Estranged Husband of Missing Mother of 5 Charged in Connection With Her Disappearance

By Inside Edition Staff
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The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five has been charged in connection with her disappearance. 

Jennifer Dulos, 50, was last seen on May 24. She dropped her kids off at school, but then didn’t show up for multiple appointments she had that day, the New Canaan Police Department said. 

Her car was later located in town, though the mother was nowhere near it. 

Fotis Dulos, Jennifer's estranged husband, was arrested and charged in his wife's disappearance Saturday together with his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis. They are facing charges of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and hindering prosecution in the first degree.

Both are due in court Monday. They have not yet entered a plea. 

Jennifer still has not been found, but police are reportedly treating the case as a homicide

Jennifer and Fotis have been in the midst of a nasty divorce since 2017. Jennifer had previously told a judge she feared her estranged husband would kidnap her children or kill her. Fotis refuted her allegations.

The five children, who range in age from 8 to 13, are all currently staying with Jennifer's mother in New York City, where they are reportedly being protected by an armed guard. 

"They miss their mother terribly, but they are doing as well under the circumstances as one could," Carrie Luft, a spokesperson for the family, told "Good Morning America" last Thursday. "Jennifer is an incredibly devoted mother. She is also the most reliable and conscientious person I know. She is never late for anything, she shows up early to everything in her life.

"I, and her friends and family, know she would never ever disappear voluntarily."

Through the weekend, investigators could be seen scouring dumpsters in Hartford as well as areas where Fotis spends his time. 

The community came together to pray for Jennifer at a church in New Canaan on Sunday evening. 

"I know not everyone here this evening knows Jennifer, but those of us who do know her as an incredibly warm person as an unbelievably devoted mother, as an active member of our community supporting everything with her children volunteering for everything," Aaron Cooper, head of New Canaan Country School at Pulpit, said. 

"... All we can do is hold hands and walk together one foot in front of the other and I meant it metaphorically."

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