Warrants Detail Grim Evidence in Case of Missing Mom

Jennifer Dulos vanished May 24
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2019 2:20 AM CDT
Updated Jun 3, 2019 2:43 PM CDT
Estranged Husband Arrested in Mom's Disappearance
This photo provided by the New Canaan Police Department shows Michelle C. Troconis.   (New Canaan Police Department via AP)

The estranged husband Jennifer Dulos said she was "terrified" of has been arrested in connection with her disappearance, and warrants in the case detail some grim evidence. Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, were arrested Saturday night and charged with tampering with or fabricating evidence and hindering prosecution, the Stamford Advocate reports. Jennifer Dulos—a Connecticut mother of five who has been engaged in a bitter custody battle with Fotis Dulos since filing for divorce two years ago—has not been seen since she dropped her children off at school in New Canaan on May 24. Her black Chevy Suburban was found near a recreational area that night.

  • Warrants for Fotis Dulos, 51, and Troconis, 44, say police observed what the Hartford Courant calls "stains and splatters" inside the garage upon visiting Jennifer Dulos' New Canaan home the evening of May 24. Blood and evidence of a clean-up job were found inside the home the next day.
  • "Investigators came to the consensus that a serious physical assault had occurred at the scene, and Jennifer Dulos was the suspected victim," the warrants state.
  • Footage captured by surveillance cameras in Hartford on May 24 show a Ford Raptor pickup truck stopping more than 30 times over the course of four miles to dispose of items in garbage containers that were subsequently recovered by law enforcement. Clothing and kitchen sponges marked with Jennifer Dulos' blood were found in the bags, reports the AP. Based on the footage and cellphone data, police believe Fotis Dulos, who drives a Raptor, and Troconis dumped the items.
  • He's being held on $500,000 bond; Troconis posted bail.
  • At a church vigil Sunday in New Canaan, Aaron Cooper, the head of New Canaan Country School, said the community is "heartbroken" and described the five children as "beloved members of our school community," CNN reports.
(Jennifer Dulos had described her estranged husband as "controlling, volatile, and delusional.")

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