Marking six months since her disappearance, family and friends of Jennifer Dulos on Sunday issued the following statement through New Canaan Police:
“That this milestone coincides with the Thanksgiving holiday challenges us to pause and give thanks, in spite of this tragedy. We give thanks that Jennifer’s children are healthy and well. We give thanks that they share their mother’s deep sense of empathy and curiosity about the world around them. And, as ever, we are deeply thankful to the New Canaan and Connecticut State police for their ongoing efforts to solve this case and bring those responsible to justice. In honor of Jennifer, we encourage acts of caring and generosity this holiday season, whether donations to a local food bank or shelter or other gestures of compassion. Hug your loved ones close and extend a hand to a stranger.”
The statement is attributed to family friend Carrie Luft.
Jennifer Dulos has not been seen since May 24, the Friday headed into Memorial Day weekend. Police on May 25 issued a Silver Alert for her. One week later, police charged her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos—a man she’d said she feared in divorce and custody filings—and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, with felony hindering and tampering.
Federal and state authorities joined New Canaan Police in the missing person and criminal investigations, which quickly drew national attention.
In New Canaan, residents rallied behind the mother of five and her family, expressing concern for the children’s welfare and honoring the missing woman with multiple vigils.
Fotis Dulos has pleaded not guilty and is next scheduled to appear Jan. 7 in state Superior Court in Stamford. Troconis also has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to appear Dec. 6.