Group to search abandoned mine for remains of missing woman

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A search group plans to re-examine an abandoned mine shaft in Utah’s West Desert over the next month with the hope of finding the remains of a mother who disappeared nine years ago.

The Utah Cold Case Coalition is organizing the search for the remains of Susan Powell, as group co-founder Karra Porter says it appears the shaft wasn’t completely searched previously.

The search will be done by a company the coalition is not publicly naming at this time. The experts will focus on one mine where they believe it’s possible there could be bone fragments, clothing or jewelry linked to Powell.

The remote site is near where Powell’s husband, Josh Powell — the only person of interest police ever named in the disappearance — says he took his sons camping the night his wife vanished from their West Valley City home.