Police say no body found in Bridgeport home search

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP/WTNH) — The man whose Noble Avenue home police searched as part of a new development in a missing persons case says he wasn’t surprised when authorities did not recover a body after an exhaustive search Monday night.

Eric Thomas told News 8 that if there was a body in his garage from last September, which was when police opened the missing persons case, he’d smell it. He added that a cousin might have led police to his home.

Police say the missing person is a Bridgeport resident.

“Some new information was developed that led us to 1803 Nobel Avenue,” Bridgeport police spokesman Bill Kaempffer said. “We executed a search and seizure warrant looking for evidence into this missing person.”

The search focused on the crawl space beneath the garage.

“At this point, we don’t know if the missing person is alive or dead,” Kaempffer said. “We are just following the leads as they come to us.”

Detectives from the major crime unit looked in and around garage, but no body was found. Officials from the state medical examiner’s officer were also on scene. The investigators got there around 6:30 p.m., and left after midnight.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Associated Press and News 8’s Erin Logan contributed to this report

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