A 13-year-old Darien boy was reported missing after an argument with a family member at home in the Noroton section of town, Darien police said. He was found hours later in downtown Stamford. He left home Sunday evening, and was found, safe and unharmed, after a search had continued for several hours. He had walked to downtown Stamford, police said Monday afternoon in a Facebook post, adding:
“Darien Police Department would like to thank the Noroton Heights Fire Department, the Stamford Police Department, and the community for all of the assistance provided.”
Investigators found the DNA of a missing New Canaan woman’s estranged husband inside her home, the scene of an apparent violent assault, the state’s attorney said Tuesday. — This article with contributions by Olivia Flaherty-Lovy, and the sidebar below it were previously published by NewCanaanite.com. A laboratory concluded that Fotis Dulos’s blood is contained in a “mixture” that police found on the faucet of Jennifer Dulos’s kitchen sink, State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo told a judge during an appearance in state Superior Court in Stamford. Though it’s true Fotis Dulos had been at his wife’s New Canaan house on Wednesday, May 22 — two days before Jennifer Dulos went missing and police found evidence of a serious assault there, as well as an attempt to clean up the scene — he had been relegated to the backyard during that visit with his children, Colangelo told Judge John Blawie. Colangelo disclosed the new information about the ongoing criminal investigation that already has seen Fotis Dulos, 51, and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, 44, charged with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution in connection with Jennifer Dulos’s disappearance.
On the same day that police found evidence that Jennifer Dulos had been assaulted at her New Canaan home, phone location and video surveillance evidence shows that her estranged husband and his girlfriend steered a black pickup truck through north Hartford, making 30 stops to dump bags in trash cans and storm drains, including items that later tested positive for the missing woman’s blood, according to a state police affidavit. — This article previously was published by NewCanaanite.com. In an arrest warrant application for felony chargesbrought against Fotis Dulos and Michelle Troconis, Connecticut State Police Detective John Kimball said that investigators on May 24 searched Jennifer Dulos’s New Canaan garage after friends reported her missing and found “multiple blood stains on the garage floor which tested positive for human blood” as well as “multiple areas of suspected blood spatter” and “evidence of attempts to clean the crime scene.”
They determined “that a serious physical assault had occurred at the scene, and Jennifer Dulos was the suspected victim” and the following day seized an iPhone belonging to her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, during a meeting at New Canaan Police headquarters, according to Kimball, a 25-year veteran of the state police who works with the Western District Major Crime Squad. A forensic search of the device, conducted with help from the U.S. Marshals Service, helped investigators sketch out the following timeline for Fotis Dulos and Michelle Troconis for May 24:
1:37 p.m. The iPhone of Fotis Dulos, having left his home at 4 Jefferson Crossing in Farmington, entered a property owned by his construction company, Fore Group, at 80 Mountain Spring Road. 3:38 p.m. The phone traveled back to Fotis Dulos’s residence at 4 Jefferson Crossing.
Police on Saturday night charged the estranged husband of a missing New Canaan woman, and his girlfriend, in connection with her disappearance. — This article originally was published by NewCanaanite.com
New Canaan Police at 11 p.m. Saturday charged Fotis Dulos, 51, and Michelle C. Troconis, both of Farmington, with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, and first-degree hindering prosecution—eight days after his ex-wife, Jennifeer Dulos, went missing. Jennifer Dulos, 50, has been missing since May 24. New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said in a press release issued Sunday morning that missing person and criminal investigations in the case both are “active and dynamic.”
“As the criminal investigation progresses, additional criminal charges are expected,” he said. “At the time of this release, Jennifer has not been located, and the search is ongoing. If Jennifer is located, we will provide additional information.”
Fotis Dulos and Troconis were taken into custody in Avon and transported to New Canaan Police headquarters for processing on the felony-level charges, on warrants reviewed by the state’s attorney and signed by a Superior Court judge.
Police said Wednesday that authorities have launched a criminal investigation in the case of a missing local woman to determine whether she was harmed. — This article originally was published by NewCanaanite.com. She first was reported missing by friends who “indicated that they had not heard from her for approximately ten hours, and she had missed several appointments during the day,” Ferraro said in a press release. “The last time one of the friends had contact with Jennifer was earlier in the day after Jennifer had dropped her children off at school,” Ferraro said. “Jennifer was believed to be driving her 2017 black Chevy Suburban at the time she dropped off the children at school. At no time were the five Dulos children missing. Additionally, the children are safe and with family.”
The new details come as the police case, which is now both a missing person as well as a criminal investigation, dominates local and regional news headlines and tugs at the hearts of many in New Canaan.
UPDATE, 7:43 p.m., Tuesday, March 26 — Stamford police, announced on Facebook that the teenager they were looking for has been located. Original article, Saturday, March 23:
The Stamford Police Department is asking for your help in locating Christopher Nils, 14, of Stamford and a 10th grade student at Stamford Academy. — an announcement Thursday from Stamford Police Department
He has been missing since March 7, 2019 when he failed to return home from school. The missing juvenile suffers from a medical condition that may require immediate attention. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Christopher Nils is asked to please contact the Stamford Police Department at (203) 977-4444.