Here's the latest in the Deseret News about the Susan Powell case: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705352897/Josh-Powell-has-left-Utah.html.
"One of the biggest problems Susan had was that (Josh) talked to his dad for hours, more than he talked to her," said Tim Peterson, a friend and member of the Powells' ward who has been vocal in the past about Josh Powell and once called police on him. "And now guess where he's at. He hasn't been formally charged, but he's not that far from the border to Canada now."Oh, this does not look good. He has taken off for Washington to spend Christmas with family. He doesn't specify if it's his family (his father lives in the same town as Susan's parents) or hers. Friends of Josh's and possibly family have been seen carrying possessions out of the house.
Scott Peterson attempted to sell the family home while Laci was "missing," with the excuse that she wouldn't want to go back there, after being kidnapped and all...the flaw was, of course, that he maintained she had been seen walking, and hence, had not been kidnapped from the house at all. His actions did not agree with his story.
Josh had clammed up and lawyered up and quit telling his story. According to one commenter on one of the news stories, he claimed to have a college degree, with some sort of emphasis on speech and theater.
If that man ever came within ten yards of a speech or theater class, I'll eat my hat! Even allowing for supposed worry and grief, the man can't string more than three words together without a long pause and a couple of "uh's."
A few other facts emerge in this article, and in comments on a different one. Josh had fallen away from the LDS church in the past year or so, only recently returning in order to participate in church-run marriage counselling. His father, according to comments in this Salt Lake Tribune article: http://www.sltrib.com/News/ci_14035282, is very anti-church, a situation that must have made Josh feel rather pulled between his father and his wife.
The plot, as they say, thickens.