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Police search Nev. desert for missing Utah mom
by Jennifer Dobner Associated Press
Aug 20, 2011 | 1520 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print

ELY (AP) — Investigators returned Friday to the remote Nevada desert in their search for a Utah mom missing since 2009, after an earlier check of the area yielded information.

Searchers began the day looking through abandoned mine shafts a few miles west of Ely off Highway 50, where the steep, rugged mountains are laced with old mine tunnels.

Authorities said the previous discovery led them to believe it would be worth doing a more intensive search.

Four detectives were searching the Bureau of Land Management property. They refused to provide further details explaining the effort.

The area is about 235 miles southwest of Susan Cox Powell’s home in West Valley City, Utah, where she was last seen Dec. 6, 2009.

Powell was 28 and had two young children when she was reported missing Dec. 7, 2009, after she failed to show up for her stockbroker job. She had been seen by friends at church and at dinner the day before.
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