Tammy Lee

Colorado Bureau of Investigation

Agent Tammy Lee currently works as a Field Agent for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Agent Lee has worked in a variety of capacities while employed by the CBI, which includes Major Crimes, Gaming/Organized Crime, and Human Trafficking. Agent Lee has extensive experience in investigating homicides, sexual assaults, crimes against children, officer involved shootings, human trafficking, and organized crime. In 2017, Agent Lee was named the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s ‘Agent of the Year.’ Agent Lee has been a certified polygraph examiner since 2013 and has conducted hundreds of criminal and pre-employment examinations. In May of 2019, Agent Lee received a national award from the American Association of Police Polygraphists related to her involvement with a missing person investigation, which was initiated in August of 2018 out of Frederick, Colorado.

Agent Lee was assigned as the Case Agent for the missing person investigation, which involved a pregnant mother, Shanann Watts, and her two young daughters, Bella and Celeste. Agent Lee assisted with the polygraph and interrogation of the suspect, Christopher Watts. Christopher Watts ultimately confessed to murdering his pregnant wife and burying her in a shallow grave and disposing of his two young daughters in large oil tanks. In November of 2018, Christopher Watts pled guilty to three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree murder of a child under the age of 12, three counts of tampering with a deceased human body, and one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy. Christopher Watts was sentenced to five life sentences plus 84 years in prison.