Police sift through tips, surveillance footage in Dulos disappearance

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New Canaan police say they've received more than 225 tips in the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, nearly two weeks since she disappeared.

They've also gotten close to 70 responses to their request for surveillance video from people in the community. Investigators are now sifting through the tips and footage, looking for clues to where Dulos might be.

State police were back in Hartford today combing through a trash facility for yet another day. Because the investigation is ongoing, police are unable to release details about what new information or evidence they've gained. That includes the results of searches on properties owned by Dulos' estranged husband, Fotis Dulos.

Police were seen leaving his home in Farmington last night after executing search warrants there.

Jennifer Dulos was last seen dropping her kids off at school in New Canaan May 24. Police later discovered evidence of a crime scene at her home and found her blood on items thrown out in trash cans in Hartford. Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend were seen on security video dumping garbage bags there.

Fotis Dulos and Michelle Troconis have been charged with tampering with or fabricating evidence and hindering prosecution. News 12 is told more charges are likely once the mother of five is found.

It's a case that bears striking similarities to one that captured the nation's attention in the nearby town of Easton nearly four years ago - when Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin disappeared from their quiet, affluent community.

Police found their bodies about three months later and arrested their son for murder.

Easton's police chief today talked about calling in additional resources in that case, just like New Canaan has.

"The state police they come, they come right to your door and they are an asset that a town like ours, I can't speak to New Canaan but for us it was exactly what we needed at the exact time," said Easton Police Chief Timothy Shaw. "And then with the federal agencies that will come in and assist, it takes a lot of the pressure off the day-to-day grind that you go through in these horrific cases."

Chief Shaw also called it a delicate balance between keeping the public and media informed and protecting the investigation.

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