Judge unseals 469-page search warrants in Jennifer Dulos murder case

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A judge has unsealed the search warrants in the Jennifer Dulos murder case Wednesday.

The warrants total 469 pages. It comes a week after the arrests of her estranged husband Fotis Dulos and two alleged co-conspirators -- his girlfriend Michelle Troconis and civil attorney Kent Mawhinney.

The documents outline all of the places investigators searched in connection with this case.

In the documents, investigators provide a detailed description of their search and seizure requests over the course of their investigation into Jennifer Dulos' disappearance.

Initial search warrants came quickly after a friend reported Jennifer Dulos missing on May 24.

New documents detail the bloody scene police found inside her garage -- blood stains on the floor, a parked car and garbage cans, along with bloody shoe impressions.

The documents also touch on Jennifer Dulos' alleged fear of her estranged husband Fotis Dulos, with whom she was in the midst of a contentious divorce.

They show Jennifer Dulos called New Canaan police following an argument with him in August 2017 -- nearly two years before she disappeared. No arrests were made in that incident.

Their children's nanny also told police about potential physical incidents between the couple, including one where she found Jennifer Dulos crying after Fotis Dulos allegedly tried to run her over with his vehicle.

In another, Fotis Dulos allegedly chased Jennifer Dulos through the house until she ran into a room, slammed the door and kept it shut with her body as Fotis Dulos banged on it.

As part of the ongoing divorce proceedings, Fotis Dulos was not allowed inside Jennifer Dulos' home. The documents confirm that Fotis Dulos was at the house two nights before she disappeared, but remained outside the entire time.

When investigators later searched the home following Jennifer Dulos' disappearance, they found Fotis Dulos' DNA on an inside doorknob and mixed with Jennifer Dulos' blood on the kitchen faucet.

In response to the court unsealing these documents, Fotis Dulos' defense attorney Norm Pattis released a statement saying in part, "We're relieved that there is nothing we didn't expect or have heard about; saddened because it's obvious the state police really have no idea what became of Jennifer. This remains an open case in our view."

The warrants also list searches of all of Fotis Dulos' vehicles and details blood-like stains found inside one of them -- a black Chevy Suburban. Police say that same vehicle was caught on surveillance video at the end of a dead-end street that backs up to the woods behind Jennifer Dulos' home.

The documents did not include a date and time that this happened.

 

READ MORE:
Attorney files motion to dismiss charges against Fotis Dulos 
Murder charges in Jennifer Dulos case send ripples through New Canaan
Fotis Dulos, Michelle Troconis post bond in murder case; Troconis taken to Stamford Hospital
Arrest warrants reveal details, possible motive for killing Jennifer Dulos
3 charged in Jennifer Dulos' alleged murder held on bond 

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