Estranged husband of missing Connecticut mother questioned by police; escorted from his home along with his girlfriend
The estranged husband of one mother-of-five Jennifer Dulos was questioned by the authorities and then escorted from his home by police officers on Friday, May 31, evening. Fotis Dulos was seen talking to the authorities a little after 6 p.m. in the grounds of his mansion in Farmington, Connecticut. A convoy of police vehicles arrived at the home and spoke to Dulos at the rear of his home.
The Stamford Advocate reported that the officers then entered with him and his girlfriend Michelle Traconis. Around an hour after that, Dulos left the property in his own car with Michelle, followed by the authorities.
Fotis and Jennifer, have been embroiled in a two-year divorce and custody battle. The couple lived in Farmington until Jennifer left with the five children for New Canaan when she filed for divorce in June 2017.
Earlier on Friday, the police officers went back to dredge the murky water of a pond in Wavenly Park, New Canaan, close to where Jennifer's black Chevy Suburban was found after she was reported missing more than a week ago. The authorities also revealed that they found traces of blood at her rented home in New Canaan, where she lives with her five children.
The Farmington Police Department confirmed earlier in the week that there were "several incident reports" that relates to the Dulos' family home at Jefferson Crossing. Jennifer's friends reported her missing at around 7 p.m. after saying they did not hear from her for around 10 hours. They also said that they had missed several appointments that day.
The authorities said that one friend last had contact with Jennifer earlier on in the day after she dropped her children off at school. Family spokeswoman Carrie Luft said: "Jennifer, we love you and we miss you, and we remain hopeful that you will return to us safe and sound."
Police have said in a statement: "This investigation is being treated as a missing person case, but as with any missing person case, a criminal investigation is being conducted concurrently to determine if Jennifer was the victim (of) foul play or intentional harm."
On Wednesday, the authorities said that they investigated the area close to Wavenly Park with ground units, a drone, and an aviation unit from the New York State Police. A statement from Jennifer's family and friends to WTIC that they were hopeful that she can still be found. The document has described her as a slender, 5-foot-7 woman with a soft voice, dark brown eyes, and shoulder-length brown hair.
It read: "Those who know Jennifer know her to be a devoted mother; an extremely thoughtful, reliable, and organized woman; and attest that she would never, ever, disappear when she is responsible for the lives of five loving and energetic children."
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