A closer look at Fotis Dulos' arrest warrant

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The latest arrest warrant for Fotis Dulos outlines how police used various surveillance cameras to track him from his home in Farmington to Jennifer Dulos' home in New Canaan. Police believe he left the scene with her body.

Dulos is only charged with evidence tampering, but the warrant suggests more charges are coming.

Police believe Fotis Dulos was "lying in wait at 69 Welles Lane for his wife to return home" from dropping off their kids at school the morning of May 24. That's where police say a physical assault occurred in the garage.

Jennifer Dulos' Chevy Suburban is seen on a neighbor's security camera leaving the home later that morning. But police believe it was Fotis Dulos driving the vehicle, with Jennifer Dulos' body and items used to clean up the scene inside.

RELATED: State police: Fotis Dulos faces second tampering charge in connection to wife's disappearance

The warrant brings another car and witness into play -- a red truck owned by Fotis Dulos' employee, which police believe Dulos used to drive to New Canaan and back. Security cameras show it parked near where police found Jennifer Dulos’ car abandoned outside Waveny Park.

The arrest warrant outlines steps police say Fotis Dulos then took to clean the car and remove any potential evidence of his estranged wife's disappearance. But investigators say they later found a blood-like substance and Jennifer Dulos' DNA in the truck. When police asked Troconis why Dulos cleaned the truck, she allegedly told them, "because the body of Jennifer at some point was in there."

News 12 sat down with local attorney Phil Russell, a former prosecutor in the Bronx, and asked him about the public outcry for a murder charge when there's no body, but incriminating evidence.

"When a person's charged with a crime, including the crime of murder, it starts a time clock towards a trial," he said. "And I believe the prosecution is reluctant to charge Mr. Dulos with murder until they've assembled all of the evidence they can, including the body, before they file the formal charge ... because the absence of a body could create a reasonable doubt in an ordinary prosecution."

RELATED: Girlfriend of Fotis Dulos re-arrested in connection to case of missing New Canaan mother Jennifer Dulos

 

 

 

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