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Late Friday, authorities confirmed that they had found the remains of missing couple Jeanette and Jeffrey Navin. Image courtesy of The New York Times.

Son faces murder charges after parents remains found

A 27-year-old man from Connecticut is facing murder charges for the death of his parents, whose remains were found on Thursday.

Jeffery and Jeanette Navin had been missing from their home in Easton since August. Their remains were found on Thursday in the nearby town of Weston, state authorities told news sources Friday night.

The last time anyone heard from the couple was when Mr. Navin texted his oldest son, Kyle Navin, asking if the man had hurt his mother, on August 4. At the time, Kyle denied hurting his mother, repling “No absolutely not. Why would you think that?”

Kyle Navin was arrested by the FBI last month for possessing a firearm while addicted to heroin. Late on Friday, State Police stated he would also be charged for the murder of his two parents. The same night, Kyle Navin’s girlfriend, 31-year-old Jennifer Valiante, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder and hindering prosecution.

Before their disappearance, Kyle Navin’s relationship with his parents was strained. In the recent months leading up to their disappearance, communication between Navin and his parents became even more bitter than before.

The Navins confided in several family friends that they were concerned about their son’s drug use. They were planning on selling their share of the family trash-hauling business and cutting Kyle out of the will.

In May, Kyle Navin sent Valiante a text message, claiming that he was going “take [his parents] down” and “get some money out of them somehow.” In July, he texted Valiante saying he had a plan to “solve every single problem and give us a wealthy amazing life.”

Following the disappearance of his parents, Navin’s accounts of when and where he last saw them changed over several days in interviews with both federal and state authorities, raising suspicions early on in the investigation.

Upon searching Kyle Navin’s home in Bridgeport, authorities found drug paraphernalia and two firearms. Additionally, authorities found a Home Depot receipt dated the day of parents disappearance. The receipt included germicidal bleach, drain opener, stain remover and contractor cleanup bags.

At the time of Navin’s arrest in September, he “had fresh heroin track marks all over his feet and arms,” according to the prosecution.

Jeffery Navin co-owned a trash-hauling business in Westport with his brother William for nearly 30 years. Jeanette Navin was a library aide at Weston Intermediate School. In addition to Kyle, the Navins had a younger son, Taylor.

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