CHRIS Watts’ family home where he brutally murdered his pregnant wife Shanann has been secretly put on the market, The Sun can exclusively reveal.
Watts, 36, murdered Shanann at her Colorado home on Aug. 13, 2018 — and later suffocated the couple’s two daughters, Bella, 4, and three-year-old Celeste, 3, at his job.
Details of the horrifying murders were revealed in the Netflix documentary American Murder: The Family Next Door, which also includes footage from inside the house.
The Sun can unveil a listing of the Saratoga Trail property published a week ago by Rocket Homes at the address Frederick Drive, which Google says does not exist.
The front of the house is not shown, but there are 40 new photos showing his wife Shanann’s choice of decor, although some rooms have been refreshed with cream paint.
The listing features the same dark wood kitchen cabinets and the color remains the same in some rooms, including the light blue living area and the bizarre light blue laundry room and bathroom.
The 4,177-square-foot home — newly built in 2013 when the family bought it for just under $400,000 — has five bedrooms and four bathrooms, along with three garage spaces.
Sleuths on a private Facebook account called “The Watts Family Murders” first spotted the listing and began comparing the rooms using footage seen during the investigation.
To prevent true crime buffs from flocking to the home, which has reportedly become a spooky tourist destination, the site insists there will be “limited showings” and potential buyers will need proof of financing.
A description on the listing reads, “If you are interested in this home, please submit a letter of approval from your bank for at least $660,000.
“Letters must be submitted by May 24, 2022. We will contact you to arrange a screening.
“There will be limited showings of the house followed by acceptance of bids with a minimum bid of $660,000.”
It adds: “The buyer’s agent must be present at your exhibition. The house is sold as is. The buyer needs to check the square footage.”
The Sun contacted Rocket Homes to inquire about the property of Chris Watts and his family.
“It’s for sale, it is [a] five bedrooms, four bathrooms,” a representative told The Sun when contacted on Friday, confirming the listing is genuine.
The representative then further claimed that the Coldwell Banker Realty listing is held in Colorado.
The Sun contacted Coldwell Banker and a representative hung up the phone when asked about a message about the listing.
Since Watt’s arrest in Frederick, Colorado, the house has been vacant and he has defaulted on the mortgage.
The lender later forced the house, People reported, and it was auctioned off in 2019, but no one wanted to buy it.
According to The Sun on Weld County real estate portal, the scholarship holder has been changed from Chris Watts to Shanann’s father, Franklin [Frank] Rzucek, Sr. on April 4th.
The Sun reached out to Shanann’s family for comment, but when asked about the home sale they hung up the phone.
In footage obtained by CBS Denver earlier this month, her father can be seen being interviewed at the home where she was murdered almost four years ago and takes the camera crew on a tour of the property.
He says the house is filled with “lots of memories,” adding: “[I] When I walk through that front door, I look out onto the balcony, and that’s where the girls were every day I came home from work.
“To this day I look at that balcony, it’s very hard,” he added.
In tears in the kitchen, he said her family had to deal with countless conspiracy theories online that they had been involved in the killings.
He told the reporter, “It’s a nightmare that goes on every day, it doesn’t go away.”
Meanwhile, his son Frankie also confirmed the family home has yet to be sold by sharing on his YouTube channel: “Oh and one more thing SHANNAN’S HOUSE IS NOT SOLD.
“Don’t believe the fraudulent scammers and scammers. You talk your ass off. They copy each other and they all tell the same lie, it’s really hilarious.
“However, all their slanders, lies and rumors will be documented with my attorneys.”
Vile Watts tried to blame his lover for the callous murders of his wife and two young daughters, a former inmate told The Sun exclusively this month.
During the investigation, it was revealed that he was having an affair with colleague Nichol Kessinger and was planning to start a new life with her.
He is currently serving five life sentences without the possibility of parole at Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun, Wisconsin.
Former inmate Carter, 35, who was serving time on methamphetamine possession and theft charges when he became close to Watts, claimed: “We were in the same unit together, Unit 11.
“It’s for people who don’t fit into the general population and for people with medical problems.
“One day we were reading the Bible and talking about God, that was in October 2020.
“I told him I can’t judge him for what happened, but I’d like to know what’s on his mind.”
According to Carter, Watts said incredibly at the time, “Nichol had suffocated the girls with their blankets and they were suffocating.”
Watts also claimed she helped him “get the girls in the oil tanks and dig the grave for Shanann,” Carter added.
Kessinger, 33, adopted a new identity and moved away from her home in Arvada, Colorado after Watts was arrested.
She told police during their investigation that Watts lied about being separated from his wife and planning to divorce her and that she believed him.
After hearing the news of his family’s disappearance, Kessinger said she texted Watts to know if he was involved.
Writing to her just hours after brutally wiping out his family, she said Watts replied, “I didn’t hurt my family, Nicky.”
She said these were the last texts they exchanged before Watts was arrested on August 15, 2018.
There is no indication that she was in any way actually implicated in his crimes.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5387219/chris-watts-home-colorado-sale-shanann/ Chris Watts’ $660,000 family home, where he strangled pregnant wife Shanann to death, is secretly up for sale in Colorado