EASTON, Conn. – The son of a missing Connecticut couple hasn’t been seen by neighbors since several days after he was questioned about his parents’ disappearance, reports the Greenwich Times.
State police and local detectives searched Kyle Navin’s Bridgeport home on Wednesday night, and police are calling him a “person of interest” in the case, reported CBS affiliate WFSB. According to the paper, Kyle Navin was the last known person to see his parents before they disappeared.
Fifty-five-year-old Jeanette Navin and 56-year-old Jeffrey Navin of Easton haven’t been seen since Aug. 4. Their car was found in a commuter lot off the Merritt Parkway in Westport Aug. 9 by state troopers, according to Connecticut State Police.
Kyle Navin is listed as an operations manager for the family’s refuse company — his father is reportedly the company’s president. Neighbors told the Greenwich Times that Kyle Navin packed up his car and left about a week ago.
State court records show Jeffrey Navin was $2.2 million in debt as of December in connection with a mortgage on a Guilford home. Relatives have denied that their disappearance is related to the debt.
The paper reported that Laura Thompson, the wife of Jeffrey Navin’s brother, reported them missing Aug. 7 after her brother-in-law hadn’t collected the refuse along his route in several days. She reportedly told police the last time anyone heard from the couple was Aug. 4, when they visited Kyle.
Police reportedly then interviewed Kyle Navin, who told police he last saw his parents on Tuesday morning when they came to visit him. Kyle Navin told police he had a broken back and was unable to work, and told his parents he couldn’t go out to dinner with them that night because his back was hurting, according to the paper.
Kyle Navin suggested to police that his parents might have gone to New York for dinner, according to the Greenwich Times.
Five days later, when troopers discovered their pickup truck with a damaged window, a Westport police lieutenant reportedly noticed a home a short distance away from the commuter lot. According to the paper, the home was owned by the missing couple — it had been in foreclosure and stood vacant.
The investigator noticed a door had been forced open and saw numerous cards for the family’s refuse company, according to the paper.
Easton Police did not immediately return a call from 48 Hours’ Crimesider. State Police issued a short press release but wouldn’t comment on the case.
Thursday, state police were also in Easton, searching fields that abut a farm, reports the paper.
More search warrants are expected to be issued in the case, reports the paper.
Anyone with information is asked to call 860-685-8190.