Colorado man arrested after disappearance of 2 daughters, pregnant wife
Authorities say a Colorado man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of his pregnant wife and their two young children.
Police in the town of Frederick said Chris Watts was taken into custody Wednesday. His 34-year-old wife, Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, were reported missing Monday.
The police said on Twitter early Thursday that Chris Watts will be held at the Weld County Jail. He has not yet been charged. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer.
Chris Watts spoke previously with The Denver Channel and pleaded for his family’s safe return.
This booking photo from the Weld County Sheriff’s Office shows Chris Watts. Authorities say Watts, the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case. Watt’s pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported missing Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. (Weld County Sheriff’s Office via AP)Weld County Sheriff's Office via AP
Authorities did not release any information on the whereabouts or conditions of Shanann or her daughters.
A social media account of the woman paints a portrait of a happy family.
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Frequent photos and video posts on Facebook show Shanann’s family, friends and herself. The comments are typically upbeat and say how happy she is, whether she’s running errands, playing with her kids or promoting a health program.
Shanann posted selfies of her and her husband smiling in restaurants, in front of the ocean on vacation and at their house. On one from May 5, she wrote: “I love this man! He’s my ROCK!”
Police say they plan to release more information at a morning news conference.