Michael Powell, 30, leapt off a multi-story parking garage on Monday afternoon. Powell’s brother, Josh, was a person of interest in the 2009 disappearance of his wife, Susan Cox Powell, when he blew up a home with his two sons inside February 2012.
Michael Powell, a 30-year-old grad student at the University of Minnesota, died instantly after jumping from the seven-story structure in Minneapolis around 2:30 p.m. Monday 11th February, authorities said.
The suicide was the latest chapter in the grim saga of the Powell family that began with the disappearance of Susan Cox Powell from her West Valley, Utah, home – allegedly at the hands of her husband – in December 2009.
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Having watched Josh Powell’s interview with interest (see below) this story has interested me greatly. Watching the video, I really can see the person capable of butchered his own sons with a hatchet then blowing them all up in a suicide gas explosion. This comes from the same family of Powell’s where the father Steven Powell admits to “lusting” after and obsessing over Josh’s wife Susan, and the (now dead) brother Michael was fighting over Josh’s life insurance money with Susan’s parents. I guess some families pull all the short straws…