Lawyer for Jennifer Duloss husband is exploring whether her disappearance is a Gone Girl-type case, provoking fury of author behind book

Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn has said an estranged husbands claim that his missing wife may have faked her disappearance in the manner of Flynns bestselling novel absolutely sickens her.

Connecticut woman Jennifer Dulos has not been seen since 24 May when she was collecting her children from school, according to ABC News. Police believe the mother of five was assaulted in her home, where bloodstains were found. She was in the process of what has been described as a bitter custody dispute with her husband, Fotis Dulos, whose lawyer, Norm Pattis, insists does not know where she is.

In June, People reported that Dulos and his girlfriend had been arrested and charged with fabricating or tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution. Both have pleaded not guilty.

Jennifer Dulos, who has been missing since 24 May. Photograph: AP

Two weeks ago, Pattis said he was investigating the possibility that this is a Gone Girl-type case and considering the possibility that no third party was involved in foul play.

In Flynns breakout novel, adapted into a film starring Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck in 2014, a wife disappears and tries to pin her own murder on her husband.

In a statement to the Connecticut TV station WTNH, Flynn said she had read that Jennifers husband and his defence attorney have put forward a so-called Gone Girl theory to explain Jennifers disappearance.

It absolutely sickens me that a work of fiction written by me would be used by Fotis Duloss lawyer as a defence, and as a hypothetical, sensationalised motive behind Jennifers very real and very tragic disappearance, she said.

This situation is so incredibly painful. I cant imagine what her children, her family and all those close to her are going through. I am deeply sorry for Jennifer and her loved ones.



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