Co-worker who was allegedly having an affair with Chris Watts at the time of the murders is 'co-operating' with police
Chris Watts was allegedly 'actively involved in an affair' with the co-worker at the time his wife Shanann Watts and daughters Bella and Celeste were brutally killed in August
Triple murder suspect Chris Watts was allegedly "actively involved in an affair" with a co-worker at the time his wife Shanann Watts and daughters Bella and Celeste were brutally killed. It has now been revealed that the co-worker whom he was having an affair with has been talking to the police.
According to People, a source close to the case was able to confirm to HLN's 'Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield' that the co-worker had met with the investigators at least one time and had "answered all their questions". A second source also shared that "she is cooperating" before adding that the co-worker is not suspected of any sort of criminal wrongdoing.
Their alleged infidelity and relationship was first revealed in an arrest affidavit which was released after Chris Watts was accused of murdering his 15-week pregnant wife Shanann and also murdering their two children at their Frederick home. Due to a request from Chris' attorney, many lines of the affidavit were redacted but there is no clear reason as to why this was done. The co-worker/mistress has not been publicly identified.
While Chris' alleged affair is raising many eyebrows, a motive of the murder has not yet been identified or confirmed. Chris is facing first-degree murder charges, amongst other crimes. He had previously denied ever having an extramarital affair, according to the arrest affidavit. After the authorities carried out a two-day-long investigation, the cheating scandal was confirmed.
Chris' co-worker is not the only person with whom he had an alleged affair with and it was only last week when an unknown man came forward and claimed that he was in a 10-month-long relationship with Chris before they split ending things in March or April.
Chris is currently being held without bond at the Weld County Jail and has not yet entered a plea. His late wife and children were reported missing on August 13 and Chris Watts was arrested on August 15.
On August 16, the authorities announced that the bodies of his missing wife and children were found on a property which belonged to Chris' former employer Anadarko Petroleum.