Roberto Colon Wiki – Roberto Colon Bio
Roberto Colon is the Florida man accused of murdering his wife, Mary Stella Gomez-Mulett, after an argument about money and then burying her body in his backyard.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Colon taunted detectives as they searched his Boynton Beach house by telling them Gomez was “swimming with the fishes” and yelled at them repeatedly to “find the body.”
He is 66 years old.
Roberto Colon Accused of Murdering His Wife
Gomez-Mulett was reported missing on February 20. Family members told Boynton Beach Police detectives they had not heard from Gomez-Mulett in two days.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Gomez-Mulett’s children told police they spoke with their mother every day and they were fearful something had happened to her.
Detectives identified Colon as Gomez-Mulett’s legal husband and they went to his house to ask about Gomez-Mulett’s whereabouts. Colon told the officers his marriage to Gomez-Mulett had been a transaction, according to the affidavit.
Colon said he hired Gomez-Mulett to take care of his mother, who suffers from dementia. Gomez-Mulett moved in with Colon’s mother in Hialeah, which is located about an hour south of Boynton Beach.
Colon said as part of the arrangement, he married Gomez-Mulett to help her become a U.S. citizen.
Human Remains Found
Boynton Beach Police detectives continued to follow up with Colon as the search for Gomez-Mulett stretched on. According to the affidavit, Colon theorized on February 23 that perhaps she had gone into hiding because “she knows she may be getting arrested for fraud or theft.”
Officers returned to Colon’s house the next day and he “consented to a search of his residence, vehicle, phone and provided DNA.” Detectives noted that Colon’s text and call history had been deleted from his phone. They noticed blood on the front door; Colon said he must have cut himself when he installed the door about a month earlier.
Investigators found a larger amount of blood in the workshop area of Colon’s house. Blood was splattered on the floor, walls, the window, and the ceiling. Colon claimed he had “never noticed the blood before.” He told the officers that one of his dogs had suffered an injury about five months before and theorized that the dog may have scattered the blood around the room when the animal shook itself. Colon also told officers during this search that he had buried at least six deceased dogs in his backyard over the years.
On February 26, detectives went back to Colon’s house armed with an official search warrant after concluding that the blood in the workshop was human, not canine. According to the affidavit, Colon spoke freely with detectives during the search.
Colon was arrested on March 5 and has been charged with premeditated first-degree murder.
There have inconsistencies in how the victim’s last name has been spelled. Heavy used “Gomez-Mulett” because Boynton Beach Police used that spelling in the official report.
Colon has been charged with premeditated first-degree murder as well as two drug charges. Court records show he was denied bond. A public defender was assigned to represent Colon and his next court hearing was scheduled for April 5.
The record also shows the judge ordered the “mental health unit do a serious review of the defendant as to why he is being held under the mental health/suicide conditions.”