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Fotis Dulos’ attorney questions whether missing wife was ill or undergoing pregnancy testing at time of disappearance

2019-09-11

The attorney for Fotis Dulos is requesting access to the medical records of Dulos’ missing wife and mother of his five children, Jennifer Dulos, to determine whether she was undergoing pregnancy testing or suffering from a serious disease before her disappearance earlier this year, according to court records filed on Tuesday.

The mother of five was last seen in New Canaan, Conn., on May 24.

“In the year prior to her disappearance, Ms. Dulos had dramatically lost more than thirty pounds, and commented to friends and family that she had gone from 120 pounds to a mere 88,” attorney Norm Pattis said in a two-page motion filed in Stamford Superior Court.

The motion claims that billing records are consistent with pregnancy testing or the type of testing required before treating a life-threatening illness.

“The defendant seeks the medical records to evaluate whether Ms. Dulos, alarmed by her diagnosis and fearing that she might not be able to raise the children on her own, took steps to cause her own disappearance in such a way as to raise suspicions about Mr. Dulos,” Pattis said.

This is the second time Pattis has attempted to access Jennifer Dulos’ medical records, the Hartford Courant reported. The attorney has suggested that the woman may have staged her own disappearance, similar to Gillian Flynn’s 2012 novel “Gone Girl.”

The first motion to get the medical records was denied because the Superior Court Judge John Blawie said Pattis hadn’t “shown enough of a basis” for it to be granted.

Pattis claims to have billing records for more than $14,000 worth of medical tests from February to April of this year and said Dulos, 50, told her husband that “she would do anything she had to make sure he did not get custody of their children.”

The new motion also raised questions about whether money is missing from the couple’s joint accounts, according to the Hartford Courant.

“Ms. Dulos had been withdrawing large sums of money from three separate checking accounts at the time she was undergoing the above-referenced testing, including a series of ultrasounds services in April 2019 just prior to her disappearance,” Pattis said.

Dulos, 52, and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, 44, have been charged with hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence in connection with Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance. Both are free on bond, but Dulos is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday where he’s expected to plead not guilty to the charges.

Police said surveillance video shows a man they’ve identified as Dulos and a woman they believe is Troconis dumping garbage bags into two trash cans on the side of a road in Hartford, Conn.

State police recovered some of the items including a Vineyard Vines shirt that Jennifer Dulos was wearing the day she disappeared and sponges with blood on them, the Hartford Courant reported.

On the same day the motion was filed, foreclosure action was taken against the home in which he currently lives in Farmington, Conn.

Dulos hasn’t paid the mortgage notice since November 2018, according to the foreclosure notice. Gloria Farber, the mother of his missing wife, was paying the $5,000 a month mortgage but stopped in July, the Courant reported.