Estranged husband claims missing wife vanished to get 'Gone Girl-style' revenge

The estranged husband of a missing woman suggested that she staged her own disappearance in a plot similar to Gillian Flynn’s 2012 novel ‘Gone Girl.’

Jennifer Dulos, 50, vanished without a trace on May 24 after dropping her kids off at school in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Her 51-year-old husband Fotis Dulos, and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, have been charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution – but Fotis’ lawyer is citing a novel Jennifer wrote in an attempt to explain her disappearance.

The lawyer, Norman Pattis, said Jennifer’s novel, believed to be written in 2002, draws comparisons to Flynn’s ‘Gone Girl,’ in which a wife pretends to vanish to frame her husband for her murder.

Pattis wrote: ‘We have been provided a very dark, 500-plus page novel Jennifer wrote. We are also investigating new information regarding $14,000 worth of medical bills regarding tests just before she disappeared,’ CNN reported.

‘We don’t know what had become of Jennifer, but the “Gone Girl” hypothesis is very much on our mind.’

He told the New York Post that Jennifer once vanished from New York and ‘lived for years under a false name,’ after an ‘intrafamilial dispute about money.’

Jennifer’s family has since spoken about against the theory, which they called ‘false and irresponsible.’

Carrie Luft spoke on behalf of the family and said: ‘Jennifer’s novel is not a mystery. It’s a character-driven story that follows a young woman through relationships and self-discovery over a period of years.’

‘This is not fiction or a movie. This is real life, as experienced every single day by Jennifer’s five young children, her family, and her friends. We are heartbroken.’

She continued: ‘Trying to tie Jennifer’s absence to a book she wrote more than 17 years ago makes no sense. Evidence shows that Jennifer was the victim of a violent attack in her New Canaan home.’

Prosecutors say there is surveillance footage of someone resembling Fotis Dulos dumping garbage bags in a trash can that were later discovered to contain items stained with Jennifer’s blood.

Authorities also said they found Fotis’ DNA mixed with Jennifer’s blood in a facet inside their home.

Both Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend have pleaded not guilty to their charges of evidence tampering and hindering prosecution. They are not charged with her death and were released on bond earlier this month.

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