“U R setting me up,” Texts between father, son reveal new details in case of missing couple

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Officials say texts between a father and a son reveal new details in the case of a missing Connecticut couple.

Jeanette and Jeffrey Navin have not been seen since Aug. 4.

This week, their son, Kyle Navin, 27, was arrested for one charge of possession of a firearm by an individual who is an unlawful user of/addicted to a controlled substance.

In Kyle’s arrest warrant, authorities detail a text-message conversation showing Kyle’s father, Jeffrey, asking his son if he hurt his mother, Jeannette.

  • 12:44 p.m., Jeffrey: I go home and get framed for murder
  • 12:45 p.m., Kyle: Oh stop
  • 12:48 p.m., Jeffrey: I’m going to the police first
  • 12:50 p.m., Kyle: Ok and reason being?
  • 12:57 p.m., Jeffrey: U R setting me up
  • 12:58 p.m., Kyle: Dad really what are you talking about?

According to the Hartford Courant, the text conversation between Kyle and Jeffery led investigators to search Kyle’s home, where they found drugs, weapons and ammunition.

Police also discovered a receipt from Home Depot that was issued on Aug. 5 in Kyle’s apartment.

The receipt reportedly showed a purchase of germicidal bleach, hair and drain grease drain opener, Goo Gone stain remover and contractor cleanup bags.

Investigators say Kyle Navin’s story about the last time he saw his parents has changed multiple times.

Authorities say his stories do not match up with his text messages.

“The cell site activity and text messages exchanged between (Kyle) Navin and Jeffrey on Aug. 4, 2015, do not accord with (Kyle) Navin’s statements to law enforcement,” authorities wrote in the affidavit.

Authorities have still not located Jeffrey or Jeanette.

Kyle Navin has not been charged in connection with his parents’ disappearance.

The investigation is ongoing.

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