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Police resume work in Utah desert after search turns up humans remains in missing mother case
DELTA, Utah (AP) ' Authorities are resuming their investigation in Utah's central desert after finding human remains as they searched for clues in the disappearance of a mother.
The remains were set to be examined Thursday as investigators work to determine whether they belong to Susan Powell.
West Valley City Police Sgt. Mike Powell says they were found Wednesday by cadaver dogs in the rugged desert terrain around Topaz Mountain in Juab County. The site is about 135 miles southwest of Powell's West Valley City home, where she was last seen.
The area also is just about 30 miles south of where Powell's husband, Josh Powell, told police he took his two young children camping on the night his wife vanished.
Susan Powell was last seen in December 2009.