State Police searching Hartford trash plant for next several days as New Canaan mom remains missing

Web Extra: Bob Wilson at the Hartford trash facility

UPDATE: Gloria Farber, the mother of Jennifer Dulos, has filed a motion to seek custody of the five Dulos children. There is a custody hearing for the Dulos children Wednesday morning.

Read the full motion to intervene below:  


Police in New Canaan are now pleading for the public’s help, as the search for a missing mother hits day 11 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.

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

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


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