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Wealthy Couple Vanishes After $2.2 Million Debt Ruling

Relatives say the couple's finances had nothing to do with their disappearance



    Wealthy Couple Vanishes After $2.2 Million Debt Ruling
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    Jeff and Jeanette Navin have been missing for more than a week.

    A wealthy Connecticut couple disappeared a week after losing an appeal over more than $2 million they owe in debt, according to state court records.

    Jeanette Navin, 55, and Jeffrey Navin, 56, of Easton haven't been seen since Aug. 4 and were reported missing by relatives Friday. Police say the couple's car was found Sunday in Westport in a commuter lot off the Merritt Parkway.

    Jeffrey Navin is president of J & J Refuse in Weston. Jeanette Navin is a school library aide in Weston. Relatives tell NBC Connecticut there are no indications financial issues factored into their disappearance.

    "We are shocked and saddened at the unexpected disappearance of Jeff and Jeanette Navin. There are no words to describe the impact this has had on their parents, siblings, and children. We wish only for their safe return and we ask for anyone who has seen either of them since Tuesday, August 4th, to contact the Easton police," a statement from the family says.

    State court records show Jeffrey Navin was $2.2 million in debt as of December in connection with a mortgage on a Guilford home. His attorney didn't immediately return a phone message Wednesday.

    Easton Police Chief Tim Shaw says the couple often travels, but it's unusual they haven't been in contact with anyone for so long.

    Although there has been no sign of the missing couple, investigators found their truck empty Sunday in a commuter lot near exit 42 off the Merritt Parkway. Police said one of the windows was broken.

    Police are searching the car for clues and looking into the Navins' careers. They are also looking into their financials and social media activity, according to Shaw.

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