A chilling blog post written by presumed dead, Connecticut mother-of-five Jennifer Dulos referred to her fears of ending up in a ‘body bag’.
The 50-year-old, stay-at-home mom vanished in May amid a bitter divorce and custody battle with her estranged husband Fotis Dulos. Earlier this month, the real estate developer was charged with her murder and kidnapping although no body has been found.
Police found large stains of Jennifer’s blood in the garage of her Connecticut home, spattered on trash cans and in her master bedroom, search warrants unsealed last week revealed.
In blog posts discovered by DailyMail.com, hints of tension trickled out in Jennifer’s anecdotes from family life.
Dulos, who had a masters in writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, posted short pieces on her now-deleted blog Five Makes Seven and also shared her stories on Patch.com.
In one post, titled ‘More Sleep, No More’, dated April 26, 2012, she detailed the difficulties of sleeping with her 18-month-old daughter, Noelle.
Missing Connecticut mother-of-five Jennifer Dulos wrote a blog post in 2012 referring to her fears of ending up in a ‘body bag’, DailyMail.com can reveal
The 50-year-old, stay-at-home mom vanished in May 2018 amid a bitter divorce and custody battle with her estranged husband Fotis Dulos. He’s pictured in court Wednesday
She hinted at the tension and lack of sleep that she and her daughter got when her husband Fotis was at home and explained how much better things were when he left.
‘It was not like this when my husband Fotis was not here. We had more room. I and she (and he, somewhere afar) slept better. But if Fotis is to come back (he leaves again today) next Tuesday, then we do have to get this dealt with. Which may mean her crying, but it’s just so heart wrenching. Then again, who can subsist on no sleep? And kicks in the nose?’ she wrote.
Jennifer then fantasized about being able to get some sleep at a luxury resort in Mexico called Las Ventanas ‘that Jennifer Aniston frequents’.
Fotis Dulos is charged with murder, felony murder, and kidnapping in disappearance
‘Mexico. Los Cabos. Such a nice alternative thought to 54 degrees, Farmington, bed trauma,’ she quipped.
She closed the anecdote by writing: ‘Oh, Noelle, I know that this too shall pass. But I fear I may be in a body bag by then’ and signing it, ‘Love, Your Mom.’
A month earlier, in another blog post, Jennifer contemplated that she would have been a ‘very happy monk’ apart from the fact she would miss her baby too much.
‘I wish I were a stronger person and that confrontation did not both scare and appall me. I just need quiet, peace and calm,’ she wrote in the opening paragraph.
Friends and relatives told investigators that Fotis, 52, was controlling and verbally abusive towards Jennifer during their 13-year marriage which ended in June 2017 when she filed for divorce after learning of his relationship with girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, and the fact that he wanted to move his lover and her young daughter into the family home in Farmington.
A friend previously told the New York Post that Jennifer was ‘afraid for her life’ after leaving Fotis.
‘She knew how enraged he was that she took this step,’ the friend said.
Last week, hundreds of pages of search warrants were unsealed in the murder case against Fotis which revealed 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.
He continues to deny having anything to do with his estranged wife’s disappearance.
Fotis and Troconis were initially arrested in June on evidence tampering and hindering prosecution charges. They were arrested again in September on another evidence tampering charge. Both have pleaded not guilty.
Troconis, 45, and attorney, Kent Mawhinney, 54, were also charged this month with conspiracy to commit murder for allegedly helping Fotis to orchestrate the plan.
In this post from 2012, with a stock photo of a mother and baby, Jennifer hints of tension in the home. She writes to her then 18-month-old daughter: ‘Oh, Noelle, I know that this too shall pass. But I fear I may be in a body bag by then’
The documents state that it is ‘strongly believed’ Jennifer was attacked in the garage of her home in New Canaan soon after she had finished the school run.
Police believe she was 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 left for 40 minutes before suddenly going offline.
In those 40 minutes, Fotis – who had earlier been seen in Connecticut driving an employee’s car – was nowhere to be seen.
I know that this too shall pass. But I fear I may be in a body bag by then.
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 last week.
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.
Authorities reported finding traces of blood on a cell phone and a tablet that were discovered in the master bedroom of the home.
The search warrants revealed 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 revealed details of the many interviews that have been carried out between Jennifer’s disappearance on May 24, 2019 and this month.
Jennifer and her husband had been locked in a vicious custody battle for the last two years. In 2017 divorce documents, Jennifer said she was ‘afraid’ of Fotis and he would ‘harm’ her. She wrote of some of the tensions in the home in her blogs
Clothes were seen being collected by police. The clothes pictured appeared to match those that Troconis was wearing when she was arrested
Michelle Troconis, 45, and Dulos’ former attorney, Kent Mawhinney (right), are charged with conspiracy to murder
One interview took place with a technician, who worked for Fotis’ construction company, and helped Troconis back up the contents of her phone onto a hard drive to give to her lawyer.
Troconis 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 Fotis had been charged.
The technician reported saying: ‘It must be really weird for Fotis with Jennifer missing,’ and said that Troconis shot him a ‘weird look’ in response.
Fotis’ estranged wife Jennifer has been missing since May 24
He said that 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 the nanny that Fotis had just tried to run her over and that she had to jump out of the way.
In the same summer, Almeida said that she watched Fotis ‘chase’ Jennifer through the house. Jennifer barricaded herself in her bedroom while Fotis pounded on the door, she said.
The nanny said that 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, who are aged eight to 13, 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.
On the night of Jennifer’s disappearance, even after he had been notified that she was missing, Fotis called the nanny and asked her if she would still be able to bring the children to him the following day.
It was unusual, Almeida 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.
The children have been living with Jennifer’s mother, Gloria Farber, in New York City since their mother’s disappearance.
Dulos arrived at home in a different car that he left court in. He drove directly into his garage and then entered his house
Police found large amount of Jennifer’s blood in her garage in New Canaan. It was on trash cans, on the floor, on her car door and someone had tried to clean it up
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.
Fotis went in for a voluntary interview on the same day but froze up when police said they planned to seize his phone. He then left without answering questions.
The warrants suggest that some crime took place at a property owned by Fotis 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 towels.
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 descriptions were seen on surveillance cameras making those stops.
A woman who fits Troconis’ description was spotted dropping off a bag at a different trash can.
Police later visited the area and found a bag containing altered license plates in the trash can that Troconis stopped at, and bags which contained Jennifer’s DNA at the ones Dulos stopped at.
Asked by a reporter if he thought there was enough evidence to convict him, Dulos shook his head and smirked as he was being led from the state trooper barracks
Michelle Troconis, center, was arraigned on conspiracy to commit murder charges Wednesday
Attorney Kent Mawhinney was arraigned on conspiracy to commit murder charges in the case of Jennifer in Stamford Superior Court on Wednesday
On Wednesday, Fotis Dulos’ attorney, Norm Pattis, 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, an attorney who previously represented him in a civil case has been charged.
Troconis and Kent Mawhinney, who represented Fotis in a lawsuit against his estranged wife’s family where they sued him for $2.5million in unpaid loans, are accused of helping Fotis cover up the killing by creating bogus alibis and through other actions.
Police interviewed Mawhinney’s wife who said she feared Fotis and her husband were plotting something against her because she had reported Mawhinney for rape.
He had denied the charges, insisting their sex was consensual.
Mawhinney, who is being held at a correctional facility in Cheshire, is next due in court on February 20.
Fotis is under house arrest after he posted around $400,000 of a $6million bond on the murder charges against him.
He is scheduled to appear at Stamford Superior Court on Wednesday for a probable cause hearing.
Troconis is also under house arrest.