Friend Defends Husband Of Missing Utah Woman

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A friend is speaking out in support of Josh Powell, the man police consider the sole person of interest in the disappearance of his wife.

Wayne Hamberg of Salt Lake City says Josh and Susan Powell had problems like any other couple, but he never saw any signs of domestic violence or serious issues.

He says Josh Powell hired a defense attorney because he "felt so overwhelmed."

Hamberg says he does not believe that's an admission of guilt.

Susan Powell has been missing since Dec. 7.

Josh Powell says he last saw her early that day when he took their two young sons on a camping trip and left the home.

Meanwhile, two Salt Lake City television stations confirmed that West Valley City police have asked for copies of the stations' interviews with Josh Powell.

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