What to Know
- Jennifer Dulos, a mother of five from New Canaan, vanished May 24 after dropping her children off at school
- Her estranged husband and his girlfriend have pleaded not guilty to charges of evidence tampering and hindering prosecution
- Authorities have said they've received 1,200 tips in the case so far, but Jennifer Dulos remains missing
It has been two months since New Canaan mother Jennifer Dulos vanished. The New Canaan Police Department has been inundated with hundreds of leads, but detectives have not released any new information in the last several days.
“There is a lot of activity going on that you are not seeing,” explained Kenneth Gray, a lecturer at the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences. “The public is providing information to New Canaan Police Department and so now they have to sift through those leads.”
The mother of five was last seen on May 24 while dropping off her children at a New Canaan school. For weeks, the search for her has spanned the state and authorities have spent days sifting through trash at a facility Hartford after bags containing Dulos’ blood were found. Law enforcement officials said surveillance video captured two people resembling her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend, Michelle Traconis, throwing out bags that ended up in the trash plant.
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Commissioner Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner James Rovella told NBC Connecticut the evidence is still being processed.
“The evidence has gone to the Connecticut State Police laboratory, scientific services for analysis and that includes a wide array of testing. We haven’t gotten all the results back from that and we haven’t been able to see the entire picture yet.”
Rovella said his agency is assisting New Canaan detectives with the more than 1,200 tips they have received as well as 80 surveillance videos.
“They’re working it jointly, including some of the more in-depth interviews and following up on all the tips.”
“There’s 1,200 leads that could potentially lead to the breaking of this case, but as time goes on it becomes more and more difficult…the evidence shows that there may have been foul play here, but the absence of a body makes it a very difficult case,” said Gray.
Fotis and Traconis are charged with tampering evidence and hindering prosecution. Both remain out on bond.