Missing Woman’s Family and Friends: Please Don’t Establish Financial Rewards or Funds in Jennifer Dulos Case

Responding to a young boy’s offer to create a Go Fund Me page in honor of Jennifer Dulos, her family and friends are asking that no such funds be established at this time, police said. New Canaan Police Deputy Chief John DiFederico said in an email Thursday to media that the missing woman’s family and friends want no financial rewards set up in connection with the case. A statement attributed to Carrie Luft described a 7-year-old Wethersfield boy’s offer to put his savings toward a reward to help find Dulos. “His selflessness and generosity have touched our hearts,” the statement said, adding a Biblical reference, “A little child shall lead them.”

“The impact of Jennifer’s disappearance on her five young children, family, and friends is affecting many people in similar ways,” Luft continued in the statement. “We urge this young man to keep his savings, but we honor his impulse.

‘We Must Not Lose Sight of the Enormous Human Cost’: Family of Jennifer Dulos Releases Statement 

The family of Jennifer Dulos released the following statement Tuesday night through New Canaan police:

“Jennifer Farber Dulos, mother of five, daughter, sister, cousin, and friend, has now been missing from New Canaan, CT, for more than two and a half weeks. The towns of New Canaan, Farmington, and Avon have responded to Jennifer’s disappearance with a steady stream of love. These gestures of empathy and kinship have helped keep us going. “As the news cycle propels the story of Jennifer’s disappearance forward, we must not lose sight of the enormous human cost of this tragedy: five young children have not seen their mother in 18 days. Jennifer is the constant presence in their lives.

State’s Attorney: Estranged Husband’s DNA Found on Kitchen Sink Faucet in Missing Woman’s New Canaan Home

Investigators found the DNA of a missing New Canaan woman’s estranged husband inside her home, the scene of an apparent violent assault, the state’s attorney said Tuesday. A laboratory concluded that Fotis Dulos’s blood is contained in a “mixture” that police found on the faucet of Jennifer Dulos’s kitchen sink, Richard Colangelo told a judge during an appearance in state Superior Court in Stamford. Though it’s true Fotis Dulos had been at his wife’s New Canaan house on Wednesday, May 22—two days before Jennifer Dulos went missing and police found evidence of a serious assault there, as well as an attempt to clean up the scene—he had been relegated to the backyard during that visit with his children, Colangelo told Judge John Blawie. 

The state’s attorney disclosed the new information about the ongoing criminal investigation that already has seen Fotis Dulos, 51, and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, 44, charged with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution in connection with Jennifer Dulos’s disappearance. Attorneys representing Fotis Dulos and Troconis entered not guilty pleas and requested jury trials. Fotis Dulos and Troconis are accused of driving around Hartford on the afternoon of May 24, stopping 30 times to dump items in trash receptacles and storm drains, including items that had the missing woman’s blood, investigators said. 

Troconis was released June 3 on $500,000 bond.

Police: Request for Video Surveillance in Missing Woman Case Has Yielded Nearly 70 Responses

Information supplied to police regarding a New Canaan woman who’s been missing for two weeks has helped investigators progress in the case, officials said Thursday. New Canaan Police have received more than 255 tips regarding the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, according to Lt. Jason Ferraro, the department’s public information officer. “The request made earlier this week to residents of New Canaan to provide video surveillance from homes or businesses has resulted in nearly 70 responses,” he said in a press release. “Investigators continue to work diligently to vet the tips and video surveillance for viable leads or evidence to assist in locating Jennifer Dulos. Because this is an ongoing investigation, specific information gained from these tips and video surveillance will not be shared.”

The mom of five has been missing since May 24. On that morning she dropped her kids off at school and then vanished.