Josh Powell’s family wants burial near slain boys



SEATTLE (AP) — A lawyer for the parents of missing Utah woman Susan Powell says her husband’s relatives are trying to have him buried at the same cemetery as the two sons he murdered.

Attorney Anne Bremner says the city manager of Puyallup informed her Wednesday that Josh Powell’s relatives want him buried at the city-owned Woodbine Cemetery, where his boys were laid to rest last weekend.

Bremner says she will seek a temporary restraining order to block the burial, but the city manager told her that because it’s a public cemetery, the city may have no choice.

The city manager didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.

Powell was long a suspect in his wife’s 2009 disappearance. He attacked his boys with a hatchet and exploded his house in a double murder-suicide on Feb. 5.