The case surrounding the disturbing disappearance and suspected murder of Jennifer Dulos by her estranged husband Fotis Dulos, which shocked the world, will be made into a movie with the title “Gone Mom.”
The movie, based on the disappearance of Dulos in 2019, and the following criminal investigation into her Greek husband Fotis Dulos, with whom she was estranged at the time of her disappearance, will air on Lifetime in June.
Jennifer Farber Dulos, a 50-year-old mother of five, disappeared in May of 2019 in New Canaan, Connecticut, after she dropped her children off at school.
Investigators found her car near a park not far from her home, but she has not been seen or heard from since.
Although her body has never been found, officials believe Jennifer Dulos is dead, as police found evidence of a violent attack at her home.
While awaiting trial on the charge of murdering his wife, Dulos attempted suicide, and died two days later, in January of 2020. His death has tragically furthered the mystery surrounding his estranged wife’s death, and complicates the possibility of her remains ever being found.
Couple were in bitter custody battle at time of disappearance
At the time of her disappearance, Jennifer Dulos was fighting out a bitter custody battle with her husband Fotis.
Jennifer moved out in 2017 to another home in New Canaan and she filed for divorce, court records show. At the time of their divorce, both parents shared joint custody of the children.
After Fotis violated the terms of their custody agreement multiple times, Jennifer was given sole custody in 2018, while her estranged husband had monitored visitation with the children.
She had told officials that she was afraid of her husband before her disappearance, and that he had threatened her with a gun.
In her divorce papers, Dulos wrote a chilling sentence that now seems to be a prediction of her grisly fate:
“I know that filing for divorce, and filing this motion, will enrage him. I know he will retaliate by trying to harm me in some way.”
Dulos and former girlfriend, lawyer all charged in the case
Dulos and his then-girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, were arrested in June of 2019 and charged with tampering with or fabricating evidence after investigators discovered that the pair had transported — and later disposed of — plastic bags containing items with Jennifer Dulos’ blood on them.
They pleaded not guilty at the time.
The Greek native was arrested on murder and kidnapping charges in January of 2020, and again pleaded not guilty.
Fotis Dulos had denied wrongdoing, and his attorney stated that the murder case against him lacked sufficient evidence. He was released on a $6 million bond in early January 2020, shortly before his death.
According to reports, the Greek business owner’s attorney was looking to frame the defense around the book, and subsequent film, “Gone Girl,” in which a woman meticulously plans her own disappearance and then frames her husband for her murder.
Troconis, along with Dulos’ friend and former attorney Kent Mawhinney, have also been arraigned on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder.
Troconis still professes her innocence.