AUSTIN (KXAN) – A third day of testimony continues in the trial of a former firefighter, Joe Carr, accused of killing his girlfriend, Veronica Navarro, in the summer of 2011.
On Thursday, Det. Sylvia Leal, the lead investigator in the case for the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, testified Carr tried to drive into Canada but was denied entry. She says customs officials secured Carr’s vehicle, a blue Kid Rio, until Travis County authorities could arrive in North Dakota.
In court, prosecutors showed pictures of the interior of the car. Investigators found clothes, backpacks, and a cooler inside.
After returning to Texas, crime scene investigators say they served a second search warrant at Carr’s Spicewood home.
There, they say they discovered a storage room that only opens to the outside. In that room, they found a tent bag that matches the brand of the tent Navarro’s body was found inside. Prosecutors presented evidence to show the product number on the tent bag matched the tent.
On Wednesday, Pedernales firefighters who worked with Carr testified that he seemed “lethargic” around the time of the murder.
On Tuesday, prosecutors said Navarro May have also been involved with an ex-boyfriend, Chris Kashimba. On Tuesday, Kashimba testified Navarro was afraid of Carr’s temper and said he had a drinking problem. He also testified Navarro said she intended to leave Carr and go back to Kashimba.