By Cami Toronto, Communications —
When his wife Shannan and two children, Bella and Celeste Watts disappeared, Watts was informed over the phone by a local law enforcement official that his family was missing.
Watts Not Your Typical ‘Grieving’ Husband
Once notified, he went home to meet the police and neighbors. However, upon his arrival, Watts made the officials wait outside his home for more than a minute as he went inside alone.
Once they inevitably entered, Watts walked away while Shanann’s friend, Nickole Atkinson, and the police entered to begin investigating the family’s whereabouts.
Watts later confessed to murdering his wife and children, after multiple remarks were made by body language experts that something was off about him. He was uneasy and unwilling to be forthright about his whereabouts on the day of their disappearance. Plus, he didn’t seem to be panicking over the fact that they were missing. In fact, he deflected officials’ questions in his attempts to deceive them.
Waiting for a Confession
The delay in Watts’ confession could have been rectified with Converus EyeDetect, a next-generation lie detector that measures subtle changes in the eye to detect deception. It’s up to 90% accurate in 15 minutes for single-issue tests. Using an infrared camera and complex algorithm, a person’s credibility score is calculated as truthful, or deceptive.
There are currently nearly 50 law enforcement agencies in the U.S. using EyeDetect to expose lies.