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Jennifer Dulos remembered on one year anniversary of her disappearance

Friends talk of heartbreak and loss
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Jennifer Farber-Dulos

HARTFORD, Conn — Friends of Jennifer Dulos remembered her on the one year anniversary of her disappearance. 

On May 24, 2019, Jennifer Dulos went missing after dropping her children off at school. Her SUV was found in a New Canaan park. 

Her estranged husband and two others were charged in the case in January. three weeks later he took his own life. The others have not been tried. 

Carrie Luft issued a statement on behalf of Dulos family. 

We miss Jennifer beyond words. The ache of her absence doesn’t go away. Countless questions remain unanswered. The brutality and inhumanity of her death and disappearance continue to haunt us, without subsiding.

But the earth keeps spinning, and somehow an entire year has elapsed. We can see it, and measure it, in the growth of her children, who are taller, stronger, wiser, and more like their mom every day. And we continue to see and sense her in their expressions, their gestures, their laughter, their hugs.

It is a testament to her deeply loving influence as a parent that Jennifer’s children are healthy and well. They are safe and surrounded by love and support. Gloria, their grandmother and guardian, is also healthy and well, for which we are so grateful during this precarious time.

In the past several months, the focus of the media has turned, as it should, to the life-threatening illness that has engulfed the globe. We know Jennifer has not been forgotten. The investigation into her death and disappearance is active and ongoing, and we remain extremely grateful to the Connecticut State Police and New Canaan Police for their commitment to Jennifer’s case. Two people have been arrested for conspiracy to murder and have yet to stand trial. That day will come.

The calls for Justice for Jennifer are powerful and moving. We urge that their scope be extended to all victims of intimate partner violence, many of whose stories are never told and who are now even more at risk. Some community-based groups are organizing Candles for Jennifer on Sunday, May 24. Please support them—in Jennifer’s honor, and in honor of all those who have died by intimate partner violence.

Likewise, for any who can afford to do so, we encourage donations to a local women’s shelter, family shelter, or food bank. These vital organizations are struggling during the pandemic, at a time when their services are more crucial than ever.

 Jennifer was a very private person; she would never have wanted the details of her life to be made public. When you read about her case, we ask that you keep that in mind. She was gentle, kind, brilliant, and courageous, and we still cannot believe she is gone

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Denise White posted on Facebook: 

The flowers I planted around our deck in memory of Jennifer are thriving. Today was a day unthinkable for most of us. A beautiful soul was taken a year ago today. It would be about this time that the story started to unfold. A story that would prove to be one that would break the hearts of many. Whether you knew Jennifer personally, or heard stories from friends, or she was just a stranger that day. Jennifer has become a woman we all have grown to love. I pray She is finally found. I pray LE is guided to her remains. My thoughts are with the family and friends of jennifer today.

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