New details on 2 ex-cons being held in connection with car belonging to teenagers now presumed dead

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Action News has learned that the two men considered persons of interest in the case of the Westland teenagers now presumed dead are ex-cons who have already spent years behind bars.


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Both men, who are in custody, could soon face charges for Breaking and Entering of an Automobile.

Detroit Police say several days ago, the men stripped Jake Kudla's car and washed it down in an effort to remove fingerprints.

Both men denied knowing anything about Kudla, 18, and his friend 17-year-old Jourdan Bobbish.

Kudla's white Chevrolet Cavalier was found in an alley next to the west side apartment where both men resided up until their arrests.

Police sources say one man is a 39-year-old who was convicted in 2003 of armed bank robbery.

The other man, 40, spent time in prison for criminal sexual assault during a home invasion.

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