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Ongoing case of Jennifer Dulos: Missing Connecticut mom of five

A video was released showing Fortis Dulos disposing of trash. You can see it by clicking here.

UPDATE July 20, 2020 – Sgt. Kenneth Ventresca with the Connecticut State Police said blood spatter evidence suggests Jennifer Dulos died between two SUVs parked in her garage on May 24, 2019. Richard Colangelo, chief state’s attorney, told Dateline he believes the plastic zip ties previously mentioned in the arrest warrant are the best evidence proving her murder was planned.

UPDATE . January 31, 2020 – Fotis Dulos was pronounced dead on Thursday at the Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, NY, where he received intensive care for carbon monoxide poisoning.

UPDATE January 29, 2020 – Fotis Dulos was found unresponsive at his home Tuesday after failing to show up for a hearing. Authorities say he made an apparent suicide attempt, according to two law enforcement sources. Black tubing was hooked up to the exhaust of Dulos’ Chevy Suburban that was parked in the garage of his Farmington, Connecticut, mansion. At this writing, Dulos is in critical condition.

UPDATE January 23, 2020: Fotis Dulos, 52, entered a not guilty plea Thursday to the murder, felony murder and kidnapping charges against him in the case of his missing wife Jennifer Farber Dulos. He is out on a $6 milion. bond. Dulos is confined to his home in Farmington, Connecticut, and must continue to wear an electronic GPS ankle bracelet.

Jan. 2020 – Police charged Kent Mawhinney with sexual assault of a spouse and violating a protective order. He is to appear in court on Jan. 31, 2020.

Jennifer Dulos

Jennifer is a mother of five children. She lives in Farmington, Connecticut on Jennifer Crossing with her husband Fotis Dulos. They were married in 2004.

Dulos Home

Fotis Dulos

Fotis Dulos

Fotis is the president and CEO of  Fore Group, based in Farmington, Connecticut.  He earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and then worked for Capgemini from 1997 through 2004. He is an American and Greek citizen who was raised in Greece and Turkey, according to court papers filed by his wife.

Michelle Troconis

Michelle Troconis

Michelle Troconis, 44, is from Argentina and once worked for a production house hired by ESPN, although she is not listed on IMDB.com.

Bloomfield attorney, Kent Mawhinney is charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the disappearance of Jennifer Farber Dulos.

The affair and divorce

In March 2017, Jennifer Dulos found out her husband was having an affair with Michelle Troconis, according to court documents.  Fotis Dulos planned to have Troconis and her daughter move into the Dulos’ family home on Jennifer Crossing. Jennifer moved out and shortly after Michelle moved in.

Jennifer filed for divorce on June 20, 2017 and was now residing in New Canaan on Welles Avenue. She stated in court papers that her husband showed “irrational, unsafe, bullying, threatening and controlling behavior,” over several months and threatened to kidnap their children to Greece or some other country, according to CNN.

In March 2018, a judge ruled Fotis could only have supervised visits with the children, according to CNN affiliate WFSB.

The Lawsuit

The estate of Hilliard Farber, who is Jennifer’s father, filed a lawsuit claiming Fotis owes over one million dollars for short-term loans made to Fotis to help with his business.  Fortis would build, then sell the houses and repay the debt, according to court records, but has now stopped paying it back. Fotis is saying it was a gift.

Disappearance

Jennifer Dulos was last seen on May 24, 2019, driving a 2017 Chevrolet Suburban in New Canaan, police said. The vehicle was found later near a New Canaan park, not far from her house. 

Search Warrant

The police served search warrants at the Farmington home, as well as another property in Farmington. They also searched an area of Hartford where Fotis was seen on surveillance video, The Hartford Courant reports.  Police sources told the media that the New Canaan home appeared to have been cleaned, and the consensus was that a serious physical assault had occurred at the home.

Arrest Warrant

Court Documents submitted to court stated that Fotis and Tronconis are believed to have driven in his black Ford Raptor pick-up truck along Albany Avenue near their mansion in Farmington away from New Canaan. Their cell phones showed they stopped at over 30 places. The documents also state that a man fitting Fotis’ description was seen leaving the black truck and putting garbage bags into trash cans. Fotis’ cellphone records and area surveillance footage indicate that the suspects stopped “at over 30 locations,” the papers state.

Arrests

Michelle and Fotis were located at a hotel in Connecticut on June 1, 2019 and were arrested on charges of tampering with evidence.

Bloomfield attorney, Kent Mawhinney is charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the disappearance of Jennifer Farber Dulos. Police in court documents accuse Mawhinney of helping Fotis Dulos, cover up the killing of Farber Dulos. 

Custody of Children

Jennifer’s mother, Gloria Farber, filed a motion in court for custody of the children on June 4. She had been taken care of the children since Jennifer’s disappearance. Mawhinney’s ex-wife, Monica Mawhinney, filed a motion in Superior Court to get sole custody of their twin 15-year-old sons. She was granted the sole custody in Jan. 2020.

Fotis and Michelle are being held on a $500,000 bond.

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