The FBI and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation are searching for a pregnant woman and her two daughters, ages three and four, who were declared ‘endangered and missing’ on Tuesday.
Shannan Watts, 34, who is 15 weeks pregnant with her third child, and her daughters, Bella and Celeste, who goes by ‘Cece,’ went missing on Monday after the woman returned home from a business trip.
Chris Watts, Shannan’s husband, said he last saw his wife at 5.15am before he left for work.
In an interview with NBC’s Today show, the married father-of-three said he and Shannan had an emotional conversation that morning, but he would not go into further detail.
Chris said his wife informed him she was planning to go with their girls’ to a friend’s house. That was the last he’s heard from her, according to Fox 31.
Before going out the door, he saw Bella and Celeste asleep in their beds via a baby monitor.
Throughout the morning, Chris said he called Shannan and sent her several text messages but received no response, which struck him as unusual.
Then around noon, he saw via their doorbell camera that a friend stopped by, but no one came to the door.
Chris raced home but found the house empty, even though his wife’s car was still parked in the driveway, which prompted him file a missing persons report with the police at 1.40pm.
‘I don’t feel like this is even real right now. It’s like a nightmare I can’t wake up from,’ Chris said.
Fredrick Police Department Detective Dave Baumhover said the Watts’ home showed no signs of foul play and he added there was nothing to suggest Shannan has mental health problems.
A friend and colleague of Shannan’s, Amanda Thayer, said the pregnant mom left all of her personal belongings, including her phone, wallet and purse, inside the house.
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Source: Daily Mail