In 2018, people across America were shocked and horrified upon hearing the news of the killings of Shanann Watts who was 15-weeks pregnant and her two young daughters, Bella and Celeste, in Colorado. The person responsible for these senseless killings is Christopher Lee Watts, husband of Shannan and father of the young girls and unborn child, who confessed to the crime in 2019. According to Watts, it was the only way for him to be with Nichol Kessinger and begin anew with her.
Who and Where Is Nichol Kessinger Now?
By Watts’s motive, it is easy to infer who Nichol Kessinger was – the mistress. They first met in 2018 at Anadarko Petroleum where Watts worked as an operator and Kessinger as a field engineer for Tasman Geosciences contracted by Watt’s former employer. According to Kessinger, Watts told her that he and his wife were separated and was towards finalizing divorce. From there, things moved so quickly between Kessinger and Watts that in early July, they began dating. A little over a month after that, Watts took the life of his pregnant wife and two daughters. So, where is Nichol Kessinger now?
Although Kessinger denied involvement in the murders of the Watts family, she received intense backlash from many. News on the internet reported that she is in the Witness Protection Program where she was given a new name, new location and new identity to start afresh, since she had been receiving numerous threats, insults as well as public shaming because of her association with Watts. Today, Kessinger’s whereabouts are not known.
With all the critical information that she has provided to investigators as well as her voluntary cooperation in the investigation, Kessinger was said to have been the key to the arrest and conviction of Watts. Unfortunately for her, she will remain to be known as the woman who had an affair with the man who murdered his own family to be with her.
Technology and Forensic Science to Help Solve Crimes
Unlike the Watts Family murder case, many crimes are left unsolved and at times forgotten because of various reasons, such as lack of evidence, or the lack of proper equipment to process evidence. Fortunately, technology is swiftly stepping into every aspect of peoples’ lives and the society, which includes solving crimes.
In the process of forensic science, forensic equipment are utilized to accurately process samples as well as evidences in order to answer questions and solve crimes. This includes evidence analysis, DNA identification, fingerprinting, and the analysis of chemicals, drugs and those that have to do with bodily fluids.
Essentially, it is the union of technology and science that make it possible for forensic scientists to successfully carry out their work. Among the technologies used in the process of forensic science include:
- The Phenom SEM
- Alternative Light Photography
- Digital Surveillance For Gaming Equipment
- Facial Reconstruction
- DNA Sequencing
- Automated Fingerprint Identification
- Link Analysis Software
- Drug Testing
- Fire Technology
- 3D Scanner
- High-Powered Microscopes
- High-Speed Ballistics Photography