After returning from the Good Morning America interview in New York, Chuck Cox posted this statement to the Friends and Family of Susan Powell Facebook group:
Thank you all for your support. Thanks to the Media for giving us the opportunity to address these blatant falsehoods. Susan was first and foremost a loving mother totally devoted to her marriage and the support of her husband. We know as I am sure everyone realizes she was not perfect but I assure you, it wasn’t due to a lack of effort. Everyone that knew her can attest to her loving, helpful, optimistic attitude.
We appreciate your help, support and confidence in her. We know that the Police are doing everything in their power to resolve this case and bring the guilty to Justice. We will continue to do everything in our power to find Susan.
Hundreds of statements of support for Susan and her family have been posted online since the Salt Lake Tribune interview with Josh and Steve Powell came out last Friday, November 5. Here are some thoughts from the “Friends and Family” Facebook group:
Dear Chuck and Judy, we know the truth. We know Susan would never leave her children no matter how much trouble there may have been (or not been) in her marriage. I know it’s hard to listen to unfounded accusations, but I hope you will remember the words of one of the ancient prophets, Elisha:
Fear not: for they that… be with us are more than they that be with them. (2 Kings 6:16)
We love you and continue praying for you, your family and, of course, for Susan.
Trisha wrote about Susan’s family:
I can’t even begin to imagine what they are going through after the interview with the Tribune. Nothing but lies, lies, and more lies. Praying for Susan, her boys, her parents, and all of her family and friends.
One thing we know for sure: if Susan were to make it home, she would be WELCOMED WITH OPEN ARMS by her family, friends, community, state, nation, and anyone who knows about this in the world. Recent statements only seem to reflect how two people feel, and not the thousands, possibly millions of others who want to see Susan again.
We won’t give up hope! So many of us are hoping and praying in this hard time.
I would like Susan’s family and friends to know that I’m appalled and saddened at the recent rantings in the media by Josh and Steven Powell.
I hope you know that no reasonable person will put any stock whatsoever in anything these two have to say.
I continue to pray for you, for Susan’s sons, and for Susan.
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Cox. I keep a flyer of your Daughter in my car window. People ask me why I still have it there after so many months have gone by. I tell them I will keep it up until Susan is found.We did that with Elizabeth Smart. Please know that your family are all in my husband and my prayers.
Never Forget, Never Give Up! Keep Hope Alive, you never know what moment a miracle may happen. I pray for that miracle for Susan and her loved ones. Keep your eyes open to what is going on around you. I keep thinking how her purse and phone were left behind…, that is not the actions of a wife and Mother leaving her home voluntarily. I have to believe someone out there has seen something. Keep Susan’s story and face out there where the public has her face clearly and freshly in their minds. I pray she will be reunited with her children in this life! Somebody knows the answers to her whereabouts, if you know anything, please have the courage to come forward and report what you know to the West Valley Police Dept, it is the right thing to do.
The heartbreaking thing is Susan didn’t ask for much. She strived each day to live a peaceful, happy life surrounded by the people she loves most. She isn’t a pushy, demanding person…she just wanted the opportunity to be the best mom, wife, daughter, sister and friend she could be…to live her life with grace and integrity, filled with love and joy as she raised her sons into men…I am heartbroken that someone thought she deserved less than everything, that they felt they had the right to dictate the course of Susan’s life, to deny her the God given right to be a mother to her precious sons….
We are here Susan, to be your voice, to be your strength and to be your advocate until we find you and bring you home. We are not going anywhere…11 months is a ridiculous amount of time but if it takes 11 years I will still be here ♥
Chuck Cox, Susan’s father, posted this shortly after the Tribune article was released:
“One more thing, most important: Keep looking.”
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