Missing Mom Adovasio’s Hubby Talks To Cops, But Refuses DNA Test

Edwin Coello Not Charged, But Remains Person Of Interest

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police confirmed Thursday that the body found in Westchester County is a missing mother of four from the Bronx.

And as CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman reports, her husband turned himself in and then refused to take a DNA test.

Adovasio’s body was found around 6 p.m. on Wednesday in a wooded area just south of the Taconic Parkway in Yorktown Heights by a person riding an all-terrain vehicle.

1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa talks to Coello’s attorney

Edwin Coello came to the precinct to see if there were charges yet against him for his wife’s murder. Earlier this week he told investigators the scratches on his face were because of a fight with his wife, reports Guzman. Police believe he was setting up an alibi, anticipating his skin would be found underneath her finger nails. But on Thursday Coello wasn’t saying anything.

“He was asked if he would give a DNA sample. He was asked if he would look at certain pictures. He refused,” Kelly said.

“I’m not going to discuss … I’m not at liberty to discuss. I’m not at liberty to discuss what took place inside,” attorney Renee Hill told Guzman.

WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond gets details of Coello’s appearance at the precinct

Earlier Thursday, Adovasio’s first husband and father of three of her four children, Joe Adovasio, drove by the 46th Precinct and asked reporters if that “expletive” — referring to Coello — had turned himself in yet. Then he told reporters how he assisted cops in identifying Adovasio, due to her distinctive tattoo, reports Guzman.

Coello remains a person of interest in the case.

Coello is a former police officer with a history of domestic violence and the one who reported wife Tina Adovasio’s disappearance to police.

Tina Adovasio’s lawyer, Mike Lease, who was handling her divorce, told reporters what he knew, like how she got an order of protection but did not file it. Lease said Adovasio had informed him that she feared Coello.

“That would be true. That if something were to happen…he would’ve been the guy to look at,” Lease said. “He hit her in the past … pretty nasty hitting … not a slap. She needed stitches once.”

Her lawyer said Tina Adovasio did not file the order of protection, because Coello promised he would seek counseling.

The couple had reportedly fought the night before Adovasio went missing. Neighbors said the fact the two were heard fighting was not unusual.

“We heard the neighbors, this lady and this gentleman fighting here a couple of days ago. I’ve heard them fighting constantly the last two weeks,” said neighbor Ruben Cordero.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane: Violence No Stranger In Her Home

Police have been called to the couple’s Throgs Neck home at least four times.

Coello was fired from the police department 12 years ago after similar incidents with his first wife.

Investigators have been seen removing evidence – including possible DNA samples – from their apartment. They were also checking the halls and stairways for possible evidence that a body had been moved.

Several published reports claim a man was captured on surveillance video from a nearby building carrying a large object, wrapped in possibly a sheet or a duffel bag from the home to a car.

“I don’t know what to say about it. l said, it’s kind of shocking to know that this is happening right in your neighborhood,” said neighbor John Perella.

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

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  1. Shalisha says:

    I thought “Coello” was an Italian name. It doesn’t matter anyway. Domestic violence cuts across all socio-economic planes. The fact that he is an ex-cop makes him able to commit the “perfect murder.”

  2. DR. MENGLE,GOT TWINS? says:

    IF THEY REALLY CHECKED HIS DNA..THEY MIGHT FIND IT WAS MIXED UP WITH THE DNA OF SOME ANIMAL WITH CLAWS AND TEETH…A TRUE STUPID MAN..HOPE HE HANGS FOR THIS..

  3. Richie says:

    tina rest in peace

    1. manuel adames says:

      what are they waiting for to arrest and charged this animal, he is 100% guilty without a doubt. i will tell you this, if i was a relative of the victim i’d kill this animal if he is not convicted of this murder.

  4. mjones says:

    I feel I must apologize for all of my race-baiting vitriol. Sometimes I get in a bad mood, waiting for my gender-reassignment surgery.

  5. sam says:

    i hope u get life w.o parole and after 20yrs of torture in person they give u death

  6. Great Neighbor says:

    “We heard the neighbors, this lady and this gentleman fighting here a couple of days ago. I’ve heard them fighting constantly the last two weeks,” said neighbor Ruben Cordero.”

    Did you call the police, or try to help in any way?

  7. Dan says:

    Warning to all women — stay away from latino men, unless you want to be poor or end up dead.

    1. Cos says:

      Nonsense… I’m latino and have never laid a hand on my wife of 16 years..!!! I’ve never even thought of anything that rediculous… And, for your information, I moved us out of the Bronx and into our first home in the suburbs! You’re just another bigot with his own agenda Let’s stick to the facts of the case – like being an ex-police officer and knowing what investigators would look for and hiding it. His being an ex-police officer has more to do with this case than his nationality, you moron!

  8. lana says:

    Tina was tossed into the woods like trash, she deserved better in life than to have died the way she did. My heart goes out to her children, they lost their mother at a time they needed her in their life. Dear, Blessed Virgin Mary watch over the children of Tina, and may she rest in peace.

  9. New Yorker says:

    Please people get serious. Stop fighting over race. This has nothing to do with it. The truth of the matter is that a HUSBAND killled his WIFE. The mother of his 4 children…… Domestic abuse. There is no difference, white, black, hispanic. The fact here is that the man abuses the woman. And as long as the woman does not do anything to get out of an abusive situation, it will continue. And if you want to correct my english, do it. I was not born here, but I sure write better than some of you……

  10. J says:

    Un puto maricon cabron. Una mielda!

  11. Sps says:

    To Mjones: After reading your comments, I am throwing-up in my mouth. You are most ignorant in your ramblings. Where are you pulling this racial card from? The husband was a white/hispanic (3rd generation American) male who killed his white /Italian wife. The issue is he murdered his wife, not the color of his skin..

  12. Eddie says:

    I live across the street and that entire complex is full of sketchy people of all races.

  13. Jan says:

    Hey FRUIT give some of that fruit you had .
    What accident how the body end up in Yorktown ?
    The Aliens came from space that you on.

  14. Glenn says:

    I’m sure his mother is very proud of her son, or did he kick her @ss too.

  15. nathan says:

    Ill just say what every guy is thinking: She was a very attractive woman. RIP

  16. M says:

    God rest the soul of this poor woman.

    God Bless her children.

    I must ask the question what is the allure ito a man who is thrown off of the NYPD for seriously abusing a first wife, that makes you think he will not abuse you?
    Unfortunately, she brought 3 of her children into an abusive home & had a child with this barbarian.
    At least her ex husband is able to take care of HIS kids- what about the little girl thay had together.

    Mr. Coello should rot in hell.

  17. Glenn says:

    If he is charged and then convicted his corn hole is going to be mighty sore upstate.

  18. general says:

    The problem with all of you is that you are more concerned with race than the death of this woman. All races, from the beginning of time, have been committing crimes against another. Forget race….this woman is dead. Did everyone out there forget that this woman is dead? If more people took race out of the equation, more people would see the true story here is the end of a life. Everybody has to play a race card. Aren’t you all sick of playing the race card?

    1. George says:

      Agree 100%…. God bless Tina Adovasio..

    2. nj says:

      As I have not read anything to due with race were the hell is your coments coming from if he killed her then they should kill him the same way

      1. George says:

        Agree

  19. Dan says:

    Blame Obama, he’s blamed for everything else.

    1. Bunny says:

      No Bush did it. silly.

    2. SR says:

      You are an idiot. Say something useful if that is at all possible.

  20. Mr. Armenia says:

    lock him up

  21. dee says:

    It does not matter that he was a cop, what matters is that she was a mother,daughter,sister and friend and he took her away from her children. His mother must be very proud of the animal he became. Maybe he beat his mother too???????

  22. brooklyn4ever says:

    I would bet my next paycheck that the person that they found was this woman. Can’t speculate on whether or not it was the husband that did it, but everything heard so far would lead you to believe that it was him. If it was him, how undeniably sad that four innocent children will now grow up without their mother or their father. How come no one ever thinks of the kids in situations like this?

  23. brooklyn4ever says:

    To MJONES – and I suppose that is why the population of the correctional institutions are all back and hispanic. Where then may I ask are all the white people who commit all of these crimes located that you so knowingly speak of?

    1. MJONES says:

      AND TO ADD TO WHERE ARE ALL OF THE WHITE PEOPLE LOCATED THAT COMMIT THESE CRIMES. THEY’RE IN CORPORATE OFFICES, IN GOVERNMENT OFFICES, ROBBIN AND KILLING. ASKI BERNIE MADOFF, ASK GEORGE BUSH, ASK THE GOVERNMENT ITSELF.
      SINCE DAY ONE BLACK AND HISPANICS HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF ALL TYPES OF HORRIBLE CRIMES. BETWEEN BEING BAMBOOZLED, TRICKED COHERSED, THREATENED THATS WHY THE FACILITIES ARE FILLED WITH HISPANIC AND BLACKS. WE ARE NOT A PART OF THE DECISION MAKERS. ABD WE WILL NEVER BE A PART OF IT UNTIL AN UPRISE……IS COMING AND IT WONT BE TELIVISED!!!

      1. NManz says:

        M Jones – FYI the husband is Hispanic

      2. JoeMama says:

        I bet you would type much better if you took that crack pipe out of your mouth. Come to think of it, how is it that you can even write to begin with? I guess the educational system that you have all but destroyed, somehow managed to drill some marginal literacy into that vapid skull of yours before you dropped out. Go figure…

    2. George says:

      You sound like you are ten years old spilling out useless information.. Your comment’s are racist and have nothing to do with this story.

    3. mjones says:

      hey George im 9 1/2

    4. norma says:

      excuse me but arnt you idiots all of target with your dum comments . its people like you that make it bad for everyone so get real since when does colour of skin have to do with anything here and your are full of it as whites are just as old as blacks and chineese and japaneese and everyother race out there they are all equal got that morron

  24. HARLEM GOING H.A.M. says:

    I HAVE WITNESSED THE POLICE COVER UP DOMESTIC ABUSE SITUATION WHEN IT’S ONE OF THEIR OWN. THEY DO SAME THING WITH DWI . MOST MEN THAT BEAT UP THEIR GIRLS DONT MESS WITH MEN. I HATE MEN THAT BEAT UP WOMEN. IT’S SICKENING. THAT BODY THEY FOUND IS DEFINITELY HIS WIFE, THE MOTHER OF HIS CHILDREN. HE SHOULD OF BEEN IN JAIL FOR A LONG TIME AGO. I KNOW HE DID IT CAUSE HE’S TOO COOL ABOUT THE SITUATION. THE AVERAGE GUY WOULD GO CRAZY IF THE MOTHER OF HIS CHILDREN WAS MISSING.

  25. edy says:

    what a jerk – NYPD

  26. Rhonda says:

    Are you that police officer himself or a relative or you havent read the story at all. I cannot believe you can state this, this guy was an abuser and did this to his first wife and followed the same path with this one. An ACCIDENT??? surely you jest.

    1. HARLEM GOING H.A.M. says:

      YOU ARE THE FRUIT OF FECAL MATTER. IN FACT, ARE YOU A WOMEN BEATER TOO? AN ACCIDENT HUH. YOU SOUND LIKE A COP THAT RENDERS A DIS-SERVICE TO THE TAX PAYERS.

  27. Rhonda says:

    The writing is on the wall, the husband was violent and should have been put away after he did this to his first wife. How many women have to die before we have to find a way to prevent another woman from dying under the hands of a violent man. I hope they put him away for an eternity. Those poor children who have to do without their mother.
    Its easy to say why didnt she leave, who knows maybe he threatened to hurt the children. Maybe she didnt think he would follow through with his anger and kill her. This is horrible. Sadly often there are problems with too much aggression from our police force.

  28. MJONES says:

    WHITE PEOPLE COMMIT MOST CRIMES, IF YOU MAGNIFY IT AND STOP FOCUSING ON OTHER RACES…YOU WILL SEE WHO THE REAL DEMONS ARE!
    GOD BLESS THAT YOUNG LADY AND HER FAMILY.

    1. Rev. Al Sharpton says:

      Reply to MJONES: is your comment meant to be sarcastic OR are you really a racist? Tough to tell. (by the way, stop YELLING at us, turn off the CAPS)

      1. mjones says:

        Not sarcastic or racist. The truth is the truth. read up on it. seriously!

    2. Enzo says:

      Your an Idiot. Comment is uncalled for.

      1. mjones says:

        get a life!!

    3. HARLEM GOING H.A.M. says:

      MS JONES, YOU HAVE TOTALLY MISSED THE MARK. THE MATTER OF THIS MISSING MOTHER HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE COLOR OF ONE’S SKIN, AND WHO COMMITS CRIME. WORD OF ADVICE, NEXT TIME HAVE YOUR FACTS AND REFERENCE MATERIALS TOGETHER.

      1. MJONES says:

        THATS MR. JONES

        YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT> GET OUT OF HARLEM AND GO BACK TO YOUR MARK!

  29. ELNORA MYERS says:

    it this mam killed his wife the mother of his children he has no feeling for human life, heneed to get the death sentence,why would she marry a man and she new already was a violent man. he just has no feeling at all.

  30. Bridget says:

    Her husband was a former cop with a history of domestic abuse. An order of protection would have done nothing. Too bad the cops did not do anything to help this woman. The abuser was one of their own.

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