By Dillon Thomas

GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4)– A status hearing for Chris Watts, the Frederick man accused of murdering his pregnant wife and two young daughters, was moved up in Weld County Court.

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GREELEY, CO – AUGUST 21: Christopher Watts is in court for his arraignment hearing at the Weld County Courthouse on August 21, 2018 in Greeley, Colorado. Watts faces nine charges, including several counts of first-degree murder of his wife and his two young daughters. (Photo by RJ Sangosti – Pool/Getty Images)

A spokesperson for the Weld County District Attorney’s Office said Watts would appear on Election Day, Nov. 6, instead of the previously scheduled Nov. 19 court date.

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Bella, Celeste and Shanann Watts (credit CBS)

The District Attorney’s Office did not release why the status hearing was moved to an earlier date.

Watts, 33, remains in custody in the Weld County Jail.

Police arrested him in connection with the disappearances of his wife, Shanann Watts, and his daughters Bella and Celeste.

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Copter4 flew over the Anadarko site on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

All three were located on property owned by Anadarko Petroleum, Watts’ former employer. The girls’ bodies were found in oil barrels and Shanann’s body was located in a shallow grave nearby.

Dillon Thomas is a reporter at CBS4 and a Colorado native. He believes everyone has a story, and would love to share yours! You can find more of his stories by following him on Twitter, @DillonMThomas.

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