Family, friends of Jennifer Dulos react to Fotis’ murder arrest

The Dulos Case

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (WTNH) — Just hours after Connecticut State Police announced the arrest of Fotis Dulos and charged him with murder and kidnapping reactions from Jennifer Dulos’ family and friends poured out. 

On behalf of Jennifer’s family and friends, Carrie Luft released a statement Tuesday afternoon saying:

“Above all we thank the Connecticut State Police and the New Canaan Police Department, as well as the assisting local departments, for their tireless commitment and diligent, painstaking work that have led to these arrests. Although we are relieved that the wait for these charges is over, for us there is no sense of closure.

Nothing can bring Jennifer back. We miss her every day and will forever mourn her loss.

We believe the arrest warrants will speak for themselves, and we ask that you please respect our privacy during this time. Thank you.”

WATCH: Timeline of missing New Canaan mother Jennifer, arrest of Fotis Jan. 7

In addition to Dulos, his one-time girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, and former attorney, Kent Mawhinney, were also arrested.

Troconis and Mawhinney were charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

New Canaan Police Department, that was thanked by the Farber family for their tireless efforts into the investigation, kept their reaction short and simple.

The department tweeted, “Justice!”

Lorenzo Colella, owner of Joe’s Pizzeria in New Canaan, said Jennifer was a regular customer. He told News 8 that he’s relieved there is a sign of closure for Jennifer’s family.

“Every time I see a little kid or something, I always think about those four or five children without their mom and now maybe without their dad,” he said. “They order pizza for the whole family, and it’s always a positive and loving thing, so I just know they loved pizza.”

The community has made rocks to remember Jennifer. They have been placed throughout the town.

Colella said he keeps one in his store so people can remember her.

“It’s to remind us whenever we go,” he explained. “The Post Office has one, the supermarket; justice for Jennifer and to keep her in our hearts.”

“The bottom line is to remember Jennifer, regardless of what happens with this situation to keep her in our hearts and minds,” Colella added. “I always think about her.”

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