Although they look like a typical happy family in all of their social media posts, don’t let that fool you.
Since Monday a frantic search has been happening for a mother and her 2 young daughters after they were reported missing. After both Shannan’s husband and her friend weren’t able to get ahold of her on Monday after many attempts that day they decided to involve the police and report missing persons.
Shannan’s husband, Chris Watts, had pleaded to the news media for the safe return of his wife and daughters but within 24 hours of his plea police had him in custody. His plea seemed very insincere and left many questioning his innocence, even the victim’s own brother. Did he know more about his families disappearance than he leads everyone to believe and had the police been on to him the entire time?
After spending 6 weeks apart this summer rumors have been circulating that the couple was having marital issues and she was getting ready to leave him because she believed there was another woman involved. But is that enough of a reason for him to murder his wife and innocent children?
According to The Denver Channel, FREDERICK, Colo. – The bodies of Chris Watts’ two young daughters were found inside oil and gas tanks that “were mostly full,” several high-ranking sources tell Denver 7’s, Jennifer Kovaleski.
The high ranking sources told Kovaleski Thursday evening they believe Watts placed the bodies of 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste in the oil and gas tanks owned by Anadarko in order to hide the bodies and conceal the smell.
Frederick police officials said in a 6:30 p.m. update Thursday that the bodies of the two young girls were found in close proximity to the other body whom officers strongly believe is Shanann Watts. Her body was found on property owned by Anadarko Petroleum earlier Thursday. Investigators have not yet confirmed the location of the bodies.
They were recovered as 33-year-old Christopher Watts sat behind bars at the Weld County Jail on suspicion of murdering his family.
Additional, it seems as though Watts is claiming that his wife already killed the girls and that he killed her “in a rage”.