Husband confesses to murder of missing woman, children with NC ties

Pregnant Colorado woman and her two daughters reported missing

Shanann Watts 34 pregnant and a mother of 2 children has been reported missing in Colorado

She says the company is heartbroken and is supporting investigators. "Please bring them back". "I knew she had a doctor's appointment that morning because she's pregnant".

Hallowell saw police K-9s and officers patrolling the neighborhood on Tuesday, she said.

Beach says he talked to her a couple of times about her daughters and life in Colorado. "She seemed pretty happy". "I don't know where to go from here".

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

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

On Thursday morning, August 16, Watts, 33, was booked into the Weld County Jail after law enforcement officials say he confessed to killing Shanann Watts, 34, and his two young daughters - 3-year-old Celeste and 4-year-old Bella. He hasn't been charged yet, and it isn't known if he has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf.

A friend and colleague of Shannan's, Amanda Thayer, said the pregnant mom left all of her personal belongings, including her phone, wallet and purse, inside the house.

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Mike Hendrickson said he's lived in the Watts' neighborhood nearly seven years but would only talk to the Watts in passing. She had bought it in 2009, according to county property records. They had an "emotional conversation" prior to her leaving, but Watts declined to classify it as an argument, he told KMGH. The three were reported missing on Monday and a search has been ongoing.

The Frederick Police Department will provide more details during a press conference expected to take place later this morning in front of the town's courthouse, according to a tweet by the Town of Frederick.

Chris Watts, Shanann's husband, has reportedly been detained just hours after he was interviewed about his wife's disappearance and said: "I have no idea, like where they went".

Shanann Watts grew up in Southern Pines and still has family members in North Carolina. "She wasn't here. The kids weren't here".

"My heart is racing a mile a minute", husband Chris Watts said. Krista Henery, spokeswoman for the Weld County District Attorney's Office, said the formal filing of charges is not expected until at least Monday.

Shanann Watts was reported missing at 1:40 p.m. Monday after she didn't answer texts and phone calls from friends and family, according to investigators.

Shannan Watts' husband, Christopher Watts, 33, is being held without bond for investigation of three counts of first degree murder and three counts of tampering with evidence, the Denver Post reports.

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