Editor’s note: This story previously reported that it was Jennifer Dulos, not Michelle Troconis who was the person who recanted the alibi. The Inquisitr’s editorial team is happy to correct this error.
Connecticut mother-of-five Jennifer Dulos remains missing, as the investigation regarding her disappearance continues to become more and more complicated and twisted. Jennifer was last seen on May 24 when she dropped her children off at school. She was never heard from again, and police have yet to locate her body. However, investigators no longer believe it is likely that she is alive. The primary suspects in the case are Jennifer’s estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, according to NBC New York.
Prior to her disappearance, Jennifer and Dulos were in the middle of an intense divorce and custody battle. He was then reportedly captured on video surveillance the night that she disappeared depositing bloody clothes and other evidence related to Jennifer. Both Dulos and Troconis were charged with tampering with evidence and interfering with the investigation. They both pleaded not guilty and were later released on bail.
Originally, Troconis appeared to be standing by her boyfriend Dulos, and was seemingly going along with his story of innocence. But as time passed and the evidence continued to stack up against the husband, she seems to have fallen away from his defense. She first said that she and Dulos were together at home the night that his estranged wife disappeared. This claim was essentially an alibi for Dulos, and the only one he had. However, Michelle has since recanted that alibi, making her boyfriend look even more guilty.
Dulos’ lawyer, Norm Pattis, slammed Troconis for her flip-flop comments and contradictions.
“She was his lover. She said one thing one day, and when it suited her she changed her tune. We want to know why,” Pattis said.
Both Troconis and Dulos were arrested for a second time this past week. This time it was for an additional tampering-with-evidence charge.
Jennifer Dulos disappeared in May from her home in an affluent Connecticut suburb. Police say her husband and his girlfriend created fake documents listing their activities on the day of Dulos's disappearance. https://t.co/INq1cyjaGn— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 5, 2019
Their second arrest came after law enforcement found what they are referring to as a blood-like substance in one of Dulos’ vehicles, which was found to contain Jennifer’s DNA. When questioned by law enforcement, Troconis admitted that only one conclusion could be drawn from the evidence collected — Jennifer’s body had been in Dulos’ vehicle at some point.
Police also know that Dulos had his car washed and detailed shortly after Jennifer’s disappearance. They believe that he waited at Jennifer’s home for her to return and then killed her. They also believe Troconis helped him with the cleanup process.