Murdered Shanann Watts and her two young daughters will be laid to rest on Saturday in Catholic funeral

A funeral for Shanann Watts and her two daughters will be held this week in Pinehurst, according to an obituary


                            Murdered Shanann Watts and her two young daughters will be laid to rest on Saturday in Catholic funeral

According to an obituary published in the Sandhills Sentinel, the funeral for Shanann Watts and her two daughters, Bella and Celeste, will be held on September 1 in North Carolina. Watts was 15 weeks pregnant with a son at the time of her death and had recently moved from her hometown in North Carolina to Frederick.

On August 13, Watts and her daughters were reported missing from their home in Frederick. Her husband, Chris Watts, was arrested later that week after he confessed to killing them all.

As per Chris's version of events, he killed his wife only after he went "into a rage" because he allegedly saw her strangling their young daughters to death, according to an arrest affidavit released last week



However, prosecutors may argue that Chris killed his daughters before his wife returned home from a business trip during the early morning hours of August 13 as the dates on the murder charges for Bella and Celeste indicate the same. Shannan was last seen on August 13 — the day the district attorney's office alleges she was murdered.

That being said, the deaths of Bella and Celeste's death may have occurred between August 12 and August 13, as per charges.

Other charges slapped on the cold-blooded husband and father include three counts of tampering with a deceased human body and one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy in the first degree.

The body of Shanann was recovered from a shallow grave located on Anadarko property, very close to the oil tanks where her daughters were discovered. Shortly after Chris's arrest, he was terminated from his job.



The funeral mass is set for 1 pm on Saturday at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

The service will be livestreamed on the Boles Funeral Homes & Crematory Facebook Page.

Shanann's brother, Frankie Rzucek, also shared the news on Facebook, asking members of the media to keep their distance. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for memorial donations to the Lupus Foundation of America; the Frederick, Colorado, Police Department Missing Persons Division; or St Jude's Children's Hospital. 

Chris is currently being held without bail in Colorado's Weld County Jail.