Chris Watts – Biography 2021

  • Name: Chris Watts
  • Full Name: Christopher Lee Watts
  • Net Worth: $255 000
  • Date of Birth: 16th May 1985
  • Place of Birth: Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Shan’ann Cathryn Watts
  • Children: Bella, Celeste and Niko (unborn)
  • Status: Incarcerated at the Dodge Correctional Facility
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  • Twitter: NA


Chris Watts met Shan’ann Rzuck in 2010. They married on November 3, 2012. Their happiness grew with the birth of their daughters Bella and Celeste. The family uprooted from North Carolina and moved to Colorado where Chris worked at Anadarko Petrolium and Shan’ann worked from home as an independent marketing representative. In the spring of 2018, Shan’ann was delighted to find herself expecting a third child. The family would soon welcome a baby boy who they would call Niko.

Family Disappears & Investigation

What seemed like the American dream dissolved into what would become a nightmare that shocked the world. After spending July visiting her family in North Carolina, Shan’ann became concerned about Chris’ lack of interest in her and the girls. In the early hours of August 13, Shannon returned from an out of town conference. A friend was concerned when she didn’t hear from Shan’ann and called Chris.

Police found Chris surprisingly calm. Chris admitted marital problems and suggest Shan’ann had taken the girls and left. On August 15, Chris failed a polygraph test. He admitted he strangled Shan’ann after she killed the girls. He hid their bodies at his work site.


The evidence did not support Chris’s allegations. On August 21 he was charged with the murder of his wife, daughters and unborn son as well as tampering with deceased bodies. Within a month, Chris finally confessed that he killed Shan’ann and then killed Bella and Celeste. He admitting having a brief affair with a co-worker Nicole Kissinger. He had told Nicole that he was finalizing a divorce with Shan’ann. when the disappearance of the girls and Shan’ann was made public, Nicole became suspicious of Chris. When the bodies were found, Nicole went to the police and cooperated with the investigation.

What really happened?

Chris would later tell investigators and the prosecution that he was unhappy in his marriage to Shan’ann. When he met Nicole, he wanted to be rid of his family and start over with Nicole. When she returned from her seminar, Chris confronted Shan’ann, telling her about Nicole and that he wanted a divorce. Shan’ann was angry and told Chris he’d never see the children. Chris, enraged, strangled Shan’ann. Four years old Bella walked in and asked what was wrong with her mommy. Chris said that she was sick and they had to take her to the hospital. He packed Bella and her three years old sister into the back seat of the car and drug Shan’ann out of the house wrapped in a sheet. Chris drove to an oil field at his worksite and buried Shan’ann in a shallow grave. Then he did an even more despicable act, he smothered Celeste “CeCe” in a blanket and placed her lifeless body in an oil barrel. He returned to the car and his horrified daughter Bella and did the same to her despite her pleas for mercy.

Life in prison

Chris pled guilty at his trial to avoid the death sentence. He received 3 consecutive and 2 concurrent life sentences and many years for terminating Shan’ann’s pregnancy and tampering with the bodies. Because of the publicity of the case in Colorado, Chris was moved to Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun, Wisconsin where he spends his 23 hours a day of lockdown reading the Bible and corresponding with his fans. There are a book, movie and documentary based on his story.

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