powell here it is okay.
Closure for us would've been.
All the answers coming forward all the questions resolved.
-- there's no answers anymore.
-- Josh told something somebody else or or -- the com plus those answers are gone with him.
Rod did the answers to what happened to Susan Powell likely -- with Josh -- Unfortunately Greg I believe they did you know I at this point does not a lot more information that the police come aren't other than the fact that maybe they can find Susan's body at some point because you know they never have found her body.
And yesterday's event was -- tragic but I think the better the more interesting question here Greg -- Whether or not the courts missed the warning signs with just found further I think they did after that with a number of warning signs actually.
I mean look just last week at the hearing over the custody battle last week on Wednesday of last week and the police actually that's -- -- That they were concerned about the welfare grant up the two little boys and whenever a police officer or did investigator says they're concerned about the welfare what they're saying what they -- saying of the fact that.
They believe these kids could be in danger.
Of this individual even at that as a parent you the most out of the court saying you know don't let the -- go back to the house.
They -- they -- allowed visitation and and as we saw yesterday it ended up very you know terrifically you now.
But look finding for example pornography on Josh Powell's computer.
-- and then being worried about the you know the welfare of the kids in that respect.
Mean that's quite different then murder.
Is an it.
Well -- quite different but again Greg you have to look at the totality of everything that's -- -- on you know this wasn't just a normal custody battle.
We're talking an individual that was already named at the person of interest that with the fact that his wife was missing and believed debt we're talking an individual to have had a number of other issues the -- -- -- -- stated back in September of last year that they didn't think -- -- -- have the kids.
And -- can't forgive and to the parents of the wall meant at that point.
You know there was a lot more involved -- -- in this case and I think the courts probably grant sort of allowed visitation at the courthouse at the police department.
At a more neutral location.
Until this matter could have been sorted out.
Rod Wheeler thank you very much for being with us we're gonna continue talking about this story now joining us on the telephone Susan Powell's friend.
-- -- Hello well and thank you very much -- for being with us.
And and and our condolences go out to you for the loss of your friend and now this on top of it.
What's your reaction to these events.
Or -- a field.
Are we all over again despite daily -- isn't that -- Are you pretty convinced that Josh Powell.
I don't believe that -- And and talk to us a bit more about that I mean why would he do such a thing.
I don't know why he would -- Obama he felt like he was losing control that she was getting too independent and.
Not afraid of him anymore and possibly -- -- I doubt -- opening in the past bad when they would have argument -- And write about things and talk about -- it would take things like not getting -- -- all over my dad bought.
Was -- physically abusive with her.
Not that I ever start -- -- -- Albany is a that they didn't bush want but he did it on the that -- by either.
There's very verbally -- -- and put her down a lot.
-- If I -- I wanna play a sound byte of Josh Powell and this I believe was shortly after Susan vanished.
So this would have been December of 2009.
Take a listen to this.
You have any idea what happened to your.
-- Think you've been that any help them try to find her would.
Would be appreciated so we really.
That's -- we just.
Do you -- somewhere.
Here's -- if he was line at that point in time he's pretty good actor I guess on the DGU.
Did you ever believe his story.
Balls for one thing to say that he walked his children up at midnight camping on Sunday but absolutely ridiculous because I don't is that it.
It was a wonderful mother and -- would never have allowed her children while camping in the winter and the -- I knew right away that that was.
Did you ever confront him.
On time you that my -- about.
Probably it after it appeared at that dot what do you have against -- to the police why people are now.
If you're -- -- that -- wiry what do you have to hide what are you worried about.
The book that the ground.
He didn't answer at all nothing now.
Not even a denial.
-- -- did you take -- so far to say.
I know you killed or.
-- I did say that read that I didn't is because I hoped that if I.
Could still be different this and that at some point -- would open up all of them.
-- Did you can you tell us about any other conversations that you had.
With Susan in which you know perhaps she feared for her life and expressed that -- you.
And summer of 2008 here about a year out what -- disappeared -- were really bad.
-- -- -- control and that he wouldn't even give -- money to go to the store to buy food is the one who is making all the money.
He -- -- in the fourth wire.
Seed based plan.
About getting our bank account and it is bad things -- -- it actually.
Wanted to state apparently it didn't want to break up but apparently but if you have not going to do anything.
-- the kind of person that he thought he was then you're going to stick around beyond happy.
Well it's a sad story all the way around.
And chair seat thank you very much for being with us accuracy -- well --
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