State Police, Federal Agencies Join Search For Missing New Canaan Mother Of Five

Jennifer Dulos

Jennifer Dulos

Photo Credit: New Canaan Police Department

A massive round-the-clock search for a missing New Canaan woman has intensified as police from the state, local and federal law enforcement agencies join forces to locate the missing mother of five.

Jennifer Dulos, 50, was last seen on Friday, May 24, after dropping off her children at school, said New Canaan Police Lt. Jason Ferraro.

She was reported missing by friends who said they had not heard from her in more than 10 hours, and she had missed several appointments during the day, Ferraro said.

"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," Ferraro said.

She was believed to be driving a 2017 black Chevy Suburban at the time she dropped off the children at school.  

"At no time were the five Dulos children missing," he added. "Additionally, the children are safe and with family."

New Canaan Police checked her residence after the initial call came in that she was missing. Dulos was not at the residence, and her 2017 black Chevy Suburban was not located at her residence.  

A short time later, an officer located the 2017 black Chevy Suburban on Lapham Road near Waveny Park. Dulos was not inside the vehicle. K-9 units from surrounding law enforcement agencies checked the area for Dulos but were not successful, he added.

Police then issued a Silver Alert for the missing woman.

Ferraro said that since receiving the initial call that Dulos was missing on May 24, 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 Dulos 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 of foul play or intentional harm," Ferraro said.

In addition, since she was reported missing, Ferraro said that all agencies have conducted searches at multiple locations in New Canaan, including a search of  Waveny Park area in New Canaan, on Wednesday, May 29. 

During the search of Waveny Park on Wednesday, May 29, ground units were assisted by a drone from the Norwalk Police Department and an aviation unit from the New York State Police. 

The department is asking for help from the public, saying that any information from the public could "be critical" in finding Dulos. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the New Canaan Police Tip Line phone number at 203-594-3544.

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