Husband detained in case of missing pregnant woman and 2 daughters

Erika Holt
August 17, 2018

Chris has relatives in Aberdeen and Fayetteville.

While police have not confirmed that information yet, they did announce shortly after midnight that Chris Watts, the woman's husband, has been detained.

Town officials said they would provide an update Thursday at 10:30 a.m. local time.

Shanann and her daughters had been reported missing out of Frederick since Monday.

A Colorado man, who earlier this week had pleaded for the safe return of his missing pregnant wife and their two young daughters, has been arrested on suspicion of their murders, police said on Thursday. His confession came a day after authorities launched an investigation into their mysterious disappearance, reports said. Shanann was 15 weeks pregnant and had recently returned home from a business trip in Arizona before going missing.

Investigators could be seen taking bags of evidence from the home. A pickup truck was towed from the scene, and a dog was taken out of the home and handed to someone outside. Authorities did not comment on a possible motive or confirm whether Christopher Watts had confessed to the murders. He killed my pregnant sister and my two nieces.

"I walked in the house and - nothing", Chris Watts told WHMG.

Watts, 34, and her two daughters had been the subject of an intense search since they were reported missing on Monday. I need to see everybody again. "I just want them to come back". "Like, this house is not the same".

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Law enforcement told Denver7 late Wednesday night that Christopher Watts, 33, has confessed to the crime.

Chris said his wife informed him she was planning to go with their girls' to a friend's house.

Chris said he raced home but found the house empty, even though his wife's vehicle was still parked in the driveway, which prompted him file a missing persons report with the police at 1.40pm.

"At this point we have been able to recover a body that we're quite certain is Shanann Watts' body", Colorado Bureau of Investigation Director John Camper said, according to CNN.

"Celeste. She's just a bottle of energy", he said.

"She never got back to me, but she wasn't getting back to any of her people as well, and that's what really concerned a lot of people", Watts told KMGH.

He said he knew her parents well and had known Shanann since she was a teenager.

Neighbors on the Watts' street in the Wyndham Hill development in Frederick earlier Wednesday described the the family as quiet and said they kept to themselves.

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