Well site where Chris Watts dumped bodies after murdering wife and children has been demolished
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The well site where murderer Chris Watts dumped the bodies after slaying his pregnant wife and two small children has been demolished, according to reports.
Allegedly 'scheduled to be decommissioned before the murders', snappily named Cervi 319 outside Frederick, Colorado, US, was the scene were Chris Watts' family's decomposing bodies were found, according to crime scene reports.
After initially claiming he had no knowledge of their whereabouts with a tearful TV plea, Watts' story fell apart within days.
He pleaded guilty to the three murders on 6 November, receiving five life sentences on 19 November, as well as an additional 48 years without the possibility of parole for the unlawful termination of Shan'ann's pregnancy and 36 years for 'tampering' with the bodies.
The bodies were located one day after his initial arrest.
Watts's wife Shan'ann was discovered in a shallow grave 'nine inches below the surface grade' curled up in the 'foetal position'.
The 34-year-old mother-of-two had been 15 weeks pregnant with a son and had her knees 'pulled up to her chest' and and was 'facing down into the ground' at the Anadarko Petroleum site where Watts worked.
The bodies of Watts' daughters, four-year-old Bella and Celeste, three, were discovered at the bottom of oil tanks.
The crime scene report states: "Upon the completion of emptying the east tank, a juvenile female victim believed to be Celeste Watts, was found buried in crude oil sludge at the bottom of the east tank."
The report continues: "After the recovery of the victim from the east tank, the west tank was drained under the same procedural guidelines.
"Again, found in the bottom of the tank, in the crude oil sludge was the second juvenile female victim believed to be Bella Watts."
Since-deleted YouTube footage showing the 'entire site has been razed to the ground' was met with mixed, yet sombre reactions on a 2020 Reddit thread.
One user confirmed that the site was now gone but denied that its demolition had anything to do with the horrific events that had occurred there.
"Yes - the installation has been removed. Last production information is December 2019 and the well records show it as plugged and abandoned," one person shared.
"It was 21-years-old and a low producing well before the Watts tragedy. I'm glad to see it gone," they added.
Another confirmed: "It was scheduled to be decommissioned before the murders."
"He was probably getting so much curious traffickers that he wanted to shut it down.
"Just my own opinion btw. I've seen a few youtube videos of people making pilgrimages there & being turned away by an older gentleman. (He wasn't shown, ppl taping said this in their video.)"
A forth thought that the site should serve as a memorial for the lives cut short there. The user wrote: "They should put a lovely memorial there. Nothing big. Just peace."
A fifth simply said: "As it should be."