Published: Fri, September 06, 2019
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Estranged husband of missing mom Jennifer Dulos is arrested for second time

Estranged husband of missing mom Jennifer Dulos is arrested for second time

Dulos and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis were arrested in June and charged with hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence in connection with the May 24 disappearance of his wife.

A mother of five children aged eight to 13, Jennifer Dulos went missing on May 24 after dropping her kids off at school in New Canaan. She says when she was him in the afternoon that day in Farmington, she saw Fotis Dulos cleaning what he described as spilled coffee out of his former employee's Toyota Tacoma.

Troconis is expected to face an additional charge of tampering with evidence in connection with Dulos' disappearance - a day after Fotis Dulos, Jennifer's estranged husband, was rearrested on the same charge.

Police say security cameras appeared to capture them throwing out items in Hartford, some of which tested positive for Jennifer Dulos' blood.

Fotis was released Wednesday on $500,000 bail.

Fotis Dulos was arrested for a second time on Wednesday and charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

"Our hearts go out to Ms. Troconis". Police claimed the crime and cleanup occurred between 8:05 a.m. and 10:25 a.m.

A "blood-like substance" was also found inside the truck, and it contained Jennifer's DNA, according to the 38-page document.

She was released around 3 p.m. after posting bond.

The warrant alleges Fotis Dulos parked his borrowed truck, then went to his estranged wife's home to lie in wait for her to return.

Jennifer moved to New Canaan with her children in 2017 after learning that her husband had allegedly been having an affair with Troconis for more than a year.

"It sounds like the state is trying to convince itself that Fotis is responsible for Jennifer's disappearance".

Here in New Canaan, where residents have rallied around Jennifer Dulos and her family, investigators have received hundreds of tips and responses to a call for video surveillance from homes or businesses, the New Canaan police chief has said. The new warrant speaks of a lying lover and handyman with something to hide.

CNN has reached out to the attorney for Michelle Troconis for comment.

In an early court appearance, Stamford/Norwalk State's Attorney Richard Colangelo, arguing that Dulos remain in custody, said that investigators found Dulos' DNA mixed with Farber Dulos' blood on a kitchen faucet in the New Canaan home. Troconis said that she and Dulos wrote these to "help them remember" their actions on these dates.

Both Dulos and Troconis have pleaded not guilty to those charges.

Dulos posted $500,000 bail on the new charge Wednesday, according to the warrant, and is scheduled to be back in court on this new charge on September 12.

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