Warrants: Clothing, sponges found stained with missing mother's blood

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Court documents are revealing new details in the case of missing New Canaan mother of five Jennifer Dulos, as her estranged husband and his girlfriend appeared in court Monday on charges connected to her disappearance.

Warrants show a search of trash cans in Hartford turned up clothing and sponges stained with Dulos' blood. According to the documents, surveillance video caught Dulos' estranged husband Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, dumping the evidence there.

Both Troconis and Fotis Dulos were arraigned Monday on charges of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and hindering prosecution.

The prosecutor said in court that more charges are likely.

Neither Dulos nor Troconis responded to reporters' questions as they arrived at court in custody. Troconis kept her head down and face hidden, and Dulos wore a baggy orange jumpsuit.

Both are suspects in the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, who was last seen dropping her kids off at school on the morning of May 24. Her car was found abandoned that evening near Waveny Park.

Dulos has not been found. Authorities were back at Waveny Park Monday in connection to the case.

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Warrants show that police found blood stains and blood splatter in Jennifer Dulos' home in New Canaan, along with evidence that someone tried to clean up the scene.

The documents also show that Fotis Dulos and Troconis were seen on surveillance cameras from that day, stopping at more than 30 locations along a 4-mile stretch in Hartford to throw out multiple trash bags.

Police later recovered those items, and tests confirmed they were stained with Jennifer Dulos' blood.

The attorneys for the defendants would not comment.

Attorneys for both Fotis Dulos and Troconis sought to have their bond reduced. Dulos' attorney noted that he is 51 years old with no prior record, and Troconis' lawyer also noted she has a young child and no record.

But the judge kept bond at $500,000 each and ruled both defendants must turn over their passports, agree to GPS monitoring and avoid all contact with Jennifer Dulos' family if they post bond.
Troconis posted bond Monday afternoon, leaving the courthouse with a jacket over her head.

But Dulos' attorney wasn't sure if his client would make bond today. Dulos left the courthouse in custody and headed back to Bridgeport Correctional Center.

The case was transferred to Stamford, which is typical in cases with more serious charges.

 

 

 

 

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