On Wednesday, over 400 pages of documents detailing the evidence collection connection with missing but presumed dead Connecticut mom, Jennifer Dulos, homicide were unsealed.
Stamford Advocate reports that within minutes after Connecticut authorities entered the New Canaan home of missing mom five, Jennifer, they could tell a sinister crime had likely taken place. A concerning amount of blood was found spattered on trash cans, in her garage, and in the master bedroom. DNA results indicated that the blood matched to Jennifer.
“Dr. Gill indicated that based upon the facts of the investigation, the degree of blood loss, as well as other factors, he was prepared to state that Jennifer Dulos had sustained an injury (or multiple injuries) which he would consider ‘non-survivable’ without medical intervention,” the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said, according to the warrant.
Around 600 feet away from the home, authorities found Jennifer’s Chevrolet Suburban. Inside the vehicle, investigators found “bloodlike” stains.
Although witnesses said Jennifer never allowed her estranged husband into her home, the warrant stated that his DNA was found inside the residence. Dulos allegedly told authorities that Jennifer invited him to the home to have dinner after a supervised visit with their five children.
Court-mandated supervisors said the children were never alone with Dulos without their presence and that they never saw him enter Jennifer’s home.
While interviewing Jennifer’s nanny, Lauren Almeida, detectives learned that Fotis Dulos allegedly tried to run his wife over with a car in 2017. Although Almeida didn’t witness the incident, she said Jennifer told her what happened afterward, while she sat crying in the driveway.
“Jennifer said that her husband tried to hit her with his vehicle and she needed to jump out of the way,” the warrant read.
On a different occasion in 2017, Almeida said she witnessed Fotis Dulos chasing Jennifer until she made it into her bedroom and shut herself in, according to court documents.
“She finally came running into the bedroom and slammed the door closed. She braced herself against the door as her husband kept pounding trying to open it. He seemed to calm down when he realized Almeida and one of his children were also in the room.”
Both Dulos and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, were previously arrested in June after authorities said the pair tampered with evidence in connection to Jennifer’s disappearance. According to the initial arrest affidavit, investigators found, in part:
- Bags of blood-stained clothing and sponges that Dulos allegedly dropped into trash cans at businesses in Connecticut
- Dulos’ DNA mixed in with Jennifer’s blood on her kitchen faucet
- Obvious attempts to clean up the scene
- Altered Connecticut license plates that belonged to Dulos
- Security footage of Dulos driving his Ford pickup to various locations, dropping trash bags into different public trash receptacles
- Security footage of Troconis “leaning out of the passenger seat of the Ford pickup and either placing something on the ground or picking up an item”
Fotis Dulos was arrested last week on kidnapping and murder charges in connection with his presumed dead but still missing wife. Troconis was arrested and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit murder. Fotis Dulos’ former civil attorney, Kent Douglas Mawhinney, was also arrested charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the case.
Jennifer was last seen at around 8 a.m. on May 24 while dropping her children off at the New Canaan Country School in the prominent New Canaan community in Connecticut. She missed several appointments that day, including one at 11 a.m. and one at 1 p.m. Since she vanished, she has not used her cellphone or her credit cards.
Investigators accused Dulos of “lying in wait” for Jennifer to come home on May 24, when security footage captured her walking into her home at around 8:30 a.m. Authorities noted that Jennifer’s SUV left her residence at some point on May 24, but they think Fotis Dulos was behind the wheel.
The story continues. Check back for updates.
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[Feature Photo: Fotis Dulos via AP/Chris Ehrmann]