Blast Kills Husband Of Missing Utah Woman, 2 Boys

Published February 5, 2012 10:09PM (EST)

GRAHAM, Wash. (AP) — Officials say an explosion at a Washington state home has killed Josh Powell, the husband of a missing Utah woman, plus their two young sons.

Graham Fire and Rescue Chief Gary Franz tells The Associated Press that explosion occurred moments after a Child Protective Services worker brought the two boys to the home for a supervised visit.

He says Powell let the boys in the house, then blocked the social worker from entering. The social worker called her supervisors to report that she could smell gas, and the home exploded.

By Salon Staff

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