Autopsies: Powell Boys Suffered 'chop Injuries'

Published February 7, 2012 3:18AM (EST)

GRAHAM, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say the sons of a missing Utah woman suffered severe chopping injuries to their heads or necks as they died in a house fire set by their father.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office in Washington state says smoke inhalation was the primary cause of death for Josh Powell and his two young sons. But the boys also suffered 'chop injuries' that contributed to their deaths.

By Salon Staff

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