Police search for missing Easton couple who were millions in debt

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EASTON – A missing couple has prompted a police investigation.

Co-workers last spotted Jeanette and Jeffrey Navin last Tuesday and family members reported them missing on Friday. Jeffrey Navin was $2 million in debt.

Sunday, state police found the Navins' pickup truck in the exit 42 park & ride lot off the Merritt Parkway.  The pickup had been vandalized.

According to court documents, the Navins owe almost $2.3 million on a Guilford home which the bank foreclosed on.

They also owe CL&P, now Eversource, almost $140,000 for overdue power bills.

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“They`re hardworking people who like to travel so the fact that they like to travel gave us the weekend to say maybe they`re going to come home and they didn't come home on Sunday night so Monday we really started hitting the ground running,” said Chief Tim Shaw of the Easton Police.

Shaw said that they are continuing investigation and are checking to see if the couple left on a flight out of one of the New York city airports (JFK, LaGuardia or Newark)

Investigators don't suspect foul play but also aren't sure where the couple may be. Primary assistance is coming from the State Police Major Crime Unit. They are working with the FBI but this is the very initial stage of the investigation.

Police said they've already combed through the town of Easton and interviewed several family members and friends and that they are being cooperative.

They're also focused on figuring out the couple's finances.

“I've done a lot of missing persons cases. This is a very unique one with two adult people, a couple... didn't really tell anyone what they were doing or where they going so right now at this point, we`re hoping for positive conclusion to this,” said Shaw.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 203-268-4111.