On Tuesday, January 19, a heavy police presence was seen at the former Connecticut home of Jennifer Dulos, the mom of five who went missing in May 2019. The very next day, an excavator showed up at the property.
The 10,000-square-foot mansion was owned by Dulos' husband, Fotis Dulos, who committed suicide earlier this month while accused of being responsible for her death. The mother, who was in the middle of a nasty divorce and custody battle with her estranged spouse at the time of her death, spent several hours at the house on the day of her disappearance.
According to a local publication, the house was being combed through by officers and police dogs as it's under contract to be sold, having been listed for $1.7 million.
Officials stated they arrived at the Farmington, Conn. home on Mountain Spring Road “for investigative purposes” and were “following up on old leads.”
Another outlet reported police were also seen searching the wooded area behind the home.
Dulos was last seen dropping off her kids at school on May 24, 2019, and her car was later found on a road close to her own home that she shared with the children.
During the initial investigation, authorities found enough evidence to presume she was murdered.
A warrant revealed that on that same day, Fotis Dulos had asked his girlfriend Michelle Troconis to bring paper towels, garbage bags and Clorox spray to the home. He claimed he needed the supplies so he could clean the house before putting it on the market. Later that night, the pair were seen throwing trash bags in dumpsters at multiple locations.
After the bags were recovered by police, several articles of evidence were found, including blood-stained clothing and sponges. That, along with other evidence — such as Jennifer's blood spattered throughout the house, security footage and altered license plates —contributed to her husband being charged for murder.
The father of five was scheduled to appear in court this month, but just hours before his trial, he committed suicide by sitting in his car and placing a hose in the exhaust pipe. The charges against him were dropped after this death, but his girlfriend Troconis is still facing charges.
Dulos' kids are being cared for by their maternal grandmother.