FREDERICK, Colo. (CBS4) – Late Wednesday night, Frederick Police say they have arrested the husband of a pregnant woman who disappeared with their two daughters on Monday. Investigators were seen taking evidence out of the family’s home which included a truck.

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Christopher Watts was booked into the Weld County Jail overnight. He is facing six charges, three for first degree murder and three for tampering with evidence. He is currently being held without bond.

Christopher Watts (credit: Weld County)

Investigators have not yet detailed what Chris Watts reportedly confessed to them. However, the family of Shanann Watts has also been told that Chris Watts has agreed to bring officers to the location of the bodies, so they may be recovered.

One of Shanann’s friends posted on Facebook saying she left her phone, purse, car seats and children’s medicine at home early Monday morning.

Shanann’s family provided a statement to CBS4, saying “It is with deep hurt, confusion and anger to confirm our beautiful cousin Shanann Watts, her unborn child, and her two angelic daughters, Bella (4), Celeste (3) were viciously murdered by husband Chris Watts; who confessed to the killings. Please keep Shanann’s parents and brother in your prayers.”

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation issued an Endangered Missing Alert for Shanann Watts and her daughters, Bella and Celeste, on Tuesday afternoon.

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Police passed out flyers to passing motorists in Frederick on Wednesday afternoon in hopes of more information from the public.

Frederick Police will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning to update the case.


Comments (5)
  1. Don’t give in to base instincts and call him “evil”–that’s too easy. Only a person with mental illness would commit such a travesty.

  2. Ramona Erdman says:

    In cases like this one and other cases when one just kills because it is easier for them or just because they want too or they are mad at someone they need too do what an ancient statement says, an eye for and eye, this country has No justice anymore, because it might hurt someone’s feelings or it is Not Political correct.

  3. Dottie Keen Hackett says:

    I knew from watching your interview something wasn’t right, you showed no sign of being upset, you acted like nothing was wrong. I hope you receive the death penalty, life in prison is too good for you.

  4. Dear, Mr. Watts, why didn’t you just kill yourself, you monster? I am hoping you never see the light of day.

  5. Donna Smith says:

    R.I.P. XOXO’S <3 <3
    I pray God brings peace and comfort to her family and friends.

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