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Police say Friend of injured son in N.J. homicide probe charged with evidence tampering, police say. Friend of injured son in N.J. homicide probe accused of theft, according to cops

Police say Friend of injured son in N.J. homicide probe charged with evidence tampering, police say. Friend of injured son in N.J. homicide probe accused of theft, according to cops

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An Easton man is being pursued for deleting text messages while being interviewed by authorities investigating the case.

Kyle P. Kaspereen, 24, was arrested in the murder of Elaine Trachin, according to The Warren County Prosecutor's Office on Wednesday night.

Elaine Trachin's homicide is yet to be investigated.

Kaspereen is identified in court documents as a friend of the victim's son, a 52-year-old who was injured in the incident Tuesday night that left his mother dead.

According to Prosecutor James Pfeiffer, Kaspereen, of the 1200 block of Butler Street, was being held in the Warren County jail Wednesday night.

Authorities said in an interview Wednesday with investigators that he had been in cell contact with the son and was at the house of the victims shared in the 100 block of Wayne Street in the Warren County borough on Tuesday, according to authorities.

Kaspereen alleges he had made arrangements for the sale of a motorcycle belonging to the kid, however the deal never ended up happening, investigators said in the affidavit of probable cause for charges against the suspect.

Kyle Kaspereen's phone information will show information leading to the possible identity of the person(s) responsible for these crimes, investigators said in court records during a break. While interviewing detectives, Kyle Kaspereen was observed deleting text messages from his device.

When asked why he did this, he advised detectives: I deleted those messages since they didnt add up to what I told you.

In the ongoing homicide investigation, Kaspereern is charged with tampering with physical evidence and limiting apprehension or prosecution.

The kid was taken to a trauma center by medical helicopter and is in intensive care with serious injuries, according to Pfeiffer earlier Wednesday.

Anyone who has information about the crimes is asked to call the prosecutor's office at 908-475-6275.

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