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Preview: 'The Disappearance of Susan Cox Powell' Premieres May 4 on Oxygen
In this ground-breaking four-hour series, the definitive story of Susan’s devastating final years are revealed.
Oxygen Media, the destination for high-quality crime programming, presents the tragic case of Susan Cox Powell, a missing mom that dominated headlines nearly a decade ago in the two-night compelling event, “The Disappearance of Susan Cox Powell,” airing Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 at 7:00pm ET/PT. In this ground-breaking four-hour series, the definitive story of Susan’s devastating final years are revealed – unveiling alarming new developments, scandalous never-before-seen videos and rare interviews with family members offering a closer than ever look at one of the most shocking cases in recent memory.
Susan Powell was just 28 years-old when she vanished from her suburban home in West Valley City, Utah in 2009. Upon her disappearance, Susan’s husband Josh Powell gave the police a strange alibi – claiming that after his wife went to bed, he took their sons Charlie, 4, and Braden, 2, on a spontaneous camping trip during a violent, winter blizzard. More than two years later, and after an unsuccessful police investigation, the unthinkable happened: Josh Powell took his own life and that of his two sons. The special follows investigative journalist Stephanie Bauer as she dissects Josh and Susan’s marriage, taking a stark look at the topic of domestic violence and emotional abuse while revealing a complex Powell family dynamic – from the onset of her relationship with Josh, Susan became the object of desire for Josh’s father, Steven Powell. The special unearths boxes of lurid videotapes shot by Steven Powell, vividly divulging an astonishing sexual obsession with his daughter-in-law. Ultimately, “The Disappearance of Susan Cox Powell” unveils a shocking new theory that may explain why Susan disappeared.
“The Disappearance of Susan Cox Powell” is produced by Texas Crew Productions and Everywhere Studios with David Karabinas, James Buddy Day, Shelley Ross, Tom Mazza and Brad Bernstein as executive producers.
About Oxygen Media:
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform crime destination brand for women. Having announced the full-time shift to true crime programming in 2017, Oxygen remains one of the fastest growing cable entertainment networks with popular unscripted original programming that includes the flagship “Snapped” franchise, “Cold Justice,” “Killer Couples,” “Criminal Confessions,” and breakout hit event series such as “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” “Dahmer on Dahmer: A Killer Speaks,” and “Aaron Hernandez Uncovered.” Available in more than 77 million homes, Oxygen is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online, or across mobile and connected TVs.