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June 9, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Disappearance of Susan Powell

Take preventive measures

The media’s periodic tidbits of information on the Susan Powell disappearance make this case even more exasperating [“Diary reveals Susan Powell’s growing fears,” NWMonday, May 27].

What bothers me is that everybody seems more concerned about finding her body, presuming she’s dead, than they did about protecting her when she was alive. Her family certainly knew she was in imminent danger in 2008. When she finally did disappear, husband Josh Powell was a primary suspect; how in the world could authorities remand her sons into his custody?

In the end, Susan’s faith that she alone could save her family did not protect her or her children, did it? What can a woman do today really to protect herself and her family from a deranged spouse? If civil authorities cannot respond until after violence has been done, what good is that?

Steven Lequire, Des Moines

Comments | Topics: law enforcement, murder, Susan Powell

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