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Tina Adovasio Found Dead: Ex-Cop Husband, Edwin Coello, To Turn Himself In

03/17/2011 11:18 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Tina Adovasio had chilling words for cops when she filed an order of protection against her estranged husband.

"If anything happens to me, look at him," police sources said Adovasio advised them.

The Bronx mom disappeared last Friday and her body was discovered in the woods of Westchester County by teens on four-wheelers.

Her husband, former NYPD officer Edwin Coello, is expected to turn himself in.

Adovasio filed for divorce last month, at the same time she took out the restraining order. The Daily News reports that the couple's marriage was "marked by bouts of domestic violence."

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," a source close to the probe told the News.

Coello is a "person of interest" in the case. Surveillance video shows a man believed to be Coello carrying a sheet and a large duffel bag from the couple's Edison Avenue home in Throggs Neck. Detectives are focusing their investigation on him.

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