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Two arrested as police continue search for missing mom
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Eight days after Jennifer Dulos was last seen in Connecticut, her estranged husband and his girlfriend were arrested in connection with the case.

Here is what we know about the missing woman, the two people charged in the case and other elements of the case.

Jennifer Dulos

She is a mother of five kids, who range from ages 8 to 13, including two sets of twins. Dulos, 50, lived in a mansion in Farmington with her husband, Fotis Dulos, and their family up until two years ago.

The couple has been embroiled in a custody battle since 2017.

In March 2017, Jennifer Dulos said she discovered her husband’s affair with Michelle Troconis, according to court documents.

The next month, Jennifer Dulos said her husband told her he had decided to move Troconis and her daughter into the Duloses’ primary home, and enroll Troconis’ daughter in the school the Duloses’ children attended, court records show.

Jennifer Dulos alleged her husband showed “irrational, unsafe, bullying, threatening and controlling behavior,” over several months and threatened to kidnap their children to Greece or some other country.

She moved out in 2017 to a home in New Canaan and filed for divorce, court records show. The couple married in 2004.

A divorce proceeding hearing had been scheduled for Wednesday.

Dulos was last seen driving a 2017 Chevrolet Suburban on May 24 in New Canaan, police said. Authorities found the Chevrolet Suburban near a New Canaan park, not far from her house.

A statement from family and friends said Dulos ” would never, ever, disappear when she is responsible for the lives of five loving and energetic children,”

“Jennifer is gentle, kind, intelligent, and funny, and above all she prioritizes the health and happiness of her children,” they said in a statement to CNN affiliate WTIC.

Fotis Dulos

He is president and CEO of the Fore Group, a Farmington, Connecticut-based company that builds custom homes. Dulos, 51, said he built the couple’s six-bedroom primary home in Farmington, according to a video posted by the real estate company that handled the for- sale listing.

He and Troconis live in the Duloses’ marital home, according to police records.

Dulos holds a bachelor’s in applied mathematics from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School, according to his company profile. He is an American and Turkish citizen who was raised in Greece and Turkey, according to court papers filed by his wife.

Dulos “has not exhibited irrational, unsafe, bullying, threatening and/or controlling behavior over the past three months, or ever before,” according to a court filing in response to his wife’s allegations. He also didn’t threaten to kidnap their children, the court papers said.

In March 2018, a judge ruled Dulos could only have supervised visits with the children, according to CNN affiliate WFSB.

Dulos was arrested on June 1. He has been charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and hindering prosecution. He remains in custody.

Fotis Dulos and Michelle Troconis
New Canaan Police Department/AP
Fotis Dulos and Michelle Troconis

Michelle Troconis

Troconis, 44, is Fotis Dulos’ girlfriend, according to authorities. She and Dulos began their relationship a year before his wife moved out of their Farmington home, according to court papers Jennifer Dulos filed.

Troconis once worked for a production house hired by ESPN for several episodes of a show that ran for one season, according to the company.

She was also arrested on June 1 and has been charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and hindering prosecution. She was arraigned on Monday and released on a $500,000 bond.

Kleopatra Dulos

The mother of Fotis Dulos died in a vehicle accident in 2010, after being run over at the home the family lived in at the time. Police said of the incident “its fact pattern did not suggest this was a criminal event.”

The 2004 Land Rover was being driven by a female family employee who was moving the vehicle in the driveway and trying to turn on the headlights, according to a police report.

Kleopatra Dulos, who was hit while trying to see whether the lights were on, died at a hospital, police wrote in the case file.

Fotis Dulos said he was in Italy when the accident happened.

The search

Police and cadaver dogs combed through a Hartford trash-to-energy plant Tuesday and Wednesday. A black van and an unmarked state police car pulled onto the property Wednesday, a crew from CNN affiliate WTIC said.

CNN’s Elizabeth Joseph contributed to this report.