Where did the crime take place inside the house? The District Attorney can’t say where or when. But there is someone [if dogs can be called “someone”] who can. And that’s why I called the TWO FACE series the K9 series. Because they cracked the case before any human’s did.
Which is why I followed their lead.
In the TWO FACE narratives [published on September 10, October 1 and November 12 prior to the release of the Discovery Documents on November 21] I’ve maintained that the murder of Shan’ann Watts occurred at the foot of stairs, right where her suitcase was originally found. Chris Watts attacked her from behind after hiding behind a central pillar.
This theory was based on a number of factors which I explained in detail and in-depth in the TWO FACE books [and I won’t go into those explanations here]. In my view the scenario that Shan’ann arrived home, spoke to her husband [maybe looked into the children’s rooms], went to bed and fell asleep, and then was murdered in bed is nonsense and nonsensical.
One obvious reason for this is a murderer who is acutely aware of getting rid of evidence [and Watts went to a lot of trouble to go to CERVI 319 to get rid of them], he wouldn’t want a crime scene in his own bedroom. That would immediately and directly implicate him. His first, original version, if you remember, wasn’t that he’d attacked Shan’ann but that she and the children had simply vanished. Even in his statement when he finally “confesses” to Shan’ann’s murder, he’s not specific where he attacked Shan’ann, but it’s not in his bedroom.
I knew it would come down to the cadaver dog evidence to either prove or disprove the theory. Now the cadaver evidence is available
The evidence from Officer Lines is incredible. Not just the observations of the laundry, and Watts claiming to have gotten his dirty paws on all the clothing [except the shoes] but Watts’ dodgy demeanor too.
Lines even noticed the strong odor of cleaning chemicals [which no other investigators seem to have remarked on] and vacuum lines still embedded in the carpet. The laundry and vacuuming also show how painfully aware Watts was of leaving behind traces of himself or anyone else.
It’s unfortunate Officer Lines doesn’t specify exactly where she observed these vacuum lines.
The cadaver alerts in the basement are also worth noting.
Jeremy Lindstrom calls David Colon who must be a neighbor of Watts and asks what’s going on with the Watts family. David Colon sends Watts a few texts, then decides to walk over there and thinks he went over 8/13 approx. 9:30 p.m. Colon said Watts was keeping busy by doing house cleaning and that “the carpets looked freshly vacuumed.” So as early as the evening of 8/13, before Officer Lines arrives the next day, Watts is cleaning and vacuuming. Doc. 449
He can’t drive around and look for his family, that’s pointless. But he can clean the house, do the laundry etc. Guess who else became passionate about housekeeping immediately after his wife went missing? Scott Peterson.
Despite the fact that Peterson’s parents had just arrived from San Diego to help in the search, he continued his vacuuming during the entire 10 minutes Boyers was at the home.
“I can’t keep the house clean enough,” Boyers said Scott Peterson explained when she asked what he was doing.
“Out damn’d spot! Out I say!” -Lady Macbeth
I’m pretty interested in this subject, thanks for the links. Of course if any trace evidence is left behind, or even if they think it is they would want to clean thoroughly. But it’s more than that. It’s more of an obsessiveness that they can’t ever get it clean. It’s more psychological than just trying to clean up a crime scene. Trying to erase the victims and trying to erase themselves. If everyone isn’t there any more than they were never there. And so they can never get it clean enough.
A man doing laundry and vacuuming without being asked to? Yup out of the ordinary but a man that cleans his entire house and does laundry after his wife goes missing is a big ass red flag. I’m not sure if Chris Watts knew the cadavar dogs were coming but he was cleaning up the crime scene. Thankfully the neighbors and friends of Shanann who knew her so well acted very quickly and because of them the detectives were able to make Chris Watts break early and arrest him. I’m not sure where or when he killed Shanann but she and her children were all recovered with just shirts on which to me says she was ready for bed unless Chris took her clothes off. Remember Chris Watts was no longer sleeping in the same bed with his wife so I don’t think he cared to kill her in her bed. While something probably did happen downstairs I think he ultimately killed Shanann in her bed hence the sheets he threw away and wrapped her in along with the little girls smothered in their beds hence washing their sheets because of the decay smell.
“A murderer who is acutely aware of getting rid of evidence.” No offense at all, but ??? Huh??? He left the dang bedsheet at cervi319!! He had no clue. Without CW confession they still would have found Shanann quickly and I bet those dogs would have picked up the girls’ scents on the oil tank hatches.
Why would Shanann be at the bottom of the stairs in her underware? Did they ever find the pants she wore that day?
Yes they were in the toilet by livingroom and kitchen on the floor