Son Faces Murder Charge In Connecticut After Parents’ Remains Found Months …

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Son Faces Murder Charge In Connecticut After Parents’ Remains Found Months After Disappearance.

WESTON, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The 27-year-old son of a Connecticut couple whose remains were found in a yard months after they disappeared is facing murder charges in their deaths, state police said. The grisly discovery of Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin was made Thursday in upscale Weston, and cops later issued warrants for both their jailed son Kyle and his girlfriend Jennifer Valiante. At Friday’s hearing, Dayton told the court that cellphones belonging to the victims had “magically” stopped working near Kyle’s home in Bridgeport. Attorney Tracy Dayton said there was evidence, including the discovery of the remains, that “very strongly suggests” that Kyle Navin killed his parents.

In the warrant obtained by state police charging Valiante, investigators described DNA evidence found in Kyle Navin’s truck and his basement, according to the Hartford Courant. Their son, 27-year-old Kyle Navin, was named a person of interest in the disappearance last month but was arrested on an unrelated gun possession charge. 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 killing. 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.

Weston Police Chief John Troxell said officers turned their attention to the abandoned property after getting a call from the owner, local businessman Thomas Kerrigan. ‘Kerrigan told police he was doing a clean up on the grounds that afternoon when he found ‘something’ he thought might be human remains,’ the Weston Forum reported. ‘He asked police to investigate.’ Last month, Daily Mail Online revealed that the couple’s son, Kyle, told a friend about their disappearance the day before they were allegedly discovered to be missing. 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. 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.

In one July exchange, he mentioned a plan to “solve every single problem and give us a wealthy amazing life,” The New York Times reported, citing an affidavit used to obtain the arrest warrant. 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 was president of trash-hauling company J & J Refuse and for the past 18 years Jeanette had 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. 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.

But two days later, on August 9, Kyle amended his account to claim that he also spoke to his father ‘sometime around noon’ when he called to ask about a new customer. He claimed that the only communication between him and his father was work related – a claim subsequently blown out of the water by a series of chilling text messages revealed in the affidavit. They chronicle a bizarre exchange between father and son in which, at one point, Jeffrey asks his son ‘Did you hurt mom?’ and states ‘I’m not going home till I know mom is okay…I go home and get framed for murder.’ In another he bluntly states, ‘U R setting me up.’ Analysis of Jeanette and Jeffrey’s cell phone activity places both in the vicinity of their son’s Bridgeport home when their phones were last used before being switched off. They also found Kyle’s gun without which, according to one unnamed friend, he was rarely seen (according to girlfriend Valiant, Kyle ‘really likes his gun’) as well as a Home Depot receipt for germicidal bleach, hair and grease drain opener, Goo Gone stain remover and contractor cleanup bags.

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