Jennifer Graves ransacks
missing woman Susan Powell's home
On the morning after Susan Powell left, Jennifer Graves came to Josh and Susan Powell's house with Josh's mother. Their stated purpose was to help Josh with the children. While Josh's mother was distracted with the children's needs, Jennifer Graves began "cleaning" the Powell family home. At the time, Josh did not object because he was worried about Susan. Also, Josh initially didn't notice Jennifer Graves moving Josh and Susan's belongings around and tipping over furniture. To our knowledge, Josh's mother was actually there to help her son Josh and had nothing to do with Jennifer Graves' actions.
At the time, Josh was getting dressed to meet with West Valley City Police investigators. Before Josh left, however, Jennifer Graves found a large spot under the couch in the living room (Koolaid-pink and about 2 feet in diameter). Jennifer Graves looked directly at Josh with an accusatory expression and said, "Josh, how could you?" Josh explained that it was probably some kind of spilled drink and that it had been there a very long time. As quickly as Jennifer Graves brought up the issue, Josh forgot about the spot Jennifer Graves had found. Jennifer Graves continued her "cleaning" and Josh left in order to meet with the West Valley City Police at their headquarters.
At the time, Josh didn't realize that Jennifer Graves was stealing property from his home. Jennifer Graves took Susan Powell's car keys from Josh and Susan's house. It is confirmed that Jennifer Graves had the keys after Susan left, but we don't know how Jennifer Graves actually acquired the keys. We were told that those keys were later turned over to the West Valley City Police as "evidence". The Powells now wonder what other property Jennifer Graves removed from Josh and Susan Powell's home.
Updated November 21, 2010
Links added November 23, 2010