23 episodes

Susan Powell vanished on Dec. 7, 2009. Her body has never been found. From the beginning, West Valley City, Utah police suspected Susan's husband, Josh Powell, had murdered her. They never arrested him. COLD dives deep into the case files, uncovering never-before-heard details. You'll learn why Susan stayed with an abusive husband, why Josh did what he did and how the justice system failed Susan and her two boys.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.8, 35.8K Ratings

Susan Powell vanished on Dec. 7, 2009. Her body has never been found. From the beginning, West Valley City, Utah police suspected Susan's husband, Josh Powell, had murdered her. They never arrested him. COLD dives deep into the case files, uncovering never-before-heard details. You'll learn why Susan stayed with an abusive husband, why Josh did what he did and how the justice system failed Susan and her two boys.

    A conversation about Hope in Darkness

    A conversation about Hope in Darkness

    Dave Cawley provides an update on his efforts related to season two of Cold before discussing a new podcast series called Hope in Darkness with its host, Becky Bruce. Hope in Darkness comes from the same KSL Podcasts team responsible for Cold, in cooperation with Wondery. It tells the story of Josh Holt, an American citizen taken prisoner on bogus charges in Venezuela.

    To preview or subscribe to Hope in Darkness, visit https://kslnewsradio.com/hope-in-darkness/

    • 12 min
    Bonus: Project Sunlight

    Bonus: Project Sunlight

    Cold returns at the 10-year anniversary of Susan Powell's disappearance with new episodes focused on previously undiscovered evidence in the case. For this episode, Dave Cawley dives into the digital evidence gathered by police during their investigation. Digital forensics experts from Eide Bailly describe the ongoing efforts to crack Josh Powell's encryption. We also share a significant discovery about ownership of images that played a key part in the sequence of events leading up to Josh's murder-suicide.

    For the past four 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 Twitter Instagram Facebook

    • 55 min
    Bonus: Car Crash Con

    Bonus: Car Crash Con

    Cold returns at the 10-year anniversary of Susan Powell's disappearance with new episodes focused on previously undiscovered evidence in the case. For this episode, we hear from three people who were involved in car crashes with Josh Powell. In each case, records show Josh made questionable claims about being injured and sought settlements from insurance companies. The history of possible fraud raises new questions about possible motives.

    For the past four 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 Twitter Instagram Facebook

    • 45 min
    Bonus: Dumpster Drops

    Bonus: Dumpster Drops

    Cold returns at the 10-year anniversary of Susan Powell's disappearance with new episodes focused on previously undiscovered evidence in the case. For this episode, we examine data from a GPS tracker that police hid on her husband Josh Powell's minivan the day after the disappearance. It reveals Josh visited several dumpsters in the days, weeks and months after Susan vanished. The tracking data also reveals Powell parked next to an Idaho canal late one December night.

    For the past four 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

    • 54 min
    Ep. 18: Angel of Hope

    Ep. 18: Angel of Hope

    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 domestic abuse can help others safely escape dangerous relationships. In this season finale for Cold, Dave shares his theory on what he believes happened to Susan.

    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 Twitter Instagram Facebook

    • 31 min
    Ep. 17: Cold Case

    Ep. 17: Cold Case

    West Valley City police made one final push before declaring the Susan Powell case cold in 2013, interrogating Josh Powell's uncle Maurice Leach in Oregon. Meanwhile, Susan's family fought for change, both in the courts and at the Washington statehouse. Josh's mom, Terri Powell, went to court in Utah to argue for her share of the life insurance money. Twice-convicted sex offender Steve Powell died alone from heart failure.

    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 Twitter Instagram Facebook

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35.8K Ratings

35.8K Ratings

meemish12 ,

Two Thumbs Up

As heartbreaking as this story is, you’ve done an excellent job of portraying the case and keeping Susan Powell’s name living. Hopefully your work continues to keep interest in the case and the Powell family will be able to get the answers they’re praying for.

Jennimay ,

Thoroughly Researched

Exhaustively pursued and researched. Great production and presentation from podcaster

Bschora ,

ADS ARE TOO LOUD — One Pathetic Marriage.

Gosh! Listening to this on a quiet evening and BOOM, these loud hyped-up ads kick in... requiring the volume to be turned down so low the show cannot be heard when the ads are over. Why can’t some podcasters understand that the experience isn’t and shouldn’t be the same as television? I killed my television a decade ago for the ads.

The story is bizarre. I’m only in it a few episodes and this family is sad. This woman stayed with this guy WAY too long. Why? What power did he have over her? She GAVE him her paycheck and allowed him to rule her soul... Just Take the kids and GO. Your parents are there for you. Teach your kids what it’s like to have a spine.

She spent all this time and energy documenting, videotaping, ragging about their marriage (like she needed any more convincing) when she should have spent that energy leaving.

I love Endlessredtape’s review. “Can’t be asked to spend a dozen more hours being whispered to by an abusive murderer.”

...And then instead of leaving she talks about having a BABY GIRL! What kind of sickness is this?

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