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CT JENNIFER DULOS: Missing from New Canaan, CT - 24 May 2019 - Age 50

Discussion in 'Missing 2015 to Present' started by Kimster, May 31, 2019.

  1. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    Amid the investigation into the case of a missing New Canaan mother, more details about the family are surfacing.

    Nearly nine years ago, an incident in Avon claimed the life of Fotis Dulos’ mother Kleopatra.
    According to an incident report from Avon police, Kleopatra Dulos was run over by a car in her own driveway in 2010.

    The report said Kleopatra Dulos asked the nanny at the time, who didn’t have a license, to move the family’s vehicle to make it easier for the children to climb in.
    Read entire police report here:


    As she moved the vehicle, it hit Kleopatra, 77, who later died.

    The nanny told police “I assumed [Kleopatra] had moved far away from the vehicle, but apparently she had fallen down next to the vehicle and out of my sight. I pulled forward and heard [one of the children] scream from the back seat.”

    At the time, Avon police determined it was not a criminal event.
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  2. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    With 13 days gone since anyone last saw a New Canaan mother, investigators returned to a home in Farmington Thursday where she once lived.

    They are also expected to return to a trash facility in Hartford Thursday to resume searching for clues in the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos.

    On Wednesday evening, state police were seen going to Fotis Dulos' Farmington home. Dulos and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, were arrested last weekend in connection with the case.

    A line of state police cruisers were seen heading back to the neighborhood.

    It is unclear why police returned there.

    Investigators have been scouring several locations in the state for Jennifer Dulos. They were initially led to the trash facility on Tuesday.

    Sources told Channel 3 that they are looking for her remains at the Maxim Road location.
    As the search continues more than one week after a 50-year-old mother disappeared, her estranged husband and his girlfriend are now facing charges.

    State police were seen rummaging through the plant for hours on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Sources told Channel 3 that the search could take days.

    Eyewitness News cameras spotted detectives wearing hazmat suits and masks. Police dogs were also there.

    Channel 3’s law enforcement analyst Lt. J Paul Vance said investigators are searching through a football field sized area of garbage.

    “It's a very difficult part of the investigation, but major crime detectives are trained to do this kind of work, to look for, possess, examine evidence that's related to a case of an investigation,” Vance said. “It means, literally going through garbage step by step. Using heavy equipment, using cadaver dogs to search, and then hand searching whatever might in fact be looked at even closer.”

    In the midst of the search efforts, Jennifer Dulos' estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, along Troconis, were charged in connection with the case.

    Both faced a judge on Monday for tampering with evidence.

    Troconois posted her bond. Fotis Dulos remains behind bars.

    Investigators said they have not been cooperating.

    The search has spanned from New Canaan, to Hartford, to Farmington.

    Last week, detectives searched large trash bins around Albany Avenue in Hartford.

    According to court documents, garbage bags with bloody clothing and a sponge were found. The blood is believed to be Jennifer Dulos'.

    The documents also said city cameras recorded a pickup truck with a man and woman inside who were "placing multiple garbage bags into various trash receptacles at over 30 locations" in Hartford.

    Two altered Connecticut license plates registered to Fotis Dulos were thrown into a storm drain, according to the documents.

    Police are also asking people to save video of the roadways from Wednesday May 22 to Saturday May 25.

    The day Jennifer went missing, police learned from cell phone data that Fotis went back and forth four times from his Farmington home to another property on Old Mountain Spring Road.

    Toni Fishman's house is on the most direct route between those two properties, and he's handing over his Ring surveillance footage from May 24th to state police.

    "It catches the cars coming by. We're one of the closest houses to the street. If it helps them, then I think it's worth trying to help and helps tie our entire community together," Fishman said.

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  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Bravo to Mr. Fishman!
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  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Exclusive: State’s Attorney, Investigators Meet With Woman Charged In Missing Conn. Mom Case

    There’s new information and what could be a major break in the case of missing Connecticut mother Jennifer Dulos, who is feared dead.

    CBS2 was at the scene as investigators and the prosecutor showed up to interview a key witness.

    CBS2’s Tony Aiello uncovered the exclusive information.

    Aiello was at the office of Andrew Bowman, the attorney for Michelle Troconis, who is charged with helping her boyfriend Fotis Dulos dispose of bloody evidence from the home of the missing woman.

    Four Connecticut State Police officers arrived at the lawyer’s office Thursday, carrying audio visual recording equipment – the same equipment they use to take statements from suspects, Aiello reported.

    Several legal experts Aiello spoke with told him the scenario makes it obvious Michelle Troconis has likely decided to cooperate with investigators and make a videotaped statement for the record.

    Early on, multiple police sources told Aiello an obvious police effort would be to convince Michelle Troconis to cooperate and flip against Fotis Dulos.

    Authorities say search warrants have been obtained and served on properties owned by Fotis Dulos, but they are not releasing details on their findings at this time.

    Investigators also spent a second day digging through garbage at the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority in Hartford. Sources tell CBS affiliate WFSB they’re looking for remains.

    “Using heavy equipment, using cadaver dogs to search, and then hand-searching whatever might in fact be needed to be looked at even closer,” law enforcement analyst J. Paul Vance said.

    Authorities say they have received more than 225 tips from the public regarding Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance, and they received nearly 70 responses after requesting surveillance video from New Canaan residents and businesses to help them recreate the movements of the suspects.


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  5. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Family and friends describe Dulos as a devoted mother active in the lives of her five children, who range in age from 8 to 13. She has been a volunteer and advocate for her children, supervising play dates and sleepovers.

    "Five kids in a situation like this is unimaginable," said Walsh, who did not know Dulos personally.

    "When we had the vigil, I mentioned to call upon angels to have charge over the children because these kids need a presence in their life to contend with what's happening."

  6. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Some links I pursued:


    > arrest warrant, stains on the garage floor tested positive for human blood with multiple areas of suspected blood spatter. The warrant said there was evidence of an attempt to clean the scene.

    The arrest warrant said that the day after Jennifer Dulos was reported missing, her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, went to the New Canaan Police Department with his attorney.

    > Police and cadaver dogs were combing through a Hartford trash-to-energy plant Tuesday in connection with the investigation into Jennifer Dulos's disappearance.

    Arrest warrants link Fotis Dulos and Troconis to videos of trash bags being dumped in areas where Jennifer Dulos's blood was later found.

    Police said garbage dumped in that area during the time Dulos went missing had been sent to the trash plant, but had not yet been incinerated but had been shredded into pieces that were 6 inches or less in diameter.

    The warrants show blood spatter and evidence of cleanup attempts were also found at Jennifer Dulos's New Canaan home and police said they believed a "serious physical assault" occurred there.

    > Attorneys representing the Dulos children, Jennifer Dulos, and Jennifer's mother Gloria Farber were in court this morning on a custody motion.

    Gloria Farber, 85, filed a motion to 'intervene', seeking custody of the five Dulos children while Jennifer remains missing. Their father, 51-year-old Fotis Dulos, remains in custody on charges of evidence tampering and hindering prosecution in relation to the disappearance of Jennifer.


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    Loud banging heard at Fotis Dulos’ New Canaan property one day after Jennifer’s disappearance


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  7. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    Jennifer Dulos’ estranged husband hires Alex Jones’ lawyer

    Lawyer Norm Pattis said he will be appearing with Fotis Dulos at the suspect’s next court date Tuesday in Stamford Superior Court on charges of tampering with evidence and hindering the prosecution in the case of his wife’s disappearance, the Hartford Courant reported.

    The development came as cops returned to a Hartford landfill Sunday to scour for Jennifer’s possible remains — and detectives also tried to figure out why Fotis was covered in a poison-ivy rash last week, the Courant said.

    Sources told the paper that authorities noticed the rash on him while executing a warrant for his DNA — and want to know where he’d been to get the rash.
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  8. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

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  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Oh please tell me this attorney doesn't create a circus.
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  10. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    Fotis Dulos, 51, the estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos, has hired Norm Pattis, a well-known lawyer, to handle his case, according to a representative for Pattis

    NBC Connecticut spoke exclusively with Pattis who said Fotis Dulos expects to plead not guilty on Tuesday. Pattis also plans to ask for a big reduction in Fotis Dulos's $500,000 bond.

    Fotis Dulos and his 44-year-old girlfriend Michelle Troconis have been charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution in connection to the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos. Troconis is also expected in court on Tuesday. There's no word yet on how Troconis will plead.

    Jennifer Dulos, who has been living in New Canaan since moving from Farmington after filing for divorce, was last seen while dropping off her children at school on Friday, May 24. She was reported missing later that night after she missed several appointments and her friends became concerned when they could not reach her.

    When police searched Jennifer’s home, they found blood in her garage and suspected she was the victim of a serious assault, according to court documents.

    As the search continues, police have dedicated a website, FindJenniferDulos.com, and an email address, FindJenniferDulos@newcanaanct.gov, to the investigation.

    Police have been searching places in several locations across the state, including in Hartford, Farmington and New Canaan looking for evidence related to her disappearance.

    One of the places state police have been focusing their search is at a trash plant in Hartford.

    City surveillance cameras captured a man matching the appearance of Fotis Dulos throwing away bags of garbage along Albany Avenue in Hartford the day Jennifer Dulos disappeared.
    A source tells NBC Connecticut that troopers are specifically looking for evidence that might have been picked up by a garbage truck and shredded inside the facility days after Jennifer Dulos disappeared.

    NBC Connecticut drone footage taken on Friday showed police walking out of the woods and through the backyard of Fotis Dulos’ Farmington home.

    After they spent around an hour at the home, NBC Connecticut captured video of a woman resembling Troconis leave the property in a silver BMW with a man who appeared to be her attorney, Andrew Bowman, behind the wheel.

    The vehicle matched the one that Troconis was seen leaving in after a court appearance last Monday. NBC News has confirmed that Troconis and her attorney met with investigators last week.

    She is out on bond and has been ordered to wear a GPS monitored ankle bracelet.

    Pattis' law firm released a statement on Saturday saying in part, “I caution the world at large that things are rarely as they appear early on in a sensationalized investigation like this one. The rush to judgment stops now as does the conviction by innuendo. If necessary, we’ll let a jury decide what happened here.

    Pattis is no stranger to high-profile cases in Connecticut. He is also the lawyer representing Infowars Host Alex Jones, who is being sued by families of Sandy Hook victims for his statements that the 2012 massacre was a hoax.
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  11. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

  12. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    Troconis, who was arrested June 2 alongside Fotis, has met with prosecutors, but what was discussed isn’t clear, Pattis said.

    “You don’t talk to the state voluntarily unless you’re cooperating somehow,” Pattis told reporters after the hearing. “She wants something from them. The question is, what did they offer her?” Traconis’ Motto:
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  13. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Missing Connecticut mother’s estranged husband posts bail

    Fotis Dulos, estranged husband of a Connecticut mother of five, Jennifer Dulos, who's been missing for more than two weeks, posted $500,000 bail on Tuesday in a criminal case tied to her disappearance.

    After officials confiscated his passport and fitted Dulos with a location-monitoring device, he walked out of a Connecticut courthouse. He was still wearing an orange prison jumpsuit after having spent more than a week behind bars at the Bridgeport Correctional Center because he'd been unable to make bail.

    He refused to answer questions as he left the courthouse.

    Pattis said his client posted bail using his retirement fund as collateral. After the hearing, Pattis said he believed his client would be "fully exonerated," adding that he has an alibi. He said that the state "picked this fight and we will win it."


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  14. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    Oh my, this attorney sounds so confident. I guess this is just the way the world and the system works. There can’t be any possibility of this guy being innocent, and wth is is alibi? I can’t wait to see what he comes up with.
    And...what type of work/job/career did he do to have a retirement from do draw upon? I’m surprised he was allowed tp keep the orange jumpsuit suit on, I haven’t read of any other prisoners to walk out like that. Thanks She for the update. I’m also waiting on his girlfriends testimony when she comes out. I feel like she’s eventually gonna make a deal with the prosecutors and drop him like a hot potato. Was she just an accomplice after the fact?
  15. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I'm worried about the children. I hope he doesn't have custody. Didn't someone gain custody of them or am I thinking of another case?
  16. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Pretty sure she's been talking, we just don't know what she's said yet. Though she plead Not Guilty yesterday to to hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence. https://www.foxnews.com/us/fotis-dulos-michelle-troconis-not-guilty-jennifer-disappearance

    I wouldn't put it past him to have set up a fake alibi. These men think they're fool proof. Or maybe he really was somewhere else and "someone" did it for him.

    Jennifer's mom has been caring for them and is working on getting custody.

    "Judge Donna Nelson Heller is considering Gloria Farber’s request to gain full custody of the five Dulos children, who range in age from 8 to 13. Farber has been caring for the children in her Manhattan apartment since her daughter Jennifer Dulos went missing on May 24." https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/lo...s-refuses-to-testify-as-Jennifer-13969046.php
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  17. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    Police and cadaver dogs were combing through a Connecticut trash-to-energy plant Tuesday for signs of a missing mother of five, while the children’s 85-year-old grandmother moved to seek custody.

    Gloria Farber, of New York City, filed her custody motion Monday in Connecticut Superior Court, the same day the children’s father, Fotis Dulos, and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, were charged in the disappearance of 50-year-old Jennifer Dulos.

    The children have been staying with Farber since Jennifer Dulos was reported missing on May 24, when she was last seen dropping the children off at school.

    Fotis Dios, 51, and Troconis, 44, are charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution.

    Arrest warrants link the pair to videos of trash bags being dumped in areas where Jennifer Dulos’ blood was later found on clothing and other items.

    Estranged husband, his girlfriend arrested in disappearance of Connecticut mom

    The case has stunned residents of New Canaan, Connecticut, a wealthy suburb of New York City, which is about 60 miles from the affluent Hartford suburb where Fotis Dulos and Troconis lived in a large home he used to live in with his wife and children.

    Jennifer and Fotis Dulos have been embroiled in a contentious divorce and child custody case for the past two years. Their children range in age from 8 to 13 and include two sets of twins.

    After Jennifer Dulos went missing, Fotis Dulos asked the divorce case judge to grant him custody of the children.

    More charges expected: A Connecticut mom went missing. Her estranged husband and his girlfriend now face charges

    Gloria Farber, in her custody motion, asserts she has a “parent-like” relationship with the children, who have regularly stayed at her home in New York City.

    “Even if the defendant is released, on bond or otherwise, it would be detrimental to the children, particularly in the midst of the investigation into the disappearance of their mother, to be forced to leave Mrs. Farber’s custody and return to (Fotis Dulos)’s custody, with whom they have not resided for more than two years,” Faber’s attorney’s wrote.

    Court documents filed in the divorce case say Jennifer Dulos feared Fotis Dulos would harm her in some way in retaliation for her filing for divorce, and she noted he had a gun. Jennifer Dulos has primary custody of the children, with their father getting to see them every other weekend.

    A hearing in the divorce case is scheduled for Wednesday after being postponed last week.
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  18. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Yes, I think this is what I saw. Thank you guys for clarifying!
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  19. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Estranged husband's defense team developing own evidence in missing mom case

    Tuesday marked 25 days since a mother from New Canaan disappeared.

    Detectives were back out at the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority facility in Hartford on Monday.

    It’s been nearly two weeks of searching at the trash facility.

    The search has spanned from New Canaan, to Pound Ridge, NY, to Farmington, Hartford and Avon.

    As of Monday, New Canaan police said they have received over 750 tips and 80 videos.

    Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of Jennifer, was arrested in connection with the case and charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution.

    A woman identified as his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, is facing the same charges.

    They are both out on bond.

    When she went missing, Fotis and Jennifer had been in the middle of a bitter divorce and custody battle.

    The attorney representing Fotis Dulos, Norm Pattis, said his client and Troconis both have alibis for the day Jennifer went missing.

    Fotis Dulos hired Pattis as his criminal defense lawyer more than a week ago.

    He said he was at Fotis' house over the weekend for dinner and that his client is back to work.

    "People aren’t buying his properties right now, or if they are, they’re offering to purchase them at far lower rates and he’s not interested. So, he’s back at work and trying to keep his business afloat amid tremendous public hostility," Pattis said in an interview with Channel 3 on Monday.

    In court last week, the state said Fotis' DNA was found mixed with Jennifer's blood on the kitchen sink of her New Canaan home.

    "I don’t know how the DNA got there but I’m not at all worried about that. As a matter of public relations and optics, it was an 'ouch' moment. As a matter of trial technique and evidence, it’s really not an issue at all," Pattis said.

    An arrest warrant for Fotis Dulos and Troconis, detailed how the couple allegedly dumped trash bags with Jennifer Dulos' blood on them in more than 30 dumpsters throughout Hartford.

    Those bags were picked up and brought to the MIRA trash facility.

    Police said they found a kitchen sponge and Jennifer's blood in a dumpster.

    "Right now there is every reason for Mr. Dulos to be a suspect. He’s a spouse. There’s a custody dispute. The allegations around the bags are deeply suspicious and I accept that, but proving murder. That’s a long way from that," Pattis said.

    Pattis said his client filed a motion on June 13, asking for evidence that was seized during the investigation to be returned to him.

    He added that his own team of investigators are collecting their own evidence that proves Fotis is innocent.

    "Every day that goes by that the state fails to link it to Mr. Dulos is a day that makes his innocence, in my view, easier to assert," Pattis said.

    Troconis took a polygraph test that, according to Pattis, satisfied investigators about her alleged involvement in the case.

    Channel 3 asked Pattis if Fotis Dulos would do the same.

    "Until the State of Connecticut demonstrates an even handed attitude toward Mr. Dulos, he’s not going to speak to them," Pattis said.

    Anyone with information about Jennifer Dulos' disappearance is asked to contact New Canaan police at 203-594-3544.

  20. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

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