9th Update: Missing Connecticut Woman Feared for Her Life May 30, 2019 21:29:16 GMT -5
Post by Graveyardbride on May 30, 2019 21:29:16 GMT -5
Missing Connecticut Woman Feared for Her Life
Police in Connecticut are looking for Jennifer Dulos (above), a 50-year-old mother of five who has been missing for almost a week. She was last seen Friday, May 24, in New Canaan driving a black 2017 Chevrolet Suburban. She missed two appointments that day, one at 11 a.m. and another at 1 p.m. Friends reported her missing at 7 o’clock that night.
On Saturday, May 25, police searched her New Canaan home at 66 Welles Lane and found blood. A source said it appeared the scene had been cleaned. It isn’t known if the blood is that of Jennifer Dulos, however, police confirmed they have been conducting a criminal investigation in addition to the search for the missing woman. The Suburban she was driving was located near Waveny Park. Failing to locate Jennifer Dulos, local law enforcement requested assistance from the Connecticut State Police and federal authorities. On Wednesday, May 22, police searched the area near Waveny Park with ground units, a drone and an aviation unit from the New York State Police. “This investigation is being treated as a missing person case, but as with any missing person case, a criminal investigation is being conducted concurrently to determine if Jennifer was the victim [of] foul play or intentional harm,” a police spokesperson said.
Jennifer Dulos and her husband, Fotis Dulos (above right), a rich builder of luxury homes who was born in Turkey and brought up in Greece, have been embroiled in an adversarial divorce since June 2017 and Jennifer had told friends she feared for her life. Her estranged husband, however, vehemently denied threatening her.
According to documents filed in the divorce proceedings, Fotis Dulos was seeing another woman. Jennifer alleged her husband had threatened to take the five children (which includes two sets of twins) and disappear in Greece or some other country and, in fact, their father had applied for Greek passports for himself and the children. This prompted Judge Thomas Colin to issue an order prohibiting either parent from “taking any further steps to obtain any passports for the children or to apply the children for any other citizenship.” The judge also ordered the children were “not to be exposed to any romantic partner of the parents.”
Family and friends of the missing woman issued a statement describing Jennifer Dulos as 5'7" tall, slender with dark brown eyes, shoulder-length brown hair and a soft voice. “Those who know Jennifer know her to be a devoted mother; an extremely thoughtful, reliable and organized woman; and attest that she would never, ever, disappear when she is responsible for the lives of five loving and energetic children,” the statement read. “Jennifer is gentle, kind, intelligent and funny, and above all she prioritizes the health and happiness of her children. She and the children have been embraced by the New Canaan Country School community, where they have made good friends and are active in athletics and arts. Before living in New Canaan, Jennifer and her family resided in Farmington, where she was a beloved class parent among the Renbrook School community. We are touched by the outpouring of support from friends and colleagues in Farmington, Avon and West Hartford.”
The five Dulos children are currently with their maternal grandmother in New York, where an armed guard has been posted to protect them.
Sources: Dave Altimari and Nicholas Rondinone, The Hartford Courant, May 30, 2019; Inside Edition, May 30, 2019; Carma Hassan and Eric Levenson, CNN, May 30, 2019; and Michael Dinan, The New Canaanite, May 29, 2019.