The family of the New Canaan woman who went missing a week ago is thanking the public for its outpouring of support and kindness during the search for the mother of five children.
"As of today, it has been a week since Jennifer Farber Dulos was reported missing," the family wrote. "We miss her beyond measure – her five young children, her family, her friends, colleagues, and neighbors, as well as countless people who have never met her but who have responded to the spirit of grace and kindness that Jennifer embodies."
The family went on to say that the support and love are what has kept it going.
Dulos, 50, was last seen on Friday, May 24, dropping off her children at school and was reported missing later that same day after failing to show up for numerous meetings by friends. Her vehicle was found later that day abandoned near a park.
Since then, the New Canaan Police, along with the New York State Police, have worked around the clock searching for the "much beloved," daughter, mother, and friend.
"We are immensely grateful to the investigators for their work around the clock, 24/7, to locate Jennifer," the family wrote. "Everyone who has shared Jennifer’s story, helped search for her, or provided tips to the police: thank you."
Thursday evening, May 30, a candlelight vigil was held in New Canaan at St. Aloysius Church, with hundreds of people in attendance, holding up candles as a symbol of hope: "The family and friends are deeply moved by the beauty and ritual of this event, and although we could not attend in person, we are with you in spirit."
"Jennifer, we love you and we miss you, and we remain hopeful that you will return to us safe and sound," they said.
Lastly, the family asked for privacy, as they have been bombarded by the media and other sources.
Anyone with information is asked to call the New Canaan Police Tip Line at 203-594-3544.
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