A man is claiming that he may have possibly found knife connected to the Jennifer Dulos case — but its whereabouts are unknown because he traded it for a $5 crack rock.
The Hartford man — who has remained unidentified because he is a possible witness in the case — told the Hartford Courant he was sifting through some trash cans a few days after Dulos vanished and came across a bloody pillow.
“I put my hand in the garbage can, I picked up the bloody thing, the bloody pillow and I looked underneath and there was a knife under there,” he said. “It was about a quart of blood on the pillow, all over the pillow. I tell you, whoever got hurt got hurt real bad.”
He said he took the knife, which he later traded to a man named “Fudge” for a $5 rock of crack cocaine.
Sources have verified to the Hartford Courant that yes, there is video footage of a man reaching into the very same trash cans where evidence in the case was retrieved, including a bloodstained Vineyard Vines shirt that Jennifer was wearing the day she went missing. Sponges and other cleaning items that contained blood with her DNA were also found in those cans, according to the Courant.
Dulos vanished on May 24, shortly after dropping her kids off at school. She shared five children with Fotis Dulos, with whom she was embroiled in a bitter custody battle for about two years leading up to her disappearance.
Fotis and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, have been charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution in Jennifer's disappearance. Video footage showed a man and woman matching the couple’s description dumping trash bags in multiple bins across Hartford. Both have pleaded not guilty and both are now out on bond.
Fotis’ lawyer Norm Pattis responded to the alleged knife discovery, telling the Courant it was “just bizarre. This feels like a script from a David Lynch movie.”
The unidentified man was recently released from prison on misdemeanor charges of failure to appear and trespassing charges.
“I put the knife in my pocket for some reason,” he told the Courant. “I was thinking stupid. I was on that crack. I wanted a hit so bad I went looking for somebody to sell me some crack.”
He added, “Fudge gave me a $5 piece of crack, and then I gave him the knife, and that’s the last I saw of it.”
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