Co-worker says Powell described snowy camping trip

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- One of Steve Powell's former co-workers says he discussed going on a snowy camping trip to Utah around the time his daughter-in-law disappeared.

Jennifer Silva said in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday that Powell described having a cold camping excursion with his son, Josh, and two grandchildren. Steve Powell said they sat around a campfire, roasted marshmallows and threw snowballs.

Silva says he never mentioned daughter-in-law Susan Powell in those conversations.

Silva says she does not recall the specific dates of her conversations but that Steve Powell talked about going on the camping trip around Thanksgiving 2009. She saw him again a week or two later.

Silva has passed along her recollections to Utah investigators, who told her in February that they were looking into it.