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Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

FREDERICK, Colo. – The bodies of two young girls were submerged in crude oil for four days before authorities discovered them, according to court documents filed by an attorney defending the girls’ father against accusations that he killed his children and wife.

YORK DISPATCH ONLINE - 2018-08-19 13:06:00

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash in southwest Denver

The Denver Postreportsthe pedestrian, whose name has not been released, was struck while crossing a street near Ruby Hill Park on Friday night. The vehicle was last seen heading north of South Federal Boulevard.

DENVER CHANNEL - 2018-08-19 18:35:24

Suspect in Weld County mobile home park slaying returned to Colorado

RibbleAn Aurora man accused of strangling his mother at her Weld County home in July was booked into the Weld County Jail on Friday night.Online jail records indicate Joseph Keith Ribble, 43, was taken into custody at the jail shortly before midnight. They also indicate that Ribble was also briefly

LONGMONT DAILY TIMES-CALL - 2018-08-18 21:02:40

Lafayette police investigate allegations of child abuse by I Have A Dream Foundation employee

Albert Manzi is on the board of directors for the I Have A Dream Foundation of Boulder County. Manzi is the president and CEO of Prairie Mountain Media, which publishes the Times-Call, the Boulder Daily Camera and other area newspapers. The Daily Camera and Times-Call also are sponsors of the organi

DENVER POST - 2018-08-18 19:09:45

Court documents: Body of Shanann Watts found in shallow grave

KUSA — The body of Shanann Watts, the Frederick woman whose husband is suspected of killing her and their two young daughters, was found in a shallow grave, according to court documents obtained Saturday by 9Wants to Know.

9NEWS - 2018-08-18 20:05:00

The Murder of a Family and Ongoing Lies of Facebook

Colorado father of two Chris Watts was arrested on Wednesday and has reportedly admitted to themurder of his pregnant wifeShanann Watts and his two daughters, 4-year-old Bella, and 3-year old Celeste. His arrest has shaken town of Frederick, Colorado, a small community where the Watts were known as

FATHERLY.COM - 2018-08-19 01:19:46

About 3,400 CU Boulder freshmen move into dorms Sunday, more to come

Move-in started Saturday with about 1,000 students, mainly resident assistants and international students. Freshmen — an estimated 3,400 of them — filled residence halls on Sunday.

DENVER POST - 2018-08-20 03:10:00

Friends Called Cops After Chris Watts’ Wife and Daughters Disappeared

FREDERICK, Colorado—The dry, northern Colorado farmlands were a little less lonely last week, as investigators and forensic trucks kicked up dust combing the back roads looking for a missing family.On Thursday, after three days and nights of searching, a team of exhausted investigatorsfound the bodi

DAILY BEAST - 2018-08-19 18:59:53

Court documents: Shanann Watts' body was found in shallow grave

34-year-old Shanann Watts, her unborn child and her two daughters, 4-year-old Bella Watts and 3-year-old Celeste Watts, were honored at a candlelight vigil outside their family home in Frederick, Colo. on Friday, Aug. 17.Mikaela Rodenbaugh

COLORADOAN - 2018-08-18 21:49:00

Defense DNA request denied in deaths of Colorado mom, kids

Police arrested Chris Watts, 33, on suspicion of killing 34-year-old pregnant wife Shanann and their children, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste Watts.

SWIOWANEWSSOURCE.COM - 2018-08-18 19:45:10

Colorado girls' bodies were submerged in crude oil 4 days

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — The bodies of two young girls were submerged in crude oil for four days before authorities discovered them on Thursday, according to court documents filed Friday by an attorney defending the girls' father against accusations that he killed his children and wife.


Boulder County students start school with spaces designed to foster innovative teaching

Mackenzie Kilday, a senior at Lafayette's Centaurus High School, said she didn't really recognize her school on the first day of classes.

LONGMONT DAILY TIMES-CALL - 2018-08-18 16:00:00

Slain kids were found in oil tank and had been there for several days, court documents say

FREDERICK, Colo.-- Prosecutors in Colorado are preparing to file formal charges of first-degree murder and evidence tampering againstChristopher Watts, who is accused of murdering his pregnant wife and two daughters.

KLFY.COM - 2018-08-18 12:11:37

Police: 3 bodies found, identified as pregnant wife, 2 kids killed by husband

Colorado officials say they have found the bodies of pregnant woman Shannan Watts and her two children. Police say Watts' husband, Chris, confessed to killing all of them.


Photos: Slain Colorado mother painted rosy picture of married life

Chris Watts is seen pictured with his wife Shanann and his two daughters. Shanann and the girls were found dead, and Chris is under investigation for their murders. He allegedly confessed to killing them. (KMGH, Family Photos)


Court documents: Watts children found in oil well, may have been strangled

The husband of a missing Frederick woman and their two daughters has been arrested in connection with their disappearance, police confirmed early Thursday morning.9NEWS, Fort Collins Coloradoan


Chris Watts case: Why husband likely won't face murder charge in death of unborn child

While Watts, 33, likely will not be formally charged in connection with the deaths of 34-year-old Shanann Watts and their daughters, 3-year-old Celeste and 4-year-old Bella, until at least Monday, he faces investigation on one count of first-degree murder after deliberation; two counts of first-degr


Colorado man confesses to killing pregnant wife, 2 daughters

According to ABC affiliateKMGH, law enforcement officials said 33-year-old Christopher Watts confessed to killing 34-year-old Shanann Watts, who was 15 weeks pregnant, and their two daughters, 3-year-old Celeste and 4-year-old Bella, just hours after giving a tearful plea for them to return home.


Man charged with murdering pregnant wife and daughters after making TV plea for their return

"In my heart, I believe that she is somewhere and I hope that she is safe," Chris Watts said. "I don't know what to do right now. I just feel so alone in this house right now. I don't know where to go from here."


Chris Watts: Body believed to be that of pregnant wife found, investigators searching for children

FREDERICK, Colo. – Authorities say they have recovered the body of a woman they are “quite certain” is that ofmissing Frederick woman Shanann Wattsand say they believe they know where the bodies of her two young daughters, Celeste and Bella, are located, though they hadn’t been recovered as of Thurs