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Updated: Body Found in Yorktown is Missing Bronx Nurse

An ATV operator discovers the body of a missing mother of four who worked in New Rochelle.

Tina Adovasio, the missing Sound Shore Medical Center nurse and mother of four last seen Friday in the Bronx, has been found dead. She was 40. 

Police confirmed this morning the woman found Wednesday evening in a heavily wooded area off the Taconic State Parkway in Yorktown near Baldwin Road is Adovasio.  

Her body was discovered by a resident driving an all-terrain vehicle around 6 p.m.

The official cause of death will be determined by the county's medical examiner, who declined to comment earlier this morning. The New York Times reported the cause of death is asphyxiation, but officials said they cannot release the information officially since the investigation is still ongoing. 

The investigation has been turned over to the New York City Police Department, the Westchester County of Public Safety along with assistance from the Westchester County District Attorney's Office. 

Adovasio had a stormy relationship with her husband, a former NYPD officer, and was last seen at their Throgs Neck home Friday night at about 9 p.m. Her husband reported her missing, a spokesperson for the New York City police department said. 

Her husband, Edwin Coello is the chief suspect in her disappearance. The New York Daily News reported he arrived at the 45th Precinct in the Bronx in connection with his wife's death Thursday morning, but has not been charged.

The couple, who has a 5-year-old daughter together, had been arguing before her disappearance, CBS News reported. Adovasio had three other children from a previous marriage.

She had already filed for divorce from her current husband, according to the Daily News, set to leave a situation that had her husband arrested three times for domestic violence against her.

Trish Feathers, a spokeswoman for New Rochelle's Sound Shore Medical Center, said in a statement that "hospital administration is cooperating fully with authorities concerning the disappearance of Tina Adovasio. 

"Ms. Adovasio is a registered nurse currently working in our Maternity Department. She has been a highly valued employee for more than seven years. Her family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers."

Adovasio has family in Mahopac who were notified of her death last night. A family member identified her body, police said.

"She was a lovely, loving mother of four children," said her ex-husband Joe Adovasio of the Bronx. 

noname March 17, 2011 at 11:11 AM
If he was arrested for abuse then why in the hell was he living with her. I hope he is gone for a long time and they toss the key. This is an aweful situation. .y prayers go to the family.
Casey DelliCarpini March 17, 2011 at 01:00 PM
So sad for that little girl. She has effectively lost both of her parents. I don't know the ages of the other children, but I hope they are kept together and give each other support and love. A lot of dark news lately (not necessarily through Patch). Let's hope for some uplifting news soon.
ScrabbleMomof1 March 21, 2011 at 09:32 PM
You'd think a former NYPD officer wouldn't try to hide a body in a wooded area right off the Taconic in the winter. Strange. Of course, we don't know all the circumstances but it Always puzzles me when a woman has an abusinve husband and sticks around.

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