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The frantic 911 calls made by a social worker in the Josh Powell murder-suicide case were released Tuesday by the police. In the newly-released calls, social worker Elizabeth Griffin-Hall...
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      KSAZ | over 2 years ago
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      SF Gate | over 2 years ago
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      The Bellingham Herald | over 2 years ago
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      Mail Online UK | over 2 years ago
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      The Salt Lake City Tribune | over 2 years ago
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      Charlotte Observer Online | over 2 years ago
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      Kansas City Star | over 2 years ago
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      The News Tribune | over 2 years ago
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      People.com | over 2 years ago
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  • In 911 call, worker says Josh Powell 'blew up the house and kids'

      Belleville News-Democrat | over 2 years ago
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  • 911 Call: Powell 'Exploded the House'

      KSAZ | over 2 years ago
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      Seattle Times | over 2 years ago
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  • Chilling 911 tapes reveal pleas for help to go to Powell home

      Seattle Times | over 2 years ago
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  • 911 call: Worker says Josh Powell 'exploded' home

      Seattle Times | over 2 years ago
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  • Susan Powell case called a murder

      The News Journal | over 2 years ago
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  • Powell tragedy sparks questions about child custody

      USA Today | over 2 years ago
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  • Funeral for Powell boys to be Saturday in Wash.

      Denver Post | over 2 years ago
    Wash.The funeral for the two sons of missing Utah woman Susan Powell has been scheduled for Saturday in Washington state. The service will be held at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center in Puyallup (Pyoo-AL'-up),...


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