Pregnant Woman Kills Toddler then Herself in National Park

Tristen Watson, 24, and her 17-month-old son Christopher were found in the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado by rangers who had reportedly been searching for a suicidal person. An autopsy conducted by the Larimer County Coroner’s office ruled the incident a murder-suicide after determining that both Watson and her son died of gunshot wounds to the head.

Tristen’s husband, Derrick Watson, indicated that his wife was pregnant in a grief-stricken Facebook post on Monday.

He wrote: ‘I have been trying to find the words, but I simply have no words for the pain that this family is going through right now. Three lives taken far too soon.’ ‘If you are struggling or know someone that is, please reach out to them. If they are unwilling themselves, seek the help they need for them, make them get the help. It should never end like this.’ According to a statement from the park, an investigation is ongoing, which is standard procedure.

Derrick Watson


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