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A 7-year-old Connecticut boy was so touched by the search for Jennifer Dulos, the missing mother of five who disappeared May 24, that he started a fundraising effort to pay for tips leading to solid information in the case.
Riley Daigle, of Wethersfield, has started a GoFundMe page to raise $5,000 and is donating the $500 he saved in the hopes of offering a reward for anyone who provides information to police that leads to finding Jennifer Dulos or a conviction in the missing persons case, a post on the GoFundMe site said.
Riley was “so sickened and upset to see that five children have a missing mom that he pledged to put all of the money in his savings account ($500) to any information leading to a conviction or leading to the missing mom,” his mother Danielle Daigle said in the post.
His mom, told Fox 61 that Riley’s plans were to originally use the money for his August birthday trip to Disney, but he decided to give that up. Instead, he is saving the money to help police find Jennifer Dulos.
“We know someone out there knows something, maybe a reward will help them come forward,” she posted on the GoFundMe page. It that was set up “because my little boy wants to help this family find peace and justice.”
New Canaan and State Police have been scouring locations throughout the state, including areas near her New Canaan home and properties owned by her estranged husband Fotis Dulos as part of his real estate development company, the Fore Group.
State police divers searched a large pond in Avon Wednesday where the Fotis Dulos would take his children to water ski. Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend Michelle Troconis were arrested on evidence tampering charges June 1 after police found video of what appears to be the pair dumping garbage bags in trash bins along Albany Avenue in Hartford around the same time the mother of five was reported missing.
Some of the bags contained items soaked with Jennifer Dulos’ blood. No murder charges have been filed in the case.
State police have also spent days going through tons of garbage at a Hartford trash plant in the hopes of finding more of the garbage bags that were dumped in Hartford. Police have received hundreds of tips and 80 videos from the public about the case, but so far Jennifer Dulos has not been found.
The Daigle family is working with New Canaan police and any money that is raised will go toward a reward, the post said.
If no tips lead directly to a conviction or the discovery of where Jennifer Dulos is, the money will go to her five children.
Danielle Daigle said “we have been in contact with Detective Jason Ferraro and the Deputy Chief of the New Canaan Police Department. so you can be at ease that this is not a scam. We will be reaching out to the families attorney giving them access to the funds. We know someone out there knows something, maybe a reward will help them come foward!”
To donate to Riley’s GoFundMe page, click here.