A source close to the investigation told Eyewitness News that police found a bullet hole in a vehicle connected to the missing couple from Easton.
The latest development has many people wondering if the disappearance of Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin will change from a missing person’s case to a criminal investigation.
It’s been three weeks and there is still no sign of the Navins. Last week, they searched their son's house in Bridgeport. As the search expands, the latest news about a bullet hole, is not sitting well wth neighbors.
The search for Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin has taken state police investigators from Connecticut’s largest city and the Bridgeport home belonging to their son.
"Certainly the neighbors have been upset,” Nick Liberto, of Bridgeport, said.
The search as continued at a landfill in Connecticut’s quiet corner.
"They've been here all this week, all of last week,” Dan Eldridge, who works at the landfill, said.
Last week, Eyewitness news learned the couple's son Kyle Navin was considered a person of interest. That same week police used cadaver dogs to search a number of locations.
"We're all hoping for the best, but I'm sure like everyone else, we're waiting to hear what the facts are going to be before we move on,” Liberto said.
Jeffrey Navin owned J & J Refuse Services in Westport. Trash collected in that town is sent to this waste to energy facility in Bridgeport. The trash is then burned with the ash before getting trucked up to Putnam.
"If they think it came from Bridgeport and they think it came through the incinerator, it stands to reason why they'd be looking up here,” Eldridge said.
At the time of their disappearance, police said they learned that the couple owed more than $2 million. Much of it was tied to a home in Guilford.
The family, however, stressed that the debt is not a factor because funds in a bank account have not been touched.
On Aug. 9, five days after they were last seen, police said they found their car in a commuter lot off the Merritt Parkway in Westport. A window was broken.
Anyone who knows of the Navins’ whereabouts or has any information into their disappearance is asked to contact Connecticut State Police at 860-685-8190. All call will be kept confidential.
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