Colorado man, Chris Watts, confesses to killing pregnant wife and daughters
Pregnant Shanann Watts, 34, her two young children Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, were reported missing last Monday by Chris Watts. He made a moving plea and begged people to help find them. The video went viral and appeared in all American news. He was just a grief-stricken husband and father - this is what people thought when they saw him in lots of interviews he made. And then suddenly the whole world saw him being arrested… What had really happened?
Shanann Watts suspected her husband may be cheating
It turned out that Shanann Watts told her friends that she suspected her husband was being unfaithful to her. In one of the interviews, Chris admitted that he and Shanann had had an "emotional" conversation that morning when the family went missing but he didn't give any more details.
When did Shanann Watts and her daughters go missing?
The family went reported missing on Monday after Chris's wife returned home from a business trip at around 1 am. After she came back, he had to leave for work.
Chris confessed that he saw his two daughters asleep on the baby monitor as he was leaving the house. Then, at around midday, he was checking their doorbell camera and saw a friend stopping by but there was no one to open the door.
Chris revealed that he decided to rush home but he saw no one there, even though his wife's car was in the driveway. That's why he decided to report the family as missing. It was 1.40pm.
He confessed "When I got home yesterday, it was like a ghost town. I was trying to get home as fast as I can, I was blowing through stop lights, I was blowing through everything just trying to get home as fast as I can because none of this made sense."
Chris Watts tried to hide the truth
Watts said in the interviews that he had 'no idea' where they went.
"I don't feel like this is even real right now. It's like a nightmare I can't wake up from."
"When I got home yesterday it was like a ghost town. She wasn't here. The kids weren't here. I have no idea, like, where they went."
"She said she was going to a friend's house with the kids and that’s the last thing I heard, and that was it. It was very vague."
Shanann Watts' brother says her husband, Chris Watts, admitted to killing the missing Colorado woman and their two young daughters. He said Shanann had recently found out she was pregnant with a boy. Frederick Police say Chris Watts is in jail: https://t.co/GBRcOxSsKNpic.twitter.com/1gw7yLUYkt— Tom Cleary (@tomwcleary) 16 sierpnia 2018
"In my heart I believe that she is somewhere and I hope that she is safe."
"I just need to see everybody. I need to see everybody again. This house is not complete without anybody here. Please bring her back."
Chris Watts admits to having murdered his family
Chris Watts reportedly confessed to murdering his family after giving a few interviews to national media.
#BREAKING: Father Confesses To Killing Pregnant Wife And Two Daughters -- Frederick police hold news conference on the arrest of Chris Watts and the disappearance of Shanann, Bella and Celeste Watts— Anica Padilla (@AnicaPadilla) 16 sierpnia 2018
WATCH LIVE: https://t.co/MBc9mhp0cPpic.twitter.com/bH12CNdxki
Police haven't revealed what caused the confession but they said it led officers to Shanann's body.
Police also claim that Chris hid his daughters in the tanks to hide the smell. A body believed to be that of Watts was found nearby at an oil rig.
The killer may face three counts of murder and three charges of tampering with evidence.
32/ Throughout the vast majority of this interview, Chris Watts kept his arms folded in a "Self-Hugging" configuration. This nonverbal sign is associated with the beta emotions of the need for protection, self-comforting, and low confidence. pic.twitter.com/x7Myv13ksk— Dr. Jack Brown (@DrGJackBrown) 20 sierpnia 2018
Shanann Watts - her life
The 15-week Shanann was working as a brand promoter for the company Le-Vel. The company makes the Thrive weight loss patches.
In one of the videos she once shared on Facebook, she praised her husband "I got a friend request from Chris on Facebook and I was like, ‘Oh, what the heck, I’m never going to meet him."
"I accept, one thing led to another and eight years later we have two kids, we live in Colorado and he’s the best thing that has ever happened to me."
Shanann Watts, 34, had two young daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste - who went by CeCe-, 3, with Chris Watts. Shanann was 15 weeks pregnant at the time she was killed. According to a Facebook post from her brother, she was expecting a little boy. https://t.co/yqsXVbyjYVpic.twitter.com/gR0SSHkZ2X— KING 5 News (@KING5Seattle) 18 sierpnia 2018