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Hundreds of pages of search warrants are unsealed in Fotis Dulos case


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Hundreds of pages of search warrants were unsealed on Wednesday in the Fotis Dulos murder case which reveal how police found large stains of his missing wife Jennifer’s blood in her garage, spattered on trash cans and in her master bedroom along with bombshell interviews from their children’s nanny. 

Jennifer vanished in May amid a bitter divorce and custody battle with her estranged husband. 

Fotis has denied having anything to do with her disappearance for months. 

He and his girlfriend Michelle Troconis were at first charged with evidence tampering but they were charged with murder last week, despite the fact that Jennifer’s body has not been found. 

On Wednesday, more than 400 pages of search warrants from the New Canaan Police Department in Connecticut and the Connecticut State Police were unsealed.

They revealed among other things;

  • The many spots in the garage where significant amounts of blood were found
  • The fact that Jennifer’s phone was recovered from her Chevrolet Suburban 
  • It was active there for 40 minutes before suddenly disconnecting; three minutes later, Fotis Dulos reappeared on surveillance cameras driving a different car
  • Interviews with the couple’s nanny who witnessed him ‘chasing her through her house’ and allegedly trying to once run her over 
  • She said Jennifer was ‘very afraid’ of her husband because he threatened to take their children to his native Greece to live there permanently  
  • A week before her disappearance, Fotis lost another attempt to win unsupervised visits with his children  

Jennifer Dulos

Hundreds of pages of search warrants were released on Wednesday which reveal why police think Fotis Dulos (left) killed his wife Jennifer in May. He is awaiting a murder trial 

A page from the hundreds of warrants show the list of the blood stains found inside Jennifer's garage

A page from the hundreds of warrants show the list of the blood stains found inside Jennifer’s garage

The documents state unequivocally that it is ‘strongly believed’ Jennifer was attacked in her garage then put in her own Chevrolet Suburban 2017 to be driven to the spot where the car was eventually found. 

In the car, they found her phone which had been active in the location where the car was for 40 minutes before suddenly going offline.

In those 40 minutes, Fotis Dulos – who had earlier been seen in Connecticut driving an employee’s car – was nowhere to be seen. 

Three minutes after Jennifer’s phone went offline, he was seen turning back onto a road, in the same employee’s car he’d been driving earlier.  

The search warrants do not give any indication of what may have happened to Jennifer’s body.  

When authorities searched Jennifer’s home they found blood in the garage – which had been previously reported – but exactly where in the garage remained a secret until now. 

The new documents list that blood was found on the concrete floor of the garage, two garbage cans in the garage and on the passenger door of a Range Rover parked inside. 

Police also found shoe impressions and said that someone had tried to clean up the blood. 

Michelle Troconis, Fotis' girlfriend, has also been charged with murder

Michelle Troconis, Fotis’ girlfriend, has also been charged with murder 

Authorities also said they found traces of blood on a cellphone and a tablet that were discovered in the master bedroom of the home. 

The search warrants reveal the lengths police went to before bringing the charges. 

They have asked for countless phone records, access to Jennifer’s iCloud account and GPS information from inside her car which they think will answer the mystery of what happened to her. 

The documents also reveal more about the many interviews that have been carried out between Jennifer’s disappearance and this month, when Dulos and Troconis were charged with murder. 

They include one with a technician who worked for Dulos’ construction company who helped Troconis back up the contents of her phone onto a hard drive for her to give to her lawyer. 

She told the technician that she wanted to avoid having photographs of her daughter on the internet and that she had already removed her Facebook page. 

At the time, neither Troconis nor Dulos had been charged. 

The technician said he said: ‘It must be really weird for Fotis with Jennifer missing,’ and that she shot him a ‘weird look’ in response. 

Jennifer's rental home in New Canaan where police believe she was attacked in her garage

Jennifer’s rental home in New Canaan where police believe she was attacked in her garage 

He said he thought nothing of the interaction until after their arrests.  

Other interviews were conducted with the couple’s nanny, Lauren Almeida, who said Jennifer was ‘very afraid’ of her husband.  

Almeida recalled an incident in June 2017 when she said she found Jennifer crying in the driveway. 

Jennifer told her Fotis had just tried to run her over and that she had to jump out of the way. 

In the same summer, she said she watched Fotis ‘chase’ Jennifer through the house. Jennifer barricaded herself in her bedroom while Fotis pounded on the door, she said.

She said he calmed down when he realized she and one of the children were also in the room.

Almeida said Jennifer told her she did not want to call the police, however,because she was ‘very afraid’ of her husband. 

She said he threatened to take the children with him to his native Greece.

Jennifer’s lawyer also told police that a week before she vanished, Fotis lost another attempt to try to win unsupervised visits with the children.

Surveillance footage (pictured) shows the last known images of Jennifer driving home, where police say Dulos 'lay in wait', after she dropped her children at school at around 8am on May 24

Surveillance footage (pictured) shows the last known images of Jennifer driving home, where police say Dulos ‘lay in wait’, after she dropped her children at school at around 8am on May 24

On the night of Jennifer’s disappearance, even after he had been notified that she was missing, Fotis called the babysitter and asked her if she would still be able to bring the children to him the following day. It was unusual, she said, because she was never normally involved in picking them up or dropping them off.

She said that she was waiting on instructions from the police but he texted her later, asking for an update. 

There are multiple examples of occurrences when either Jennifer or Fotis called police for a domestic disturbance. 

There is also reference to a gun that was owned by Fotis but which police wished to secure. The whereabouts of the gun is unknown, the warrants state. 

Almeida was interviewed on May 25, a day after Jennifer vanished. 

She revealed then that on the night of Jennifer’s disappearance, even after he had been notified that she was missing, Fotis called the her and asked her if she would still be able to bring the children to him the following day.

It was unusual, she said, because she was never normally involved in picking them up or dropping them off.

She said that she was waiting on instructions from the police but he texted her later, asking for an update.

Fotis went in for a voluntary interview the same day but froze up when police said they planned to seize his phone. 

Dulos is shown on May 29 withdrawing $500 cash before visiting a car wash to clean his employee's car on the day Jennifer vanished

Dulos is shown on May 29 withdrawing $500 cash before visiting a car wash to clean his employee’s car on the day Jennifer vanished 

He then left without answering questions.

The warrants suggest that some crime took place at a property owned by Dulos where he asked Troconis to meet him in the hours after Jennifer vanished. 

He told her to bring cleaning supplies to the property – specifically a Swiffer, Clorox and paper towel. 

Later, the pair drove to what Troconis described to police as a ‘creepy’ area of Connecticut where Dulos insisted on getting out of the car several times to drop bags in trash cans. It was unusual for him, she said. 

Two people who match their description were seen on surveillance cameras making those stops. 

A woman who also fits Troconis’ description was spotted dropping off a bag at a different trash can.

Kent Mawhinney, Fotis Dulos' lawyer, has been accused of helping him orchestrate the plot

Kent Mawhinney, Fotis Dulos’ lawyer, has been accused of helping him orchestrate the plot 

Police later visited them all and found a bag containing altered license plates in the trash can Troconis stopped it, and bags which contained Jennifer’s DNA at the ones Dulos stopped at. 

On Wednesday, Fotis Dulos’ attorney issued a statement saying the state had no proof against his client and that the warrants proved nothing. 

‘A preliminary review of the warrant leaves us relieved and saddened. 

‘We’re relieved that there is nothing we didn’t expect or have heard about; saddled (sic) because it’s obvious the state really have no idea what became of Jennifer,’ he told News 12 Connecticut. 

Along with Troconis and Fotis, his attorney has been charged. 

Police believe Kent Mawhinney, who was representing Fotis in a civil case against his estranged wife’s family as they sued him for $2.5million in unpaid loans, was going to help him by providing an alibi for him on the morning of Jennifer’s disappearance. 

They also spoke with Mawhinney’s wife who fears the pair were plotting something against her because she had reported her husband for rape. 

He had denied the charges, insisting their sex was consensual. 



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