Investigators found the blood of Susan Powell, the mother of two who went missing in 2009, inside the family's Utah home and a handwritten will saying she feared for her life at the hands of her husband, court documents show.
Susan Powell's husband denies the accusation, as his children are placed with his missing wife's parents
Steven Powell was taken into custody and Susan's sons were removed from his house
"There is no resolution," Powell's dad tells PEOPLE after police abandon their search site
Cadaver dogs have merely picked up a scent, authorities say
"It doesn't get our hopes up a lot," he tells ABC News
A body has been found in a remote UT desert, two hours from where missing UT mom Susan Powell went missing.
Police probing the nearly-two-year-long disappearance of a missing Utah mother have come across "recent" human remains in a Utah desert, authorities said Thursday.
It's not yet known if the remains are those of the missing Utah mom
Investigators are scouring the Utah desert south of the missing woman's home
Joshua Powell is not detained; about 20 detectives search the house in Washington state
Josh Powell also says he'll talk to the FBI - if authorities pay his attorney
Husband Josh Powell, who has been questioned, says he's "overjoyed" by the news
Utah Police, acting on a tip, will search an area in Nevada on Friday
"Nancy Grace America's Missing" spotlights the case of missing 28-year-old Susan Powell of West Valley City, UT.
Human remains discovered in the Utah desert belong to a young male and are not a missing 28-year-old mother, authorities said, a grim discovery that fuels the mystery and opens a new case.
"I loved her," he tells PEOPLE, suggesting she may have run off with another man a year ago
The father of Susan Powell, a missing Utah woman, asks for help in the search for his daughter.
Tom McLachlan, a police captain in West Valley, Utah, felt a surge of adrenalin when he received a phone call two weeks ago from authorities some 200 miles away in Idaho.
Friends of Susan Powell turn to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to find the mother of two
As police scale back their investigation of the missing Utah mother until after the holiday, a neighbor reports her husband's odd behavior
Police, who wish to speak to husband Joshua Powell, focus on his vehicle
"The reason he's not talking to police is he's just shut down," says a pal