A missing Connecticut couple hasn’t been seen for almost a week, and now the family is desperately trying to get some answers. Where are Jeffrey and Jeannette Navin?
The wealthy Connecticut couple was reported missing on August 7, three days after they were last seen, Easton police said, according to the New York Daily News. The Navin’s car was found at a park-n-ride off of Merritt Parkway in Westport, Connecticut, on August 9, authorities say.
Adding to the mystery in the case of the missing Connecticut couple is the fact that they recently lost an appeal about more than $2.2 million they owe in debt, according to court records. However, Police Chief Tim Shaw said the Navins could be on a vacation, as they travel often, though relatives say they usually let someone know where they’re headed to.
Authorities do not suspect foul play, and expect the missing Connecticut couple to return home by the weekend. The family is concerned, and relatives don’t believe the court case has anything to do with their disappearance.
Court records show that, a week before the Connecticut couple went missing, a judge denied Jeffrey Navin’s second appeal in a million dollar foreclosure case with HSBC Bank USA. The Hartford Courant reported the couple didn’t pay a dime to the financial institution on a $1.3 million mortgage, and the bank filed a lawsuit in 2007 and, by December of 2014, the debt the Navins owed had nearly doubled, according to the real estate website, Zillow.
The case is pending in court, but in addition to the lawsuit, Navin had been ordered by a judge to pay a $139,000 electric bill in $35 monthly installments, in November, 2014. The electric company claims the Navins also didn’t pay their heating and cooling bills.
Relatives deny suggestions the missing Connecticut couple vanished because of their financial troubles and point out to the fact that their accounts are “untouched” during this “overwhelming and troubling time.”
The family said in a statement released by Easton Police Chief Tim Shaw they do not believe the missing Connecticut couple’s disappearance is tied to their debts, the Courant reports.
“Financial issues recently reported by the media have not been proven to be a factor for our family members’ disappearance. Information from the authorities indicates that there are available funds still in their bank accounts that are untouched.
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.”
Jeanette Navin, 55, and her husband, Jeffrey Navin, 56, were last seen on August 4 and were reported missing by their two adult children. He is the co-owner of a trash removal company, while she is a “beloved employee” for the Weston Public Schools district, where she has worked for 18 years, Superintendent Colleen Palmer said in an email to staff Tuesday.
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