Roberto Colon, 66, was arrested on Saturday in Florida, on suspicion of murdering his wife
45-year-old Mary Stella Gomez-Mullet was last seen Feb 18 and reported missing two days later, her remains were found in her new husband’s back yard on Friday
He was booked into the main Palm Beach County jail on a charge of first-degree murder
Police say the pair married in January as part of a ‘quid pro quo’ that saw Mullet get citizenship in return for taking care of Colon’s ailing mother
Things fell apart after Colon allegedly accused Gomez-Mullet of defrauding his mother out of several thousands of dollars
He told police they were arguing about it when she came to his house on Feb. 18, but left for a doctors appointment and that was the last tie he saw her
Detectives found most of his text messages and call history had been deleted
Police also observed several red markings on his front door, and what looked like blood splatter on the floor, walls, window, and even ceiling of his workshop, which turned out to be human
Colon reportedly, had taunted officers during questioning, urging them to ‘find the body’
A source told detectives that Colon had threatened to strangle Mullet and bury her in the backyard during an argument in January’
A 66-year-old Florida man has been arrested after the remains of his newlywed wife were found in his back yard.
Police found the remains of Mary Stella Gomez-Mullet, 45, after her husband taunted officers, urging them to ‘find the body’.
Roberto Colon was arrested on Saturday in Florida on suspicion of murdering Gomez-Mullet, who he wed back in January.
Police say the marriage was part of a ‘quid pro quo’ that saw Mullet get citizenship in return for looking after Colon’s elderly mother, who has dementia.
However, the ‘arrenged’ relationship quickly fell apart after Colon accused Mullet of stealing from him shortly before she went missing last month, investigators allege.
Colon allegedly accused Gomez-Mullet of defrauding his mother out of several thousands of dollars, and told police they were arguing about it when she came to his house on Feb. 18
Mullet was first reported missing on February 20, two days after going to Colon’s house to try and resolve the financial argument.
A friend said that Mullet had gone to return items that Colon claimed she stole, and to cut off ties with him.
During the visit the friend received a call from Mullet, during which she shouted ‘no Roberto’ before the call cut off and the phone went dead.
The same day, police found Mullet’s bloodstained handbag located close to Colon’s home with items belonging to her inside.
Questioned for the first time by police, Colon said Mullet had come to his house on February 18 but he had left to go to a doctor’s appointment, and when he came back she was gone.
At a follow-up interview two days later, police noticed blood markings on the front door of Colon’s home, as well as in his workshop.
When detectives arrived at Colon’s apartment Feb. 24 for a follow-up interview, they found most of his text messages and call history had been deleted, according to the police report.
They also observed several red markings on his front door, and what looked like blood splatter on the floor, walls, window, and even ceiling of his workshop.
When challenged, he said the blood on the door had come from a cut he got while working and the blood in the workshop came from a dog that had died in there several years ago. It was later confirmed to be human.
During a search of his home two days after that, Colon had become aggressive – telling police to ‘find the body, find the body’ and describing his wife as ‘a piece of s*** b***.’
As the detectives were leaving he smirked and told them: ‘At least you didn’t find a body at my house.’
A source then told detectives that Colon had threatened to strangle Mullet and bury her in the backyard during an argument in January.
On Saturday, cops arrived to arrest Colon for possession of marijuana that they found during the previous sweep of his home.
When the checked the back yard, they found Mullet’s remains buried there and he ws arrested.
Colon was transported to the Boynton Beach Police Department for processing. While there detectives overheard him telling a friend: “There’s one thing they can’t do, they can’t put what’s his name, Humpty Dumpty back together again.”
Colon was booked into the main Palm Beach County jail Friday on a charge of first-degree murder