Car Found, But No Sign of Missing Easton Couple

The husband runs a sanitation company and the wife works at a school library.

A Weston school library worker and her husband, who runs a sanitation company in Westport, have been missing from their home in Easton for a week.

Jeanette Navin, 55, and Jeffrey Navin, 56, were last seen Tuesday, Aug. 4 and were reported missing Friday, Aug. 7, according to Easton police, who believe the two recently moved to town.

"Family members made us aware Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin were missing since Tuesday," explained Easton Police Chief Tim Shaw. "They said they sometimes travel so they wanted to make us aware of it. They hadn't heard from them and it was uncommon for them not to tell someone."

Although there has been no sign of the missing couple, investigators found their truck empty Sunday in a commuter lot near exit 42 off the Merritt Parkway. Police said one of the windows was broken.

"Now we're on day seven. The longer this gets... the more nervous the family is – rightfully so – and the more suspicious it gets," said Shaw. "At this point, we're still looking at it as a missing person. We don't have anything that leads us to foul play as of yet."

Police are combing the car for clues and looking into their careers.

Jeanette Navin works as a paraprofessional in the library resource center at Weston Intermediate School, according to the superintendent, who sent an urgent alert to staff members on Tuesday.

Superintendent Dr. Colleen Palmer described Navin as a "beloved employee" who has worked with the school system for 18 years.

"Our entire district is extremely concerned that she and her husband have not yet been located, and we continue to offer our support in any way that would further the efforts of law enforcement to find them and bring them home safely," Palmer said in an email to NBC Connecticut on Tuesday.

Police said Jeffrey Navin runs J&J Refuse, a waste management company in Westport. A recorded message on the company's phone line says, "Due to a family emergency, some collections have been delayed."

The Easton Police Department is working with other law enforcement agencies to figure out what happened to the couple. Federal agencies have been alerted about the disappearance. Police believe there is no danger to the public.

"The family is very concerned," said Shaw. "They're looking for help from anyone that knows them."

Anyone with information on the Navins' whereabouts is urged to call Easton police at 203-268-4111.

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