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Hello. My name is***** am a US licensed attorney and I will be happy to answer your question.I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.Please note, I cannot comment on your specific situation, as this services is only limited to general information and for any legal advice / legal service you should contact your local attorney.
What was the purchase price of this used vehicle?
Did you attempt to locate the wife or the seller by utilizing various internet website that conduct people searches to find contact information for the former owners of the vehicle?
Thank you for your follow up.
Unfortunately, generally the only way to resolve similar issue with the title that has not been signed by one of the co-owners, is to either locate the co-owner who has not signed the title and have the co-owner sign it or lawsuit would have to be filed in the local court naming both co-owners as defendants and requesting for the court to either order that a title be issued to the buyer or to order the previous owners to refund any amount of money paid to him based on unjust enrichment and misrepresentation (failure to have the other co-owner sign the title).
I wish you the best of luck!
While the issue can be reported to your local police, generally the police will regard similar situation as a non-criminal civil matter and would suggest filing a lawsuit or contacting local attorney.