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Thursday, March 17, 2011

[NY] Before she was killed, Tina Adovasio said "If anything happens to me, look at him."

Tina Adovasio, 40, was last seen leaving the tidy Throgs Neck home she shared with her husband, former [NYPD] housing cop Edwin Coello, about 9 p.m. Friday... "I heard some yelling around 8 o'clock or so Friday night, but I didn't know where it was coming from," said downstairs neighbor and landlord... "He beat her up a couple of times... The last time, she was black and blue. She used to run to my apartment"... 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... Bronx court records show he once went berserk in their home while she cradled their crying 1-year-old daughter... Coello was pushed out of the force in 2000 amid reports he abused his first wife. She was holed up with her son Wednesday in her Bronx home, too terrified to talk... Adovasio told her divorce lawyer that her husband, Eddy Coello, would be to blame if she were ever harmed. "If anything happens to me, look at him," Tina Adovasio said last month as she took out an order of protection against Coello...


Video: Tina found

SEARCH ON FOR BRONX MOTHER OF 4 MISSING SINCE FRIDAY
CBSNewYork
March 15, 2011
[Excerpts] 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 polic... “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... 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... 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... here]

Video: Missing 1

TINA ADOVASIO, ESTRANGED WIFE OF EX-NYPD COP WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
New York Daily News
By Kerry Burke, Alison Gendar, Bob Kappstatter and Joe Kemp
March 15th 2011
Updated: March 16th 2011
[Excerpts] A Bronx mother of four is missing and feared dead - and investigators are eying her husband, a former NYPD cop with a history of domestic violence... Tina Adovasio, 40, was last seen leaving the tidy Throgs Neck home she shared with her husband, former housing cop Edwin Coello, about 9 p.m. Friday... Coello, 40, told police he had an argument with the nurse and mother to his 5-year-old daughter before she stormed out of their Edison Ave. apartment, sources said. The couple is known for their rocky history; records show Adovasio filed for divorce last month. Coello has been busted at least three times for domestic incidents against Adovasio. "He had beat her before," Adovasio's mother, Adrienne Susco, told The News. "She needed stitches and had two black eyes," she said of an incident that happened a couple of years ago. Coello - who was forced to quit in 2000 after reports of domestic abuse against his first wife - was questioned about Adovasio's disappearance. Detectives asked if they could search his car, but Coello clammed up and refused, sources said. He was later released because of lack of evidence... "He lied and told the cops she had run off before and left the kids," Susco said. "Never, ever would she leave her children." Susco said her daughter took the four children to Florida to get away for a couple of weeks, but that was all. "Oh, my God, I can't even say how devastating this is. She was so beautiful," said Susco... [Full article here]

Video: Missing 2

EDWIN COELLO, EX-NYPD COP WITH ABUSIVE PAST, EYED IN DISSAPEARANCE OF ESTRANGED WIFE TINA ADOVASIO
New York Daily News
By Kerry Burke, Alison Gendar, Bob Kappstatter and Joe Kemp
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
Wednesday, March 16th 2011
[Excerpts] A Bronx mother of four is missing and feared dead - and investigators are eying her husband, a former NYPD cop with a history of domestic violence, sources said. Tina Adovasio, 40, was last seen leaving the tidy Throgs Neck home she shared with her husband, former housing cop Edwin Coello, about 9 p.m. Friday, sources said. Police sources told the Daily News a blurry image of a man believed to be Coello was caught on tape dragging a duffel bag "big enough to hold a body" from the home on the same night. Investigators tracked Adovasio's cell phone and got hits in High Bridge and Morris Heights on Monday, leading them to believe that her body may have been dumped in one location and her belongings in another... Cops are expected to launch an even wider search Wednesday for Adovasio's body... Late Tuesday, police found Coello's Nissan Maxima in the Bronx and got a search warrant to look for evidence. His lawyer, Renee Hill, said Coello has fully cooperated. "He's the one who filed the report," Hill said. "He doesn't know where she is"... [Full article here]

Video: Missing 3

NYPD INVESTIGATES MISSING BX. MOM'S HOME FOR FORENSIC EVIDENCE
New York Post
By Robert Fredericks
Last Updated: 6:49 PM, March 16, 2011
Posted: 4:12 PM, March 16, 2011
[Excerpts] ...Police sources say the 40-year-old maternity nurse's estranged husband Eddy Coello is a "person of interest" in her disappearance, and Bronx court records show he once went berserk in their home while she cradled their crying 1-year-old daughter Mia, smashing trophies and breaking her phone against a wall. Collo, arrested twice on domestic violence charges involving the vivacious mother of four, was "yelling and cursing" when he grabbed her cordless phone and shoved her aside the morning of Feb. 26, 2006... "Wait till you see what I am going to do to your f---ing car. I am going to break all the windows," he screamed, the complaint says... "I heard some yelling around 8 o'clock or so Friday night, but I didn't know where it was coming from," said downstairs neighbor and landlord... "He beat her up a couple of times... The last time, she was black and blue. She used to run to my apartment." Cops were poring over recent building surveillance video that shows Coello exiting with a bag or rug sources said... Coello was forced to retire from the department in 2000 over a domestic incident with a previous wife. The arrests include an assault charge in 2007. In 2006 -- the year they were married - he was arrested for criminal mischief. He also was charged with harassment in 2005, but it was unclear if she was the victim. Neighbors said Coello still lived there off and on, but that they were headed for divorce because of the fights. The pair have a 5-year-old daughter together... Adovasio has three other children... [Tina's former husband and father of her other 3 children] Joe Adovasio called Coello -- who now works as a physician's assistant in White Plains -- "an animal." "He beat her up about five years ago," Adovasio told The Post. "I guess she was afraid of him. I actually told him, 'You even touch my kids, I'll kill you.' " The ex and several other sources said Tina received an order of protection against Coello after the beating. "She called me, and I rushed over... She didn't want the kids to see how she looked, with a fractured jaw, three stitches on her eyebrow and black eyes"... [Full article here]

HOPES OF FINDING MISSING BRONX MOM FADE AS SEARCH CONTINUES
CBSNewYork
March 16, 2011
[Excerpts] ...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,” [a neighbor] said weeping... “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... “They said the bloodhounds was going crazy in our dumpster,” [a nearby] store clerk told CBS 2... [Full article here]


VIDEOTAPE SHOWS HOUSE OF MISSING WOMAN
Washington State Journal
By Sean Gardiner
March 16, 2011
[Excerpts] ...Ms. Adovasio is the mother of Mr. Coello's 5-year-old daughter and Mr. Coello's second wife. She filed for divorce last month. Mr. Coello was released after being questioned this week by detectives. Investigators have seized Mr. Coello's car and are searching it for possible evidence... [Full article here]


A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE: EDWIN COELLO
New York Daily News
Thursday, March 17th 2011, 12:27 AM
[Excerpts] Edwin Coello worked for the NYPD. Quits amid an investigation into claims he beat his first wife... 2005: Coello claimed Tina Adovasio attacked him with a pen. He calls the police, but she is not arrested... 2006: Coello arrested for attacking Adovasio. Pleaded guilty to [PLEA BARGAINED DOWN] second-degree harassment; sentenced to conditional discharge... 2007: Coello arrested for attacking Adovasio, who was hospitalized. Case sealed and disposition unknown... 2010: Police called to Adovasio's home for a fight at the dinner table. No arrests. Feb. 25, 2011: Adovasio filed for an order of protection against Coello and filed for divorce. He contests the divorce. March 11, 2011: Adovasio last seen alive... March 12, 2011: Coello spotted on security video leaving Adovasio's home at 1:30 a.m. carrying a large object over his shoulder, wrapped in a sheet or bag, and loading into his Nissan Maxima... Later reports her missing... March 16: Adovasio's body found... [Full article here]

BODY OF MISSING BRONX MOM TINA ADOVASIO FOUND IN WOODS; HUSBAND EXPECTED TO TURN HIMSELF IN
New York Daily News
By Bob Kappstatter, Alison Gendar and Corky Siemaszko
Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 10:41 PM
Updated: Thursday, March 17th 2011
[Excerpts] The body of a missing Bronx mother of four - the estranged wife of an abusive ex-cop - was found in a patch of woods in Westchester County on Wednesday night by teens riding four-wheelers... 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... Edwin Coello, 40, whose marriage to Adovasio was marked by bouts of domestic violence, was expected to turn himself in to authorities Thursday morning... During questioning after her disappearance, Coello seemed to be the "helpful husband" until about 12 hours in when detectives asked to look at his car. He refused and clammed up, sources said. He did tell detectives Adovasio scratched him before storming out of their home Friday night, sources said. "It was as if he knew what was going to happen so he told us that they had fought earlier and she had scratched him, in case we found his skin under her fingernails," one source close to the probe said. The case is now being investigated by Westchester County, Yorktown Heights and NYPD cops... Joe Adovasio, who helped investigators identify the body of his ex-wife, feared the worst and has tried to console their two sons and daughter since she disappeared. "At least she was found," he said. "There's at least some closure there.... [Coello] should rot in hell," he said. "[Tina Adovasio] was a beautiful woman and a good mother. Our hearts go out to her side of the family." Coello, a former housing cop, was pushed out of the force in 2000 amid reports he abused his first wife. She was holed up with her son Wednesday in her Bronx home, too terrified to talk... [Full article here]

BODY FOUND IN WOODS MAY BE MISSING NURSE TINA ADOVASIO
The Journal News, LoHud.com
Leah Rae
Mar. 16, 2011
[Excerpts] The investigation into the disappearance of Tina Adovasio took an apparent dramatic turn for the worse late Wednesday night. A body was found in the woods... A reporter Wednesday could see state and Yorktown vehicles near Baldwin Road and the Taconic State Parkway and floodlights from a number of emergency vehicles, including the Fire Department... Earlier Wednesday, colleagues at Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle were among those fearing for the well-being of Adovasio, a popular maternity nurse... Adovasio has been employed for seven years at Sound Shore Medical Center, where she worked as a registered nurse. "We're hoping for the best," hospital spokeswoman Trish Feathers said... "She has been a highly valued employee for more than seven years. Her family and friends are in our thoughts." [Full article here]

MISSING MOM DEAD: WIFE OF ABUSIVE EX-COP FOUND OFF HIGHWAY
New York Post
By Larry Celona, Kirstan Conley And Bob Fredericks
March 17, 2011
[Excerpts] The bruised body of a Bronx mom of four who was the estranged wife of an abusive ex-NYPD cop was found yesterday in a wooded area off a Westchester highway... [Tina's former husband Joseph Adovasio:] "The police called me earlier and asked if she had any identifying marks... I told them she had a tattoo on her ankle, a starburst. It's not colored in, it's blue. They've must've identified her using that." He said the thought of telling their three children was overwhelming. "But we'll handle this as a family. We're a very tight-knit family." he said. The grim discovery came as it was learned that Adovasio told her divorce lawyer her husband, Eddy Coello, would be to blame if she were ever harmed. "If anything happens to me, look at him," Tina Adovasio said last month as she took out an order of protection against Coello... Coello, who has a 5-year-old daughter with Adovasio, is a "person of interest" in the pretty maternity nurse's death, the sources said. He was the last to see her alive and called 911 to report her missing, but has since hired a lawyer and stopped cooperating... "One of the cops told me they're gonna squeeze him till he pops," her ex said. Cops impounded Coello's car yesterday... [Full article here]

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7 comments:

  1. NO CHARGE AS EX-COP EDWIN COELLO MEETS WITH POLICE DAY AFTER ESTRANGED WIFE TINA ADOVASIO FOUND DEAD
    New York Daily News
    March 17th 2011
    The abusive ex-cop husband of a Bronx woman who was found dead after being missing for days turned himself into police at 9:50 a.m. Thursday. Thirty minutes later, a haggard-looking Edwin Coello - accompanied by a pair of lawyers - walked out of the 45th Precinct stationhouse in the Bronx without being arrested. "He was asked if he would give a DNA sample," Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. "We asked him to look at certain pictures. He refused. And then he left"... [Full article here]

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  2. This is why more needs to be done for domestic violence victims... he couldn't control her so he killed her.. even if it happened to be accidental in the midst of a violent heated moment no one has the right to take the life of another person -this guy should rot in jail for the rest of his life for taking the life of this mother and beautiful girl. I was married to an abuser and getting out alive is the most dangerous time for a woman... this is probably why many people just stay and put up with the abuse because the violence and controlling behavior just escalates when a woman finally throws up her hands and says I am done and I am outta here and people who haven't lived it have no clue whatsoever why women stay and put up with it - it is because they are scared to death - duh!

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    1. she had a supportive family who told her she could come to them. This guy put her in the hospital a few years before with black eyes and broken bones, yet she still stayed with him. WHY?. What was her ex husband like? After she was hospitalized with assault wounds she went back to this guy when she obviously has many other options.

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  3. SON OF BRONX MOM FOUND DEAD GRIEVING ON HIS 11TH BIRTHDAY
    New York Post
    By CANDICE M. GIOVE
    Last Updated: 7:45 AM, March 20, 2011
    Posted: 12:59 AM, March 20, 2011
    It was a heartbreaking birthday. "What makes me really sad is my birthday is Friday," [M.A.] sobbed to a teacher at his Bronx school, "and my mom always makes my birthday special"... [Full article here]

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  4. CASE INFORMATION
    CourtBronx Supreme Court - Criminal Term
    Case # 16746C-2011
    Defendant Coello, Eddy

    Defendant
    Name:Coello, Eddy
    Birth Year:1972
    NYSID:7483082L

    Incident and Arrest
    Incident
    Date:March 11, 2011
    Summons/Ticket #:
    CJTN:64727802R
    Arrest
    Date & Time:March 22, 2011 14:25
    Arrest #:B11624615
    Officer
    Agency:NYPD
    Command:45

    Attorney Information
    Defense Attorney
    Name:
    Type:Legal Aid
    Court Date:March 23, 2011
    Court Part:APAR1/3
    Address:1020 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451
    Phone:718-579-3000
    Assistant District Attorney
    No Defense Attorney Information on File

    Next Appearance
    Date:March 28, 2011
    Court:Bronx Supreme Court - Criminal Term
    Judge:Gonzalez, D
    Part:A

    http://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/webcrim_attorney/AttorneyWelcome

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  5. EDDY COELLO INDICTED IN STRANGULATION DEATH OF WIFE TINA ADOVASIO
    cbslocal.com
    March 29, 2011 9:53 PM
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A grand jury indicted a Bronx man on murder charges Tuesday in the strangulation of his wife. Eddy Coello, a former NYPD officer, was being held without bail and declined to testify before the grand jury panel, 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported. He was arrested last week, on the day his wife Tina Adovasio was buried... [Full article here]

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  6. Bronx judge sentences ex-cop to life for wife's murder
    Crying killer 'I snapped,' ex-cop weeps
    Montero, Douglas; Cynthia, R; Fagen. New York Post
    15 Nov 2012: 24.

    An ex-cop convicted of murdering his wife blubbered like a baby yesterday before a judge sent him away for up to life behind bars.

    Weeping wife-killer Eddy Coello got hit with the maximum punishment - 25 years to life - by an unsympathetic Supreme Court Justice Ralph Fabrizio.

    "What you did was horrific. You have a very dark side," the Bronx judge lambasted the cold-blooded killer.

    Before that, a whimpering Coello, 41, tried to explain away his horrific act.

    "Somehow, we let our emotions get the best of us. I lost control. I snapped," said Coello, who in a fit of rage strangled his wife, mother-of-four Tina Adovasio, in March.

    Handcuffed and wearing a black suit, the once- cocky Coello turned to his victim's stoic family.

    "I'm sorry for putting you through this. I'm sorry for all the pain and anguish. There are simply no words to explain the magnitude of sadness I feel. I surrender to the consequences of my actions."

    But his feeble pleas fell on deaf ears.

    Stephanie Susco stared down her sister-in-law's killer.

    "Abusive, violent, monster, evil, coward, murderer," she said.

    Credit: Douglas Montero and Cynthia R, Fagen

    Illustration
    Tragic couple: Ex-cop Eddy Coello will spend at least 25 years in prison for killing wife Tina Adovasio.; Caption:

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/crying_killer_CIGnt7AmWuPQNeIiYMjKdO

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