Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin were reported missing back on August 4, from their Easton, Connecticut home. Their remains have been found on the property of a vacant home in the neighboring town of Weston. Their 27-year-old son, Kyle Navin, is facing charges in the death of his parents.
According to MSN News on October 31, Kyle’s text messages to his girlfriend were very telling during the investigation into his parent’s disappearance. He had “the perfect plan” to get “$ for life,” which he texted to his girlfriend, Jennifer Valiante, 31. He also texted back in July that he had a plan to “solve every single problem and give us a wealthy amazing life.”
Valiante texted back to Kyle “I hear ya. It sounds very good I just don’t know.” She was also charged with conspiracy to commit murder and hindering prosecution. Valiante is being held on a $2 million bond.
Kyle Navin is being held on $2.5 million bond and faces two counts of murder and murder with special circumstances in the deaths of his parents. Kyle Navin was about to be ousted from the family will, according to his mother’s good friend. Jeffery Navin, 56, was the owner of a trash hauling business and Jeanette, 55, was a school library aid.
The well-off couple had purchased a home for Kyle and he was falling behind on paying the mortgage. Jeanette told her friend a few days before she went missing that she believed Kyle was abusing drugs and they had wanted to remove him from their will because of his irresponsible behaviors.
CBS Local reports, the couple’s “pickup truck was found with a shattered window on Aug. 9 in a commuter lot off the Merritt Parkway in Westport.” This was five days after they were reported missing. Weston Police Chief John Troxell reports they found the “couple’s remains in the yard of a vacant home in Weston on Thursday afternoon after police received a tip from the homeowner.”
According to what the arrest warrant affidavit contains, it looks like on the evidence against Kyle is mounting up. According to that affidavit, Jeffrey Navin texted his son around lunchtime on Aug. 4, which was the day that the couple went missing.
Jeffery stated in the text that he wasn’t going home “til I know mom is okay.” The next question he asked Kyle in a text was if he hurt his mother. Apparently the father felt his son was capable of hurting his own mother if he asked that question.
More evidence came from Kyle’s house and from police investigating his purchases. According to CBS, “the day after his parents vanished, Kyle Navin bought germicidal bleach, hair/grease drain opener, stain remover and contractor cleanup bags, police said.” Authorities also said that on the day his parents disappeared he was questioned by police and “Kyle Navin told conflicting versions of his actions,” reports CBS.
MSN reports, “Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy Dayton said there was evidence, including the discovery of the remains, that very strongly suggests that Navin killed his parents.” Dayton made these comments on the day that Kyle Navin was in court on weapon charges.
Kyle’s younger brother, Taylor Navin, was contacted by police at his home in Mississippi when the parents first went missing. Now that his parents have been found dead, Taylor said, “When I heard my parents were missing I thought to myself, ‘they either went on vacation, or my brother did something to them.” Sadly his parents did not go on vacation.