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Now a town in Washington State trying -- come to grips with the tragic deaths of two young boys this after police say their father Josh Powell.
Intentionally blew up his own home killing all three.
The boys were with him as part of a supervised visitation you might remember Josh Powell he was the only named person of interest in the disappearance of his wife Suzanne.
She vanished back in 2009.
Neighbors captured this terrific seen on tapes we could all see it listened to the sheriff here.
This is gonna hurt everybody's heart he's been involved.
This is -- horrible.
Heartbreaking situation to little kids.
Like other people and -- for a minute like journalists.
We've worked on us.
-- I see people as -- walk around here with -- cameras and with microphones in your hands and they're hurting as well.
People closer to it hurt because this was something deeply.
This was something people.
Let's not referred to this please in public as a tragedy and this was not a tragedy.
This is a horrible murder of two little kids let's not dress it up let's not sanitize it let's call it what it is.
Which is something deeply wrong.
Which is not a tragedy which is something people.
Well we stand corrected because of the tragedy in the sheriff there makes an excellent point Dan Springer as live from the -- Graham Washington Dan.
Out what's the latest from there.
Well -- autopsy will be performed today we're also expecting arson investigators to be back here on the scene the house just behind me.
We'll be back out here to determine the exact -- cause of the fire but they say this was no accident this was planned they're calling it a double murder.
And suicide it all happened very quickly yesterday this plan visitation and supervised visitation was set for 12 o'clock yesterday.
And the caseworker dropped off the boys they went inside ahead of her.
I'm Josh Paul had locked the door she was banging on the windows and doors trying to get inside she smelled gasoline fumes and within minutes there was an explosion and a fire now it will -- five just minutes before that fire Josh -- -- his attorney three words goodbye.
Sorry polls upset over a court ruling Wednesday just last Wednesday as part of the custody battle he was ordered 200 -- -- cycles sexual evaluation.
And a polygraph test.
He lost custody in September when his father was charged with child pornography.
Still Susan's friends are stunned.
We knew he was a dangerous person we knew -- she probably had murdered season or help with it.
And we -- so glad to hear that they are going to be staying with the -- for several more months we knew that Josh must be completely furious.
But the control was taken away and planning something that I had no idea he was -- this.
And Susan's parents had temporary custody of the two kids an attorney for the family said that.
They were planning a civil suit a wrongful death case but they didn't want to interfere with the criminal case as they look for the disappearance in the disappearance of Susan jump.
In other words for stories like this horrible seems to -- But doesn't even do it -- to stand -- when we talk about seasonal -- though let's talk about this this investigation trying to find where she is or what happened to her where does that stand.
In light of the latest developments.
Well you tall police after the details came out yesterday they'd.
They've really done a plane and they have they're out here now all they say that that investigation is still very much open they're trying to determine what happened as Susan Powell.
-- but of course the truth may have died with Josh Paul yesterday.
Still they are they want answers he was the only person of interest in this case from the beginning they never bought his story that he was taking his two young boys ages two and -- the time camping at midnight and you talk.
-- but they never came up with any physical evidence they never found -- body -- despite numerous searches.
-- they only had circumstantial evidence on Steve Hall is on suicide watch had said that he was.
-- in prison awaiting charges on child pornography he is on suicide watch remember he came on a short time.
After her disappearance is that -- Susan was flirting with him that they had a relationship.
So this very bizarre case is taking -- another.
A tragic turn and guys just horrible but we're gonna get more answers today as investigators come back on the scene general.
Back to you as we hear more again thank you so much Dan Springer.
In Washington for us today as well.
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