UPDATE: CrimeStoppers Buys Cemetery Plots Next To Slain Powell Boys

After getting word that the family of suspect Josh Powell wanted him buried in the same Puyallup cemetery as the boys, the University Place-based agency bought the two surrounding plots with hope to turn them into a memorial.

UPDATE, Feb. 16, 8:41 a.m.

The Associated Press is reporting that the family of Josh Powell is backing off burying him in the same Puyallup cemetery as the two boys, according to KING 5.


CrimeStoppers of Tacoma/Pierce County has purchased the two cemetery plots next to Charlie and Braden Powell, who died Feb. 5 when their father attacked them with a hatchet then burned down his house during a supervised visit.

After news that Josh Powell’s relatives wanted him buried in the same Puyallup cemetery where his two sons are now buried, the agency stepped forward Wednesday to purchase the two surrounding plots. It's now asking the public for help.

Charlie, 7, and Braden, 5, were killed by their father as they arrived for a supervised visit with him at his Graham home. Powell was a person of interest in the disappearance of his wife, Susan Powell, in Utah.

"It's disgusting that a murder suspect would be buried next to his victims," Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor said via Twitter.

The agency – located in University Place - is now accepting donations to help turn the plots surrounding Charlie and Braden into a memorial.

If you’d like to donate, send a check or cash donation to:

Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County

6824 19th St. W. #139

University Place, WA 98466

Jamie B February 16, 2012 at 12:38 AM
sick man, with an equally sick family! Let the poor boys rest in peace without that madmen next to them! Way to go Crime stoppers!!!
Jennifer D February 16, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Thank you Crimestoppers for giving the boys some justice by not letting the demon that had the nerve to call himself a father, torture them for eternity.
Amy February 16, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Way to go!!! Thank you, thank you!!!! I will definitely spread the word and hope that the donations pour in!


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