What to Know
- Police have arrested the estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mom, as well as his girlfriend, in connection with her disappearance
- Jennifer Dulos, a 50-year-old mother of five, disappeared on Friday, May 24, after dropping her kids off at school
- Her husband and his girlfriend have both been charged with tampering with physical evidence and hindering prosecution, police said
The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother and his girlfriend were arrested on charges of evidence tampering and hindering prosecution, police said Sunday.
Jennifer Dulos, a 50-year-old mother of five, disappeared on May 24 after dropping her kids off at school.
Her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, of Farmington, have both been charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and hindering prosecution in the first degree, New Canaan police said.
The two were taken into custody in Avon late Saturday, police said, without providing details.
Both are being held on $500,000 bond and are expected to appear in court on Monday, according to police.
Their attorney information wasn't immediately available Sunday.
Jennifer was reported missing around 7:30 p.m. on Friday after she missed several appointments. She had been driving a black 2017 Chevrolet Suburban, which was later found on Lapham Road, near Waveny Park. The search for Jennifer is ongoing, police noted.
On Thursday, investigators searched at the New Canaan park and also checked a home in nearby Pound Ridge, New York. On Friday, detectives from Connecticut State Police assisted officers from New Canaan with multiple searches in the Hartford area.
Multiple state police cruisers were parked on Milford Street in Hartford on Friday night and investigators were seen going in and out of a home.
Neighbors said police were looking at their security camera and said that investigators were looking to see if a specific vehicle had passed through the area.
Investigators also searched nearby dumpsters in the area.
There was also a police presence in other areas of the city including near Albany Avenue and on Homestead Avenue and Sigourney Street.
Detectives have not released details about what they are looking for or if they have found anything.
Jennifer and Fotis have been embroiled in a contentious divorce and child custody case for the past two years.
She and the children left the Farmington home, about 60 miles north of New Canaan near Hartford, around the time Jennifer filed for divorce in June 2017.
Court documents filed in the divorce case say Jennifer feared Fotis would harm her in some way in retaliation for her filing for divorce. Jennifer had primary custody of the children, with their father getting to see them every other weekend.
Fotis was asking the divorce case judge to grant him custody of the children. In a motion filed last week, he said the five children are staying with Jennifer's 85-year-old mother in New York City and are being protected by an armed bodyguard.