“I went to work, and I talked to her around 8 o’clock and that’s the last time I talked to her.”
Her coworkers at Cracker Barrel in Buda say Boussard has been off work since having her baby.
Police Search for Missing Texas Mom and Her 2-Week-Old Baby – The Daily Beast
This episode provides something of a sneak peak into the author of My Daddy is a Hero, a book on the Watts case that describes itself as the first and only psychological exploration of the Watts family murders.
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Do you know the game “spot the differences”? You hold up one picture, compare it to another and then it’s a matter of vigilance: how many things are different? In true crime, where a crime is dramatized – always a worthwhile exercise – the apposite question to ask is whether these differences matter. Do they?
Something is very wrong in one or more of the images provided here. Does it take a True Crime Rocket Science to figure it out, or can you?
Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer will premiere on Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime, followed by Beyond the Headlines: The Watts Family Tragedy at 10 p.m. ET.
The YouTuber below has provided a debunk for the “Chris Watts is a narcissist!” No, actually he isn’t video. What do you think, does she succeed?
I’ve also provided a third video which has an interesting if dubiously relevant explanation of the “covert narcissist”. The scary part is I think I have some of those traits, but doesn’t saying that outright mean I’m not “covert” by definition?
So what am I?
The undiscovered country of true crime is undoubtedly social media. Ordinary people leave digital breadcrumbs of themselves online, willy-nilly, randomly, arbitrarily but also authentically. These are off-the-cuff but more important, timestamped and related to a key inner circle of people. These hidden networks reveal plenty about the true social dynamics of the key role players.
Once a crime happens, typically attempts are made to scrub compromising online activity. Kessinger did an impressive job in destroying her virtual identity, but as is typically the case, she wasn’t able to scrub everything.
The True Crime in Colorado channel has done some good work recently in developing the Kessinger narrative in a meaningful way [as opposed to the ongoing conjecture that has been mostly baseless].
They’ve followed a few leads using Venmo notifications,* and trying to connect these to the discovery as well as timeline-related texts sent between Watts and Kessinger. Fleshing out the timeline is integral to cogent True Crime Rocket Science, which is why there seems to be some – not a lot, but some – new insight here.
The bottom-line with these possible connections to Trent Bolte, Danielle and others, is it provides the cursory apparatus to interrogate the beginnings of “dark things” Watts suggested in his letters to Cheryln Cadle. Were these dark things sexual?
*Note: Venmo is a mobile payment service app owned by PayPal.
YouTubers are really scraping the bottom of the barrel trying to come up with new Chris Watts-related stuff. It wouldn’t even be fair to call this stuff “tenuous links” to the case. It’s linked to the case in the same sense that the sky above the house, and gravity under it are also linked to the rest of the neighborhood. Correlation doesn’t not imply causation, they say, but even these images aren’t correlated to actual people involved, that’s how poor the standard of true crime application is by these folks.
The latest tail-chase is car spotting, preferably red or white vehicles, using the Bodycam footage. In YouTubeLand the standard to meet is weak visual coincidences and an audience that wants to stay in Wonderland.
Spot the differences:
I’ve heard this on some channels…
It’s cerebral, but perhaps too sentimental – too pleasant – for what really happened, don’t you think?
While driving this made me think of the affair…
The music starting at 1:09 speaks to the sort of impending, inevitable disaster that I feel when I think, research and write about the Watts case…
Let’s hear it. What music do you associate with the Watts case?