A Colorado family has captured the attention of families worldwide and, with each passing day, more devastation is being uncovered. On August 13, news broke that pregnant mother, Shanann Watts, along with her two daughters, Celeste (3), and Bella (4), was missing.
Just days after their disappearance, husband and father, Chris Watts, has been charged with murder. When news first broke, Christ was interviewed about his family’s disappearance. While many found his behavior suspicious, he claimed that he wanted his family to return safely and wanted justice for the wrongdoing if foul play was involved.
“We had an emotional conversation. I mean, I just want them back. I just want them to come back right now because, if they’re not safe, that’s what’s tearing me apart,” he said with a chuckle and smile. “If they’re safe, they’ll come back, but if they’re not, this has got to stop. Like, somebody has to come forward.”
In the days following, everyone’s worst fears were tragically confirmed: Chris Watts admitted to the murder of his entire family.
After rigorous investigations, Watts continues to bring out new reasons for his actions. His most recent admittance has stunned the public.
He initially claimed that he and Shanann had an emotional conversation after he announced he wanted to separate after having an affair, stating they “were both upset and crying.” After a requested phone conversation with his father, his tune changed.
He then told investigators that he had seen Shanann on a baby monitor strangling Celeste while an unconscious Bella lay beside her. Upon seeing this take place, he stormed into the room in a “rage” and strangled Shanann.
He told authorities where he buried the bodies, and Shanann’s was recovered on August 15 and the children’s on the following day at the location in which Chris was employed. Autopsy reports are underway to determine the cause of death.
CNN reports: “Watts was charged Monday with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his wife and young daughters. Two additional first-degree murder charges accuse him of causing the death of a child younger than 12.”
The report continues: “The 33-year-old father also faces three counts of tampering with a body and a count of first-degree unlawful termination of a pregnancy.”
The more information that is revealed about the tragic Watts family murders, the more enraged the public becomes. Our prayers are that the real truth is revealed and justice is served.