WESTON, Conn. – Church bells could be heard chiming the noon hour Friday at the Norfield Congregational Church in Weston as police investigated the area of a nearby home where possible human remains were discovered on Thursday.
About 15 police and FBI vehicles were on scene near 89 Norfield Road, where the remains were found. The remains are believed to be connected to the search for Jeannette and Jeffrey Navin of Easton, who were reported missing on Aug. 7. Their son, Kyle, has been named a person of interest in the case and is currently in federal custody on gun charges.
Several news crews were on scene Friday, awaiting any updates from police on the investigation. A few neighbors were out, including one man who walked his dog through a blocked off area.
Neighbor Erin Moore said the house at 89 Norfield Road has been abandoned for years. The owner moved to Westport and she thought the house was in such disrepair it would be torn down.
“The odd thing we observed in late summer, early September was, after so many years of being abandoned, there was equipment there. Excavation equipment and workers. And then it abruptly stopped. It was rather curious,” she said.
Jeannette Navin is a library paraprofessional at Weston Intermediate School and her husband is the owner of J&J Refuse in Westport. Moore has kids in the school system and helped out in the library and knew Jeannette.
“I enjoyed her very much,” she said. Of the activity surrounding the neighborhood Friday, she said, “I’m glad that there’s progress, but do I like this? No.”
"Jeanette was one of my favorite people, she was always helping the kids, and was an extremely hard worker," said Ray Williams of Danbury, a former co-worker of Jeanette Navin in the Weston Schools. "I am saddened by the events that took place, I am just at a loss for words. For this to happen to such a loving and caring person is just unthinkable.
"Not only helping the kids, but she often went above and beyond her job description and helped her peers as well."
Diane Hays, who lives about two miles from the scene, was out jogging Friday and was detoured by the road closure. She has two kids who have gone through Jeannette’s school, and said it’s been a tough year because a teacher there died recently.
“It’s hard to understand that anyone would do this,” Hays said.
Christine Lomuscio, a 26-year Weston resident, said she was relieved the case might be resolved.
“I don’t know them, but they obviously had troubles in their lives. Speaking for myself, I’m just so relieved. We’ve been speculating.”
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