Susan Powell will be considered legally dead on Dec. 6, 2014, five years to the day after she disappeared from her home in a Salt Lake City, Utah, suburb.
“Chuck will never give up,” Bremner told RadarOnline.com exclusively. Calls with tips continue to come in, Bremner said. “Everyone is hoping for a miracle that someone will come forward, there’ll be some discovery.”
Father-in-law Steven Powell is being held in jail on $50,000 bond after pleading not guilty to child porn charges before a Washington state judge this week. A prosecutor refiled the charges Monday after winning a lengthy appeal of their dismissal by the judge in the 2012 voyeurism trial that sent Powell to prison.
Ironically, Powell could have avoided his current incarceration if the porn charges had remained part of his voyeurism case since his sentence, if convicted, could have run concurrently on all charges, Bremner said.
The charges involve images of two young girls who lived in a home neighboring Steven Powell’s Washington state residence. The girls’ family, also represented by Bremner, won Powell’s house in a civil judgment against him.
They then invited private investigators hired by Cox to search the property for clues using cadaver dogs, Bremner said.
Cox, who was appointed as conservator for Susan Powell as she is a missing person, would become executor of her estate once she is declared legally dead in December, Bremner said.
The Cox family, however, is still facing legal challenges by Josh Powell’s relatives who are battling for control of the $2.5 million in life insurance payoffs for Susan Powell.