NEW CANAAN, Conn. - Authorities have intensified search efforts as they try to find a Connecticut woman who went missing almost a week ago.
Jennfier Dulos' family says she was last seen dropping her children off at school last Friday morning.
The same day, around 7 p.m., Jennifer's black Suburban was found empty on a New Canaan side street next to a popular park.
The search is intensifying for a missing New Canaan, CT, mother of five after she was reported missing last Friday. Jennifer Dulos was scheduled to appear in court for a custody hearing on Wednesday. @boston25 pic.twitter.com/ULvVwdBvQw— Daniel Miller (@Daniel_Miller8) May 30, 2019
Her family says she was going through a bitter divorce and was scheuduled to appear in court Wednesday morning for a custody hearing with her husband, but she never showed up.
Jennifer filed for divorce from her husband Fotis Dulos back in 2017, where hundreds of court documents detail their abusive relationship. Court documents also show Jennifer was scared her husband would kidnap their children and run away to his native Greece or even kill her.
While police haven't commented on the ongoing custody dispute, Jennifer's disappearance has the New Canaan community worried.
On Wednesday, police were back at the park near where Jennifer's car was foudn, searching with K-9s as well as a drone.
"I hope and pray that someone knows something and she is found," said Clotilda DeMauro, a neighbor.
Jennifer's friends and family released a statement saying she "would never, ever disappear when she is responsible for the lives of five loving and energetic children."
According to the Hartford Courant, Fotis Dulos owes his in-laws more than $2.5 million.
For the time being, Jennifer's children are staying with their 85-year-old grandmother, Jennifer's mother, at an apartment on Fifth Avenue in New York City under the watch of an armed bodyguard.
Police say the investigation is still being treated as a missing persons case.
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