Ep. 11: Operation Tsunami
West Valley City police were running out of options. Every traditional approach to the Susan Powell case had failed. So, during the summer of 2011, detectives began brainstorming plans for a major, multi-state operation code-named Tsunami. It all hinged on the use of a court-authorized wiretap to monitor Josh Powell's phone calls, in the hopes he would let slip some important clue about the fate of his missing wife. To stimulate that conversation, police staged a bizarre public search in Ely, Nevada and they raided the Puyallup, Washington home of Josh's father, Steve Powell.
For the past three years, investigative reporter Dave Cawley has been studying thousands of police documents, journals, videos and diary entries. He has tracked down new sources, followed new leads and traced Josh Powell's trail from West Valley City, Utah, through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and on to Washington State, where Powell killed himself and his two sons. Cold is the most complete retelling of the Susan Powell story ever. Join Dave Cawley in his search for truth. Share your thoughts: #ColdPodcast #FindSusan TwitterInstagramFacebook
Cold's investigation of Susan Powell's disappearance went beyond the podcast. For months, the Cold team produced weekly video stories and articles for KSL 5 TV and KSL.com. Those stories are now available together in one place, for free. Find the article and video links here. If you're looking...
An audio journal deep dive, a fugitive hunter's personal tale and a dangerous cave on the fringe of Utah's West Desert: the team from Cold has prepared three bonus episodes to explore additional aspects of the Powell investigation. Bonus episodes are available exclusively with a subscription to...
Nearly 10 years have elapsed since Susan Powell's disappearance. Her body has still not been found. The investigation remains a cold case. In recent years, Susan's friends and family have focused their effort on sharing the story as a cautionary tale. They hope showing the warning signs of...