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Chris Watts' $600K murder house where he brutally killed wife Shanann and their 2 children is finally SOLD

'Yes, this was the Watts house. It is now the Miller home and they cannot wait to put love, family and laughter back into this house,' the agent said
UPDATED NOV 27, 2022
The Watts Murder house in Colorado ultimately sold (Instagram/@rockethomes)
The Watts Murder house in Colorado ultimately sold (Instagram/@rockethomes)

FREDERICK, COLORADO:  A house where Chris Watt strangled pregnant wife and smothered daughters to death has finally sold for an undisclosed amount after being on the market for four years, reportedly. The Saratoga Trail home where Chris Watts savagely killed his wife and two children was allegedly listed under a "restricted address listing" in May 2022. The listing with Rocket Homes was deleted after the house sale became public knowledge, but unpublished Facebook posts indicate that LoKation Real Estate in Colorado ultimately sold the house.

A real estate agent posted a congratulatory note on social media to the new owners saying, “It took everything we had to get here!!! So happy for you guys and can’t wait to see the memories you make in your new home!!!” according to The Sun . The agent then added “since it’s been asked. Yes, this was the Watts house. It is now the Miller home and they cannot wait to put love, family and laughter back into this house.”  An agent shared the news on social media, telling followers: "Huge congratulations to my buyers on their closing!!!!"


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The Millers also posted images of the front of their house, which have since been taken down, along with pictures of them interacting with their kids in the kitchen."We hope to honor you in this home you once called yours and to fill it with smiles as you did," they wrote, adding, "Thank you for making this a peaceful home. Peace and love [are] all we have felt since the moment we first walked through your door, because of you. "We hope to have you alongside us on this new chapter!!!"

The posts regarding the sale were initially shared by a private Facebook group called The Watts Family Murders, and despite some users expressing they would never want to live in the house, many online users were happy to hear it had been sold. One wrote underneath the images, "Wow! This made my day!!!! Congratulations to the Millers. May they be happy in their new home." A second added: "That's what that house needed love life and laughter I hope they are very happy in that house its a beautiful house xxx."

New Chapter 

The Watts family paid less than $400,000 for the freshly constructed, 4,177-square-foot home in 2013, which has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and three garage spaces. Reports says that the property, whose listing is currently pending, sold for $600k, or around $60k less than it was originally listed for.

The 37-year-old, Colarado man savagely murdered his pregnant wife, Shanann Watts and smothered his two daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, at his work place on August 13, 2018. As a result of Watts' arrest, the Frederick home remained vacant, and he defaulted on the mortgage. The house was later foreclosed by the lender, and it was auctioned off in 2019 but no one was interested in buying it, according to People.

It appears that the grantee was changed from Watts to Shanann's father Franklin [Frank] Rzucek, Sr, on April 4, 2022, according to details seen on the Weld County Property Portal. When questioned about the sale of the residence a few months ago, Shanann's family chose not to comment. CBS Denver's camera crew interviewed her father at the house earlier this year and gave him a tour.

Conspiracy Theories

Shanann's father said the home is filled with "a lot of memories," adding: "[I] walk through that front door, I look up at the balcony, and that's where the girls would be every day when I came home from work. To this day I look at that balcony, it's very hard." He described how his family had to deal with various online conspiracy theories claiming they were connected to the deaths while crying seated in the kitchen. He told the reporter: "It's a nightmare that goes on every day, it doesn't go away."

According to a former prisoner who spoke to The Sun before, Watts made an attempt to pin the brutal killings of his pregnant wife and daughters on his lover. He had an affair and intended to start a new life with coworker Nichol Kessinger, it was discovered during the investigation. Currently, he is serving five life sentences without the possibility of parole at Wisconsin's Dodge Correctional Institution. Details of the grisly murder have documented in a Netflix Documentary “American Murder: The Family Next Door” which was released in 2020.