They met on Facebook, and it was on the social media platform that Shanann Watts described her husband as the “best thing that has ever happened” to her.
The Colorado woman whose body was found on the property of her husband’s workplace sung the praises of a man who is now accused of killing her and their two young daughters.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the 34-year-old woman was 15 weeks pregnant when authorities believe she was killed, along with her children, by Chris Watts.
The suspect reportedly confessed the crimes to authorities this week after initially making public pleas to assist in finding his missing family.
Only his wife’s body had been found as of the latest updates available, but investigators continued to comb the area in search of the 3- and 4-year-old girls.
Colorado Bureau of Investigation Director John Camper told reporters that the results of the investigation represent “absolutely the worst possible outcome that anyone could imagine.”
Chris Watts was set to appear in court on Thursday for a preliminary hearing.
As he stands charged with his wife’s murder, CNN was among the news outlets to share a Facebook video the victim shared in which she told of the couple’s origin.
“I got a friend request from Chris on Facebook and I was like, ‘Oh, what the heck, I’m never going to meet him,’” she said. “Except, one thing led to another and eight years later we have two kids, we live in Colorado and he’s the best thing that has ever happened to me.”
[Featured image: Facebook]