Police resume inspection of Utah desert 'grave'
Friday, September 16, 2011
DELTA, Utah (AP) -- Police have resumed an examination of what has been called a shallow grave in the Utah desert as part of an investigation into the disappearance of a mother two years ago.
West Valley City police Lt. Bill Merritt says additional investigators and forensic experts were back at work Saturday.
A rainstorm led to the suspension of operations Friday after two days of digging turned up nothing.
Cadaver dogs previously led police to the site just off a dirt road near the base of Topaz Mountain, a popular rock-hounding spot in remote central Utah.
Susan Powell was 28 when she was reported missing on Dec. 7, 2009, after she failed to show up for work.
Her husband, Josh Powell, has been named a person of interest in the case.