Pregnant mom fatally shoots toddler son, self in national park, officials say

A pregnant Colorado woman who was found dead with her 17-month-old son on Friday at Rocky Mountain National Park was a case of murder-suicide, officials revealed on Monday.

The Coloradoan reports that rangers discovered the bodies of Tristen Watson, 24, and Christopher Watson while investigating reports of a suicidal person in the park. While KOAA reported that the pair were discovered in a vehicle parked near Upper Beaver Meadows Road, the Denver Post reported that the car was located on Upper Beaver Meadows Road but their bodies were discovered on Beaver Meadows Trail.

Since then, the Larimer County Coroner’s Office has deemed Tristen Watson’s death a suicide and Christopher Watson’s death a homicide. Officials said that the mother and son were both shot in the head, according to The Colorado Springs Gazette.

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The Watson family is proud to announce that there will be another bundle of joy coming June 2020!

Posted by TristenAnd Christopher Watson on Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Coloradoan also reported that Tristen Watson’s Facebook posts indicated that she was pregnant with a girl and due in June. However, officials have not confirmed the pregnancy.

“I have been trying to find the words, but I simply have no words for the pain that this family is going through right now,” Tristen Watson’s husband said in a Facebook post. “Three lives taken far to soon… if you are struggling or know someone that is, please reach out to them.”

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[Featured image: Tristen and Christopher Watson/Facebook]