Human Remains Found In Missing Couple Search

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Federal Prosecutor: Human Remains Found During Search For Connecticut Couple.

WESTON, Conn. (AP) _ Authorities searching for a Connecticut couple found the remains of two people, and a federal prosecutor said Friday that their 27-year-old son is a suspect in their presumed killings. The search for a missing Connecticut couple has taken a gruesome turn with human remains found buried behind a home, nearly three months after they vanished, authorities said.

Assistant US Attorney Tracy Dayton made the comment this afternoon in federal court in Bridgeport, where 27-year-old Kyle Navin was brought in for a detention hearing in an unrelated federal weapons case. The remains were found in the yard of a vacant home in Weston on Thursday afternoon after police received a tip from the homeowner, Weston Police Chief John Troxell. “[After] a check of the yard, we located areas that appeared to have human remains, the interior of the house was checked as well with the permission of the homeowner and nothing was found in that location,” Troxell said. Investigators responding to the scene — approximately five miles from the missing couple’s home — reported finding what appeared to be human remains. Less than 24 hours before the hearing, Connecticut State Police investigating the disappearance Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin, Kyle’s parents, three months ago found what has been described as possible human remains. State court records show Jeffrey Navin was $2.2 million in debt as of December in connection with a mortgage on a Guilford home that has been in foreclosure since 2007.

While the bodies’ identification remains unknown pending a medical examiner’s report, a police source, speaking to the Stamford Advocate, said they are most likely that of the missing couple. Authorities previously disclosed text messages in which Jeffrey Navin asked his son if he hurt his mother, and in which Jeffrey Navin expressed concern he was being framed for his wife’s murder. State police released a statement Friday saying the search began at around 3pm Thursday at a house located at 89 Norfield Road in Weston – a town where the Navins lived for many years before moving in Easton. Jeffrey Navin texted his son shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 4, saying he wasn’t going home “til I know mom is okay,” according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

In legal documents seen by Daily Mail Online, FBI Special Agent Mike Zuk has testified that, according to one long term acquaintance he interviewed, Navin said, ‘he was dealing with a lot of family issues and that it looked like his parents were missing,’ on August 5. The couple was officially reported missing the following day, on August 7, after failing to turn up to work at the waste disposal company Jeffrey and his brother William ran together and with relatives unable to contact them on their cell phones.

And the day after his parents vanished, Kyle Navin bought germicidal bleach, hair/grease drain opener, stain remover and contractor cleanup bags, police said. (TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. On September 10, Kyle Navin, of Bridgeport, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a drug user – a crime that can carry a sentence of 10 years. According to former neighbor Gail Berman, 60, who lived next to the family in Weston where both Kyle and brother Taylor, 23, attended Weston High School the family seemed ‘exceptionally close.’ Jeffrey is president of trash-hauling company J & J Refuse and for the past 18 years Jeanette has worked as a paraprofessional at the Weston Intermediary School Library. But since their disappearance a very different picture of the family’s situation has emerged with the revelation that the Navins were in debt to the tune of $2.23million on a foreclosed million-dollar home Jeffrey owned at 7 Hart Road in Guilford.

Navin had been fighting the HSBC bank since 2007 when the bank filed the foreclosure claiming that he had failed to pay $1.3million in mortgage arrears. The couple sold their Weston home – which had been in Jeanette’s sole name since 1994 – on 1 June for $900,000 and moved to a rental home less than a half its size in Easton. And the discovery of Jeffery’s Dodge pickup on August 9, two days after they were reported missing, cast a sinister light on what fate may have befallen the Navins. The vehicle was abandoned in a commuter lot off the Merritt Parkway, detectives have said that the passenger window was smashed in and ‘physiological fluid’ believed to be blood along with a bullet hole was discovered inside.

Similarly Kyle’s rapidly changing version of his own movements and the last time he had any contact with his parents is difficult to reconcile with the innocent explanation that the couple abandoned their Connecticut lives of their own volition. He claimed that he and his mother drove back to his home in Bridgeport to pick up paperwork detailing his route so that Jeanette could complete it for him. And security camera footage has revealed images of Kyle driving Jeffrey’s truck to his parents’ home in Easton, followed closely behind by his girlfriend, Jennifer Valiant.

Meanwhile searches of Kyle’s home have revealed that the once star athlete was in the grips of drug addiction uncovering drug paraphernalia, baggies containing Oxycodone and Xanax and numerous hypodermic needles containing residues of heroin.

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