Missing Easton couple being evicted

EASTON - Even as state police continue to search the property for remains of missing couple Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin, the owners of the home are seeking to have the couple’s possessions thrown to the curb.

Patricia Barrett and Rob Hennessey, owners of the home at 77 Staples Road where the Navins had been living before they disappeared in August, have filed papers in state housing court to evict the couple for failure to pay rent.

On Thursday Barrett and Hennessey asked a Superior Court judge for permission to enter the house and change the locks.

Earlier this week state police with cadaver dogs were scouring the woods behind the house for signs of the Navins but did not turn up any evidence, police sources said.

Meanwhile, the Navin’s son, Kyle Navin, remains in the Wyatt Detention Facility in Rhode Island awaiting trial on a federal gun charge.

Jeffrey Navin, 56, is the president of J & J Refuse. Jeanette Navin, 55, is a Weston Intermediate School library paraprofessional. They have not been seen since Aug. 4.

Earlier this month the FBI charged Kyle Navin, 27, the operations manager of his father’s refuse company with possession of a firearm by a drug addicted person - a charge that has rarely been used before and is believed to have been made in this case to keep Navin, suspect in his parent’s death, in custody while the murder investigation proceeds.