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State Police Return To Upstate Landfill In Search For Missing Easton Couple

Jeffrey and Jeannette Navin have not been seen since Aug. 4.
Jeffrey and Jeannette Navin have not been seen since Aug. 4. Photo Credit: Easton Police Department

EASTON, Conn. — As the search continues for a couple from Easton who went missing more than a month ago, state police returned to a landfill in Putnam, according to NBC Connecticut.

Jeffrey Navin, 56, and Jeanette Navin, 55, were last seen Aug. 4, reportedly by their son, Kyle, 27, who has been arrested and held on federal firearms charges and who has been named a person of interest in their disappearance. 

Jeffrey Navin is president of the J&J Refuse in Westport, where his son also worked. Jeanette Navin is a library aide at Weston Intermediate School.

State Police investigators have been searching the Putnam Ash Residue Landfill, a 186-acre site used to dump ash from all the state's waste-to-energy plants, NBC Connecticut said.

Investigators also searched the landfill a couple of weeks ago and did not found any human remains at that time, NBC said.

"Putnam Ash Residue Landfill was searched in an effort to rule it out as a possible location," the State Police said in a statement last month.

Days after the couple were last seen, their pickup truck was found at a commuter parking lot off the Merritt Parkway in Westport. A window was broken, and traces of blood and a bullet were found inside, state police have said. 

Federal warrants for Kyle Navin's arrest revealed text messages between Kyle and Jeffrey in which the father accused the son of hurting his mother.

Kyle Navin was charged with possession of a firearm by an individual who is an unlawful user of, or addicted to, any controlled substance. The federal offense carries a possible sentence of 10 years in prison. He remains in federal custody. 

State police ask anyone with information on the case to call 860-685-8190. All calls will remain confidential.

Read the full story here at the NBC Connecticut website.

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