Michelle Troconis Bio
Michelle Troconis is the girlfriend of Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of missing New Canaan, Connecticut woman Jennifer Farber Dulos, who was last seen May 24. Fotis Dulos and Troconis were arrested on June 1 on charges of hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence, police said. Jennifer Dulos remains missing.
— John Ferraro (@ferrarohearstct) June 2, 2019
The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mom and his girlfriend have been arrested in the case, police said Sunday.
Fotis Dulos, 51, and gal pal Michelle Troconis, 44, were taken into custody around 11 p.m. Saturday in Avon, Ct., according to the New Canaan police department.
Authorities are treating the case as a homicide.
Both suspects were charged with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution, authorities said.
Dulos’ estranged wife and mom of five Jennifer Dulos disappeared May 24. She lives in New Canaan.
The arrests came as Connecticut State Troopers on Sunday were meticulously scouring overgrown tracts of land owned by developer Fotis Dulos, searching for any sign of the missing mom.
Michelle Troconis Is Described in Divorce Case Documents as Being the ‘Paramour’ of Fotis Dulos & Her Interaction With His Children Was a Contention Throughout the Custody Battle
Michelle Troconis Arreaza has been at the center of the divorce battle between Jennifer Farber Dulos and Fotis Dulos since Jennifer filed for divorce in June 2017. In the divorce documents, Jennifer Dulos referred to Michelle Troconis as Fotis’ “paramour.” She also said that he had been having an affair with her, which led to her filing for the divorce, along with accusations of controlling behavior and emotional abuse.
It is not clear how long Troconis and Fotis Dulos had been dating before the divorce. But it is clear that they remained together in the years after Jennifer left her husband. Troconis and her daughter moved into the multi-million-dollar Jefferson Cross mansion that Fotis Dulos had built and owned with Jennifer using money from her father. Troconis’ involvement in Fotis Dulos’ life and the lives of his children led to disputes throughout the two-year divorce case and child custody battle, court documents show.
Michelle Troconis is a mother, a CEO and a well-traveled, multilingual high-roller. Late Saturday night, she was arrested in connection to the disappearance of New Canaan woman #JenniferDulos. Read more about her here: https://t.co/3eONIzACwD
— Hannah Dellinger (@hdellingermedia) June 2, 2019
Jennifer Dulos said Fotis Dulos threatened to take their children to Argentina, “to be with his paramour,” and hide them at a ski resort owned by the father of Troconis’ daughter. Jennifer Dulos said when she told her husband he was leaving him, “he informed me that our children and I will continue to reside in the marital home every weekend and during the summer, so that we all (his paramour and her daughter included) would be together.”
In later court filings, Jennifer Dulos said that Troconis and her daughter had moved into the Farmington home with Fotis Dulos. Judge Heller wrote in a court order, “In view of the close bond among all five children, the court finds it highly likely that all five of the children have been adversely impacted by the breakdown of their parents’ marriage, the defendant’s relationship with (Troconis) and the pressure that the defendant has placed on them to lie.”
During the child custody battle, Fotis Dulos fought to allow Michelle Troconis to be present when he was with his children. At times during the two-year ordeal, Troconis was not allowed to be around the Dulos children. But a future ruling allowed for her to be a part of their lives.
You can read more about Fotis Dulos and the divorce and child custody case at the link below:
She Has Worked With Fotis Dulos at His Home Builder Company
Michelle Troconis has been working with Fotis Dulos at Fore Group, his luxury custom home building company, which is based at the Farmington home where they live together. It is not clear if Troconis was working for the company before she became romantically involved with Fotis Dulos.
A photo on the Fore Group’s website shows Troconis and Dulos in 2018 celebrating after the company was given awards from a home building association.
Troconis has also been in charge of running the social media pages for Fore Group, according to her now-deleted Facebook profile. And a post on Patch.com shows that she also handled advertising new homes that were for sale after they were built by the company.
Troconis and her daughter could also be seen on Dulos’ Facebook page on ski trips and waterskiing.
Jennifer Dulos said in court documents that her estranged husband had an obsession with competitive water skiing and was forcing their children to train to become elite competitors in the sport. Online records show that Fotis Dulos has competed in water skiing events around the world and his children have also taken part in competitions. His Facebook page shows several photos of him and his children competing in the sport.
She said he had them on a “dangerous and excessive” training regimen that would sometimes go from morning to night. She said he once threw a ski against a rock and broke it when the children refused to train. “We are all terrified to disobey my husband,” she wrote in an affidavit. On another occasion, Jennifer Dulos said her husband was outraged when she planned other activities for a day he felt the children should be on the water. “He got within inches of my face and berated me,” she wrote
Troconis — a Native of Venezuela Who Went to College in Venezuela — Previously Lived in Miami, Is Divorced
Michelle Troconis is Venezuelan. Before moving to Connecticut with Dulos, she previously lived in the Miami, Florida, area, where her sister, mother and other family members still live. On her now-deleted social media pages, Troconis can be seen on ski trips, riding horses, traveling around the world and at luxury resorts. Troconis’ daughter is from her previous relationship with an Olympic skier from her Argentina.
Missing Conn. woman’s estranged husband, his girlfriend arrested as search for mom intensifies
Fotis Dulos and Michelle Troconis are charged with tampering with or fabricating evidence and hindering prosecution in the case of Jennifer Farber Dulos.https://t.co/o7FxJq6Lwh
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 2, 2019
Troconis went to college in Venezuela, according to her Linkedin profile. She graduated from Instituto Universitario AVEPANE in 1998. She then completed a degree in general psychology at Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1998.
She also spent a year studying at The Cheff Center, a therapeutic riding center in Michigan.
She Has Worked as a TV Host in South America, in Marketing, Event Planning & for Her Sister’s Shoe Cover Company.
Michelle Troconis, who also goes by Michi Troconis, has worked in public relations, marketing, event coordination and as a TV host. She worked in public relations at the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates from 2000 to 2003.
According to her Linkedin profile she, “Participated in organizing and setting up the Marketing Department in conjunction with the chairman His Highness Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan … Coordinated all the polo tournaments in the polo club including the most important one the ‘Khalifa Tournament’ during the polo season from October thru May … Coordinated the invitation, activities and accommodations of the best polo players from Argentina and the world to come and play for the season at Ghantoot. Talented and famous players such as the Heguy Brothers, Adolfo Cambiaso, the Estrada brothers, etc came and participated … Responsible for all the media communication such as TV shows, a variety of magazines and digital media nationwide and abroad to cover every event.”
#BreakingNews. Two arrests in disappearance 10 days ago of 50 year old mom of 5 Jennifer Dulos. Cops arrest her estranged hubs Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend Michelle C. Troconis for tampering with or fabricating evidence.
No body found yet. 5 kids will be without both parents pic.twitter.com/HoT5gsmrvd
— Bill Ritter (@billritter7) June 2, 2019
Troconis also worked as a therapeutic riding instructor in Dubai.
She was briefly a host and producer for an ESPN show called “Snow Time,” which was filmed at ski resorts in Argentina and Chile. She wrote on Linkedin, “Hosted the show conducting interviews with important personalities related to the ski world: world cup athletes, owners or directors of ski resorts, patrol director, celebrities on vacation as well as tourist.”
Troconis was the marketing and public relations director for Cerro Castor, the ski resort in Argentina run by her daughter’s father, from 2003 to 2012. She was then was an event coordinator for Outsourced Marketing Group from 2015 until she began working with Fotis Dulos.
She was also involved in her sister’s shoe company, Seal Shoe Covers.