Family Annihilator in Frederick, Colorado

Early on the morning of August 13, Nicole Utoft went to her friend Shanann Watts’s house to pick-up Shanann and take her to her 10 a.m. doctor’s appointment. Shanann was 15 weeks pregnant with her third child and was supposed to find out the sex of the baby. Given that Utoft had just dropped Shanann off at home around 2 a.m. that morning, after they returned from a business trip, she immediately became concerned when Shanann never answered the door or her text messages. Within hours, Utoft notified Shanann’s husband as well as the police, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation issued an Endangered Missing Alert for Shanann Watts and her two daughters, Bella, age 4 and Celeste, age 3.