What to Know
- Jennifer Dulos was last seen on Friday, May 24 when she dropped her children off at school in New Canaan.
- According to court documents, investigators found blood in her home believe she may have been the victim of a “serious physical assault."
- Dulos’ estranged husband Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend Michelle Troconis were charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution
The family and friends of Jennifer Dulos, a 50-year-old mother of five who’s been missing since May 24, have released a new statement as the search for Dulos closes in on a month.
“Four weeks have elapsed since Jennifer Farber Dulos disappeared. None of this feels real. We tell ourselves that this kind of nightmare happens to people in stories, not to those we know and love,” wrote family spokesperson Carrie Luft.
“But this situation is real, and it is dire. Each passing day intensifies the impact of this tragedy on Jennifer’s children, who have not seen their mother—the guiding presence in their lives—in 28 days.
The New Canaan and Connecticut State police are working around the clock to find Jennifer and to solve the mystery of her disappearance. We are immensely grateful for their dedication. Thank you also to the greater New Canaan and Farmington-Avon communities, who have buoyed our spirits with their support and solidarity.
Many people have asked for more details about Jennifer, as a person, a mom, a friend. Jennifer is brilliant and creative—she graduated with honors from Brown University and earned an MFA in writing from NYU. As a teen, she was a nationally ranked junior squash player. Much more important, Jennifer is a deeply genuine person, compassionate and trustworthy. She is also subtly hilarious. She loves silly movies as much as she loves great literature. An avid traveler, she delights in learning about other people and has imbued her five children with this love of discovery. She cares about her children more than anything in the world.
Please know that the kids are safe and surrounded with love. They are embodying what Jennifer has taught them: to support each other with unity. If she could see them right now, she would be extremely proud.
We ask that if you have any information about Jennifer’s disappearance, her whereabouts, or any events in between, call the New Canaan police tip line at (203) 594-3544 or email FindJenniferDulos@newcanaanct.gov. Your identity will be protected. Please help find Jennifer. Thank you.”
Dulos was last seen on Friday, May 24 when she dropped her children off at school in New Canaan.
According to court documents, when investigators searched her home they found blood and believe she may have been the victim of a “serious physical assault.”
The search for her in the weeks since has spanned several communities, including New Canaan, Farmington, Avon and Hartford, and New Canaan police said Wednesday that they have received nearly 900 tips related to the investigation and more than 80 submissions from surveillance cameras.
Jennifer Dulos’ estranged husband Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend Michelle Troconis have been arrested in connection with the case and each charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution. They are both out on $500,000 bond and under a requirement to wear GPS tracking devices.