After a missing woman’s body was found Friday buried in the backyard of a home in South Florida, police arrested her husband on charges of first-degree murder.
“There’s one thing they can’t do, they can’t put … Humpty Dumpty back together again,” Colon, 66, said about his dead wife, according to the Sun Sentinel.
Initially, authorities were unable to find the body within the Boynton Beach home, but when they returned, the body of Mary Stella Gomez-Mullet, 45, was discovered buried in the backyard.
Investigators also found blood stains on the front door, garage and workshop of Colon’s home. Lab tests indicated the blood was from a human, according to the Sun Sentinel.
While searching the workshop, Colon reportedly called it his “abattoir,” meaning slaughterhouse in French, the Sun Sentinel reported. When investigators asked Colon to explain, he replied, “find the body, find the body.”
The alarm bell was raised for police when a friend reported that she heard Gomez-Mullet yelling on the phone, “No, no, no, Roberto!”
When the friend attempted to call back it was diverted straight to voicemail, according to the Sun Sentinel. Gomez-Mullet was reported missing on Feb. 20.
Investigators attempted to searched Colon’s phone but found that his call log and text messages were deleted, according to ABC WPBF.
We can confirm the discovery of human remains at 152 S.E. 28th Court today. We are conducting a forensic investigation to determine the person’s identity. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/nbZYaDhaxx
— bbpd (@BBPD) March 6, 2021
Colon remained in the Palm Beach County jail on charges of first-degree murder, as well as marijuana possession.
The Boynton Police Chief Michael G. Gregory said that the investigation into the murder case remained ongoing.
“We remain dedicated to this ongoing investigation and bringing justice to her family,” Gregory said in a statement on the Boynton Beach Police Facebook page.