A Colorado man has allegedly confessed to killing his pregnant wife and two young children after giving an earlier interview telling a completely different story.
Chris Watts, 33, allegedly admitted to killing his wife, 34-year-old Shanann, and his daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, Fox31 Denver reported. Watts’ wife was 15 weeks pregnant at the time.
Watts is being held in Weld County Jail, where he was booked on three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of tampering with physical evidence.
Shanann and her daughters had been missing since Monday from their Frederick home. On Wednesday, the FBI and Colorado Bureau of Investigation became involved with the case.
Nickole Utoft, a friend of Shanann's, said she dropped her off at 2 a.m. on Monday and watched her walk inside after they both returned from a work trip, Fox31 Denver reported. Utoft also told the station they had planned to meet up later that day but the mother didn’t show up or call.
When Utoft showed up at her house, Shanann was nowhere to be found. However, her purse and keys were still at the home. Utoft then called police.
In an interview on Tuesday, Watts claimed he when he left for work at 5:15 a.m., his wife was still at home.
He also told the station he and his wife had an "emotional conversation" before she vanished but did not elaborate. He continued by saying that his kids are “his life.”
Watts is being held without bond. He is set to appear in court Thursday afternoon.
A memorial has been set up outside the family’s home.