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.