NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a Bronx mother of four who has been missing since Friday night.
Authorities said Tina Adovasio was last seen at her home at 1166 Edison Ave. in the Bronx at around 9 p.m. on the night she disappeared.
Tuesday night, investigators said the 40-year-old nurse had an argument with her estranged husband — former police officer Edwin Coello.
Al Jones of 1010 WINS reported that four domestic violence complaints over the course of the couple’s rocky marriage have prompted numerous visits by police.
Neighbors who spoke with Jones expressed both hope and concern that Adovasio would return home.
“We hope there’s a glimmer of hope in that she’s still alive and it’s not for a bad reason that she left her kids behind,” one woman said. “You wonder what’s going to happen to her kids now if mom’s not found.”
Still others told CBS 2′s Hazel Sanchez that they have heard altercations between the couple.
“We heard the neighbors, this lady and the gentleman fighting here a couple of days ago,” Ruben Cordero said. “I’ve heard them fighting constantly in the past few weeks.”
Coello told police that he and his wife were having an argument about her coming home late when she took off. Police sources told Sanchez that Adovasio has left the home following a fight in the past.
Adovasio is described as 5-foot-5 and 135 pounds with a slim build. She was last seen wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and Ugg boots.
Crime scene investigators continue to comb the apartment to collect evidence as the search for the missing woman continues.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 577 TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.