Girls Allegedly Killed by Dad May Have Been Strangled

Nellie Chapman
August 18, 2018

After his wife and daughters were reported missing on Monday and before his arrest, Watts told reporters he missed them, and longed for the simple things like telling his girls to eat their dinner and gazing at them as they curled up to watch cartoons.

One of the motions, filed by Merson, concerned collecting and preserving DNA evidence, particularly at the family's home, where investigators believe Shanann Watts and her children died, according to reports. "The hands of the children should be sampled as well", the defense team's DNA expert wrote in the court document. "The hands of the children should be sample as well".

It wasn't immediately clear if the judge ruled on the motions.

The first motion was filed 20 minutes before autopsies were scheduled to begin, CNN reported.

Slain mother Shanann Watts was supposed to be hosting her gender reveal party today, just days after the pregnant woman and her two girls were found dead. Shanann Watts' body was found earlier Thursday nearby.

A company spokeswoman confirmed that Chris Watts used to work there but declined to say when his employment ended or what role he served.

The oil and gas tanks their bodies were reportedly found in had been almost full when the corpses were dumped, according to local media.

Chris, who was arrested Wednesday night before the bodies of his wife and kids were found the next day, remains in custody without body and is accused of first-degree murder and three-counts of tampering with a body. The warrant for his arrest was sealed by a judge.

"We had an emotional conversation, I'll leave it at that", Watts told a reporter who asked whether they'd argued.

Frederick police announced Friday evening that the Weld County Coroner's Office has completed autopsies and identified Shanann Watts, 34, and her two daughters, Bella, 3, and Celeste, 4. I was just diagnosed with lupus and fibro [fibromyalgia] and I felt like my world was crumbling around me! "I just want them to come back", he told KMGH. The rest was earned by Shanann Watts, who worked in 2014 at Children's Hospital Colorado. I couldn't imagine a better man for us.

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"I walked in the house and - nothing", Chris Watts told KMGH. "It was very vague", he said. "They were always so - I'm completely lost for words", Bell said.

No motive has been released, leaving family and friends searching for answers.

Police said they conducted a welfare check after Watts' friend called and requested one.

"We're dumbfounded, we don't get it", Jeremy said.

Shanann Watts was last seen at 2 a.m. Monday by a colleague who dropped her off from a work trip.

"I just want 30 seconds alone with that heartless psychopath".

Shanann Watts was 15 months pregnant when she was killed.

Mrs Watts was 15 weeks pregnant at the time of her death. She lit up every room and was a joy to be around.

The three had gone missing on Monday.

Rzucek also asks for people to pray for Christopher Watts' family because they are also in mourning, but he has referred to his brother-in-law as an "evil man". We will continue to support law enforcement in its investigation. "Given that the investigation is ongoing, please direct all questions to law enforcement".

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