• Rod Kackley

Jennifer Dulos: Dead or Alive, A Shocking True Crime Story

May 24, 2019

8 a.m. Jennifer Dulos, riding a bike with her kids, takes her children to New Canaan Country School.

8:05 a.m. Jennifer returns home. A neighbor’s security camera records her arrival at the Dulos family home. Jennifer only has a couple of hours before she needs to leave for New York City. She has two doctor’s appointments scheduled, the first at 11 a.m. today, the other at 1 p.m.

10:25 a.m. The Dulos’ Chevrolet Suburban pulls out of the garage and drives away. This is documented on the neighbor’s security camera.

11:30 a.m. Lauren Almeida arrives at the home of her friend, Jennifer Dulos, Fotis Dulos, and their children. Lauren is the children’s nanny, as well. Lauren notices the family’s Chevrolet Suburban is not in the garage. But, she is surprised to find the Dulos’ Range Rover in the garage. Jennifer had told Lauren she would use the Land Rover to drive to her appointments in NYC.

7 p.m. Lauren, along with another family friend, reports Jennifer missing. Detectives arrive shortly after that and find blood splattered on a garage door, on the floor of the garage, as well as a garage wall. They also see blood on the exterior of the Range Rover, which is still in the garage.

Going inside the Dulos’ home, detectives discover blood in the kitchen of the house. (DNA tests would later show some of the blood came from Jennifer and her husband, Fotis.)

7:30 p.m. Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend Michelle Troconis dump garbage bags in 30 bins in Hartford, Connecticut. This is recorded on a security video.

December 2020

Jennifer has not been seen since her neighbor's video camera recorded her coming home from taking her kids to school, May 24, 2019.

So, is Jennifer Dulos dead? A Probate Court judge says “more evidence is needed” before that question can be answered.

Judge Evelyn Daly has ordered a Feb. 10, 2021 hearing in the case of the New Canaan, Connecticut woman who’s been missing since May 24, 2019.

The estate of Jennifer’s late, estranged husband has asked Judge Daly to decide if Jennifer is dead so that that the estate can dip into a $194,000 IRA that’s in Jennifer’s name.

That's right! Jennifer's husband is dead. Suicide, we think.

Her late husband, Fotis Dulos, died in January. Police say it looks like he killed himself because Fotis was facing murder, kidnapping, and other charges connected with Jennifer’s disappearance.

Police say the 50-year-old woman appears to have been the victim of a “serious physical assault” in the family’s garage at their home in New Canaan.

Her body has not been found, but there was enough blood in the garage, and the family home, to believe Jennifer was murdered and then her body disposed of.

Still, nobody's found a corpse. If Judge Daly decides that Jennifer is dead, it would be an unprecedented move. No other missing person had been declared deceased in Connecticut until they’ve been MIA for at least seven years.

Unless Jennifer is declared dead, nobody will be able to touch a cent of the IRA money because no beneficiary was ever named for the account.

By the way, it’s Jennifer’s mother, Gloria Faber, who wants access to the cash in that IRA. You see, she’s been caring for the five Dulos children since Jennifer disappeared.

On top of that, Gloria is owed almost $2 million that she was awarded in a lawsuit for unpaid business loans her family made to Fotis and his real estate development company, Fore Group.

It must be noted that the name of the late Fotis Dulos was not alone on a list of suspects in this case. More on that angle of the story will be published in the days ahead.

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