A search has resumed at a recycling center near Puyallup for papers that Josh Powell is believed to have dumped before he killed himself and his two sons in a house fire last week, according to the Pierce County sheriff’s office.
Powell was the husband of missing Utah woman Susan Powell. He attacked his 5- and 7-year-old sons with a hatchet last Sunday and then ignited the house in a gas-fueled inferno.
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Some investigators have called the act an admission of guilt in his wife’s death, but they’re still looking for evidence on that front. They also located a storage locker where Powell had stashed a comforter that tested positive for the presence of blood in an initial test. Further lab tests are pending.
Detective Ed Troyer says the search is expected to last all day Sunday, accordiing to The Associated Press.