Estranged Husband And His Girlfriend Arrested In Missing Connecticut Woman Case

Authorities said Sunday that the estranged husband of a missing Connecticut woman, along with his girlfriend, have been arrested on charges of evidence tampering and hindering prosecution. Fotis Dulos, 51, and Michelle Troconis, 44, were taken into custody in Avon, Connecticut, about 11 p.m. on Saturday in relation to the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos. They were charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and hindering prosecution.

Jennifer Dulos, 50, was last seen on May 24, after dropping her kids off at school. New Canaan police responded to a report of a missing person later that night, and her vehicle was found the day she disappeared. She moved to New Canaan with her children in 2017, about 70 miles from where where she lived with Fotis Dulos in Farmington, whom she had filed for divorce from in June 2017. The couple had been married since August 2004, but have been embroiled in a contentious divorce and child custody case for the past two years. 

Meanwhile, a New Canaan Police Department spokesman said in a statement: “the New Canaan Police and Connecticut State Police are continuing the search for Jennifer Dulos and for evidence related to the disappearance of Jennifer. This search has expanded beyond New Canaan into other towns and cities in Connecticut.”

Fotis Dulos and Troconis are detained on $500,000 bond and are expected to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Monday morning.

Husband of missing Connecticut mom and his girlfriend arrested, charged with hindering prosecution, tampering with evidence