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Insurance co. asks: Do Powell siblings get money?

SEATTLE (AP) - A life insurance company is asking a judge to decide whether any of Josh Powell's relatives are entitled to collect on a $1.5 million policy after he killed himself and his two sons in a house fire last month.
GENE JOHNSON
Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) - A life insurance company is asking a judge to decide whether any of Josh Powell's relatives are entitled to collect on a $1.5 million policy after he killed himself and his two sons in a house fire last month.

In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, New York Life says it received inquiries from Powell's sister and brother about how to make a claim on the policy. The complaint does not say that the siblings have actually filed any such claims.

Lawyers for the company say they want to turn over to the court's control the proceeds payable under life insurance policies covering Josh and his wife Susan Powell, who disappeared from their Utah home in 2009, and let the judge decide who gets the money.

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