Former Home of Christopher & Shanann Watts Quietly Goes Up For Sale
The Colorado home where Christopher Watts murdered his wife Shanann and their two young daughters has been quietly listed for sale under the wrong address.
The New York Post is reporting the 4,177-square-foot home in Frederick is being listed on a non-existent block by Rocket Homes to help ward off true crime fans more interested in visiting the grisly site than purchasing it.
Watts pleaded guilty in 2018 to strangling his wife after she returned from a business trip. He then drove her body to an oil storage facility owned by his employer and buried her body in a shallow grave. Watts returned home with his daughters, Bella and Celeste, and smothered them with a blanket before dumping their bodies in an oil storage tank.
Watts was sentenced to five life sentences without the possibility of parole.
Before admitting to the murders, Watts had claimed his family had disappeared, and pleaded on local newscasts for their return.
The murders became the source material for the 2020 made-for-TV movie, “Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer” on Lifetime. Separate documentaries about the murder have also appeared on Oxygen and Netflix.
The house, which was built in 2013 and purchased by the family for around $400,000, remained vacant since Watts’ arrest and was foreclosed on by the lender after he defaulted on the mortgage. It was put up for auction in 2019, but did not sell.
Rocket Homes is only offering limited showings of the home, and demands buyers show proof of funds and their own agent to see the house.
“If you are interested in this home, please submit a funding commitment letter from your bank for at least $660,000,” the description of the listing reads.