Woman accused of running man over then reporting him missing

Posted at 11:42 AM, Sep 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-21 11:42:45-04

A 73 year-old woman is behind bars, charged with a several felonies in the death of a man who she originally reported as missing. 

New York State Police investigators say Marylou Johnson, of Busti, was driving with Wilfredo Rodriguez-Colon, 48, in late April when the vehicle that the 2 were driving in apparently got stuck off of Swanson Hill Road in the Town of Randolph.

Police say Rodriguez-Colon was hit and killed by the vehicle as he was working to get it unstuck. Johnson allegedly left the scene and reported Rodriguez-Colon missing to local law enforcement.

On April 21st an ATV driver discovered Rodriguez-Colon's body and called state police. An investigation revealed evidence that connected the death to Johnson's vehicle.

Johnson has been charged with 5 felonies ranging from manslaughter to driving while intoxicated. 



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