Report: Bodies of young girls murdered in Colorado found in oil and gas tanks

- The bodies of two girls who were murdered in Frederick, Colorado were discovered inside oil and gas tanks where their father worked, a television station in Denver reported.

According to KMGH, sources said the bodies were placed in the tanks in order to hide them and conceal the smell. Christopher Watts, 33, is accused of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters.

The body of Watts’ wife, Shanann, was found on property owned by Anadarko Petroleum where Watts worked. The bodies of the two young girls were found nearby in gas tanks, KMGH reported

Sources told KMGH the tanks “were mostly full.”

Law enforcement said Watts confessed to killing his wife and daughters. Investigators believe the murders happened inside the family’s Frederick home. Cause of death has not yet been determined.

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Watts went television Tuesday in Colorado to plead for the return of his wife and daughter. He was arrested a day later. 

KMGH reports there is a candlelight vigil in front of the family’s home scheduled for Friday night.

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