TODAY   |  May 23, 2013

Video indicates Susan Powell feared for her life

Police in West Valley City, Utah, released evidence this week collected during the investigation of Susan Powell’s disappearance in 2009, including a video in which she said, “If I die, it may not be an accident.”

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>>> chilling video is among the evidence being released by utah police in the susan powell investigation. the mother of two young boys disappeared in 2009 under suspicious circumstances and was clearly worried something might happen to her.

>> this is me, july 29th , 2008 . it is 12:33 .

>> a year and a half before susan powell disappeared, she shot this home video documenting her family's personal belongings.

>> covering all my bases making sure that if something happens to me or my family or all of us that our assets are documented.

>> west valley city police released the video along with thousands of documents and photos from their missing persons file when they announced the end of their active investigation of the case this week.

>> no stone has been left unturned.

>> many of susan powell 's friends and family said she had concerns about her safety. among the documents released is a handwritten will where she wrote for mine and my children's safety, i feel the need to have a paper trail at work which would not be accessible to my husband. and if i die, it may not be an accident even if it looks like one. take care of my boys, i want my parents, chuck cox, very involved in charge of their lives. on the tape with son charlie playing nearby, she hints at a rocky relationship with husband josh.

>> got in a rage as you can see and broke this.

>> despite the grave concerns about her marriage, powell expressed a bit of optimism on the video.

>> hope everything works out and we're all happy and live happily ever after as much as that's possible.