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Easton's New Police Chief Hopes For Closure In Navin Murder Case

Easton's Police Chief Timothy Shaw, former assistant chief at the Stamford Police Department, was sworn in over the summer. Weeks later, two town residents were reported missing.
Easton's Police Chief Timothy Shaw, former assistant chief at the Stamford Police Department, was sworn in over the summer. Weeks later, two town residents were reported missing. Photo Credit: Contributed

EASTON, Conn. — Police Chief Timothy Shaw said the Easton Police Department will stay on the case of the tragic murders of two residents to bring closure to their family, the Easton Courier reported.

Shaw said Jeffrey and Jennifer Navin were reported missing Aug. 4, just three weeks after he was sworn in as chief, the Easton Courier said.

The remains of the two, who had moved to Easton this spring after many years in Weston, were found Oct. 30 after nearly three months of searches and investigation.

Their son, Kyle Navin, a 27-year-old from Bridgeport, has been arrested in their deaths. He is charged with two counts of murder and one count of murder with special circumstances. He is being held on $2.5 million bond.

Navin also faces a federal charge of possession of a firearm by a drug addict. The drugs, including heroin, and guns were found during a search of his Bridgeport home in connection with the disappearance of his parents.

Jeanette and Jeffrey Navin of Easton were reported missing on Aug. 4. Their remains were discovered in the yard of a home on Norfield Road in Weston last month.

Kyle Navin's girlfriend, Jennifer Valiante, 31, of Westport, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and first-degree hindering prosecution in the case. She is being held on $2 million bond.

Jeffrey Navin, 56, was president of J&J Refuse in Westport, where Kyle Navin was operations manager. Jeanette Navin, 55, was a library paraprofessional at Weston Intermediate School.

State Police found traces of his mother's blood in Kyle Navin's truck and of his father's blood in Kyle Navin's home. Both had been shot. Her body was wrapped in a tarp, and his was in contractor bags when the remains were dumped at the Weston home, police said. The remains were found by workers doing fall cleanup, police said.

Click here to read the full interview with Chief Tim Shaw at the Easton Courier.

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