On May 24, 2019, at approximately 6:59 PM, the New Canaan Police received a report of a missing person. The missing person was identified as Jennifer Dulos, age 50, a New Canaan resident and mother of five children. The individuals reporting Jennifer as missing are both friends and indicated that they had not heard from her for approximately ten hours, and she had missed several appointments during the day. The last time one of the friends had contact with Jennifer was earlier in the day after Jennifer had dropped her children off at school. Jennifer was believed to be driving her 2017 black Chevy Suburban at the time she dropped off the children at school. At no time were the five Dulos’ children missing. Additionally, the children are safe and with family.
New Canaan Police checked the residence of Jennifer after the initial call came in that she was missing. No contact was made with Jennifer at the residence, and her 2017 black Chevy Suburban was not located at her residence. A short time later an officer located Jennifer’s 2017 black Chevy Suburban on Lapham Road near Waveny Park. Jennifer was not inside the vehicle. K-9 units from surrounding law enforcement agencies checked the area for Jennifer but were not successful. A subsequent Silver Alert was issued for Jennifer.
Since receiving the initial call that Jennifer was missing on May 24, 2019, the New Canaan Police Investigative Section in partnership with the Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime Squad, with the assistance of Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, worked around the clock to locate Jennifer by exploring all leads and tips. This investigation is being treated as a missing person case, but as with any missing person case, a criminal investigation is being conducted concurrently to determine if Jennifer was the victim foul play or intentional harm.
From May 24, 2019, thru the date of this release, members of the Connecticut State Police Search and Rescue K-9 Unit conducted searches at multiple locations in New Canaan. Today’s search has been focused on the Waveny Park area in New Canaan. During the search today of Waveny Park, ground units were assisted by a drone from the Norwalk Police Department and an aviation unit from the New York State Police. At the time of this release, Jennifer has not been located, and the search is ongoing. If Jennifer is located, additional information will be provided.
As with any investigation information from the public is critical, and we continue to ask for the public’s assistance by using the New Canaan Police Tip Line phone number at 203-594-3544.
When further information becomes available additional releases and or on camera briefings will be conducted.