Jennifer Dulos Officially Declared Dead Ahead of Key Trial


Jennifer Dulos, a Connecticut mother of five, has been officially declared dead by a probate judge four years after her mysterious disappearance. Despite the fact that Jennifer’s body was never found, the declaration was made based on overwhelming evidence that she suffered non-survivable injuries.

Background to Jennifer Dulos’ Disappearance

Jennifer was last seen on May 24, 2019, after dropping her children off at school. When she failed to return home, an extensive search was launched by local authorities. The search, however, yielded no results.

Her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, was subsequently charged with capital murder, murder, and kidnapping in connection with her disappearance. Fotis, who consistently maintained his innocence, died by suicide in January 2020 while out on bail.

Probate Judge’s Declaration and Implications

The judge’s declaration of Jennifer’s death was sought primarily to avoid disruption in the inheritance of Jennifer’s estate, intended for her children. Jennifer’s children have been living with her mother, Gloria Farber, who filed the petition for the declaration. The move was made to ensure the children could inherit from both their mother and grandmother in the event of the 88-year-old’s passing.

Trial of Michelle Troconis

The declaration of Jennifer’s death comes just days before the trial of Michelle Troconis, Fotis Dulos’ ex-girlfriend, who faces charges of conspiracy to commit murder and tampering with evidence in connection with Jennifer’s disappearance. Troconis has pleaded not guilty, and her trial is set to commence on January 11, 2024.

In this unsettling case, the declaration of Jennifer’s death marks a somber resolution and highlights the enduring tragedy of her disappearance. As the trial of Michelle Troconis approaches, the hope for further clarity and justice remains.