JAMESTOWN – New York State Police in Jamestown have announced an arrest connected to the discovery of a body in April in a rural area of the Town of Randolph, Cattaraugus County.
Authorities say the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) have arrested 73-year-old Marylou Johnson of Busti on charges of Manslaughter – 2nd degree (class C felony), Vehicular Manslaughter – 2nd degree (class D felony), Assault – 2nd degree (class D felony), Driving While Intoxicated (class D felony), and Leaving the scene of an incident without reporting serious physical injury (class D felony).
On April 21, 2018, the State Police stationed out of Jamestown responded to Swanson Hill Road in the Town of Randolph, Cattaraugus County for a report of an unidentified deceased male who was discovered by a passing ATV rider. Further investigation revealed the victim to be Wilfredo Rodriguez-Colon, age 48, of Busti.
Police say the investigation of Rodriguez – Colon’s death included a detailed examination of the scene and interviews of the people who were with Colon when he was last seen. The interviews and evidence collected from the scene lead investigators to a vehicle that is alleged to have been involved in his death.
After further investigation and interviews were conducted, the case was presented to the Grand Jury in Cattaraugus County by the Cattaraugus County District Attorney’s Office. A warrant was then issued for the arrest of Johnson on September 19.
Johnson was arrested and processed at SP Jamestown. Johnson was scheduled to be arraigned in Cattaraugus County Court on Friday.