What a traumatic story. This really hit us hard.
Just days after a judge ruled against Josh Powell of Graham, Washington, in a child custody case against the parents of his missing wife Suan Powell, he and his two sons were killed when he intentionally blew up his house with all three of them inside.
A social worker brought his two young sons to his home for a supervised visit when Powell grabbed the children and dragged them inside and blocked the social worker from entering the home.
As she was walking back to her car, she called her supervisors to report the incident and also to tell them she could smell gas coming from the home.
Moments later, the house exploded.
Powell sent an email to his lawyer just a few minutes before the explosion that said:
"I'm sorry, goodbye."
Powell had been under investigation in the 2009 disappearance of his 28-year-old wife Susan. Powell was also ordered to undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation after it was discovered that his father Steven had been arrested on child porn and voyeurism charges last fall.
This is just such a bizarre and unbelievably tragic story. We can't even imagine what this family is going through right now.
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