Dirty South Customs = Shan’ann’s Dirty Little Secret?

The open question remains: how was Shan’ann Watts able to afford a home [or rather, get a loan to build one] in North Carolina, in 2009 when she was about 25-years-old?

On Websleuths the contention has been made that Shan’ann was co-owner of a car accessory company based in Fayetteville, North Carolina called Dirty South.

In June 2009 Shan’ann [then Shan’ann King] was named one of the co-defendants in a lawsuit against Dirty South and her boss Hisham Bedwan, among others. Bedwan also resembles Chris Watts, even down to the manicured grey hair and goatee, doesn’t he?


It’s unclear at this point if this lawsuit has anything to do with the allegation that 15 charges were filed against Shan’ann Watts at one time, or whether the three charges on Chris Watts are true, and if they are, if there’s any connection.

Rumors are circulating that Shan’ann was having an affair with her boss, and that this is what ended her relationship with the anonymous Mr. King. On his Instagram page, hot girls and hot cars alternate between specials for car parts.

What we do know for sure is the accessory store where Shan’ann worked was less than 10 miles south, literally just down the road from where Chris Watts grew up on Vass Road, on the outskirts of Spring Lake.

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It makes sense if Shan’ann worked in a car parts store, and Chris Watts was an auto mechanic, that their paths would inevitably cross.

Maybe, maybe not, but if that’s how they did meet, it’s not the story she told on Facebook. If it is how they met, one can understand how she might want to keep this aspect of her life under wraps from the fairy tale obsessed Thrive crowd.

19 thoughts on “Dirty South Customs = Shan’ann’s Dirty Little Secret?

  1. …..those 15 charges were against Shannon Watts, not Shan’ann Watts. Also the three against Chris watts was a different Chris watts. A crime journalist would check and double check stories and should surely pick up that it’s not the same person.


    • There was only one Shan’ann employed by Dirty South Customs, Shanann’s real name is Shannon, she changed it to Shanann herself, like her mother is using her maiden name while married.


  2. Carol I did check, I spent several hours checking, which is how and why I stumbled on this charge:


    It’s not as simple as: if there are no charges there are no charges. There may be charges out there but we’re simply unable to locate them. Shan’ann had at least 3 different names. Watts, King and RZUCEK, and a 4th if she kept her mother’s name for any length of time. It also took until her funeral to confirm the spelling of her name, and her exact name: Shan’ann Cathryn Watts. There is also reason to believe her financial situation at the time she lost her first house could have led to credit card impairment and debt related charges.

    What I tried to explain in this post is that there is early evidence linking her to legal shenanigans in her past, which may or may not mean the early report was accurate. There are many Chris Wattses with criminal charges, and I went through each one by one. Those I found didn’t look like him, and where the names and locations looked right, they were the wrong age etc.

    If you feel the work ethic is lacking in terms of my research Carol, feel free to go somewhere else.


    • Well said Nick. Your research is always indepth and reliable. It just isn’t worth it to be otherwise in your work. Shanann’s name was/is often misspelt as its so close to the more common Shannon.


    • Oh dear, Frank Rzucek….Indeed he looks a bit of a lad. Possibly, quite a wild family.
      Btw, I have wondered a little about Shanann’s mother. In the video of the girls being asked to go out in the rain from the Rzucek’s front porch, she seems to ‘tease’ Bella about the rain coming for her or something. Then she gives a rough sounding guttural chuckle. Weird. Shanann gently ticks her off with an exasperated sounding ‘Muuummm’……I’m wondering if this sort of ‘teasing’ was normal in this family as I compared it to when Shanann was squirting poor Bella ( Bella again!) with water on their back balcony in Frederick.. Bella tried to get away, and when Chris came to rescue her by opening the glass sliding door, Shanann said something and he backed off, leaving Bella to be tormented..Because I think thats a type of torment, when the child obviously wanted to escape. To me, its bizarre. I’m a mother and I would never do anything like it. I mean, yeah, playing in yard with water pistols, when everyone has a pistol, to squirt back etc, done that , but its different to be trapped and pretty defenceless to a constant stream of water in a small confined space and you can’t squirt water back. To me, thats v v weird. Was Shanann subjected to this sort of stuff herself as a child? More from her mother I would think, than her dad.

      I’m a nurse and I’ve also wondered if Shanann was a bit subject to having Munchausen by Proxy. Which is v hard to diagnose of course. Cece was taking Omeprazole, an unusual drug for a child. It suggests her alimentary tract was prone to inflammation. Constantly. What was she eating? What was she being given to eat? Many parents ( 90% women) who have been diagnosed with this syndrome have dabbled in medical careers and are obsessed with health issues. As well as needing constant attention.

      Shanann wasn’t a full nurse and she didnt finish any nursing studies she began. She ‘dabbled’. Someone said ( a neighbour, Jason?) she seemed to say she had every disease she saw being discussed on tv etc. Hmmm. ( I have lupus too and have managed fine, modern treatments are v good and I keep it quiet. Who wants to know all that in their face non stop? Shanann also took a huge amount of painkillers at times it seems. Like a huge amount. Far more than the daily recommended ) Then both the girls had some sort of surgery in 2018 I think it was and they had it on the same day. But I can’t find out what it was. It all seems a bit odd to me. The babysitter said once that Bella was v upset because her mum ( Shanann) had told her CeCe could die if she ate cocoanut. But there was cocoanut in the bars she gave CeCe on camera!!!! What the hell was going on in that family? Bella appeared to be a deep thinking, intelligent, v thoughtful child, even at such a young age. Intelligent eyes. The poor darling. Apologies for the rave, just my thoughts!

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  3. Nick,

    First I’d like to say that I came across this website after reading about this case and seeing some of Shan’ann’s old videos. I also began reading your book and it has been very interesting! I had watched the Santa video prior to reading your book and just sat there horrified. Cece’s sobbing was extremely bothersome to me as was Bella’s obvious unhappiness. I know that we can’t overanalyze everything and that a child’s behavior can be indicative of many different things (or nothing at all) but I couldn’t help wondering if Cece’s seemingly constant mischief, tantrums, etc. could be a result of her environment or even personality traits she has inherited from her parent(s).

    As I read your book, I couldnt help thinking about different people in my life that seem to rely on their “image” or materialistic things more than others. I noticed that two people in particular grew up in households with a bi-polar mother. They both seem to be consumed with “keeping up” with what everyone else is doing and using other people’s lives as a measuring stick for their own lives if that makes sense. I am not at all suggesting that Shan’ann was bipolar…just thinking about the various reasons that some people seem to “need” the validation etc as you mentioned in the book.

    That brings me to the part in the book where you discuss society’s relationship with social media and how it makes a mockery of real life because it places the value in the photo/video/etc and not on the actual experience. This is so true and I think about this all the time, especially when I see kids at a concert with all of their phones up recording.

    Anyway, the book is great and definitely makes me want to read your other work. Thanks again for all the hard work.


    Oh and re the potential prior arrests of Shan’ann…I think I too saw where I thought she had been arrested around 15 times and then compared information and determined it was a Shannon Watts/a different woman. Was I wrong? It has been awhile back…I think I saw this shortly after news of their deaths broke and I saw that they were from NC. I am from NC so I began digging around to find more info on them and when I saw a woman with very similar information had been arrested so many times, it definitely caught my attention. I can’t remember how or why I determined it wasn’t Shan’ann but I would love to figure it out…or if you have the records, etc. I would love to see! (these things drive me crazy when I cant remember where I saw or read different things!)

    One last thing-I did a quick search on Shan’ann’s old address for the home she owned in Belmont NC and found an old listing with photos that definitely include some of her furniture and decor. There was a mirror and art piece that I recognized from her videos in Colorado. Very creepy

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    • They were a strange family Meg. Rzucek family, I mean. I have also noticed bizarre behaviour by Shanann’s mother and Shanann. It seems this type of ‘teasing’ was considered normal in the Rzucek family and I think the mother ( grandmother) was especially prone to it. I’ve written about a few incidents I observed in the videos in a comment above. Squirting water at a trapped Bella on their balcony in Frederick , when Bella was desperately trying to escape and grandmum Sandra teasing Bella about the rain coming for her, when she knew Bella didnt want to go out in it. Grandmother Rzucek was also religiously obsessive. I’m a Catholic too, but lord, grandmother Rzucek ( Sandra) is a bit off the planet about it. Statues even in the front yard. Its vulgar too. Well. I think so. Hahaha…

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      • Posted below 👇🏼 A comment from someone who knew Chris and his family from childhood.
        I’d also like to say, look at the number of friends Shan’ann had looking for her mere hours after she was perceived missing. Her friend that came from Hawaii to Colorado to help care for her and the kids after her neck surgery. She was here for weeks. Weird people don’t maintain friendships like Shan’ann had… It’s mind boggling to me that you believe you know her better than people who actually knew her, just from viewing fb videos. The evidence is in the actions, not the words, dear. It’s outrageous to see people defaming the victim of murder. Actually, it’s sick. Truly sick. You’ll notice there’s not many of you. That’s not because you’re of superior intelligence. Quite the opposite.

        “You have to understand that Chris grew up in a family with a distant father, the whole house was a ball of tension, everything had to be perfect.
        Let that sink in….. He kept his room immaculate. Everything had a place and it HAD TO BE IN THAT PLACE. He had power ranger figures, they had to be set up in a specific and certain way on his bedside table. He had bunkbeds but no bunkmate. Sometime he slept top bunk sometimes he slept bottom. I have no idea why. I DO know, however, that he was obsessed with sex from a very very young age. He was very young, about 9 or 10, when I was 8, I think. I was born in 86. Anyway, he was like one year older than me and we played in his backyard all the time. He had a giant weeping willow tree that was full of ticks. And he would chase me around lashing me with pieces of willow full of ticks laughing his ass off about how they’re biting me and drinking my blood. There are many more sick things I’ve heard him say, deep in my memories, deep down where I kept things for many years. I know not who he’s the bitch of now but this is Karma time….. SIMPLY SUBLIME. I know one thing…. one thing he said to me that always stuck
        “I love the way you cry”


    • Why is it creepy that she kept furniture and art that she already had? That’s not creepy. It’s creepy to see people defaming a deceased women who can’t defend herself. It’s creepy to see people blaming the victim For her own murder, like the psychopath murder. Abusers blame the victims, Every. Single. Time. It’s bizarre to see the public ignore what we known beyond a shadow of a doubt, and pretend they’re confused by words from a psychopath, his family and people he influenced, ONLY! That’s creepy


      • What is your problem? Nobody has bashed a murder victims, stories are told about them all the time in books, movies, blogs, vlogs, not everyone is acting like emotional goof balls, they want to see how the family dynamics lead to this horrific crime, if you can’t get that why even remark? As far as you posting alleged stories from Chris watts, could be from a crack pot seeking attention, you don’t know everything about neither of them either yet you’re acting like some Shannon historian, allow those who are interested in facts and not emotionally drowning, to see another side, one dimensional views do not help.

        You should be thanking this man for his hard work exploring the truth without biased.


  4. Thanks for your kind remarks Meg. Yes the 15 charges were definitely reported. I haven’t been able to confirm it though I have gone through the records. I’m not satisfied yet that this was an error, although it could be. Hasty reporting?

    Please note I’m continuing coverage of the Watts case at crimerocket.com
    I hope when you’re done reading you’ll leave a review. Each one makes a difference 😉


    • Call the children’s hospital she worked for… Children’s hospitals are well known for hiring career criminals and most offer rehabilitation programs during shifts, especially for felons. I wouldn’t be surprised if Chris isn’t on work release at the same hospital soon. Wow! lol


  5. Nick I enjoy your work. Please call me on 0767950871 Im almost done building a new social media platform called CRIMEBOOK. I have an ecommerce page and authors page along with many other features and would like to see what synergies we have regarding your work.


    Roger Halstead


      • So the FB stuff was total fabrication…. God. Why bother?… Well, she could spin a good yarn. Should have tried writing Mills and Boon shockers… She would have done well..


  6. Curious about the terrible automobile accident Shan’ann had before her and Chris got together. Can’t find any information about it. Do you know of any?


  7. He doesn’t look like Chris at all. You don’t even know the charges you claim exist, yet you post this idiocy in defense of what? Chris confessing to exactly what the CBI told him happened? That was strategic. They wanted to recover the bodies for evidence. “Did Shan’ann do something, and you’re protecting her”. There is noway Chris could have held his children’s hands above their heads and shoved them down in crude oil unless he murdered them. NO WAY! A normal person couldn’t dispose of their deceased dog the way he did his children, and if you believe they could, perhaps something is wrong with you. That person showed no emotion for his deceased family, until he confessed and knew he was caught. He couldn’t stay in that house, as he said, because he was haunted by his actions. If you listen to the man talking, he tells on himself every step of the way. He’s the dumbest psychopath in history of the planet. In the end he confessed, and if you are sensible, you realize the “deal” was no deal at all. He confessed because he’s guilty.
    So, you posted a charge on Frankie. What did he do? Give an 18 year old alcohol? A 17 year old? Did he buy it and they drank beer? Do you even know? You didnt post enough information for anyone to play judge and jury, yet they are. You prey on the simply minded. It’s a misdemeanor charge! And Shanann, 15 charges? It’s shocking that she was hired by a children’s hospital, being a career criminal and all.. Genuis!


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