A Connecticut mother of five who was in the middle of nasty divorce has vanished.
Jennifer Dulos, 50, was reported missing after not being heard from in 10 hours last Friday, the New Canaan Police Department said.
She dropped her kids off at school, but then didn’t show up for multiple appointments she had that day, police said. Dulos was last seen driving a black Chevrolet Suburban, police said. The SUV was located in town later that day, but the mom was nowhere to be found.
Dulos had initially filed for divorce from her husband of 13 years, Fotis Dulos, in 2017, but they had been battling out several things in court for the past two years.
Earlier in the proceedings, Jennifer had told a judge she feared her estranged husband would kidnap her children or kill her. A judge issued a protective order in 2017 and temporary emergency custody to the mom, according to the Hartford Courant.
Weeks later, it was removed, however, when the judge established there was no “immediate and present risk of physical danger,” and the parents were given joint custody of their children, who range in age from 8 to 13.
"They miss their mother terribly, but they are doing as well under the circumstances as one could," Carrie Luft, a spokesperson for the family, told "Good Morning America" Thursday. "Jennifer is an incredibly devoted mother. She is also the most reliable and conscientious person I know.
"She is never late for anything, she shows up early to everything in her life. I, and her friends and family, know she would never ever disappear voluntarily."
According to reports, police are treating this as a missing person case and have not named any suspects or persons of interest.
Anyone with information is being asked to call police. The search for the missing mom remains active.
"It's devastating, a heartbreaking situation," Luft said. "We are all incredibly concerned, but very hopeful she will come back to us safe and sound and a great deal of what is keeping everyone going is the outpouring of support from the public."