A day after police from Utah and Peirce County (Washington) served a search warrant at Steve's home, the father-in-law of Susan Cox Powell spoke to the media at an early morning impromptu news conference.
Steve Powell spoke of the "inappropriate" and "sexual" relationship with his daughter-in-law that he documented in his journals, but insisted that the flirtation and "sexually-charged" affair with Susan was initiated by her, and that the journals reflect that claim.
Susan's family members deny that she initiated any kind of sexual or inappropriate relationship with her father-in-law, and that his advances toward her was one of the reasons the family moved away from Washington to Utah.
Later in the day on Friday, Josh and Steve Powell left their home together.
West Valley City Police Lt. Bill Merritt told ABC 4 News that investigators had not planned to execute any other search warrants in Washington.
Merritt said investigators were planning to meet on Friday afternoon to assess the evidence collected at the Powell home and decide where to go from there.
Merritt did say that Steve Powell has been ruled out as a person of interest in the case so far.
Susan Cox Powell disappeared in December of 2009 from her West Valley City home. Her husband Josh Powell was named a "person of interest" in the case.
Josh claimed he took the couple's two young sons on a Tooele County wilderness camping trip in frigid temperatures the night she disappeared.
Shortly after her disappearance, Josh sold the family's WVC home and moved in with his father in Puyallup.