Husband of Missing New Canaan Woman, His Girlfriend Arrested in Connection With Her Disappearance
Law enforcement has launched both a missing person investigation and a criminal investigation
Police have arrested the estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos, a missing New Canaan woman, and his girlfriend in connection to her missing person case.
Jennifer Dulos, a 50-year-old mother of five children, was reported missing around 7 p.m. on May 24 and New Canaan police have been working with Connecticut State Police, federal law enforcement agencies and other law enforcement agencies to locate her.
The law enforcement team said they have launched both a missing person investigation and a criminal investigation and they have worked together throughout the state of Connecticut.
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Based on facts and evidence gathered during the criminal investigation, police said arrest warrants were completed for 51-year-old Fotis Dulos and 44-year-old Michelle C. Troconis. The arrest warrants were reviewed by a State's Attorney and a Superior Court Judge, who found probable cause and signed both warrants, authorities added.
According to court documents, Troconis is Fotis Dulos' girlfriend.
The pair was taken into custody in in Avon around 11 p.m. Saturday and were transported to New Canaan Police Headquarters for processing.
Fotis Dulos and Troconis are both facing charges including tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and hindering prosecution in the first degree.
According to police, Fotis Dulos was transported to Bridgeport Correctional Center where he is being held on $500,000 bond. Troconis is being held on a $500,000 bond at New Canaan Police Headquarters. Both are expected to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Monday.
On Sunday, Connecticut State Police were seen searching at a home on Mountain Spring Road in Farmington linked to the Fore Group, which is owned by Fotis Dulos. Authorities have not released details about if the search was connected to the missing person case.
As the criminal investigation progresses, authorities said additional criminal charges are expected.
On Sunday following the arrests, Jennifer's family spokesperson released a statement saying in part, "We have no comment at this time. Just urging people to please respect the privacy of Jennifer's family and friends."
Anyone with information is asked to contact New Canaan Police Tip Line at (203) 594-3544.