DNA belonging to the estranged husband of a missing Connecticut woman was found mingled with her blood in her home, a prosecutor revealed Tuesday during a court hearing.
Fotis Dulos, 51, was arrested with his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, on June 1, more than a week after Jennifer Dulos, 50, disappeared. Mr. Dulos and Ms. Troconis pleaded not guilty to charges of evidence tampering and hindering prosecution.
New Canaan police said they found blood at Jennifer Dulos’s house along with “evidence of attempts to clean the crime scene.” Investigators also found her blood on items Fotis Dulos was seen on surveillance video with Troconis stashing into garbage cans in Hartford on the day Jennifer Dulos vanished. Prosecutors revealed that Mr. Dulos’s DNA was found mixed with a solution and Jennifer Dulos’ blood on a faucet in her kitchen sink, in an effort to have Fotis Dulos’ bond of $500,000 increased. After the prosecutor shared the new evidence of Fotis Dulos’ DNA at the home, Dulos’ lawyer, Norm Pattis, said that his client had been there days earlier to visit with his children.=
Jennifer Dulos, a mother of five, had filed for divorce from Fotis Dulos in 2017, and the pair has been embroiled in a contentious divorce and child custody case for the past two years. They had been married since 2004. The children, ages 8 to 13, including two sets of twins, are with her mother in New York City.