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    Today Marks One Month Since Jennifer Dulos Disappeared

    Monday marks exactly one month since Jennifer Dulos, a mother from New Canaan disappeared and one month since police started an exhaustive search for answers.

    (Published Monday, June 24, 2019)

    Monday marks exactly one month since Jennifer Dulos, a mother from New Canaan, disappeared and one month since police started an exhaustive search for answers.

    State police provided us with video of them searching inside of the MIRA trash facility in Hartford.

    In the video, you can see investigators combing through piles of garbage using rakes, shovels and other tools including heavy equipment.

    They're searching for any evidence about Jennifer.

    A source tells NBC Connecticut that troopers are specifically looking for evidence that might have been picked up by a garbage truck and shredded inside the facility days after Jennifer disappeared.

    City surveillance cameras captured a man police said matched the appearance of Jennifer's estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, throwing away bags of garbage along Albany Avenue in Hartford the day Jennifer disappeared.

    Court documents show authorities have already found a kitchen sponge and clothes soaked in Jennifer's blood.

    It's been more than a month since she was last seen and police are still referring to her case as a missing person's case.

    Jennifer's husband and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, have both been charged with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution in connection her disappearance.

    Both Fotis and Troconis pleaded not guilty.

    Fotis' lawyer, Norm Pattis, released a statement saying: “We have been provided a very dark 500-plus page novel Jennifer wrote. We are reviewing it now. We are also investigating new information regarding $14,000 worth of medical bills re tests just before she disappeared. We don’t know what had become of Jennifer but the “Gone Girl” hypothesis is very much on our mind.”

    Family spokesperson Carrie Luft told NBC Connecticut on Monday that she is "concerned about these continued attacks and the ludicrous theories Pattis is putting out there."

    The family and friends of Jennifer released a new statement on Friday. It reads in part:

    “Many people have asked for more details about Jennifer, as a person, a mom, a friend. Jennifer is brilliant and creative—she graduated with honors from Brown University and earned an MFA in writing from NYU. As a teen, she was a nationally ranked junior squash player,” Luft said.

    “Much more important, Jennifer is a deeply genuine person, compassionate and trustworthy. She is also subtly hilarious. She loves silly movies as much as she loves great literature. An avid traveler, she delights in learning about other people and has imbued her five children with this love of discovery. She cares about her children more than anything in the world.”

    Jennifer, who moved from Farmington to New Canaan after filing for divorce, was last seen while dropping off her children at school in New Canaan on Friday, May 24.

    She was reported missing later that night after she missed several appointments and her friends became concerned when they could not reach her.

    As the search continues, police have dedicated a website, FindJenniferDulos.com, and an email address, FindJenniferDulos@newcanaanct.gov, to the investigation.