It has been nearly one year since the disappearance of Connecticut mother-of-five Jennifer Dulos, who was last seen on May 24, 2019. Now one of the suspects in the case, Michelle Troconis, is issuing a statement regarding how this case has affected her life up until this point, according to Eyewitness News 3. She maintains that she has no information about where Dulos is or what happened to her.
Troconis is the former girlfriend of the late Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos. Even though the Connecticut women's body was never discovered, law enforcement had enough evidence that she endured severe bodily harm and determined that she was deceased. Prior to dying by suicide, Fotis Dulos had been charged with the felony murder of his wife. Meanwhile, law enforcement officials believe Troconis helped her ex-boyfriend cover up the murder. She was charged with hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence.
In Troconis' statement, which was translated from her native language of Spanish to English, she continued to declare her innocence.
"For the past year, people have said many things about me – some kind; some cruel. I was advised by my lawyers to remain quiet and rely on the justice system, which is very frustrating for me because there is a lot I would wish to say," she began.
Troconis went on to note that it has been nearly a year since she first learned of Jennifer Dulos' disappearance. She sympathized with the Dulos children, who have tragically been left without any parents. She also spoke about how she believes the police and the public have already decided she is guilty.
"But despite the way I have been treated by the police, I know nothing about Jennifer Dulos' whereabouts or what may have happened to her. I know that under American law, I don't have to prove my innocence, but actually to me it feels that way, during all this time while under public scrutiny."However, even with all this being said, Troconis did admit she had one single regret. She realizes now it was not prudent to trust Fotis Dulos.
Fotis Dulos went to his deathbed declaring not only his innocence but that of Troconis. After his death by carbon monoxide poisoning, he left behind a suicide note that stated he nor Troconis did anything to harm Jennifer, as The Inquisitr previously reported. While he emphasized that he wished he could be with his five children, he knew that was not going to happen because he believed people had reached a conclusion on his guilt.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741. For readers outside the U.S., visit Suicide.org or Befrienders Worldwide for international resources you can use to find help.