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Jennifer Dulos

Jennifer Dulos: Heavy police presence spotted at missing Connecticut mom’s former home

Sources say a heavy police presence was seen Tuesday at the former home of Jennifer Dulos, a Connecticut woman who disappeared over a year ago.

CTPost reports that State Police Western District Major Crime detectives arrived at a home off of Mountain Spring Road in Farmington on Tuesday, “for investigative purposes.”

Investigators were at the 10,0000 square foot residence, owned by Fotis Dulos’ real estate development company, last year but returned Tuesday to search the premises and “follow up on old leads.”

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Jennifer Dulos was last seen on the morning of May 24, 2019, dropping her children off at the New Canaan Country School in the prominent New Canaan community.

Police later found her vehicle, a black 2017 Chevrolet Suburban, parked off of Lapham Road, near her home that she shared with her five children.

Prosecutors accused her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, of “lying in wait” for Jennifer to come home on May 24, when security footage captured her walking into her residence at around 8:30 a.m.

A 35-page arrest warrant indicated that Dulos is also accused of bounding Jennifer with zip ties to restrain her before killing her. Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner James R. Gill stated that Jennifer Dulos probably endured a “non-survivable” injury which likely included stabbing and blunt force trauma.

“It is reasonable that Jennifer Dulos was alive at the time the zip ties were attached to restrain her movements and to prevent her escape,” the warrant read.

FILE – In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Fotis Dulos stands during a hearing at Stamford Superior Court in Stamford, Conn. Dulos, and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, have been charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution in the disappearance of his wife Jennifer Dulos. Dulos is set to return to state court in Stamford on Friday, Aug. 9. (Erik Trautmann/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool, File)

According to the warrant, on the afternoon of May 24, 2019, Fotis Dulos asked his then-girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, to meet him at the home off of Mountain Spring Road, and to bring a vacuum, paper towels, garbage bags, and Clorox spray. Fotis said he was getting the home prepared to sell.

Troconis told authorities that when she arrived at the home, Fotis wanted additional paper towels to clean up a spill in a truck his friend let him borrow. Police later found Jennifer’s blood in the truck.

Later that same night, security cameras captured Fotis Dulos and Troconis dropping trash bags off at multiple trash cans around Connecticut. Investigators ultimately recovered the bags and charged with pair with tampering with evidence. Fotis was later charged with murder, although authorities haven’t yet found Jennifer.

Numerous items of incriminating evidence were previously presented against Dulos, including:

  • Bags of blood-stained clothing and sponges that Dulos allegedly dropped into trash cans at businesses in Connecticut
  • Stains of blood on Jennifer’s garage floor
  • Blood spatter in numerous areas of Jennifer’s home
  • 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 Dulos’ former girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, “leaning out of the passenger seat of the Ford pickup and either placing something on the ground or picking up an item”

In January 2020, while facing murder charges in connection with his estranged wife, Fotis Dulos committed suicide. He was scheduled for an emergency bond hearing at the Stamford Superior Court for violating his $6 million bond condition.

On the same morning of the hearing, he placed a black hose inside the exhaust pipe of his Chevrolet Suburban, while sitting inside the car in a closed garage.

Murder charges against Fotis were ultimately dropped following his death.

So far, no new information on the current search at the Mountain Spring Road home has been made available. According to NBC CT, several detectives searched a wooded area behind the home.

Jennifer Dulos’ children remain in the care of their maternal grandmother.

Check back for updates.

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[Feature Photo: Jennifer Dulos/Handout]