Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.
The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into custody. 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.
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.
"Shanann, Bella, Celeste… if you're out there, just come back," Chris Watts, the husband of a pregnant Frederick mother of 2, told Tomas Hoppough Denver7 on Tuesday, during a 7-minute interview. "If somebody has her, please bring her. … This house is not complete without anybody here. Please bring them back." Today, police officials say he confessed to killing his wife and two young daughters. Officials believe they know where the bodies are. Story: http://bit.ly/2PbRaOz
Posted by Denver7 on Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Chris Watts spoke previously with The Denver Channel and pleaded for his family’s safe return.
The FBI and Colorado Bureau of Investigation are also investigating.
Authorities did not release any information on the whereabouts or conditions of Shanann or her daughters.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.