by: KIRO 7 STAFF Updated:
A life insurance policy on Josh Powell, who killed his two boys before burning their rented house and who also is suspected in the 2009 disappearance of his wife, Susan, has been divided by a U.S. District Court judge in Tacoma.
The policy, worth $1,057,863.01 is divided between Powell’s family and Susan Cox Powell’s estate.
“Although Susan’s date of death has not yet occurred, the Court sees no reason to delay distributing the funds,” Judge Ronald B. Leighton wrote. “
Powell took out his life insurance policy after Susan disappeared from their West Valley, Utah home.
Susan Powell disappeared December 7, 2009. Her husband told police he took his two young sons camping in the middle of the night. When he came home Susan was gone.
Josh Powell killed his sons and himself in February 2012. He blew up his house in Graham. West Valley City Police say they had planned to charge Powell with his wife’s murder later that year.
Click here to read further details about Powell’s case and the interrogation tapes released by police last year.