Body Found In Yorktown Heights May Be Missing Bronx Mom

Police Not Yet Saying If They've Found Tina Adovasio

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A body found in Westchester County on Wednesday night could be that of a missing Bronx woman.

Police in Yorktown Heights were called to a wooded area on Baldwin Road just south of the exit ramp off the Taconic State Parkway around 6 p.m. A resident riding an ATV discovered a body and notified authorities.  Police said the body is that of a 40-year-old Bronx resident whose name is being withheld pending notification of her next of kin.

Earlier Wednesday, police said they believed Tina Adovasio, a mother of four missing since Friday, may have been murdered.

Adovasio was reported missing on Saturday by her estranged husband Edward Coello, who CBS 2 police sources called a person of interest in the case.

The fact that authorities now think Adovasio may not be alive was a jarring development for people who saw her every day.

“That’s terrible, that’s really terrible. I don’t wish that on anyone,” neighbor Maura Mikac said weeping.

The couple fought the night before Adovasio’s disappearance and had fought quite a bit previously, neighbors said. Coello has a history of domestic violence abuse complaints, with police being called to the couple’s home four times. He was also fired from the police department 12 years ago following similar incidents with his former wife.

“We heard the neighbors — this lady and the gentleman fighting here couple of days ago. I’ve heard them fighting, you know, constantly in the past few weeks,” another neighbor said.

Investigators said they have been removing evidence, including possible DNA samples, from the apartment and checking the halls and stairways as well for evidence of a possible body being moved.

In addition, officials searched backyards and the rear of a local hardware store.

“They said the bloodhounds was going crazy in our dumpster,” store clerk Oswaldo Perez told CBS 2’s Lou Young.

However, following that search, nothing was found. The entire situation is a disturbing mystery this Throgs Neck neighborhood could clearly do without.

“I really don’t know what to say about it… it’s shocking to know that this is happening right in your neighborhood,” resident John Perella said.

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  • sharp object

    Wet-back or grease-ball??
    Quota cop flunk out.

  • Smart Emegburuonye

    The husban actually is a prime suspect in this case, but the unfortunate truth is that he may be innocent of the whole matter. Am not taking sides, don’t misquote me please

  • Auburn Dale

    The ex-husband is a former cop, so the NYPD will protect him at all costs. He’ll probably get off with a slap on the wrist.

  • Scott Stevens

    yes he is guilty hang him today no court case do not waste money

  • NS

    Oh, by the way I called you mocho guys,
    what you really are is COWARDS.
    Why don’t you pick on someone your
    own size or bigger if you really have
    to hit someone. “Not a chance, right?”

  • NS

    My sympathy goes out to the family.

    I hope the police charge the husband,
    the first time I read the story, that was
    my gut feeling.

    Too many of these mocho guys think
    women were put on earth to be their
    punching bags.

    Well mocho guy, see how it feels
    when your in prison. Unless you are
    lucky enough to get the death penalty.

  • Jay Schulte

    Dang, what did she do to tick him off?

    • cfl

      excuse me Jay but a man is responsible for is actions. “she did not have to do anything. “We all have to have self control women are not here to be some guys punching bag.

  • Womenarestupid

    “Women have a honed loser detector.”

    – Bill Hicks.

  • J

    I don’t know how a man can kill a woman. Man just walk away!

  • Master

    Mother of four missing?Husband has a tracksheet of abuse?
    He himself reported her missing?

  • Rory Calhoun

    shades of scott peterson

    • beth

      I agree with you. Scary,

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