ABC News is following the case of Susan Powell, a 28-year-old mother who was reported missing in December 2009, with live coverage on the air and streaming online after a 'first-ever potential lead was discovered in Ely, Nev. for Powell's two-year disappearance.

The West Valley City Police Department announced Friday that investigators have received information in relation to the ongoing investigation of Susan Powell, who was reported missing in 2009, after she failed to show up for her job as a stockbroker.

At least 40 detectives arrived in Ely on Thursday to conduct a follow-up search and investigation to gain additional information received in Ely and the surrounding areas, according to West Valley Police Sgt. Mike Powell (no relation).

We've received some credible information that definitely needs some follow up. We want the public to be aware of what's going on, Powell said.

People Magazine reports, when they returned the following afternoon, Josh said, his wife was gone. Friends and family members found the story odd, saying that Susan would not have taken off without her children. The search for Susan will take place Friday

A team of West Valley Police Department detectives will arrive in Ely, Nev., and its surrounding area, to conduct a search and investigate the information received, says a statement released Thursday by police and reported by Utah's KSL Newsradio.

At the time the Utah woman vanished, MSNBC reports, her husband, Joshua Powell – who initially refused to cooperate with authorities – told police he left his wife at home about 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, to go winter camping in freezing temperatures with their young sons, then- two- and four-years-old, for an overnight camping trip on the Pony Express Trail, about 80 miles west of Salt Lake City.