Warrants Reveal Search Efforts Behind Missing Couple Case - NBC Connecticut

Warrants Reveal Search Efforts Behind Missing Couple Case

Court documents related to the disappearance of an Easton couple missing since early August show authorities have searched the couple’s former and current homes, a bank account and their 2003 Dodge Ram pickup truck. (Published Friday, Aug. 21, 2015)

Court documents related to the disappearance of an Easton couple missing since early August show authorities have searched the couple’s former and current homes, a bank account and their 2003 Dodge Ram pickup truck.

Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin vanished Aug. 4. Jeffrey Navin is president of J&J Refuse, a sanitation company in Westport, and Jeanette works as a school library aide in Weston.

According search warrants obtrained by the NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters, the couple's son, Kyle Navin, told police his family was in the process of selling J&J Refuse. The company website lists Kyle Navin as operations manager.

A source close to the investigation told NBC Connecticut Kyle Navin has been named a person of interest in his parents' disappearance. Police have been searching his home in Bridgeport and have not been able to locate him since their initial interview.

According to the warrants, Kyle Navin told police his parents visited him in Bridgeport the morning they went missing and asked to take him out to dinner.

Kyle Navin said he had a broken back and didn't feel well enough to go, according to the warrants.

That was the last time anyone heard from the couple.

The last calls logged on Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin's phones were the day they disappeared, according to search warrants obtained by the Troubleshooters. Verizon told police those phones have been turned off.

Investigators took more than a dozen swab samples from the pickup truck after a Connecticut State Police trooper found it in a Westport commuter lot Aug. 9. The truck's side window had been broken.

"Detectives are conducting a very thorough investigation," said state police spokesman Trooper First Class Kelly Grant. "They are following all leads."

About a week before they vanished, a judge denied Jeffrey Navin's request to appeal a $2.2 million debt ruling on a $900,000 Guilford property. Relatives have said there's no indication the couple's finances factored into their disappearance.

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