Jennifer Dulos is ALIVE and in hiding after late ex-husband Fotis ‘murdered’ her, his girlfriend Michelle Troconis who’s also accused in killing claims in newly-unearthed police interview
Michelle Troconis claimed missing mother-of-five Jennifer Dulos was alive and hiding as detectives confronted her about inconsistencies in her story.
Troconis, 49, is on trial over allegations that she helped her late boyfriend Fotis Dulos cover up the murder of Dulos, who disappeared in May 2019 and whose remains have never been found.
On Friday, the jury was shown footage of the Venezuela native’s second interview with Connecticut police, which took place in June 2019.
In the interview, Troconis laid out her theory about Dulos’ whereabouts after police asked her what she thought happened to Fotis’ ex-wife.
“I think she’s still hiding somewhere,” replied Troconis.
Michelle Troconis claimed missing mother-of-five Jennifer Dulos was alive and hiding as detectives confronted her about inconsistencies in her story
Troconis became irritated at one point as the questioning continued and said ‘I didn’t do anything!’ before putting her head in her arms
“What Fotis told me that in the past, before they were married, she fought with her parents and she disappeared and she moved to Aspen.”
Troconis continued: ‘And she got an inheritance from an aunt of $3 million and she lived in Aspen for three years and she changed her name.’
Detectives then ask her if she would ever leave her own daughter and not tell her where she is, before Michelle admits that she wouldn’t – and ‘it doesn’t even cross her mind.’
However, she adds: ‘From my understanding she has borderline personality disorder.’
Troconis then becomes more irritated as the questioning continues, and at one point he says ‘I didn’t do anything!’ before putting her head in her forearms on the table.
Throughout the interview, she repeats that she doesn’t know what happened to Dulos, but realizes she’s in trouble and at one point says she’s ‘going to jail over him’.
The ‘Gone Girl’ theory, in which a woman fakes her murder to get back at her husband, was previously floated by Fotis’ lawyer, before the alleged killer died by suicide while awaiting his murder trial.
Prosecutors allege that Fotis brutally attacked Jennifer in her rented property in New Canaan when she returned from the school run for their five children
The ‘Gone Girl’ theory was previously floated by Fotis’ lawyer, before the suspected killer died by suicide while awaiting his murder trial
Fotis’ lawyer Norm Pattis claimed Jennifer wrote a 500-page ‘Gone Girl’-style script years ago, a book in which a woman fakes her disappearance to try to frame her cheating husband.
Pattis also said Dulos had disappeared from New York once before and ‘lived for years under a false name’ after an ‘internal family dispute over money’.
However, nothing has ever emerged to support the claim that Jennifer is alive, and her family has repeatedly denied it.
‘Jennifer’s novel is not a mystery. It is a character-driven story that follows a young woman through relationships and self-discovery over a period of years,’ her friend, Carrie Luft, said in the statement on behalf of the family.
“Like all of Jennifer’s writing, it expresses a deep longing for human connection and the need to be accepted as one’s true self.”
Former Connecticut State Police Detective John Kimball told the court on Thursday that he interviewed Troconis on three occasions – June 2, June 6 and August 13, 2019.
Jurors were shown footage of the first interview, where Troconis told police she woke up on May 24, 2019, went to the bathroom and then ‘Fotis jumped in the shower with me’.
Prosecutors interrupted the footage to ask Kimball if Troconis had ‘always kept her account of showering with Fotis Dulos that morning’.
“She didn’t,” Kimball said.
Speaking to reporters outside court Thursday, Troconis’ attorney Jon Schoenhorn said the police interviews actually exonerate his client and will show she did not intentionally change her story.
“You have to watch the entire videos and you have to judge for yourself whether things that were said are allegedly changed, or things are cleared up, or she is cut off,” the defense attorney said.
Prosecutors allege that Fotis brutally attacked Jennifer in her rented property in New Canaan when she returned from the school run for their five children, who were aged between eight and 13 at the time, on the morning of May 24, 2019.
The state claims he cleaned up the evidence at her home before putting her body in her Chevy and driving three miles away, where the SUV was found abandoned. Jennifer’s body was never found.
Fotis and Troconis are accused of dumping garbage bags containing bloody evidence, including the bra, t-shirt and razor, into various dumpsters around Hartford in his Ford Raptor.
Jurors were presented with some of the bloodstained items in the courtroom, while the Chevy Suburban was shown on screen along with surveillance footage of Fotis and Troconis disposing of the items on Albany Avenue in Hartford.