NEW CANAAN, Conn. (WTNH) — Investigators were searching a New Canaan park in connection to the disappearance of Jennifer Farber Dulos on Monday.
Connecticut State Police confirmed to News 8 that investigators are at Waveny Park near where Farber Dulos’ SUV was found abandoned hours after she was last seen. They were there for several hours on Monday but have since left.
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“The Connecticut State Police major crimes detectives and K-9s are in Waveny Park on a standard follow-up investigative effort out of an abundance of caution,” Brian Foley, spokesperson to the Department of Emergency Management and Public Protection said.
It’s unclear at this time what exactly prompted Monday’s search.
State police released a statement saying, “On Monday, 12/20/2021, WDMC Detectives are following up on previous investigative information pertaining to the Jennifer Dulos homicide investigation. Detectives are searching in the area of Waveny Park in New Canaan. This is being done out of an abundance of caution to explore every avenue related to the case. These follow-ups are standard procedure as our detectives thoroughly investigate any and all leads.”
Waveny Park was a big part of the investigation into the disappearance of Farber Dulos, who was last seen on Friday, May 24, 2019, after dropping off her five children at school in New Canaan. Her SUV was found in the area of Waveny Park.
“I hope it’s a good lead; I hope it’s not for nothing, and I hope they find something…The whole thing was just awful,” King Chapin of New Canaan said.
Police allege her estranged husband and the father of her children, Fotis Dulos, attacked her at her New Canaan home and drove off with her body, which still hasn’t been found. He died by suicide in January 2020 while facing murder, kidnapping, and several other charges in the case.
Two other people, Michelle Troconis, Dulos’ girlfriend, and Kent Mawhinney, Dulos’ former attorney, are also facing charges in the case.
Troconis previously pleaded not guilty to charges including conspiracy to commit murder and other evidence tampering counts. Mawhinney also previously pleaded not guilty to charges.
“This remains an open investigation with two key individuals still awaiting trial. We are very grateful to the law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation for their ongoing commitment and efforts to solve this case, and we remain hopeful that Jennifer will be found,” Carrie Luft, spokesperson for the family and friends of Jennifer Farber Dulos said.