3rd day of desert search launches for missing mom

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DELTA, Utah (AP) -- Police have launched their third straight day of searching for missing mom Susan Cox Powell in central Utah's rugged desert.

A West Valley City police spokesman says a team of about 20 investigators planned to search another swath of land Wednesday and perhaps some mines.

Searchers covered about 12 square miles Tuesday near Topaz Mountain in Juab County. The area is 35 miles northwest of Delta and about 135 miles southwest of where the mother of two was last seen December 2009 in West Valley City.

Last month investigators searched mine shaft-dotted mountains near Ely, Nev.

The latest search is in an area popular for gem and rock hunters. Police have said Powell's husband, Josh, is the only person of interest in the case and liked to rock hunt.