The son of a missing Easton couple found dead in Weston has been charged with 2 counts of murder in connection with the deaths of his parents.
State police charged Kyle Navin with two counts of murder and one count of murder with special circumstances after the remains of his parents, Jeffrey and Jeannette were found at an abandoned home in Weston.
Kyle Navin remains in Federal custody at a prison in Rhode Island on gun charges.
On Friday, police arrested Kyle Navin's girlfriend, Jennifer Valiante. She is charged with conspiracy to commit murder and first-degree hindering prosecution in connection to the deaths. Valiante was brought to New Haven detention where she is being held on a $2 million bond until she appears in court on Monday.
State police revealed that the remains were human during a news conference on Friday afternoon. They confirmed it by way of the Chief Medical Examiner's Office.
State police said on Thursday, at about 3 p.m., they began searching the property of a vacant home on Norfield Road in connection with the disappearance of the Navins. The home has been vacant for a decade.
"We went there with our officers and located areas in the yard that appeared suspicious and may contain evidence that may be linked to the Navin case," said Weston Police Chief John Troxell.
Neighbors in Weston said the area is typically quiet, but they noticed activity at the home around the time the couple went missing.
"There was construction that happened early in the fall, late summer, that went on for a couple of weeks and ended abruptly, which was rather odd," said Erin Moore. "It ended abruptly. They didn't fix the home, there seemed to not be any change in the condition of the home."
Tax records show Thomas Kerrigan owns the home and police said he has a son, however they did not say if there is a connection to the Navin family.
Jeffrey and Jeannette Navin have been missing since Aug. 4, according to troopers.
Sources have told Eyewitness News that their son, Kyle Navin, was initially a person of interest in their disappearance.
Five days after the couple was last seen, their vehicle was found in a commuter parking lot off of the Merritt Parkway in Westport, state police said.
A source said a bullet hole was found inside it.
Investigators said Kyle Navin worked for the family business, J&J Refuse. The company's website lists Jeffrey Navin as its president and Kyle Navin as its operations manager.
An affidavit obtained by Eyewitness News earlier this year said Jeannette Navin went on her son's garbage route on Aug. 4 and her phone went inactive later that morning.
Text messages exchanged between Jeffrey Navin and Kyle Navin referenced whether the mother was OK. Another from Jeffrey Navin suggested he was worried about being framed for murder.
Kyle Navin was eventually arrested on federal firearms and drug charges after his house was searched by investigators.
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