It seems that, as there is nothing being released by the police regarding this investigation, people's opinions about the Powells' relationship have become the news. That, and the so called "internet blitz," which is also based on one friend's opinion that Susan, like a piece of interstate contraband, has been removed from Utah, and is alive and well and under wraps "somewhere else." This friend seems to base this on extreme denial (she probably thinks Josh is cute, in a "sad puppy" sort of way).
So, the media blitz, advertised all weekend, started this morning, and there are two Facebook groups crowing over the number of new members they have got since its inception. Did I mention that the two Facebook groups have been arguing copyright issues over a poster of Susan?
In my opinion, the police appear to have been totally blindsided by this case. Of course, we have no idea what they have discovered that they are not releasing, and maybe appearing to be the Keystone Kops is part of a larger strategy. They have named Josh Powell as a Person of Interest in the case, but could still not prevent his leaving for Washington State, ostensibly for the holidays. Now we hear he has no plans to return to Utah. His friends and family members were seen carrying things out of the house in West Valley. I guess he's just going to walk away from the rest of it. Police have not let us know if results are back from testing of the wet spot on the carpet, but I'm sure that, if luminol had revealed blood, he would be more than a Person of Interest. Still, it seems as if Josh's actions in renting a car the day his wife's disappearance was discovered took police totally by surprise. He managed to put several hundred miles on a GPS-free rental car, with nobody the wiser until after the fact.
So. The Facebook fans collect group members and hand out purple ribbons, and the police tell us nothing, and Josh hides out at his father's home in a gated community, nobody appears to be actually, physically searching for Susan (alive or dead).
Who is going to answer to those little boys?