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Chris Watts' Former Neighbour Reveals Weird Thing Killer Did Which Made Him Suspicious

Bridie Adams

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Chris Watts' Former Neighbour Reveals Weird Thing Killer Did Which Made Him Suspicious

A clip from the 2020 Netflix documentary American Murder: The Family Next Door has resurfaced, which shows Chris Watts’ former neighbour explaining his suspicions about the killer’s behaviour.

Chris Watts strangled his wife Shannan, who was expecting a third baby, and smothered his daughters Bella, four, and Celeste, three. He then tried to conceal the triple kill.

Watts did everything he could to try to throw the police officers off his trail. The murderer even gave interviews to the media, pleading for his family to come back and adamantly saying he had no clue where they had gone to try and convince everyone of his innocence.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

But the net was quickly closing in on the killer father, and in the following days he failed a lie detector. He is now spending the rest of his life behind bars. Since then, a forensic psychologist has said that he is not a psychopath, despite public opinion.

Even when he was keeping up pretences of being torn up over his family’s disappearance, his neighbour Nathan Trinastich suspected something was wrong.

Trinastich observed that when Watts was shown footage of himself moments after killing his family, “He wasn’t watching the footage at all.”

The neighbour added: “He would look at it for a second and then go back to the phone, or look at it for a second and then look away. And if my family was missing, I would be glued to that TV, 100%, to see if I could see absolutely anything.”


In 2019, horrifying letters penned by the killer came out, where he detailed how he had caused the deaths of his family and talked about his obsession with the woman he was having a secret relationship with, Nichol Kessinger, with whom he cheated on his wife.

Earlier this month, Watts' house was listed for sale.

The five-bed, four-bath Colorado property was listed for $660,000. However, it's under a fictitious address to deter true crime fans from visiting unless they're 'serious' buyers.


Their former home has now gone up for sale on realty website Rocket Homes. However, to try and only attract true buyers and deter true crime fans from visiting, the property is listed under a fictitious address of Frederick Drive.

The property is also only available for 'limited showings' to potential buyers with 'funding commitment' letters for at least $660,000. A Zillow listing estimated the home's current value at $816,200. 

Featured Image Credit: Dr Oz/Netflix

Topics: Netflix, Documentaries

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