Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tina Adovasio: Mother Missing From Bronx, NY(FOUND)

Edwin Coello, an ex NYPD officer, claims, "he doesn't know where she is."  He is referring to his estranged wife, and mother of his 5 year old daughter, Tina Adovasio, who has been missing from Bronx, NY since Friday, March 11, 2011.

According to the NY Daily News, Edwin Coello has a long history of domestic violence charges, and was fired from the police force in 2000 for violence against his first wife.  As usual, history in violent homes repeats itself, and his marriage to Tina Adovasio was no exception.  Records show that Coello was charged several times with violence against her, and just last month Tina filed for divorce, obviously without a secure plan in place for her safety.

Tina Adovasio, a 40 year old nurse, is the mother of four children, who her own mother, Adrienne Susco, is quoted as saying, "He lied and told the cops she had run off before and left the kids," Susco said. "Never, ever would she leave her children."  As in just about all other cases where a mother goes missing, a family member makes this statement.

Coello has been questioned by authorities, but denies any involvement with Tina's vanishing; he has retained a lawyer, spurring investigators to take out a search warrant for his car which he refused to allow them to search voluntarily.

Coello admits to having an argument with Tina the night she disappeared, but says that she stormed out of their apartment, leaving everything behind, including her children.  The most incriminating piece of information has been a blurry tape of Coello dragging a large duffel bag from the home, reportedly "large enough to contain a body."

The ingredients are all there, once again, for the stew that many missing mothers find themselves in.  A past history of domestic violence, so bad that they interfered with his job as a police officer, a wife that had had enough and boldly made plans to end the relationship, and the fact that he was the last person to see her, all adds up to a presumption of guilt.  Although not yet charged, nor convicted, and ultimately presumed innocent, Edwin Coello joins the ranks of Scott Peterson, Mark Hacking, Drew Peterson, Shon Pernice, and recently convicted murderer, Doug Stewart, as another man who thinks his wife just "ran off."

Another family is devastated by the not knowing where their loved one is, along with four children who deserve to know what has happened to their mother.  Of course, hope is always there that she is found alive, perhaps safely escaping the anger and wrath of a man who's repeatedly beaten and abused her.

Tina 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.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 577 TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website.

If you are reading this and find yourself in a similar situation, know that there are measures you must take before announcing the end of your relationship.  These safety precautions can be found in the book, "Time's Up: A Guide on How to Leave an Abusive and Stalking Relationship" by Susan Murphy Milano.  Don't take things into your own hands without expert guidance.  
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Body found in woods may be missing nurse Tina Adovasio

March 17,2011

A body was found in the woods near Mohansic Golf Course in Yorktown and a law enforcement source told The Journal News that police believe it is that of Adovasio, 40, who went missing Friday.

A New York Police Department spokesman confirmed that belief but referred questions to Yorktown police.

Body of missing Bronx mom Tina Adovasio found in woods; husband expected to turn himself in

Investigators identified the body of Tina Adovasio through photographs and a tattoo after she was discovered off the Taconic Parkway in Yorktown Heights, the sources said.

The medical examiner hadn't yet determined the exact cause of death, but sources said investigators believe the 40-year-old was choked to death.

Teenagers riding all-terrain vehicles found Adovasio's body in a wooded area about 100 yards off Baldwin Road and reported it to police at 5:53 p.m., police said.

Edwin Coello, 40, whose marriage to Adovasio was marked by bouts of domestic violence, was expected to turn himself in to authorities Thursday morning, law enforcement sources said.

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'He hit me too': Ex partner of 'violent' former cop who is 'person of interest' in wife's murder speaks out

March 20
A former girlfriend of the 'violent' ex cop who is a 'person of interest' in his wife's murder has come forward saying he used to beat her too.

Glory Perez was with ex-NYPD officer Eddy Coello for three years in which time she says he used to beat her 'with balled fists' and even threatened her with a gun.

Shockingly, she said: 'He would point the gun to my head and look me in the eye and say, 'Today you are going to die. 'I would beg for my life.'

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Days After Discovery Of Wife's Body, Ex-Cop Arrested

March 22

A former NYPD housing officer was arrested today, the same day as his estranged wife was being buried in Putnam County. What Eddy Coello, who had a history of terrorizing Tina Adovasio as well as a previous girlfriend, was charged with is unclear, but according to the Post, "A team of eight plainclothes cops hustled a handcuffed Coello out of a side entrance to and brought him to the back seat of an unmarked car with tinted windows and drove off." And a law enforcement source told the Daily News, "It was just a matter of time. Outrageous he ever wore a badge."


Anonymous said...

Omg she was one of the nurses i had when i gave birth in soundshore. I remember her being very sweet and attentive. My thougths and prayers to her family.

Anonymous said...

God Bless her Mother. My heart felt condolences go out to her. I can't even imagine how her children are doing. This monster should have been in prison!! He will rot in hell, hopefully sooner than later

Delilah said...|head

It's being reported this morning that authorities believe they have found Tina's body. May she be in peace. Many prayers for the 4 children she leaves behind, as well as for her other family members and friends. This is heartbreaking.

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