The Case of the Disappearance of New Canaan Mom Jennifer Dulos

Jennifer Dulos, a mother of five, has been missing for more than a year and a half. She was last seen on May 24, 2019, and there has been no sign of her. Police arrested three suspects in the case, including her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, who died days after attempting to commit suicide at his home.

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Jennifer Dulos Is Reported Missing

Jennifer Dulos has been missing for more than a year and a half. She has not been seen since May 24, 2019. Police said they found evidence of attempts to clean up a crime scene at her New Canaan home. In the early days of the search, police circulated this flyer in the hopes that it would generate leads in the search to find out what happened to her.

Michelle Troconis, Fotis Dulos and Kent Mawhinney

They were charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and hindering prosecution in the first degree and have pleaded not guilty.

Fotis Dulos was later charged with murder, felony murder and kidnapping in the first-degree. He was released on bond and placed under house arrest.

Hia attorney, Norm Pattis, said the case was "entirely circumstantial" and Fotis Dulos wanted to clear his name. Pattis filed a motion to have charges dismissed and said he planned to waive a probable cause hearing and ask to go to trial as soon as possible.

Fotis Dulos later died, days after attempting suicide at his Farmington home. In March 2020, a judge allowed the state to nolle charges against Fotis Dulos.

Read Arrest Warrant Charging Fotis Dulos With Murder

Troconis was arrested the same day and charged with conspiracy to commit murder. She was released on bond.

Read Warrant Charging Michelle Troconis With Conspiracy to Commit Murder

Read Warrant Charging Kent Mawhinney With Conspiracy to Commit Murder

Kent Mawhinney, a friend of Fotis and a civil attorney, was also arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder. He has been released from custody.

Defense Attorney Presents 'Gone Girl' Theory

Around a month after Jennifer Dulos disappeared, Pattis, brought about a "Gone Girl" theory, based on a novel about a woman, after reviewing a novel Jennifer wrote.

Jennifer's family responded, saying they were concerned about the "continuous attacks and ludicrous theories."

Fotis Dulos and Norm Pattis speak outside court

Blood-Stained Shirt Found: Report

The Hartford Courant reported that police found the shirt they believe Jennifer Dulos was wearing on the day she disappeared and it was stained with her blood. The report said it was found in trash cans in Hartford.

Police found the blood-stained shirt Jennifer Dulos was wearing on the day she disappeared, according to a report in the Hartford Courant.

Pattis responded, saying, " I am unaware of any evidence about what she was wearing when she disappeared. This sounds like dangerous speculation."

Prior Arrest Warrant Documents Bloodstains, Missing Seats and More

In September 2019, police released the arrest warrant for Fotis Dulos. In it, police documented bloodstains, missing seats, a mystery trip to an auto detailer and license plates dumped down a storm drain.

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One of the arrest warrants issued for Fotis Dulos said the office of the chief medical examiner, based on lab results and information presented about the case, indicated that due to the degree of blood loss and other factors, "he was prepared to state that Jennifer Dulos had sustained injury (or multiple injuries) which he would consider 'non-survivable' without medical intervention."

Jennifer Dulos' Medical Records

Norm Pattis said his client obtained compelling evidence that Jennifer Dulos might still be alive: a medical bill dated after she disappeared. A motion filed in Stamford Superior Court said Fotis obtained one of Jennifer Dulos’ medical bills for “reproductive” services.

Jennifer Dulos’ friends and family said that the claim that Jennifer might have received medical treatment after she disappeared is inaccurate.

Family spokesperson Carrie Luft said the bill was an automatic charge that had nothing to do with any in-person appearance.

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Fotis Dulos Declared Dead After Suicide Attempt

A police source close to the investigation said that Fotis Dulos attempted suicide at his Farmington home and there is an active scene.
An attorney for Fotis Dulos said his client, Fotis Dulos, has been taken to UConn Health Center.

Judge Agrees to Nolle Murder Charges Against Fotis Dulos

In March 2020, a judge agreed to nolle murder charges against Fotis Dulos after the state asked the case to be dropped.

The Chief State's Attorney Richard Colangelo asked the judge to drop the case since he is no longer alive to stand trial.

Michelle Troconis Issues Statement on Disappearance of Jennifer Dulos

Nearly a year after the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos', Michelle Troconis, the woman charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection to the case issued a statement, breaking her silence, and said it was a mistake to trust Fotis Dulos.

Michelle Troconis issued a statement on the Jennifer Dulos disappearance less than a week from the anniversary of when she went missing

One Year After Jennifer Disappeared

Days before the anniversary of the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, her family released a statement, saying in part: But the earth keeps spinning, and somehow an entire year has elapsed. We can see it, and measure it, in the growth of her children, who are taller, stronger, wiser, and more like their mom every day. And we continue to see and sense her in their expressions, their gestures, their laughter, their hugs.

Sunday marks one year since Jennifer Dulos disappeared and her family has issued a statement.

Police Release Report on Investigation Into Death of Fotis Dulos

On May 27, 2020, nearly a year after Jennifer disappeared, police released the report on the investigation into the death of her estranged husband.

While much of the information in the report had previously been reported, it also included new statements from Anna Curry, the woman who Fotis was dating and living with at the time of his death.

Court Rules Fotis Dulos’ Estate, Company Owe Jennifer's Family Nearly $2 Million

On June 1, 2020, a judge issued a ruling in the civil case the family of missing mother Jennifer Dulos brought against her estranged husband and decided that the estate of the late Fotis Dulos and his company are liable for nearly $2 million.

Police Return to Avon Property to Search for Jennifer

On June 11, 2020, state police investigators went to a house at 44 Sky View Drive in Avon for a search in connection with the disappearance of the missing mom, according to police.

Several police vehicles arrived at a home on Sky View Drive in Avon on Thursday that police previously had visited as part of their investigation into the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos.

Police Investigate at Property in Farmington

On Monday, Jan. 19, police were at a home on Mountain Spring Road in Farmington once owned by Fotis Dulos' Fore Group for investigative purposes, following up on old leads, and several detectives were seen in a wooded area behind the home.

State police returned to a Farmington home once owned by Fotis Dulos' company as they continue to search for Jennifer Dulos.

Police brought in Bob Perry, an expert from New Hampshire, to search the area with ground-penetrating radar. Perry is known nationally as "The Bone Finder."

State police are at a property on Mountain Spring Road in Farmington once owned by Fotis Dulos' Fore Group, Inc.

On Tuesday, Jan. 20, an excavator was seen on the property.

An excavator was brought on Wednesday to a Farmington home linked to Fotis Dulos that state police searched the day before.

Search Continues for Jennifer Dulos

Police have a dedicated website on the search for Jennifer Dulos. They have set up a tipline at 203-594-3544 as well as a dedicated email address, findjenniferdulos@newcanaanct.gov.

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