Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Michelle Troconis crashed Fore Group Suburban days before disappearance of Jennifer Dulos. Cops matched damage to surveillance used during investigation

Authorities were able to positively identify the Suburban used in the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos after finding records of a car accident one week prior where Michelle Troconis was listed as the claimant, according to records obtained by Your Content.

“A check of a law enforcement database listed an accident which had occurred on 5/17/29 on I-84 in Tolland involving the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban,” the search warrant reads. “Troconis was listed as the claimant driver.”

Authorities say various cameras showed the same Suburban in the area on the day Jennifer was last seen.


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“The surveillance footage shows what appears to be damage to the vehicle’s front left quarter panel. Resolution and obstruction factors involved in the footage prevented investigators from determining whether the vehicle shown on the Thurton Drive footage was outfitted with a removable Thule cargo carrier affixed to the roof rack of the Chevrolet. Footage appeared to show the same damage to the vehicle’s front left quarter panel as depicted on the insurance photographs.”

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Fotis Dulos, 52, Michelle Troconis, 44 and attorney Kent Mawhinney stand accused of charges pertaining to murder in connection to missing Connecticut mother-of-five, Jennifer Farber Dulos, 50, of New Canaan. 


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Jennifer Dulos vanished on May 24 after dropping her five children off at school. But “to date, the whereabouts of Jennifer Dulos is unknown,” according to the arrest warrants. 

On June 1, the case garnered international attention when Fotis & his former mistress-turned-girlfriend, 44-year-old Michelle Troconis, were arrested and charged with hindering prosecution and tampering with physical evidence in connection to the mother-of-five’s disappearance.

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Authorities previously said they located video surveillance that appeared to show the two dumping bags of evidence, including blood drenched sponges, clothing, and other material, at over 30 locations in a four-mile radius. But ultimately police only located a fraction of what was originally heavily speculated, according to the charging documents.

Their short-lived release was cut short on Jan. 7, 2020, when Fotis & Michelle were re-arrested for charges pertaining to the alleged murder of Jennifer Dulos. 52-year-old Kent Mawhinney, a Connecticut based attorney, was also arrested and charged in connection to the disappearance of the mother-of-five.

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Troconis was released from custody after posting $1.5m bond. She was transported to a local hospital after sources say she suffered from “mental and/or heart issues.”

Mawhinney remains in jail on $2m bond. Fotis was released on $6m bond and placed under house arrest pending the outcome of the trial.

“We categorically deny that Mr. Dulos had any involvement in the disappearance of his wife Jennifer and we defy the state to prove she is in-fact dead. As far as we’re concerned Mr. Dulos is not guilty,” Norm Pattis told reporters during a news conference outside of his New Haven law office. “The warrants come as a great relief to us because after month of listening to innuendo suggestion and rumors we have something to shoot at and we intend to start firing those shots at Mr. Dulos’ bond hearing tomorrow morning.”

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“The state of Connecticut picked this fight and has twice entered a dagger into the presumption of innocence – so we’ll simply leave it at this: If this is all the state’s got, we wonder why it bothered.” Pattis said.

However, authorities remain stumped as they cannot figure out the whereabouts of Jennifer Dulos. 

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Additional Reporting By: Chief Investigative Correspondent & Justice Editor Jonathan Riches & Hong Xie in Partnership with BADMINS™


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Jonathan Riches is a Chief Investigative Correspondent & Justice Editor for Your Content. He is best known for his writings about prison reform and culture, including the social media scandal dubbed the ‘Feeling Cute Challenge’ — which ended with a widespread dismissal of prison guards throughout the United States.

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