A legal team representing the estranged husband of missing mom Jennifer Dulos filed a new motion asking for access to her medical records, claiming she may have been ill or pregnant before vanishing.
According to court documents obtained by NBC, the legal team asked for medical documents and billing statements in connection to numerous tests earlier this year.
“We are entitled to legitimate questions and are determined to get those answers,” defense lawyer Norm Pattis told NBC Connecticut.
According to court documents, Dulos’ defense team claimed Jennifer, who mysteriously vanished in May, “dramatically lost more than thirty pounds” prior to her disappearance. The law team also claimed that Jennifer’s billing records are “consistent with pregnancy testing” that would have been required before chemotherapy or other life-saving treatments.
“The defendant seeks the medical records to evaluate whether Ms. Dulos, alarmed by her diagnosis and fearing that she might not be able to raise the children on her own, took steps to cause her own disappearance in such a way as to raise suspicions about Mr. Dulos,” court records state.
When Jennifer disappeared on May 24, she was in the middle of a tumultuous divorce with Fotis Dulos. She lived alone with her five children in an upscale New Canaan home, and was battling Dulos for full custody of the children after she accused him of being abusive.
Both Fulos and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, have been arrested twice in connection with the case and charged with tampering with evidence and hindering an investigation. Dulos insisted he didn’t have anything to do with his estranged wife’s disappearance and even suggested she was likely still alive.
Investigators said they caught Dulos and Troconis on security footage throwing away items in numerous different public trash cans. When detectives searched the trash cans, they found bloody clothes, sponges, and other items. After testing the blood, authorities determined that it matched Jennifer’s DNA.
Anyone with information regarding Jennifer is urged to call the New Canaan Police Tip Line at 203-594-3544.
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