HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- Tuesday marked 25 days since a mother from New Canaan disappeared.

Jennifer Dulos has been missing since May 24. She was last seen dropping her children off at school in New Canaan.

Police believe she was the victim of a brutal assault inside her home, after blood was found along with attempts to clean it up.

TIMELINE: Events surrounding New Canaan mom's disappearance

Detectives were back out at the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority facility in Hartford on Monday.

It’s been nearly two weeks of searching at the trash facility.

The search has spanned from New Canaan, to Pound Ridge, NY, to Farmington, Hartford and Avon.

As of Monday, New Canaan police said they have received over 750 tips and 80 videos.

Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of Jennifer, was arrested in connection with the case and charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution.

A woman identified as his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, is facing the same charges.

They are both out on bond.

When she went missing, Fotis and Jennifer had been in the middle of a bitter divorce and custody battle.

The attorney representing Fotis Dulos, Norm Pattis, said his client and Troconis both have alibis for the day Jennifer went missing.

Fotis Dulos hired Pattis as his criminal defense lawyer more than a week ago.

He said he was at Fotis' house over the weekend for dinner and that his client is back to work.

"People aren’t buying his properties right now, or if they are, they’re offering to purchase them at far lower rates and he’s not interested. So, he’s back at work and trying to keep his business afloat amid tremendous public hostility," Pattis said in an interview with Channel 3 on Monday.

In court last week, the state said Fotis' DNA was found mixed with Jennifer's blood on the kitchen sink of her New Canaan home.

"I don’t know how the DNA got there but I’m not at all worried about that. As a matter of public relations and optics, it was an 'ouch' moment. As a matter of trial technique and evidence, it’s really not an issue at all," Pattis said.

An arrest warrant for Fotis Dulos and Troconis, detailed how the couple allegedly dumped trash bags with Jennifer Dulos' blood on them in more than 30 dumpsters throughout Hartford.

Those bags were picked up and brought to the MIRA trash facility.

Police said they found a kitchen sponge and Jennifer's blood in a dumpster.

"Right now there is every reason for Mr. Dulos to be a suspect. He’s a spouse. There’s a custody dispute. The allegations around the bags are deeply suspicious and I accept that, but proving murder. That’s a long way from that," Pattis said.

Pattis said his client filed a motion on June 13, asking for evidence that was seized during the investigation to be returned to him.

He added that his own team of investigators are collecting their own evidence that proves Fotis is innocent.

"Every day that goes by that the state fails to link it to Mr. Dulos is a day that makes his innocence, in my view, easier to assert," Pattis said.

Troconis took a polygraph test that, according to Pattis, satisfied investigators about her alleged involvement in the case.

Channel 3 asked Pattis if Fotis Dulos would do the same.

"Until the State of Connecticut demonstrates an even handed attitude toward Mr. Dulos, he’s not going to speak to them," Pattis said.

Anyone with information about Jennifer Dulos' disappearance is asked to contact New Canaan police at 203-594-3544.

Police said also created a website dedicated to finding her. It can be found here.

Tips and info can also be emailed in to FindJenniferDulos@newcanaanct.gov.

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(6) comments


Don't think he did it...he hired a hit man!!!


I just heard on another CT news station that yesterday Fotis was in his new canaan home cleaning up the place, sweeping and throwing things away in the dumpster there, I hope cops really checked that out too cause many he duped her in there and it was emptied on the 24th during the day before she was reported missing and that garbage probably goes to a totally different place and not Hartford. Or there might be evidence in there. And as he was leaving he had a female in his car they could not tell if Michelle was with him. How sweet, coming up with his alibi story.


Well I would not a property of his where there might be a body buried there. Also he won't tell his own attorney who he was talking to in Greece, cause it was probably someone that knew his plan. Just cause their is no body a person being gone this long without contacting her kids or anyone, no use of credit cards, no large withdrawals from her bank account and all that blood and splatter she is dead his lawyer many be STUPID but the public isn't. And don't be fooled that every day that goes by the cops too are gathering more and more evidence on Fotis too. I am sure they have videos and have found something at the trash in Hartford or would not keep going back there, I argee with other Jules comment it is only a matter of time before he is jail for a very long time. Why doesn't he take a polygraph test like Michelle did worried about something Fotis. I hate to tell his lawyer but most hostile and abusive divorces when someone is killed it is the spouse. It is only a matter of time Fotis should enjoy his freedom won't be long now.


had this been a woman from the inner city of bridgeport, it would not have this much coverage, but since it's a rich person from New Canaan

Eyes On The Issues

I think they should just leave the guy alone, his kids need him to be free. Just kidding, got yeah, LOL.

Jules Winnfield

"So, he’s back at work and trying to keep his business afloat amid tremendous public hostility". There's a shocker. Video evidence flies in the face of whatever alibi he's made up. Only a matter of time before taxpayers are paying for his new living arrangement in a maximum security prison.

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