Busti Woman Charged In Death Of Busti Man Wilfredo Colon-Rodriguez

UPDATE: Bail was set at $50,000 for Johnson.
RANDOLPH – A Busti woman was arrested and charged Friday morning in connection with the death of Wilfredo Colon-Rodriguez Jr., 48, of Busti, according to the New York State Police.
Marylou Johnson, 73, is charged with second-degree manslaughter, second-degree vehicular manslaughter, second-degree assault, felony driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a serious personal injury accident.

A wooded area at the end of Swanson Hill Road where police discovered the body of Wilfredo Colon-Rodriguez Jr. in April 2018.
File image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.

State Police conducted a series of interviews and an examination of the location on Swanson Hill Road where Rodriguez’s body was found.  The case was presented to a Cattaraugus County Grand Jury by the Cattaraugus District Attorney, and a warrant was issued Thursday for Johnson’s arrest.
Johnson will be arraigned in Cattaraugus County Court later this morning.
Wilfredo Colon-Rodriguez Junior. Facebook image.

Colon-Rodriguez was reported missing by a neighbor on April 21 who became concerned after not speaking with him for several days, according to the Lakewood-Busti Police Department, who led in the missing persons part of the investigation.


  1. Great to see Justice catching up with this evil woman. Hopefully this is the closure his family needed to be able to heal. The loss of a loved is awful no matter how they pass, but when they’re taken too early as a victim of a haneous crime the healing process can be extremely difficult for most families. God bless him and his family as they once again have to re-live this tragedy. God bless.

  2. Amen! Fredo. You were a good man and I’ll always remember the laughter we shared back in the day. You were a loving father and a wonderful human being. Taken WAY too soon by an old drunkard who left you like a wounded animal. You are in my memories forever. Prayers to Freddy,Sonia and Patty. Fly high bud! Justice has been served.

  3. Wilfredo was a good kindhearted individual and was had we chatted often … gonna miss you rip Wilfredo

  4. Daddy, I loved you so much. I don’t think I’ll ever stop loving you, or believing you loved me. It’s so hard to even think about you because it hurts so bad, that all of everything became memories… just like that. Freddy needed you… I needed you. And now we are forced to adapt to life without you. Your first granddaughter, won’t ever get to see who you were, she only has stories and pictures… And that’s what you became… A story. Mary Lou Johnson made you a story… And she left it without a happily ever after. My daughter Ruby Morales, will know who you were. No one will let your story or spirit of your story die… even though you did… I will always remember you dad… And I’ll never forget how you made me feel. I love you so much daddy. You will never die in my heart. Never.

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