Police: Blood present in lacking Connecticut mother’s dwelling
Fotis Dulos is arraigned on prices of tampering with or fabricating bodily proof and first-degree hindering prosecution at Norwalk Superior Court docket in Norwalk, Conn. Monday, June 3, 2019. Fotis Dulos, and his girlfriend, Michelle C. Troconis, had been arrested at an Avon lodge late Saturday night time and held on a $500,000 bond for prices of tampering with or fabricating bodily proof and first-degree hindering prosecution. Fotis Dulos is the estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos, the 50-year-old mom of 5 who has been lacking since May 24. (Tyler Sizemore/Hearst Connecticut Media through AP, Pool)
NORWALK, Conn. – The blood of a lacking mom of 5 was discovered on clothes and different objects dumped in a number of places the place two individuals matching the outline of her estranged husband and his girlfriend had been recorded on video disposing of trash baggage, in keeping with arrest warrants launched Monday.
The warrants present blood spatter and proof of cleanup makes an attempt had been additionally discovered on the New Canaan dwelling of Jennifer Dulos, 50, who stays lacking after her May 24 disappearance.
“Investigators came to the consensus that a serious physical assault had occurred at the scene, and Jennifer Dulos was the suspected victim,” police wrote within the warrants.
The warrants had been launched Monday after Dulos’ estranged husband, 51-year-old Fotis Dulos, and his 44-year-old girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, made their first appearances in Norwalk Superior Court docket.
They had been charged Saturday night time with proof tampering and hindering prosecution . They didn’t enter pleas.
The case has surprised residents of New Canaan, a rich suburb of New York Metropolis, which is about 60 miles (97 kilometers) away from the prosperous Hartford suburb the place Fotis Dulos and Troconis lived in a big dwelling that Jennifer Dulos and the kids left two years in the past.
Fotis Dulos’ lawyer, Eugene Riccio, stated his consumer was not anticipated to publish bail. Troconis posted bail Monday afternoon and didn’t remark as she left the courthouse carrying a GPS monitoring machine. Riccio and Troconis’ legal professional, Andrew Bowman, each stated their purchasers had no felony data.
Choose Stephanie McLaughlin rejected requests by each Fotis Dulos and Troconis to decrease their $500,000 bail after a prosecutor cited the seriousness of the allegations and stated extra prices are anticipated.
Jennifer Dulos went lacking May 24 after dropping her children off in school and lacking appointments that day. She has not been discovered. She and Fotis Dulos have been embroiled in a contentious divorce and little one custody case for the previous two years. Their kids vary in age from eight to 13 and embrace two units of twins.
Police have searched places in a number of cities together with a park in New Canaan the place Jennifer Dulos’ automobile was discovered and the Hartford suburb dwelling in Farmington.
The arrest warrants stated clothes, kitchen sponges and different objects with Jennifer Dulos’ blood had been discovered at varied places in Hartford in rubbish baggage police imagine had been dumped by Fotis Dulos and Troconis, based mostly on surveillance movies and cellphone location information.
New Canaan police have stated they’re investigating her disappearance each as a lacking particular person case and a felony matter.
Jennifer Dulos is the daughter of the late Hilliard Farber, who ran Chase Manhattan Financial institution’s bond buying and selling desk earlier than founding his personal brokerage agency in 1975.
Fotis Dulos is a developer of pricey properties who borrowed cash from his spouse’s dad and mom to purchase properties, in keeping with a lawsuit filed towards Fotis Dulos by Jennifer Dulos’ mom, Gloria Farber. The lawsuit in Connecticut state courtroom claims Fotis Dulos has did not repay Gloria Farber about $1.7 million in loans given to him.
Court docket paperwork filed within the divorce case say Jennifer Dulos feared Fotis Dulos would hurt her ultimately in retaliation for her submitting for divorce, and he or she famous he had a gun. Jennifer Dulos has major custody of the kids, with their father attending to see them each different weekend.
After Jennifer Dulos went lacking, Fotis Dulos requested the divorce case choose to grant him custody of the kids. In a movement filed final week, he stated the 5 kids are staying with 85-year-old Gloria Farber in New York Metropolis and are being protected by an armed bodyguard.
A listening to within the divorce case is scheduled for Wednesday after being postponed final week.