Sources: Police execute search warrant at Fotis Dulos’ Farmington home

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Sources: Police execute search warrant at Fotis Dulos' Farmington home

Sources close to the investigation confirm State Police served a search warrant at the Farmington home of Jennifer Dulos’ estranged husband, Fotis Dulos on Wednesday evening. There were around half a dozen State Police Troopers, a K-9 and Farmington Police present. It is not known if anyone was occupying the house before the search warrant was served.

There are no changes in custody for the Dulos children after a status conference was held in Stamford Wednesday morning. 

An attorney who represents the children says that he spoke with them on Tuesday and that they are safe.

The status conference was held to decide who gets custody of Jennifer Dulos’ children but a hearing in that matter also still needs to be scheduled. 

Dulos’ mother, 85-year-old Gloria Farber, says she wants to keep her five grandchildren — ages 8 to 13. They have been staying with the grandmother in her New York City apartment since their mother disappeared. 

In court documents, Farber says she’s like a parent to the kids and that they regularly stay with her. Farber says taking them away from her and their nanny would be detrimental.

Jennifer and husband Fotis Dulos were going through a bitter divorce, which involved custody of their 5 children. 

Four days after Jennifer disappeared, Fotis filed for full custody of the kids. Fotis is currently behind bars. Since January 2018, Fotis only had limited supervised visits with his kids.

In the motion, it also states that he has lied under oath and even put pressure on the kids to lie before.
Even as recently as March of 2019, he was not allowed to have private conversations with the children.

Read the full motion to intervene below:  

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WEB EXTRA: News 8’s Brian Spyros provides an update on the search. State Police are expected back at the trash facility in Hartford on Wednesday 

Police in New Canaan are now pleading for the public’s help, as the search for a missing mother hits day 12 at a New Canaan park and now a Hartford trash plant. 

Connecticut State Police spent Monday night looking through the trash of an energy incinerator on Brainard Road in Hartford. They were searching for bloody bags of clothing that police believe Fotis Dulos threw away there.

Troopers wearing protective gear were still at the trash plant Tuesday afternoon. Sources said officials will be at the plant for the next several days and that authorities believe none of the trash that may contain evidence was destroyed.

Police went back to the trash facility Wednesday morning to continue that search. 

WEB EXTRA: Recap of events in Jennifer Dulos investigation

A statement from the CSWS Resource Recovery Facility read, in part:

The Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority (“MIRA”) receives municipal solid waste from the City of Hartford and other communities via contract at the Connecticut Solid Waste System Resource Recovery Facility (“CSWS RRF”) in Hartford, Connecticut.  MIRA is currently cooperating with the Connecticut State Police regarding their need to investigate solid waste delivered to the CSWS RRF.

Related: FBI digs at New Canaan park amid search for missing mother

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The search for Jennifer Dulos hits day 11.
Now, New Canaan police are asking neighbors to save their surveillance footage from May 23rd-May 25th.
More coming up on @WTNH.

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This after the FBI searched Waveny Park in New Canaan for hours on Monday. 

WEB EXTRA: FBI searches New Canaan’s Waveny Park

This is all because officials are desperate to find missing mother of five, Jennifer Dulos. The last time anyone saw her was when she dropped off her kids at school. Her car was found at that park. 

Related: Two vigils planned for missing mother; reports of estranged husband giving DNA sample to police

That’s why the FBI was out there searching and investigators could even be seen carrying shovels.

WEB EXTRA: FBI searches New Canaan’s Waveny Park

So far, there have been two arrests in the case, including Michelle Troconis. She covered her face coming out of court Monday after she posted bond. She is the girlfriend of the estranged husband of Jennifer, Fotis Dulos.

WEB EXTRA: Husband’s girlfriend Michelle Troconis arrives at court 

The pair have been charged with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution. Surveillance footage has been key in this case. And here’s why.

Related: Search for New Canaan mother continues in Hartford, Farmington

Court documents revealed investigators spotted them in Hartford dumping trash bags. Once police looked inside they say they found several pieces of evidence that tested positive for Jennifer’s blood including a kitchen sponge.

WEB EXTRA: Warrants: Blood found in New Canaan home, garage amid search for missing mom

Investigators say they also found Jennifer’s blood in the garage at her New Canaan home.

Robocalls also started going out Monday. They’re asking anyone in New Canaan who has surveillance cameras to save their video between May 23 and May 25.

Neighbors in New Canaan and Farmington where Jennifer lived lit candles on their doorsteps Monday in hope that they find her.

Web Extra: Candles left on doorsteps for Jennifer Dulos

“To think of the mother and the whole thing it’s overwhelming me. We are doing candles and visuals, and we keep coming back here to the park thinking we’re associating with her, I think is the thing,” said Mimi Allen, New Canaan.  

So many not only concerned for her but her children. We’re told her children are in the care of her mother, and they are safe.

Web Extra: Hartford Courant’s Dave Altimari discusses latest on Dulos investigation

Police are still asking for the public’s help incase anyone out there in any of the communities involved with this story saw anything suspicious.

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