Dad Accused of Killing Family Had Money Trouble, $5 Dog

Chris and Shanann Watts filed for bankruptcy, though fortunes may have improved
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2018 2:01 PM CDT
This photo combo of images provided by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts, and Shanann Watts.   (The Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP)
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(Newser) – Authorities near Denver think they've recovered the body of a missing Colorado woman believed to have been killed along with her two young daughters by her husband. Police are "quite certain" that the body they found is that of the pregnant Shanann Watts, 34, reports Denver's ABC 7. They found the remains on land owned by Anadarko Petroleum, the employer—now former employer—of husband Chris Watts, 33. Police have not recovered the bodies of 4-year-old Bella or 3-year-old Celeste, or "Cece," but say they have a good idea of where they are. Related coverage:

  • Husband and father: Chris Watts remains jailed on three charges of first-degree murder and three charges of tampering with physical evidence. Police have not discussed a motive. His wife was 15 weeks pregnant, notes CNN, which adds that authorities towed his pickup truck from the family home in Frederick overnight.

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