‘Children living in limbo:’ Family of missing New Canaan woman wants answers
The family of a New Canaan woman missing for nearly three weeks is speaking out about her disappearance.
Jennifer Dulos' family says her children are living in limbo, longing to know where their mother is.
They expressed their deepest thanks to the New Canaan and Connecticut State police for their ongoing and exhaustive efforts to locate Jennifer.
Jennifer Dulos' family stresses, however, her five children are safe, and their maternal grandmother is currently fighting to get custody.
In a statement released by Carrie Luft
, the family's spokesperson writes, "As the news cycle propels the story of Jennifer’s disappearance forward, we must not lose sight of the enormous human cost of this tragedy: five young children have not seen their mother in 18 days. Jennifer is the constant presence in their lives. She has sole physical custody and has devoted her full energies to their care and happiness."
Fotis Dulos, their father, is not allowed to see them.
The estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, posted a $500,000 bond Tuesday and is now out of jail after his second court appearance.
The judge kept his bond at $500,000 despite Dulos’ attorney's request to lower it, and the state's request to higher it to $850,000.
Dulos’ was required to surrender his passport, wear a GPS tracking device, and can't leave Connecticut without court approval.
He is charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution in the criminal case and disappearance of his ex-wife.
The state's attorney says Fotis Dulos' DNA mixed with Jennifer Dulos' blood was found on a kitchen faucet in her New Canaan home.
As News 12 has reported, police believe Dulos and his girlfriend Michelle Troconis were caught on surveillance video dumping trash bags at more than 30 locations in Hartford.
Tests confirmed Jennifer Dulos' blood was on the recovered items.
But in court Fotis' attorney Norm Pattis argued his client has no idea where his ex-wife is.
Pattis says Dulos was at his home in Farmington on May 24, the day Jennifer went missing.
State police have been searching a trash facility in Hartford for evidence connected to her disappearance.
The New Canaan Police Department says it has received more than 300 tips and 75 responses to their request for surveillance video.
The children's maternal grandmother is fighting for custody.