Jennifer Dulos has now been missing for three weeks and hundreds of tips have been coming in as the search continues.
The 50-year-old mother of five has been missing since May 24. Dulos was last seen that morning when she dropped her children off at school in New Canaan but she missed doctor’s appointments that day and her friends could not get in touch with her. She was reported missing that night.
When police officers went to her home on Welles Lane, they found blood stains on the garage floor and “evidence of attempts to clean the crime scene,” according to court documents.
What officers saw led them to suspect that Jennifer was the victim of a serious assault.
The search for Jennifer and the investigation into what happened has been extensive over the last three weeks. New Canaan police asked anyone with information to come forward and said they have received 550 tips from around the world.
In addition to asking for tips, police also asked New Canaan residents and businesses with surveillance systems that capture vehicles on the road to save any video captured between Wednesday, May 22 and Saturday, May 25. In response to that request, police have received 80 videos.
For 11 days in a row, police have been at Material Innovation Recycling Authority, or MIRA, a trash-to-energy facility in Hartford and state police said they will be there again on Friday.
Police have made two arrests in connection to the case. Jennifer’s estranged husband. Fotis, and his girlfriend Michelle Troconis, have both been charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution in connection with Jennifer’s disappearance. Both pleaded not guilty, were released on bond and have been fitted with GPS-monitoring devices.
“I understand why people suspect Mr. Dulos, but I would ask people to follow the evidence, not their hunches, not their suspicions,” said Norm Pattis, Fotis Dulos’ defense attorney.
NBC Connecticut News also reached out to Michelle Troconis’ attorney, as well as the state’s attorney, but did not hear back.
Kenneth Gray, a lecturer on criminal investigations at the University of New Haven, worked as an FBI agent for 25 years and is not affiliated with the case, but said the media attention surrounding the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos could be an important asset to investigators trying to crack the case.
He also said the tip line has the potential of providing the missing key to the investigation.