Husband arrested for murder in connection to disappearance of wife, children

Clay Curtis
August 17, 2018

Chris Watts is being held on suspicion of three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body. He'll appear in court Thursday afternoon.

The Frederick Police Department announced Watts arrest on Twitter saying that he will be held at the Weld County Jail in Colorado. Police had canvased the neighborhood, circulating photos and asking residents if they had seen the three.

"This is absolutely the worst possible outcome that any of us could imagine", Camper said. There are several Anadarko properties within 15 miles of Frederick.

Chris Watts, 33, was taken into custody on Wednesday in the town of Frederick.

A law enforcement source familiar with the investigation confirmed those details to 9Wants to Know.

Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke said his office will have until Monday to file formal charges against Watts. CNN affiliate KMGH reported that his pickup truck had been towed from the family's home and that investigators removed items from the house in garbage bags.

Christopher Watts and Shanann Cathryn Rzucek were married in Mecklenburg County on November 3, 2012, public records show. He killed my pregnant sister and my two nieces.

"Nicole called me when she was at the door and that's when I came home", Watts said. I don't know, but if somebody has her and they're not safe, I want them back now. "I talked her a couple times", he said in a phone interview. "Shannan is also 15 weeks pregnant".

"I hope that she's somewhere safe right now with the kids", Watts said. "Like, this house is not the same".

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"Let Klopp worry about his own players". "I'm not going to highlight this again", Ramos said when asked about the incident.

He told the outlet Wednesday that he had an "emotional conversation" with his wife the night before she vanished, but he didn't elaborate as to the subject or if it developed into an argument.

"Shanann has a schedule and she goes by that schedule and she does not deviate", said high school friend Lauren Arnold.

Shanann Watts and her two children.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation issued a missing persons alert. However, her keys, purse, and phone were still at the home. She was declared "endangered and missing" on Tuesday. In June, Shannan shared an ultrasound of their unborn third child on Facebook, calling Watts "the best dad us girls could ask for".

"It's not something I could ever, ever fathom would happen in my lifetime, and I have no inclination of where she is", he told ABC 7. They were drowning in a mortgage and more than $50,000 in credit card debt, bankruptcy court documents show.

Authorities are being extraordinarily tight-lipped about their investigation and are refusing to say how they think Shanann died.

Mike Hendrickson said he's lived in the Watts' neighborhood nearly seven years but would only talk to the Watts in passing.

He said he hasn't spoken to her parents since the tragedy, but a neighbor told him they flew to Colorado.

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