Jennifer Dulos disappeared on May 24, 2019 from New Canaan (Connecticut). Police thought she was attacked and killed by her estranged spouse. Authorities quickly arrested Fotis Dulos and Michelle Troconis, her estranged husband. ‘Vanished in New Canaan: An ID Mystery’ chronicles Jennifer’s strange disappearance and shows how Michelle was left to face the brunt of the charges after Fotis died by suicide in January 2020. Let’s delve into the details surrounding the case and find out where Michelle is at present, shall we?
Michelle Troconis: Who are you?
At the time of Jennifer’s disappearance, Michelle was dating her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos. Michelle first met Fotis when he was going through a difficult split with his wife. He was living in Farmington, Connecticut while Jennifer moved to New Canaan, with their five children. Still, Michelle did not think much of the divorce and moved into Fotis’ Farmington house with her own daughter.
Things took an unexpected and shocking turn when Jennifer Dulos, her New Canaan, Connecticut, home, went missing on May 24, 2019. Although Jennifer had dropped her children off at school earlier that day, she was last seen alive on a neighbor’s CCTV camera, which showed her coming back home. According to reports, Jennifer had missed all of her appointments that day. Eventually, her children’s nanny felt something amiss when she arrived at the residence to find it empty. She immediately informed Jennifer’s family, but the missing woman was unreachable over the phone or by text. The police were called in and discovered bloody splatters throughout the house. They also conducted a thorough search. Moreover, most of the blood was identified as Jennifer’s, but the police soon found traces of her estranged husband’s blood mixed in the splatters, while further evidence indicated that Jennifer was attacked violently.
Interestingly, on the morning of Jennifer’s disappearance, her neighbor’s CCTV camera showed that one of the missing woman’s vehicles was being driven out by an unidentified person. Fotis Dulos was believed to have been the driver of this vehicle. Police were further strengthened by CCTV footage that showed Michelle and Fotis throwing out garbage bags in Hartford on the same night. When authorities looked into the garbage bags, they found clothes and cleaning items covered in Jennifer’s blood, while a single glove contained Fotis’ DNA.
Thus, convinced of Fotis’s involvement in the crime, the police began focusing their entire investigation on the estranged husband and even began digging in different areas to look for Jennifer’s body. Michelle was also arrested along with Fotis on June 1, 2019. They were charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution. However, once the police had enough evidence for a murder case, they upped Michelle’s charge to conspiracy to commit murder in January 2020. Still, readers should note that Jennifer’s body has not been located to this very day.
Michelle Troconis: Where are you now?
Michelle has been released on bail but insists she is innocent. She claims she does not know anything about Jennifer Dulos’ fate. Fotis was a surprise victim of suicide and did not face the charges. Michelle was nonetheless brought to trial. She pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to murder charges, and maintained her innocence. Well, readers should know that Michelle’s case is still ongoing in court and has been delayed multiple times due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Michelle has been reported to have moved out of Connecticut, and divides her time now between her Florida family and Colorado.
Read more: Preston Taylor’s Whereabouts Now