Josh Powell, husband to missing Washington woman Susan Powell, killed himself and his two sons in a horrific explosion at their rental home on Sunday. Family members speculate that the Josh Powell explosion may have been motivated by a desire to keep his two sons from divulging information about their mother’s 2009 disappearance.
The terrible Josh Powell explosion took place only moments after a social worker had dropped off his two sons with Susan Powell for a supervised visit. Powell let the boys into the house, but then shut and locked the door, leaving the social worker outside. Just minutes later, the social worker smelled gas and the home exploded into flames.