NEW CANAAN, Conn. (WTIC) -- The estranged husband of a missing New Canaan woman and his girlfriend have been arraigned in Norwalk Superior Court on charges of evidence tampering and hindering prosecution.
New Canaan authorities announced Sunday the arrests of 51-year-old Fotis Dulos and 44-year-old Michelle Troconis. Both were detained on $500,000 bond in Norwalk Superior Court.
Dulos did not post bond and was returned to lockup. Troconis was expected to post bond Monday.
Fotis Dulos was taken into court in an orange jumpsuit as reporters yelled questions at him.
Both were being held on $500,000 bond.
Police continued their search efforts at two Farmington locations. Over two dozen units, including K-9s, searched a property at 80 Mountain Springs Road. The home was being renovated by Fotis and Jennifer’s real estate company Fore Group. Neighbors said the house was empty and was used as a model home. FOX61 took photographs of his black SUV that was left outside of the hotel.
Just two miles away police continued their multi-day search of Fotis’ Farmington home. Multiple cruisers and patrols could be seen entering and exiting the property along Jefferson crossing.
On Friday, FOX61 obtained exclusive footage of Fotis being escorted off the property to give hair and DNA samples. A buccal swab of DNA from Dulos’ cheek was taken, as well as a hair sample, the source told FOX61. We’re told an attorney was present during the procedure and no questioning took place.
Police have obtained warrants for body and location searches. The number of and the locations of those warrants have not been released.
Fifty-year-old Jennifer Dulos went missing May 24 after dropping her kids off at school. Police have already searched locations in several towns, including a park in New Canaan where Jennifer Dulos’ vehicle was found.
Jennifer and Fotis Dulos have been embroiled in a contentious divorce and child custody case for the past two years.