Christopher Watts was arrested on suspicion of killing his pregnant wife and her 3 and 4-year-olds. He cried before the cameras for his wife and missing daughters, he killed them.
After his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared, Christopher Watts spoke to reporters from his home in Colorado to complain about how much he missed them. The body of Shanann Watts, 34, was found on a property owned by Anadarko Petroleum, one of the state’s largest oil and natural gas extraction companies, where Christopher Watts used to work, police said. The researchers believe they know where to find Bella and Celeste, ages 4 and 3, respectively, and are working to recover their bodies.
Shannan was last seen at 2 am on Monday. It was when he returned home after a work trip. I was tired. There he was left by a friend Nicole Utoft. The next day they should see each other again. But something caught the attention of his partner: the victim did not answer the phone. Alarmed, Utoft called the police. When inspecting your home, your belongings were there: your cell phone, your keys, and wallet. Where could I go without all that? What was happening? And something more terrifying: where were his daughters?
“As horrible as this may be, our role now is to do everything we can to determine exactly what happened,” said John Camper, director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, at a press conference in Frederick, a small town on the plains of North of Denver, where housing complexes intermingle with drilling platforms and oil wells.
Watts, 33, has not been formally charged. A judge ordered him to be detained without bail and told prosecutors to file charges Monday afternoon. For Tuesday, he scheduled a hearing to review the case. Watts did not speak as he entered escorted to the courtroom. Most of the audience was looking at the floor but made eye contact when the judge reviewed their rights. His lawyer, public defender James Merson left the courtroom without making any statements. Nor did he respond to a request to comment made in his office by The Associated Press.