The site where Chris Watts buried his wife and daughters

Crime Scene Location in Roggen, Colorado

View MapSkip To Address

The site where Chris Watts buried his wife and daughters

This is the location where Chris Watts buried his wife and two daughters.

It is situated about 3 miles north of Roggen, Colorado.

In the early hours of August 13th, 2018, Watts murdered his pregnant wife, Shanann, at their house in Frederick.

He also attempted to smother their daughters, Bella (4) and Celeste (3). However, they reportedly survived and "woke up."

After loading Shanann into his vehicle and covering her body with bags, he put Bella and Celeste in the backseat and drove eastward towards this remote oilfield near Roggen.

Watts worked as an oilfield operator for a company called Anadarko Petroleum, which owned the property.

Once he reached the site, he smothered his two daughters and dumped their bodies in two separate oil tanks.

Afterwards, he buried Shanann's remains in a shallow grave on the southeastern side of the property.

The bodies were discovered three days later, after Watts broke down under police questioning.

On November 6th, 2018, he pleaded guilty to multiple counts of first-degree murder.

Two weeks later, he was sentenced to five life sentences without the possibility of parole.

Where is the site?

The address and the GPS coordinates for this location are as follows:


Roggen, Colorado, CO 80643, USA


To view directions on how to get there, you can use the Google Maps shortcut below:

Google Maps

GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the site are:

40.216311, -104.366954


The site is off the beaten path. To find its exact location, you will need to use the coordinates above.

Visualize on map
Map Viewer

There is more than one location associated with this entry. To view all of these places on the same map, you can use the following feature:

View Map

This location belongs to the following categories:

Crime Scenes

Closest Locations

Other locations that are relatively close to this address:

Shanann and Chris Watts' house

Roughly 43 miles away.

Murder House in Frederick, Colorado

The movie theater where the 2012 Aurora shooting took place

Roughly 53 miles away.

Crime Location in Aurora, Colorado

The parking lot where Ted Bundy abducted Julie Cunningham

Roughly 142 miles away.

Crime Location in Vail, Colorado