‘Justice for Jennifer Dulos’ group expands memorial in West Hartford

At the entrance to MDC Reservoir 6 in West Hartford, members of the Facebook group “Justice for Jennifer Dulos” met to spruce up a memorial they left their last year.

News 12 Staff

May 24, 2021, 9:36 PM

Updated 1,090 days ago

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Monday marked two years ago since investigators discovered Jennifer Dulos's car abandoned outside Waveny Park in New Canaan. She was never seen or heard from again.
Her apparent murder has brought together hundreds across the nation who never knew her, but seek “Justice for Jennifer.”
The mother of five was last seen dropping her kids off at school the morning of May 24, 2019.
Police believe she was violently killed by her estranged husband Fotis Dulos in her garage, but they have never found her body. Fotis Dulos committed suicide soon after he was charged with Jennifer's murder.
Police also arrested his girlfriend at the time, Michele Troconis, and his longtime friend Kent Mawhinney as alleged co-conspirators.
At the entrance to MDC Reservoir 6 in West Hartford, members of the Facebook group “Justice for Jennifer Dulos” met to spruce up a memorial they left their last year. 
They hung banners, placed flowers and left dozens of heartfelt messages to Jennifer Dulos sent in by group members who live across the country.
“You are always in our hearts, Jennifer. Thinking of you today and every day – your story has brought many together who will make your voice always be heard,” said Karin Klarides Marinaro, of East Haven.
The group members had never met Jennifer, but Karin says they “bonded over this commonality of wanting to find justice” for her.
They also hope the memorial gets more people talking about domestic violence and taking action against it.
Jennifer Dulos' family released a statement, saying they are "extremely grateful" to all law enforcement who continue to search for Jennifer and they are moved by the continued interest in her case and the concern for her children – all of whom are healthy and well.
The full statement can be read below:
"Monday, May 24, marks the two-year milestone of the disappearance of Jennifer Farber Dulos, an extraordinary woman, a devoted mother and daughter, a brilliant writer, a true friend. We are moved by the continued interest in Jennifer’s case and by the concern for her children and family, all of whom are thankfully healthy and well.
Although this past year has understandably slowed the process, the investigation into Jennifer’s death and disappearance is ongoing. After the courts reopen, the two people charged with conspiracy to murder will stand trial. We remain extremely grateful to the Connecticut State Police, New Canaan Police, and other law enforcement organizations that have worked to bring closure to Jennifer’s case.
On May 18, the Connecticut State Senate passed SB 1091, known informally as “Jennifers’ Law,” after Jennifer Farber Dulos and Jennifer Magnano, who was murdered by her ex-husband in Connecticut in 2007. The legislation expands the legal definition of domestic violence to include nonviolent coercive control, such as psychological, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse.
It is our hope that changing the legal definition can help change the outcomes for people in abusive relationships. Intimate partner violence cuts across the socioeconomic spectrum and affects people of all genders. Jennifer’s case has received a great deal of attention, but the stories of most people affected by partner violence are never told. Our hearts are with all of the victims and survivors, their families, children, and loved ones."


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