90-year-old man arrested for the murder of his 67-year-old stepdaughter whose body lay undiscovered for a week at her home
- Anthony Aiello, 90, is suspected of murdering stepdaughter Karen Navarra, 67
- He is being held without bail in the Santa Clara County Jail
- Navarra’s body was discovered in her San Jose residence with visible injuries
- An autopsy found that Navarra died of blunt force trauma
Anthony Aiello, 90, of San Jose, is suspected of murdering his stepdaughter Karen Navarra, 67, according to the San Jose Police Department. He is being held without bail in the Santa Clara County Jail
A 90-year-old man from California has been arrested in connection with the killing of his 67-year-old stepdaughter.
Officers discovered Karen Navarra’s battered body on September 13 while conducting a welfare check at her home in San Jose.
She had not shown up to work the previous week and colleagues had become concerned, according to police.
Her death was not declared a homicide until after an autopsy was performed where it was revealed Navarra died from blunt-force trauma, according to San Jose police Officer Gina Tepoorten.
‘The motive and circumstances surrounding the homicide are still under investigation,’ Tepoorten said.
Detectives eventually identified Navarra’s stepfather, Anthony Aiello, as a suspect in her killing.
Aiello was arrested more than a week after San Jose police officers responded to a welfare check in the 1000 block of Terra Noble Way, pictured, and found Navarra unresponsive
Aiello was arrested in San Jose on Tuesday and booked into Santa Clara County Jail on murder charges.
Navarra’s death is the city’s 20th murder of the year.
Anyone with information about the killing can contact Detective Sgt. Mike Montonye or Detective Brian Meeker at 408-277-5283 or svcrimestoppers.org.