NEW JERSEY — Police say that Christopher Watts, 33, was arrested in connection with the murder of his wife, Shanann Watts, 34, and two daughters, Celeste and Bella, ages three and four.
A family friend reported Shanann Watts and her daughters missing on Monday.
Shanann Watts’ Facebook account paints a portrait of a happy married life, with a constant feed of photos and videos of friends, relatives and herself. Her comments were typically upbeat, whether she was running errands, playing with her kids or promoting a health program.
The body of 34-year-old Shanann Watts was found on property owned by Anadarko Petroleum, one of the state’s largest oil and gas drillers, where Christopher Watts used to work, police said. Investigators said they have also found the bodies of the two girls, four-year-old Bella and three-year-old Celeste.
Although Shanann Watts was from the Clifton/Passaic area, and still has relatives residing there, she has connections to Parsippany.
A close friend to Shannan, Lauren Arnold said “A lot has changed, especially the needs of the family. I don’t know an appropriate amount, as I’ve never been in this situation before, so it may raise as needed. Thank you for ALL your help and donations. We need everyone here helping, especially Shanann’s family. I can’t imagine being so far away in this situation. Help me ease the financial burdens they may face and get them to Colorado to get their beloved girls!
I dont know how much they need or how much they will lose having to travel out here, for who knows how long. Even if we reach a goal, keep donating. Everything helps. Travel, food, lodging, bills, etc….. ♡ Thank you all and let’s find them!!!”
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