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Chris Watts CCTV footage August 13, 08:00

Digging holes, burying bodies and dumping children into oil tanks is hungry and thirsty work. About an hour and a half later Watts was buying something to eat.

Interestingly, Watts has 3 different outfits on the same day.

There’s the orange shirt.

The black shirt [and apparently no cap].

And the long-sleeved grey shirt [sans cap]. The glasses below also appear not to have the orange tint of those in the first photos.

Video footage from the convenience store CCTV can be viewed at this link.


  1. Sylvester

    He seems to be at all times very immaculate about his person. It’s important to him. Why he would have as many as three different shirts on in one day is odd, unless it has something to do with appearances. Wanting to look good.

  2. Leslie

    I don’t think the one in the orange shirt looks like him. Are we certain it is Chris?

  3. Cheryl

    For a while I was sitting on the fence about whether Chris Watts murdered his own children. However, after reading the discovery documents and now watching this and other newly released videos, including his mostly emotionless “confession,” I believe he planned and ruthlessly executed their murders. I think most could kill another human being in a rage, but few could murder their entire family to start a new life or even to exercise psychological demons. For me, one of the most revealing aspects of Chris Watts’ detachment from whatever exists as his own emotions is when he explains to his father why he strangled Shan’ann: “It’s rage”—a rage that is neither appended to Chris in the past tense when it supposedly consumed him nor attached to him by the first person pronoun “I.” Moreover, if it was rage that caused him to strangle Shan’ann, Chris refuses to claim his own motivational emotions by saying, “I went crazy; I was enraged.” More likely, the murders weren’t rage-induced; therefore, he refers to the emotion as “it” because rage did not cause him to murder Shan’ann or his children. And if you don’t experience rage when murdering another person then, on the other end of the spectrum, you don’t feel sorrow, pity or remorse, which is consistent with Chris’s being able to purchase and consume a breakfast sandwich after disposing of his family’s bodies on August 13, 2018.

  4. Sylvester

    I agree with you Cheryl. It’s shocking in it’s coldness, isn’t it?

    • Cheryl

      Yes, it is, Sylvester. It has hit me in waves, as I’m sure it has you. I’m trying to understand him and in doing so it’s like being sucked into a dark vortex. I can’t imagine what his parents must be going through.

    • yvonne

      I have a nephew with sociopath ..and he acts so motion less. Has no love understanding..just like a robot. When he ran over my cat. Hes face was no emotion. So I don’t ever see or talk to him. He has friends but only short term,,sad. The dr said he was a anti social…scared me ..

  5. tbp

    How can this be him? I thought the discovery documents had him at Cervi 319 at approximately 8:30 as this was the time his coworkers appeared. I didn’t see any place you could easily get a breakfast sandwich out there in those plains.

    • Matt

      It’s not him in the orange shirt at the gas station. The guy has his beard trimmed nice and Chris’s beard was full.

      • crytearsz

        YES! You are correct as this guy has a clean shaved/trimmed beard in the security cam footage, then hours later when CW was being interviewd by news media as well as police cams, show his beard is scruffy, NOT neatly trimmed like the guy wearing orange shirt.
        NOW if was NK taking him a sandwich and sharing her empanada/Cooters …THAT’S more believable!

  6. Diana

    Yeah, it doesn’t seem like murder quelled Chris’ appetite. If I recall he was scarfing down pizza at the police station during interrogation too. Guess they wanted to keep him happy so he would keep talking. When this all started I couldn’t believe this guy would do what he’s accused of. I did notice in the videos of Shan’ann’s though that he rarely kissed and hugged his daughters, he didn’t cuddle them. Yes, he did things for them, but it just looked to me as if he did those things out of a sense of duty, kinda keep the peace so Shan’ann could do her Thrive spiel. He had a mask on in those videos, he wasn’t his true self. Its like he thought everyone would sing his praises on what a great dad he was, no – he’d never hurt his family! Not Chris Watts!

  7. Kim C.

    How far away was this store to the location the gps seems to show CW to be? I was curious if this was him? Seems plausible, but many say no?

  8. Anna

    He had one more outfit in the morning, white shoes, black T-shirt and jeans.

  9. Matt

    That’s not Chris watts in the orange shirt at the gas station. The guy in the orange shirt has his beard trimmed up nice. Unless Chris grew out his beard in a couple hours that day that wasn’t him in the pictures posted in the orange shirt. He’s still a coward and murderer but that’s not him in the orange shirt.

    • Frank

      I think you mean, “I don’t think that’s Chris Watts.” Or do you mean: “I feel so strongly that it’s not Chris Watts that I’m willing to say it’s a fact that it’s not him”.

      Weld County placed this in the Discovery Documents for a reason. It’s their opinion that it is him, or could be him, or there are strong reasons to suspect it is him. So it’s kinda strange that you say “it doesn’t look like him” when in the scheme of all the possible appearances it does actually look like him. It’s the right size, age, body frame, area, time of day, time of year and basic hair style. Watts is also the kind of guy that wears caps and glasses.

      If it’s not him, why hasn’t anyone come forward to say, “Hey, that’s me?” Or the shopkeeper who works there, and the manager who had to give the CCTV footage to the FBI or law enforcement. “Hey, I don’t think that was him, I was there.” [This is where you make the less likely case that the folks in Colorado, and in the area of the crime scene, know and care less about this case than you do.]

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