(WTNH)– A Hartford man may have found a knife linked to the disappearance of New Canaan mother Jennifer Farber Dulos in the trash — and then traded it away, according to our partners at the Hartford Courant.
The Hartford Courant reports: “State police investigating the disappearance of New Canaan mother Jennifer Farber Dulos have interviewed a Hartford man who told them he found a knife while rummaging through a trash can on Albany Avenue days after Farber Dulos disappeared — and later traded it away, sources with direct knowledge of the case have told The Courant.”
News 8 reached out to Norm Pattis, Fotis Dulos’ criminal Attorney, for a statement regarding the Courant’s recent report on the case. Pattis said,
“A missing knife? A missing pillow? An unknown man named ‘Fudge?’ I don’t know what to make of this. It does not amount to competent evidence.”Attorney Norm Pattis
These items were found in a trash can on Albany Avenue in Hartford, in addition to a bloodstained shirt stained with her blood, as well as a bra, two mops and sponges with small amounts of blood on them, that police say Dulos was wearing the morning she disappeared, during the police investigation on May 31st.
Police conducted the search along Albany Avenue in Hartford several days after Jennifer’s disappearance. Police obtained video footage of her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos throwing multiple bags into trash cans and dumpsters in that area at around 7:00 p.m. the day she disappeared. Fotis’ one-time girlfriend, Michelle Troconis was also there. Both were charged with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution.
Jennifer has been missing since May 24.
The New Canaan police released a statement in regards to the Courant’s most recent report on the Dulos case:
“As this remains an active and dynamic investigation no comment will be provided on any evidence that has been collected nor will information be provided regarding the results of any forensic testing. Additionally no active searches are occurring. We remain committed to bringing to justice those responsible for Jennifer’s disappearance.”New Canaan Police Department
ABC News received a statement from Fotis Dulos’ criminal Attorney, Norm Pattis saying, “I am unaware of any evidence about what she was wearing when she disappeared. This sounds like desperate speculation.”
ABC News also received a statement from a Jennifer Dulos’ Family Spokeswoman saying, “We know that the New Canaan and Connecticut State police are conducting a meticulous and thorough investigation, and we are confident that their efforts will ultimately bring to justice the person or persons responsible for Jennifer’s disappearance. “
News 8 has obtained court documents of a motion Jennifer’s mother, Gloria Farber filed in court on Wednesday. Farber filed a motion objecting to the objection Troconis from the case.
The motion claims Troconis is seeking to quash the subpoena and stay proceedings as they pertain to her, and has pleaded the 5th.
The motion asks the court to deny Troconis’ motion to be dismissed from the case.
Troconis will return to court on August 19.