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In Missing Couple Case, Police Find Guns, Drugs In Son's Bridgeport Home

Jeannette and Jeffrey Navin of Easton have been missing for over a month.
Jeannette and Jeffrey Navin of Easton have been missing for over a month. Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — As police searched the home of a 27-year-old Bridgeport man who is a person of interest in the disappearance of his parents, they found two firearms, bullets and evidence of drug use, officials said Tuesday.

As a result, Kyle Navin was arrested Tuesday on a federal criminal complaint charging him with possession of a firearm by an individual who is an unlawful user of, or addicted to, any controlled substance, said a joint statement from U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre M. Daly; Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the FBI; Col. Brian F. Meraviglia of the Connecticut State Police; and Easton Police Chief Timothy Shaw.

As alleged in the criminal complaint, on Aug. 7, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies began investigating the disappearance of Navin's parents, Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin of Easton, the statement said.

On Aug. 13, investigators conducted a court-authorized search of Kyle Navin's Bridgeport residence and seized two firearms and numerous rounds of ammunition from his bedroom.

On Aug. 19, law enforcement conducted a second search and located and seized items indicative of substance abuse, including numerous heroin brand-stamped glassine baggies with heroin residue, hypodermic needles, empty prescription bottles for oxycodone and prescription bottles containing other controlled substances.

Investigators also recovered a receipt from a firearms shooting range that was issued on Aug. 5.

The complaint further says that investigators conducted a court-authorized search of Navin’s cellphone and reviewed numerous text messages that discuss his use of heroin, oxycodone and Xanax.

The charge carries a maximum term of 10 years in prison.

Navin is the last person known to have seen his parents.

Jeanette Navin, 55, and her husband, Jeffrey Navin, 56, were reported missing to police on Friday, Aug. 7. Their Dodge pickup truck was found in a commuter parking lot off the Merritt Parkway in Westport two days later.

State Police took over the investigation after traces of blood and a bullet were found in the pickup.

Jeannette and Jeffrey Navin, who recently moved from Weston to Easton, grew up in Westport. Kyle Navin is a graduate of Weston High School.

Jeffrey Navin is the president of J&J Refuse in Westport, and Jeanette Navin is a school library aide at Weston Intermediate School. Kyle Navin also works at J&J Refuse as the operations manager.

State Police have searched landfills and transfer stations unsuccessfully for any signs of the remains of the missing couple.

This ongoing investigation is being conducted by the FBI Bridgeport Violent Crimes Task Force, Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime Squad and Easton Police Department, with the assistance of the State’s Attorney’s Office for the Fairfield Judicial District and the Westport, Weston and Bridgeport Police Departments.

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