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I know that filing for divorce and filing this motion will enrage him I know he will retaliate by trying to harm me in some way. He has the attitude that he must always win at all costs. He is dangerous and ruthless when he believes that he has been wronged. During the course of our marriage he told me about sickening revenge fantasies and plans to cause physical harm to others who have wronged him. For example flying a plane over an ex clients home and dropping a brick on his house. I fear for my family's safety and I believe him to be highly capable in vengeful enough to take the children and disappear. Jennifer's husband forty nine year old photos Dulles denied all Jennifer's assertions responded that Jennifer was unstable and unfit to parent their children. He said that she took the children from him. Without warning. Judge Thomas Colon denied the emergency custody order instead putting in place a plan of custody whereby the parents would share legal custody while the divorce was settled judge call and wrote it is clear that in the weeks immediately preceding the filing of this action. The atmosphere in the party's home deteriorated. The plaintiff was upset. Over the breakdown of the marriage and what she perceived to be the defendant's controlling and aggressive behavior. The defendant became upset because he felt that he could no longer control the situation and unilaterally dictate the outcome arguments followed including in the presence of the children. Things were said in anger however the core is hopeful that once things settled down and cooler heads prevail. These extremely well educated and accomplished parents will be able to reach an agreement on a mutually acceptable parenting plan with the assistance of their experienced and talented council. But as we shall soon see cooler heads did not prevail less than two years later on May twenty fourth two thousand nineteen at six fifty nine pm the new Canaan Connecticut Police Department received a report of a missing woman. Her name Jennifer Dooley's. This report was filed by phone by Laurel. Watts this is true crime garage. And this is the case for Jennifer dolts Bodus. Dualist grew up in Greece part of a large traditional Greek family. He excelled in both snow skiing and water skiing. Photos attended Brown University graduating in nineteen eighty nine with degrees in economics and Applied Mathematics after Florida's worked for some big name firms such as Ernst and Young doing management consulting. He got his master's degree in finance from Columbia University. This in nineteen ninety seven. He married his first wife and two thousand but then he met Jennifer Farber and the Aspen airport. Jennifer was the beautiful and privilege of Hilliard and Gloria Farber. Because of Hilliard successes. This was an extremely wealthy family. Jennifer had also attended Brown. When focus was there but they didn't know each other back then Jennifer to got her masters degree this was in writing from. Nyu's Tisch School for the arts. She was a very busy rider. We are talking journalism. Essays plays and screenplays and even a novel. She loved reading and traveling. It's not clear when exactly Jennifer and photos started seeing each other but it is clear that it was when photos was still married. He divorce in July of two thousand and four and Jennifer and photos were married within months. They lived in the Farmington Valley area in Connecticut. Where photos started up his own company. The four group A prominent residential builder constructing custom luxury homes in the wealthy Farmington valley and Fairfield county areas of Connecticut focuses. Mo was to build a mansion or even a small development and move his family into the new home until it sold Jennifer and photos had two sets of twins and a baby girl in quick succession. Yeah they had a total of three boys and two girls. The family was very busy with multiple. Nannies employed at once. People were coming and going from their homes constantly. This because photos ran his business out of his home whichever house he was living in at the time right now before we get too far along one thing. I really want to point out here. I want to point this out now because later in this case there will be a lot of moving pieces so please just note. That photos runs his business out of his home. So when we say the office or his house either way it's the same location. This did not always go over well with the neighbors because imagine this you're living in this very wealthy upscale area And this guy's got trucks and men coming and going constantly in what's supposed to be this quiet residential area but also not to mention that he is of a different ethnicity so sometimes that doesn't play too well. In these areas one neighbor on the four group built called a sack of four homes. This in an area called. Avon called the police on photos numerous times for things like residential zoning violations in noise violations. This former neighbor recounted to us that focus was enraged by this and confronted her on the street on a number of occasions on one occasion threatening her and her own driveway. Despite this focus was generally considered to be and charismatic by most however you can see by this behavior. He was a hot head right. He insisted on getting his way. He was in my opinion controlling an arrogant as well also seems like he was such a a bully towards women. At some point the family moved to Farmington. The address was four Jefferson crossing. This was in fact constructed by photos his company. This is a massive brick mansion with six bedrooms and a thirteen thousand square feet of living space on this area. You can play baseball in this house. You could put twenty of my houses in that house. This area of the Farmington hills is very upscale. Photos was developing a number of properties in this very immediate area. Now it's not clear exactly when the marriage started to go south. There was some good in some bad as there is with most marriages. It is said by friends of Jennifer that she at some point was suspicious. She suspected photos had a wandering eye. He was really wait so put that I on a leash so she met him. Whi while he was married. They had a fair that obviously she knew about and now. She questioned his wondering. I so when the wondering I works out in your favorites okay but now it's not okay. You know I always immediately think of that as well but then I tried to put myself in. The position of somebody finds himself in a relationship like this and then I start to wonder. I'm like I think what the way this goes down. Captain is that a lot of times when you are the one being pursued or you're starting up this new relationship with this married man or married women. I think you make a lot of assumptions or at least believe the other person that marriage that they're in is just horrible like it's a nightmare. It's already over. We're living separate lives. It's just a matter of silence of papers. Well that's what they can make you think right right and then you get involved in this and you think well we're truly in love. He wouldn't do that to me or she wouldn't do that to me. We have a great relationship. We have five children and we live in a big beautiful brick mansion that we play baseball. And and I'm not saying this happened for for certain because there's no evidence of that but I have sometimes met couples where instantly Going to this guy seems a little controlling of his wife and they normally have a lot of children. It's almost like they put that in to play as a way to control their SPLAT home. Yeah well and as you said you get the vibe that he's a bit of a bully towards women and there's there one way to bully a woman is in mistreat. Her is to go outside of the marriage and these two are both attractive. Well educated people the other issue and I think where her suspicions come into play is. He's gone a lot. He's away from the home a lot. He's at water ski competitions. He participated in these are in other states sometimes in other countries. He's out skiing in Aspen or visiting Greece because he has extended family there then in the early two thousand seventeen. They decided to sell the home. They listed the house and enrolled the kids in the new Canaan Country School. But all of this blew up when Jennifer discovered in March of two thousand seventeen. That Fotis was in fact having an affair. This you know enter Michelle Toconas. Was she a ski she was? I believe down in Argentina so I as I was making a joke but she was involved in skiing in some form right now. Things deteriorated fast wants his took place on June thirty. Two Thousand Seventeen Lauren. How media who by this point has been employed by the duelists for over four years now as one of their nannies. She says that she witnessed the following. She heard yelling and thudding footsteps. As Jennifer ran through the home being chased by clearly angry photos Jennifer ran into the master bedroom and slammed the door behind her lauren. In one of the children were already in this room. So they're in the room with her as well and she says she could hear pounding on the door and rage. Jennifer braced her back against the locked door photos finally walked away realizing you know probably realising that one of his kids and the nanny were in this room as well and had witnessed the whole thing right shaking in fear. Jennifer told Lauren that she was very afraid of her husband and that he had threatened to take all five of their kids away from her and move to Greece and Lawrence soon after observed another incident where she found Jennifer crying in the driveway. She told Lauren that Fotis who tried to run her down with his vehicle and she had to jump out of the way of his car as he drove off in an another fit of rage. Yeah but to be fair a lot of times. If you're friends going through a divorce you only hear one side of whatever's happening and especially if you've been friends with that couple for a long time sometimes you have to you know. Take that story with a little bit of a grain of salt and say is this actually happening. Is he being as threatening as she claims or or is this Just to get me on her side. What could be to get her on her side? The only the only issue I take with that is we one of these things events. She witnessed herself right. She was present there and probably afraid as well and she's look. I'm sure that they had some kind of friendly relationship but at the end of the day. She's the nanny she works for. Both of them right You know all these things. Devil's advocate there. These things are all adding up of course and eventually Jennifer is going to have enough of this behavior. She packs up her things and left taking the five children with her. Now at this time the five children they range in age from eight to thirteen. She's away with the kids and she's going to really upset photos further because not only does she take the children but she's refusing to respond to his calls and to his text right now at this point and her life is she an avid writer. No I think the the writing slowed down significantly once. She started having children right. Because sometimes as this divorce happens you'll see The one of the parents use the children as leverage. Go Away not respond. Then sometimes the other spouse uses money as leverage but she comes from money so I'm just pointing out that she has a lot more options than the average mother with five kids would have. Oh yes you're spot on man she comes not only does she come from money. She comes from wealth right her. Her family is extremely wealthy and she wasn't like snobby about eight or weird about it or anything like that. She was from all accounts I could find. She's pretty down to Earth. I think the major concern here. And we've seen this unfortunately too many times where someone has easy access to live in another country right takes. The children goes to that other country and then we have a hard time getting those kids back for the parent that that is stuck here. While in this scenario we've seen it through the throughout the time of doing this show and and learning a lot about abusive situations and here Jennifer's this abusive situation and a lot of times. These women that that have the five kids that have no money that have no means because they're staying at home and doing this huge job of raising the kids that the spouse then like I say controls that money and These women in abusive situations have a really hard time of just. It's not as easy as just packing up everything and getting out of there so the fact that she has these resources is really good. Yeah and I think the threat of what she is afraid of is very real here. We have a guy that could very easily. Just take the children. He says he's taken him to McDonalds one afternoon. And next thing you know. They're on a plane to Greece. And he's shacking up with family there and she has lost her children right so she's not responding to his phone calls or to his taxed. I think it's out of fear that he's going to take the children not so much that she's trying to hold them or dangle them over his head like some kind of carrot here He gets upset. He calls the police. This is on June nineteen to report his children as missing saying quote. I'm worried about my wife and kids because they left to go to New York and I haven't been able to get in touch with them. I've been texting and I see that the texts are being delivered but no one is responding to me and quo. Police found the children. I also really liked to read. What those Tech Star. Because I'm sure they're not. Just hey are you okay. Please let me know you're okay. I'm sure those tax were verbally abusive. Well the the police's statement is that they did find the children and they found them quote safe insecure with their mother now. Jennifer moved into sixty nine wells lane in new Canaan This is a very exclusive town of less than twenty thousand people a suburb of New York City. This House. It sounds like you know I hate to keep kind of running around this here that she comes from wealth and has plenty of money most people in this situation would find themselves dire straits. We don't have much money. We're going to have to go live some place else on an emergency situation. The House that she's renting is a nine thousand eight hundred square feet home that that the zillow website estimates its value at three point. Five million dollars. You can't go from thirteen thousand to twelve hundred thirteen thousand nine thousand. It's also closer to her mother to Jennifer's mother who his quite helpful with the children and and with Jennifer as she jennifer filed for divorce on June twenty. A two thousand seventeen and from the get go. The proceedings were contentious. The two parties have filed nearly five hundred motions between them and her court filings Jennifer claim that photos quote exhibited irrational unsafe bullying threatening and controlling behavior and quote. Heck you heard the statement in the trailer of his violent fantasies of revenge against people who have wronged him or threatening to take the kids and go to Greece. Now she also said. The photos made a specific threat to kidnap the children. And take them to Greece or another country and quote. You will never find us is what she says. He said if if she did not agree to his terms in the divorce. He's trying to control this whole divorce thing. Jennifer emphasized the photo scary behavior had significantly intensified as the precedings went along and states that she was now afraid for her safety. The judge required the delicious to refrain from any travel. Keep the kids away from any romantic partners that they may have and to work to establish a mutually agreeable custodial plan focus was losing it with this situation. This situation is beyond his control. He reasserted his claims that Jennifer was an unfit mother and that she was a pill. Popper this in all in the court filings. We spoke with one of Jennifer's friends who saw photos at an Avon Connecticut restaurant sometime after Jennifer left. The whole Fotis insisted on telling her over and over again the his wife was crazy and that she was a pill. Popper and to be brutally honest here captain. I'm kind of dumbing that down a little bit I it was. It went on and on and on with this guy trying to convince this person that Jennifer was just some crazy pill popping unfit mother. Yeah I mean he. He's trying to say hey she's crazy for wanting to divorce me even though. I'm cheating on her well he's one hell of a skier. Yeah so we already named the woman that photos was having an affair with Michelle worn honus possibly could have been more well a little background here. I mean it appears that their relationship was pretty tight. Michelle was seven years younger than photos. She worked at four group with him at some point she was from Venezuela went to college Argentina and had been a TV host and producer for a ski show on ESPN on the ESPN network in Argentina. Of course Michelle moved in with photos and she was a mother to a preteen daughter who lived with the both of them now. Jennifer requested that the court prevent her kids from being exposed to this woman that her husband was living with in January of two thousand eighteen after months of back and forth legal motions and hearings Jennifer again filed a request for an emergency custody order. This time a different judge found. That photos had violated court orders multiple times. He lied under oath and manipulated his kids into lying for him. And a psychiatrist hired by the Guardian ad-litem found that focuses actions were causing psychological harm to the children for people who don't know what a guardian ad by domains. It's A. It's basically the lawyer for the children that is appointed by the court so they act in the best interest of the children they Interview the children about each parent. They also interview the parents and other people around them to get an idea of how the inner household works. Yes I think this is so important and I loved that we do this. Because you can't trust going into this you know you're you're thinking of course both these parents would have the children's best interest at heart right but that's usually not. I shouldn't say usually but a lot of the times. It's not the case. I guess right because one of them could be trying to manipulate the system or try to work things in their favor. The look I understand that our judicial system is in the court system that we have is not perfect. But it's things like thank well but it's things like this. That remind me that it is a good system that set up to be a good system and it's one of the better ones in the world. Well look there's a lot of people out there that are good parents. They're just bad at being married. So but going through that process of the dissolution of the marriage people can act like fools and so I think by having the Guardian Ad. Allied him in place a kind of calms down on as far as the parents interaction and relationship with their kids during this process on March Twentieth. Two thousand in nineteen just last year. The court definitively awarded Jennifer sole physical custody of the kids and final decision making authority regarding the children. Photos was awarded. Only regular supervised public visitation and recorded. Speakerphone telephone calls with the kids. Specifically he would be allowed to see his kids on Wednesdays and alternating Fridays and Saturdays for a couple of hours at a time but again only in the presence of a court appointed supervisor and in public places he could not have private conversations with the kids or speak to them in Greek. He was not permitted to enter the home. Where Jennifer in? The kids lived under any circumstances. Any communication between Jennifer and photos was also restricted and was to be monitored by the court on May twenty fourth two thousand and nineteen at six fifty nine pm the new Canaan Connecticut Police Department received a report. Jennifer Dulas who resided at sixty nine wells lane was believed to be missing. This was filed by phone by a friend of Jennifer's Laurel Watts. The friend received a call. From Jennifer's nanny. Remember Lauren Laurel Lauren. Who was with the with four of Jennifer's children in New York City? The way this comes about captain is Jennifer missed. Three scheduled appointments that day. Not only that Jennifer is not answering the nannies calls and text. Something she said never happened. And remember by this point in time in our timeline. Lauren has worked for Jennifer for over six years. So we seem to have a serious situation here. 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They're they are trying the usual tactics knocking on the doors and windows looking in the windows in calling Jennifer cell phone. They are getting absolutely zero response. So after many failed attempts to reach Jennifer or get someone to answer the door Lauren over the phone gave the officers the code to the keypad on the three car garage. The officers made their way in immediately. They spotted quote suspected blood evidence. This is found on the floor on the and on the driver's side of a range rover parked in the Middle Bay So right away this welfare. Check this possible missing. Persons call is going to turn into a full blown investigation. The investigators find additional evidence specifically several suspected. Fresh BLOODSTAINS ON THE GARAGE FLOOR. Splatter on the wall drops of blood and partial bloody shoeprints. A black two thousand seventeen suburban as she was missing this according to the nanny so the very smart new Canaan. Pd contacted the Connecticut. State Police Western District Major Crime Squad for investigative and crime scene processing so almost immediately. This is a joint criminal investigation between the new Canaan PD and the Connecticut State Police. Yeah plus we're we at some point we're going to get others involved in this will include federal and other local agencies at sixty nine wells lane this whole place now. Obviously captain is a crime scene. Police quickly established a time. Line of Jennifer's morning i. She drove her suburban. And drop the kids off at school. This at seven fifty. A M surveillance footage collected from the area shows. She returned home immediately thereafter arriving at eight. Oh Five. Am parking the suburban in the garage. The door closed behind her. She was not seen after that time in. No other vehicles laughed from or arrived to the home until the suburban left again at ten twenty five. Am even more troubling around eight thirty PM that night at Waverley Park? This is just three miles from the home. Jennifer suburban was found abandoned. The black one. Yeah so this is a three hundred Acre Park in new Canaan and it's a fancy park there are wooded areas but it's a city park not a state forced right at this time the new Canaan police issued a silver alert for Jennifer and her family issued a statement to the public as well asking for help and or witnesses so by this time. Captain Law enforcement are searching both the park and the home. Let's go through their findings. Crime Scene Techs at the home went to work swabbing the garage and surfaces inside the home as well. They found blood splatter in the garage on the wall and on the driver's side door of the Range Rover as well as a large stain or stains on the garage floor that appeared to be cleaned up. Blood this was wiped in a manner that left obvious stains to the train. I partial bloody shoeprint impressions are found on the garage floor. Droplets of blood were in various spots on the exterior of the Range Rover. Well it seems like there was blood evidence all over this garage. There's even blood that was found on both garbage cans and on the handle of one of the garbage cans as well. All of this blood proved to be of human origin. Now a little side note here. There are many news articles that state. That blood was found on a tablet and cell phone which was found in the master bedroom. This is not true. It's not true. A tablet and cell phone were found in the master bedroom. They were taken into evidence but they didn't have blood on them and the push it a step further it's unclear. Who's phone and tablet? This was inside the house. There was no indication of a struggle or a confrontation. The attack seemed to have been limited to just the garage as for the suburban that was found in the park when it was located. It's lights it's running lights were on and its transmission was in reverse blood splatter and other blood evidence was found on both the interior and exterior of the vehicle including the rear cargo area. The Weather Tech Hashtag not sponsor rear cargo mat was missing from the vehicle. Asked tag can be a sponsor of the money's right. I love Weathertech. Investigators fooled Jennifer cellphone records in determined the following. The last text from her phone was to the nanny to Lorne at seven fifty seven. Am On the morning of the twenty fourth. Yeah then the phone left the wells lane home around ten thirty. Am and arrived at the Waverley Park around ten thirty eight am. It remained there in the same location in the park until it was disconnected from the network at eleven o nine. Am when it last pinged near a tower On the tower. I'm sorry near the park. The has never been located that we know of if it if it has been found. We've not been told that by police right. Police did demand. They did so much work in this case. It's very impressive. Not only how much work they did. But how quickly? They moved and how smart their movements in tactics were here. They collected surveillance footage from nearly eighty sources primarily. This would be neighbors and businesses near Jennifer's home and the park right so they got footage from all the major roadways in between new Canaan and the Farmington area video showed that at around ten twenty five a m a black two thousand seventeen. Chevy suburban pulled out of Jennifer's garage and drove off various cameras captured driving a route toward the park where it was eventually found. Police surmised that Jennifer's phone was inside the vehicle because her cell phone arrived in the park area at ten thirty am basically the same time as noted. This footage showed no vehicles arriving or leaving Jennifer's property other than her black suburban so it looks like the person or persons involved in her disappearance and this is from Others others statements quote entered the residence from an area not covered surveillance cameras and quote. According to police records surveillance footage also captured a vehicle. Traveling northbound on the Merritt Parkway going away from the park in toured Farmington this at eleven twelve am just three minutes after Jennifer's phone went off of the network so according to the timeframe police had now established. There was a thirty minute. Gap BETWEEN WIN. Jennifer's phone arrived at the park and when it was shut down at eleven o nine. Am Right and then three minutes later. Just three minutes later. Someone is seen on video driving away at one oh one. Am On may twenty fifth the new Canaan PD called photos Dulas and asked him some very basic questions. One of these was the date of his last visit to new Canaan right. He responded that it was on. May Twenty second when he had last had a supervised visit with his children. The day after Jennifer was reported missing May Twenty Fifth Fotis met with new Canaan police at headquarters. This was at two forty in the afternoon. He was very polite in the manner that he showed up about three hours late for the scheduled. A meeting D- Detectives had sit there waiting on him now? Upon request focused did hand over his iphone and gave them the pass code to the phone but very quickly demanded it be returned when he realized they intended to keep it like like. We didn't want to just look at this for a couple of seconds. Dude we we. We're going to analyze your phone. And he's like Oh crap. I need that back well. Here's this embarrassed by all the Dick. Pics he had saved. The police informed photos that he had they had secured his phone with the intention of obtaining a warrant to search its contents basically. They're saying we don't have the warring yet. You've handed us your phone you back. We only ask for it because we intend on getting a search warrant and I'm sure their probably telling him. There's no reason why we wouldn't be able to secure this warn you. You're at a loss here buddy so immediately when this goes down photos says end of interview and he leaves now. He did have an attorney present for all of this this going on here now. A forensic exam of photos his cell phone plus a second phone that he was required to turn over pursuant to the search warrant that we just mentioned gave police some more information according to the search and seizure affidavit focuses phone had answered a call on the morning of May twenty four th. That's the morning in question at eight twenty four. Am but focuses. Attorney made several public statements about photos. Having an alibi phone call presumably. This was it supposedly a call from a friend in Greece but there was more. They also discovered the following from approximately ten. Pm On May Twenty Third Until One sixteen pm on the twenty fourth photos is phone was at his residence at four Jefferson crossing which again is also his office break. The alarm on the cell phone had gone off at four twenty. Am On the twenty fourth and was manually shut off immediately thereafter. The phone stayed at the home and received incoming calls and text but showed no outgoing activity at one. Sixteen P M. The cell phone left focuses residents and traveled to another home owned by his company. The four group. This was at eighty mountain. Spring Road in Farmington. Two point one miles away. It arrived there at one thirty seven. Pm The phone stayed there for more two and a half hours before travelling back to four Jefferson crossing this at four seventeen pm then at five twenty one. The phone returned to the mountain spring road home and then went back to Jefferson crossing again then at seven ten PM. The phone traveled to Albany Avenue in Hartford Connecticut. Now anybody that has followed. This case knows what's going to go down here because this was all over the news before we get into that a little explanation of geography is in order here from the upscale Farmington and Avon suburbs where photos in family had bounced around from new construction to new construction. Right Albany. Avenue is the most direct route into downtown Hartford in just a matter of four or five miles. Albany Avenue takes travelers directly to the inner city along with photos phone on Albany Avenue for half an hour between seven ten and seven forty one. Pm was Michelle. Toconas phone intrigued by this movement of the phones. Investigators obtained surveillance footage from the Hartford. Pd cameras that are located throughout the city right. This is going to be able to tell them how many people are in the car possibly. Yeah in the vehicle that we're talking about the footage captured a black Ford raptor pickup truck making multiple stops stopping multiple times at multiple locations. Zor expensive trucks. This is along several miles of Albany Avenue now. This surveillance footage did not capture the license plate of the vehicle but police were able to determine that the raptor bore many similarities to one owned by Fotis Dulles. Video footage showed several black trash bags in the bed of the truck. So what was this truck doing driving along stopping every hundred yards or so well? They could see a Caucasian male wearing a baseball hat. And a light colored shirt emerging from the vehicle at each stop and placing garbage bags and trash receptacles. One portion of the video also captured a woman of thin build leaning out of the truck another piece of video showed the man inserting an object into a storm drain at the corner of Albany Avenue in Garden Street. Did you say insinuating or did okay? Inserting AN ITEM in teen should've got Morgan to say these lines surveillance footage also showed the man disposing of a rug. Or could it be the missing Weathertech Matt Ryan from the rear of the suburban? Investigators pulled video surveillance from focuses neighbor's homes and see that's the thing that people don't th they people's murderous brains have not caught up to technology yet. Everybody's got a camera on their on their doorbell. Now everybody's got cameras. They're they're cheap to install. We've advertised several great brands on this show. You can put them on your house and guess what if your neighbors are up to some dirty deeds dirt cheap done dirt cheap or doing them. You know some. Da D do it yourself under. I can't even talk. You're GONNA catch you on camera. And that's what we're seeing here captain. They see video surveillance from his neighbor's homes that show the Ford Raptor arriving at four Jefferson. Crossing at eight twenty or sorry eight. Twelve that night right. It would have taken about twenty minutes to get back to that address from Albany Avenue so this is all lining up. There's a lot of things to suggest that the person that they're seeing in that raptor this making the stops is in fact Fotis doors and his girlfriend at the time. We gotta make sure that that is thought is in serious teen well. Police seized the raptor. This on May thirty first. It was just one of several vehicles photos had registered to him on the same day. The thirty first a week after Jennifer vanished. Detectives obtained warrants to collect DNA and fingerprints from photos. Dulas and Michelle Toconas. Who have not been by this point even remotely helpful in this investigation. While detectives sat outside of their house a waiting for the return of the couple they had a bit of luck. You know. Sometimes you get lucky in these investigations. This guy and I'm I struggle with his first name. I think is I named? Captain is Powell uh-huh but his last name is guy meany. He's the project manager for focused company and employees of photos. He he drove up in a vehicle register to the company this is a a jeep. Cherokee detectives inquired as to what he had been doing. He told them that he stopped by photos. Other house in Avon to remove the seats from focuses Porsche. This was at focuses insistence. Okay there the seats from this Porsche. Yeah were in the back of this jeep. This is obviously strange right when Michelle and photos showed up that evening. They were ordered to drive to the State Police Barracks there detectives obtained DNA hair and fingerprint samples from both and when they did so they noticed focus was covered in poison ivy. Now of course photos is a builder. His defense no doubt that this could be from any of his building sites. But what's interesting here? Is that within a week of his wife. Vanishing photos developed symptoms that he was possibly in the woods at some point afterward. Both were permitted to leave the police station then just a week. After his wife was reported missing photo stolen was arrested on June first two thousand in nineteen the charges tampering with physical evidence and Hindering Prosecution. So there were able to positively. I D him on that. That footage dropping trash came bags into sewer words and and other places. I think that to get a one hundred percent confirmation that it was in fact him and Michelle. They're not one hundred percent on it but they're pretty darn close they got. They got a lot of things backing up their statement that they say we believe this to be photos and Michelle. Right now his mugshot. When he's arrested photos his head nearly shaved at this time. A former neighbor told us the photos never shaved his head before. So this is weird. Is he trying to change or disguise himself in some manner? We see the constantly photos. His criminal attorney Norm Paneth's the made in it diet. Bleached blond like Scott Peterson. Did I notice you showed up to the garage today now? Fully Bald fully shaved The work of the Lord Photos is criminal. Attorney is his name is norm palace. He made public statements. That photos could not have been involved in what happened to Jennifer on the morning of the twenty fourth of May as he had been on the phone. This was a call. He took a phone call at this time. He also said the photos his girlfriend. Michelle Toconas could provide him a complete alibi for that morning. Now we should point out though on the day that focus was arrested. Michelle to was arrested and charged with the same charges during the arrest interview. A Michelle. She told detectives that photos was home with her on the morning of the twenty four th that they had been intimate in the shower. Yeah I don't believe a thing. This piece of shit has to say. She said that she made breakfast for her daughter and drove her to school. That morning photos was in the four group office with his business lawyer. Kent Malini Malini Malini something like that and at eight fifteen. Am She did errands? She ran errands between nine and eleven. Thirty am this included. A drop off of a purse to a friend who had left it at her photos his home the night before a trip to Simsbury stop and shop where she took pictures with the store robot. Some stores have a mascot of sorts. Okay that's what I take this to be the store robot Marty in another visit. She made to a different friend's house. She danced around. The question of whether Fotis was home all of this time you know she simply saying when I left he was still there and his business attorney was there with him and when I got back they were both still there so that's her way of kind of saying that he was at the. House the whole morning without fully saying I saw him at the House the entire morning right so she says that at some point. She had lunch with photos that day. I'm guessing this would be right around the time of when we have. The police saying focuses phone finally leaves the house. What makes for a decent alibis? We know photos. His phone was by the police statements located in that home all morning long until they left for lunch right. The problem is all activity on. The phone is coming into the phone. None of it is going out. She said that later that day photos called her and asked her to come over to the other home. This is the eighty mountain. Spring Roadhouse to help clean it for a showing the next day. She brought over a vacuum swiffer paper towels clorox and garbage bags. She said she arrived between two fifteen and three PM. But we actually know this to be different. It was one thirty seven. Pm Photis is visible on surveillance. Footage driving his suburban. This is a different suburban for those keeping score at home over to the mountains. Spring Roadhouse at one thirty six with Michelle following in the jeep and they clearly arrived at the home at one thirty seven. We have video footage backing this up right. But at some point when her phone and his phone track together like as far as like the Cell Phone Ping Technology. Yeah they they know this to be the case and they're going to ask her why you know. Why is your phone? And his phone traveling along Albany Avenue on the night of May twenty four th at the same time to which. Michelle said photos wanted to go to starbucks in West Hartford. She admitted to investigators. That photos drove the raptor and that he did stop multiple times to deposit items wrapped in trash bags into receptacles. She told them that she did not know what was in the trash bags and that she really didn't know what he was doing. She said that she was on the phone. The entire time in really wasn't paying any attention. Michelle confirmed that. The video footage obtained by the police of the raptor was in fact of her and photos. So she's cooperative on that level yet but Yeah I. That's me that's him. That's his raptor. But I don't know what he was doing and I wasn't paying attention and you'd think you'd ask. We also have footage that shows. This is from the starbucks that she mentioned it shows the couple entering the store at seven fifty nine pm photos and Michelle both posted bond and were released from police custody. They were required to wear ankle monitoring bracelets they were required to remain in the state and to surrender their passports both these that they got matching bracelets. Yeah both of these individuals would be considered flight risk so you have to take some additional steps to make sure that they are going to stay and actually your that. You will see them in court eventually right. The next day police executed in unannounced search warrant of focuses house. This is when they seized the following items various computers servers flash drives and hard drives stop and shop plastic trash bags seven cell phones and the trash can in the office. This in the trash can of his office they found a document it outlined the activities and I'm using air quotes there of photos and Michelle on Friday may twenty fourth and Saturday may twenty fifth. It neared exactly what Michelle told. Investigators about photos being home with her and photos having a meeting with his business lawyer. This appears to be a cheat sheet to help them prepare for the interrogation. You know. Let's get our stories straight now. Police want to talk to Michelle again because Z. Top would say they got me under pressure. Her story is going to change. She admits that she cannot account for photos whereabouts on the day in question from about eight. Am until noon or maybe even one PM. She goes on to tell detect detectives when she woke up at six. Forty am photos was home but he left the house soon thereafter and left his cell phone in the Home Office. She says sometime around one. They had a quick lunch before photos left again at approximately three PM. She received the call from photos asking her to bring the cleaning supplies to the mountain. Spring Road property again. We know that this was closer to one fifteen at around four PM photos employee guy meany arrived and again. We have video footage to suggest that this was actually at five. Pm At around five twenty PM. She says she went home. Detectives Confronted Michelle. With the handwritten notes that they had found in the trash. Michelle admitted to investigators that this list of specific times and activities was written by her and Photis to quote help them remember and quote what they did on the twenty fourth. She said these were all false. The notes were false to detect referred the notes as the alibi script right. So how are they false? There's she seen somebody else made them up. We'll remember her story changes The the notes that they find on this document are of the first story that she gives to detectives now once they're showing. Hey we got evidence that this stuff isn't real. She's walking it back right in saying. Look okay this. These are false statements that we wrote on these notes was to yes. It was to help us remember what we did that day. But they're they're all ally. She admitted to detectives that. Fotis said to her at one point in their relationship that I hope Jennifer disappears. Detectives told Michelle that they believe. Photos Kill Jennifer and involved. Machel by making her clean up right. She said quote I hate him because of that end quote she also said and this this is weird she had been cleaning the house. Not Cleaning Jennifer. Take that for what you will but I find that statement to be disturbing while. She's basically implying that she was cleaning. The House. And that photo was cleaning the body of Jennifer. Investigators said Michelle continued to provide answers. Which were a vague evasive and contradictory. They believed that she was withholding. A significant amount of information and they also said that they had identified several aspects which indicate a significant amount of pre planning prior to this crime. The detectives returned to the Jefferson Crossing House with Michelle on June seventh. They were seen searching the woods behind the home. We don't know if anything was found during the searches but it appears not only she walking back. Her statements in changing her story that she might be working with police at this time. Pow Guy Meany now remember. He's the guy that removed the car seats from the Porsche. Placing them in the back of the jeep guy. Meany told them meaning investigators the following he says on May twenty fourth. He was working a four group construction site and new Canaan. This is three point. Four miles from Jennifer's house he was driving the Ford Raptor registered to the four group. Each day of that week earlier that week on Monday the twentieth guy mini parked his own. Vehicle this is a red Toyota Tacoma in the driveway of focuses place and drove the raptor most of the week. This apparently is normal practice. He typically would switch out the vehicles at the end of the work. Week on the twenty third. He did not see photos all day until he received a text at two thirteen when he was asked. If Guy Meany was planning on returning to the office guy meany got there around four thirty and says no one was home so he proceeded over to the house at Eighty Mountain. Spring Road also owned by the four group. Arriving at four fifty eight when Guy Menia arrived he was surprised to find photos. And Michelle at the home and ask them what they were doing. They responded that they were cleaning. Guy Minis Tacoma. His truck was there as well guy. Menial photo left at five zero to two shuttle the two four group vehicles the raptor and a black suburban back to four Jefferson Crossing Michelle. Stay behind with the white jeep and guy meanest coma photos then drove guy meany back to mountain spring road to pick up his own vehicle. That's come but it was locked. Michelle had locked it and taking the keys photos ask Guy Meany to just keep the raptor over the weekend and he photos would return the Tacoma to guy meany later. Right Guy Mini declined. Photos had to call Michelle at five sixteen pm to drive over with the keys. Guy meany got into his own vehicle the Tacoma and drove home. This may seem on the surface as a lot of nonsense but really captain. What does this look like to talk to me? It looks like photos is trying to set up a situation where he is able to keep the Tacoma right and use this other guy's vehicle for what we don't know now laid out in the Second Arrest Warrant Detectives have identified the vehicle used in the commission of the crime as a two thousand and one Toyota Tacoma Guy Meany said that he had been told by photos to discard the old seats in his Tacoma. Take out the seat of your truck man and throw them away and replace them with seats taken from my Porsche. This plus the fact that photos had access to the vehicle all week. May Detectives extremely suspicious. Yeah they went back and pulled surveillance footage along likely routes between Dulles is residents and the crime scene and sure enough they found the Red Tacoma belonging to guy meany travelling at various points between Farmington and Lam road in New Canaan on May twenty four th specifically the Red Tacoma traveled southbound on Merritt Parkway and went to new Canaan a school bus dash cam video spotted the tacoma parked at seven. Forty am at a turnaround on lap. Ham Road this is one hundred feet from where? Jennifer's suburban was found. So if somebody attacked her in the garage placed her and presumably killed her there right placing her in her own. Suburban drove it and moved it to the park. Who knows where it went? You know now we have this vehicle parked a hundred feet away that you could use as some type of getaway vehicle if you needed to leave the suburban there. So the rich the Red Tacoma was seen on video on the Merritt Parkway this northbound in New Canaan at eleven twelve am the rim of a bicycle is visible in the back of the truck. It turned into the driveway at Eighty Mount Spring Road at twelve twenty two PM. So detectives used the Toyota Tacoma footage as well as the footage obtained earlier of Jennifer suburban to to conclude the following focus is believed to have been lying in wait at sixty nine wells lane for Jennifer to return home. The crime and cleanup are believed to have occurred between eight. Oh five and ten twenty five. Am Dohlus is believed to have been operating the the victims vehicle the suburban which is carrying the body of Jennifer Dulas and a number of other items associated with the crime which occurred in the garage of the residents. Now Lauren Alameda. The she's the. The nanny detectives interviewed her at length amongst other details. She said a couple of days before Jennifer disappeared. Photos showed up hours early for a supervised visit with the kids so this visitation was always on the same schedule and he's early but he's acting confused like he doesn't know he's plays dumb. Yeah so Lawrence said that on the morning of the twenty fourth. She arrived at Jennifer's house. This eleven thirty. Am She noticed that? The suburban at this time was gone but the Range Rover was still there as we know parked in the garage. She saw Jennifer's purse on the floor in the doorway between the mud room and the kitchen and Jennifer's Mug of tea an an unopened. Granola bar were on the kitchen counter. Lauren washed the Mug and as she reached a paper towel she noticed that the role was depleted so she went to get another from the twelve pack. She had purchased the previous day to her astonishment. Only two roles were left as she stated to detectives quote. I sat there and wondered what happened last night that they used ten rolls of paper towels. Yeah very fishy. Lauren also said that she noticed the rear mud room door which led outside. It was unlocked which is extremely strange. This is a door that was always kept locked throughout the day the day in question. She said she text and call. Jennifer never getting any answer or response. Meanwhile Jennifer was missing appointments just before seven PM. She and Jennifer's Friends Lor. Watts decided to call the police department. Now they told officers that Jennifer was missing and she was going through a divorce with a man. This is one part that we left out earlier. Who had threatened her in the past and they knew him to own a firearm. Detectives had Lorne view crime scene photos of the garage and she was very familiar with the setup there and in fact had just cleaned garage four Jennifer on the twenty first so just three days earlier. She noted that two things were missing. One was a cleaning supply bucket FULL OF CLEANING MATERIALS. That would be used by the housekeeper. The second item that was missing was a set of camping pillows. That would be used by the kids as we said. Investigators conducted testing of the house at Wells Lane. The evidence collected there according to one of the arrest warrants was a mixture of biological material of the victim. Jennifer Dulas and that of her husband photos. Doulos Jennifer's blood was all over the garage and focuses. Dna was found in a smear of Jennifer's blood left on the kitchen faucet inside the home and that's important because he was ordered not to go in that house. Correct so looking at this. You're thinking okay. This attack occurred Jennifer lost. This fight photos probably was the attacker and whatever happened. He may have win inside afterwards and washed up tests performed on fourteen swabs taken from the suburban registered to Jennifer. That was found in the park provided damning evidence. There was blood inside the vehicle on the upholstery and on the mats This blood did match. Jennifer's one like you were saying to their driving down a road with multiple bags and disposing them and they. They did recover some of them correct. Yeah they retrieved item that was inserted to the storm drain but but not the trash cans. Well we'll get into that because it gets quite a bit complicated. This whole story is frankly frankly complicated but in the storm drain they find a fedex box inside the box to license plates. Both plates had altered numbers and letters. Somebody somebody dummied them up. These plates were expired but at one time had been registered to photos dulas right so another piece of evidence suggesting that it was him in fact on that video not to mention that we have his girlfriend claiming that it was them that they saw on the video they did go in they they raided. Let's say those trash cans that you had mentioned. They conducted a three week. Search of materials In recycling authority trash plant in Hartford. This is where all the garbage from those bins and dumpsters would have eventually ended up The vast majority of the trash collected from the twenty fourth. Apparently they're there to burn it in. This area had not been burnt yet right Because the plant was this. They got lucky again on the investigation. The plant was day behind schedule because of the Memorial Day. Holiday right right so it had not all been fully processed and I guess they run it through some kind of shredding process before they incinerate it. It had gone through this shredder process. So this is GonNa make things again. Complicated the amount of garbage from the Albany Avenue area that police using police dogs as well had to sift through was piled as high as twenty feet over an area half the size of a football field. Fifteen to twenty detectives went through thirty. It's estimated at thirty to thirty five tons of trash daily for three weeks. Police also executed a major search along Albany Avenue on May thirty first utilizing canines and troopers on the ground and air searches as well trying to find all the things that were dumped by photos along his drive end. These painstaking searchers police were able to recover some two dozen evidentiary items which included garbage bags containing women's clothing. A with substance on the items that appeared to be blood plastic zip ties which were stained with what appeared to be blood. A white t shirt stained with what looked like blood a brawl with blood on it a black leather work love with bloodstains a bath towel with red stains cleaning and household goods such as a kitchen sponge again with red stains. These items were submitted to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Forensic Laboratory for forensic testing on June tenth. The report from the lab came back. 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