Father of Josh Powell released from Washington prison

By ABC 4 News

Published 03/23 2014 07:55PM

Updated 03/24 2014 05:28AM

OLYMPIA, Wash. (ABC 4 Utah) -- The father of a West Valley City man who police believe caused the disappearance of his wife before killing himself and his two young children, has been released from prison after serving a sentence for voyeurism in Washington State.

Steven C. Powell, 64, completed his sentence on Sunday and will now be supervised by a community corrections officer while he takes up residence in Tacoma. Powell will be required to wear a GPS locator for at least the first 30 days of his community supervision, according to a statement from the Washington State Department of Corrections.

Powell was convicted of 14 counts of voyeurism and began serving his sentence in June 2012. Powell's son, Joshua Powell, was under police scrutiny but was never formally charged for the December 2009 disappearance of his wife, Susan Cox Powell, from their West Valley City home. Susan Powell still has not been found.

In February 2012, Josh Powell killed his two young boys and himself during a supervised visit with the children at his home in Graham, Wash.

Investigators in the Susan Powell case ruled out Steven Powell as a suspect in her disappearance and concluded that he had no knowledge of how she vanished. Powell was convicted of 14 counts of voyeurism for taking photographs of two neighbor girls without their knowledge. 

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