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The Atkinson Transcripts – “I don’t understand why the police officer let us go in the house”[#10 of 15]

On the night of August 14, CBI agent Greg Zentner was dispatched to Boulder to interview the most crucial witness in the Watts case. The transcript below is an excerpt from a 72 page document spanning 3223 lines of text.

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The tenth part includes:

  • Nickole describes Watts “tell her” [presumably Shan’ann] that he didn’t want the baby.
  • Nickole describes Josh Rosenberg and Watts as “bros”.
  • Nickole describes a woman calling her [perhaps Agent Tammy Lee] and wonders if the status of the case has changed from a Missing Persons case to something else.
  • Nickole sends texts to the officers phone so that he has the contact details of Shan’ann’s friends [Cristina, Addy, Cassie and Josh].

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The audio for the above transcript is available here.



  1. Ralph Oscar

    I also wonder why the police let her and her son in. However, if we keep in mind that the initial call was for a “wellness check” on someone who might be passed out inside, it makes sense that they’d want her best friend along, since sho knew so much about her physical condition, had been with her observing her all weekend, and had been on the same delayed flight home, dropped her off. Plus, if Shan’Ann was passed out, someone would need to stay there to watch the children, right? Granted, their daddy was home by the time they went in the house, but at that point, there was no reason to believe it was anything other than a “wellness check”. No one was suspecting foul play at first.

  2. Clean Queen

    I came across a new interview on YouTube today. The channel is called “Critical Kay”, and as of today, it is the most recent video posted to her channel. The person being interviewed is Shan’ann’s friend, Lauren. They were very close friends, and Lauren was friends with Chris as well. At about the 56 minute mark in the video, Lauren starts talking about the Bizzarre interaction between herself, Chris, and the Thayers. This incident occurred when she drove to see Chris shortly after it was brought to everyone’s attention that Shan’ann and the girls were missing.
    I also found it interesting that the interviewer states that she and Lauren discussed this interaction over a month prior to the interview, but Lauren did not want the details to be known publicly at that time. To me, this lends credibility to her story.
    Lauren was interviewed by the police and that interview is available on YouTube as well. If I remember correctly, it seems as though that interview took place after Chris was arrested.
    This YouTube video starts with a little bit of annoying laughter and banter from the interviewer, but it settles into a pretty good interview as things progress.

  3. mitzi2006

    Wow, quite the interview. Seems like Shan’ann had very few real friends, only the fake friends from Thrive

  4. skye kerrigan

    They might have been work colleague friends but still genuine friends. Thank you for the link but it now says its unavailable. I dont know how I missed this post I should have been quicker Thank you anyway, I will try searching for the police interview with her.

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