Estranged Husband Of Missing Connecticut Mother Breaks Silence

June 26, 2019 - 1:32 pm
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STAMFORD, Conn. (WCBS 880/AP) -- The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five says he loves and misses his children, who remain in his mother-in-law's custody while he faces criminal charges.
 
Fotis Dulos, 51, made his first public comments Wednesday since Jennifer Dulos disappeared May 24 in New Canaan after dropping her children off at school.
 
He and his girlfriend have pleaded not guilty to evidence tampering and hindering prosecution. He spoke briefly to reporters after a family court hearing in Stamford.
 
Dulos' lawyer, Norman Pattis, also repeated a suggestion that Jennifer Dulos may not have been a victim of foul play and says he is "contemplating a revenge/suicide hypothesis as an explanation for her disappearance.''

Pattis told the New York Post on Sunday that Jennifer Dulos once wrote a novel similar to “Gone Girl,” the 2012 book and 2014 movie in which a wife stages her own disappearance to frame her husband for murder.

A spokeswoman for Jennifer Dulos' family called Pattis' suggestion “false and irresponsible.”
 
Police say Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, discarded items containing Jennifer Dulos' blood.

Police tracked her estranged husband's cellphone movements and recovered surveillance video of him making more than 30 stops in Hartford, along the way disposing of garbage bags and a FedEx box in a storm drain. Investigators also recovered altered Connecticut license plates, clothing, sponges and other household items covered with Dulos' blood. 

Prosecutors also said Jennifer’s blood was found mixed with her estranged husband's DNA at her New Canaan home – where he never lived. But Pattis has said his client’s DNA at her New Canaan home does not prove anything.

He says his client is innocent and has an alibi for the day when Jennifer Dulos disappeared.

(© 2019 WCBS 880. The Associated Press contributed to this report)