The case of a missing West Valley City woman is taking on "suspicious" overtones as clues to her whereabouts remained few five days after her disappearance, police say.
Susan Powell, 28, was last seen Sunday at her home and was reported missing by her relatives the next day.
Early Wednesday evening, detectives served a search warrant on the home and removed several unspecified items, West Valley Police Capt. Tom McLachlan said Thursday.
"It's still officially a missing person case, but it has become suspicious. The suspicious nature of this is that no one can tell us, or is [willing to tell] us her whereabouts, and she has not contacted us or anyone else we know about," he said.
McLachlan said it was too early in the investigation to identify specific suspicions of any possible wrongdoing or determine if anyone is a suspect or person of interest in the case.
"Her home was the last place she was seen, so we served the [search] warrant to see if there was anything there that would shed any light," he said. "[Detectives] will be going over the items [seized in the search] today and should know soon what, if anything, they may have."
McLachlan said Susan and Joshua Powell and their two children were initially reported missing by Susan Powell's parents. Checks with the couple's employers also determined that neither Susan nor Joshua Powell went to work Monday.
However, Joshua Powell and his 4- and 1-year-old children returned to their home Tuesday, McLachlan said. Investigators have interviewed both Joshua Powell and the oldest child, but police would not discuss the content of those sessions.
However, police reportedly were checking out a purported camping trip the family may have taken. Further details on that matter were not immediately available.
Susan Powell, who is described as 5-foot-4, 130 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes, was last seen at 10 p.m. Sunday at her home on Sarah Circle.
Anyone with information should call West Valley City Police at 801-840-4000.