Connecticut mother Jennifer Dulos' husband got rid of her body in trash bags that were dumped at 30 locations: Police
Fotis Dulos, 52, has been slapped with another charge of tampering with evidence in a new 43-page warrant which details how he allegedly killed his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos
The estranged husband of a Connecticut mother who went missing in May and has not been seen since has been arrested and charged for a second time.
We previously reported that Fotis Dulos, 52, had been charged with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution in the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, 50, with whom he had been involved in a bitter custody battle for their five children.
Jennifer was last seen on the morning of May 24 after dropping off all five children at school, and authorities had previously alleged that Dulos killed her, chopped her into multiple pieces, and disposed of the evidence.
In a new 43-page warrant obtained by the Daily Mail, Connecticut State Police, who have not yet recovered any body parts, have detailed how they believe 52-year-old carried out the gruesome crime.
The warrant was put together using information from surveillance footage, phone records, and DNA analysis and suggests Dulos "lay in wait" in the garage of Jennifer's home on the morning of her disappearance, May 24, before "the crime and clean up."
It said Dulos drove his employee Pawel Gumienny's Toyota Tacoma to her home in New Canaan—which was spotted parked next to Jennifer's abandoned Suburban—and then waited for her in the garage.
Surveillance footage reportedly shows Jennifer's car leaving the home at around 10:20 am, with investigators stating that it was Dulos who was "operating the victim's vehicle, which is carrying the body of Jennifer Dulos and a number of other items associated with the clean-up which occurred in the garage of the residence."
An earlier warrant revealed that bloodstains were found in the garage and that there had been an attempt to clean the crime scene.
Police said witnesses had also seen a man and a woman who matched the descriptions for Dulos and his 44-year-old girlfriend Michelle Troconis in a Ford pickup truck dumping items "at over 30 locations" on a four-mile stretch near Hartford on the day of Jennifer's disappearance.
Authorities later recovered license plates registered to Dulos, bloody clothing and blood-stained kitchen sponges, which were confirmed to be a match to Jennifer's, along the stretch.
Then, shortly after 11 am on May 24, the Tacoma was seen leaving New Canaan, and an hour later, it arrived at his residence in Farmington, the warrant states.
Gumienny told police that, in the following days, Dulos repeatedly told him to change the seats in the car and that he obliged, but kept the previous seats and turned them over to investigators. On the seats, forensics found a "bloodlike substance" containing Jennifer's DNA.
According to the warrant, Troconis also admitted to lying to police and said she could not provide an alibi for her boyfriend on the morning of Jennifer's disappearance. She said he told her he was cleaning "spilled coffee" in the car but that, in reality, it smelled like something else.
The warrant charged Dulos with an additional count of tampering with evidence. Speaking after posting a $500,000 bond over his most recent arrest, Dulos said, "It's an exhausting fight. I love my children. That's about it."
Dulos' lawyer, Norm Pattis, cast doubts on the validity of the new findings. "They have thrown the kitchen sink at Mr. Dulos," he said. "All this and still no charge of murder. I guess the state has its doubts about its case. We deny involvement and we look forward to questioning a lying lover and a handyman with something to hide."
He had previously suggested that Jennifer tried to stage her disappearance to raise suspicions about her estranged husband, and tried to unsuccessfully obtain her medical records to prove she suffered from some serious illness and wanted to prevent him from getting custody.
The children, who are between 8 and 13-years-old, are temporarily in the custody of Jennifer's mother. She is seeking sole custody.