EXCLUSIVE: Inside the home where the mum of a high-flying crypto trader was found dead in VERY mysterious circumstances – as he’s charged with murder leaving his influencer lover’s fans in shock
- Andre Zachary Rebelo, 26, has been charged with murder of his own mother
- Colleen Rebelo’s body was discovered in million dollar home in 2020
- Rebelo’s partner is model Gracie Piscopo who is a popular social influencer
- He has noticeably been absent from Ms Piscopo’s social media in recent months
- Piscopo once shared countless photos of the pair on trips and at luxury events
- The couple share a three-year-old son and live in Perth. Rebelo is in custody
Loved ones of a mum who was allegedly murdered by her own crypto-trader son have expressed their shock after he was charged – as pictures emerge of inside the home where her body was found two years ago.
Andre Zachary Rebelo, 26, was this week arrested and charged with allegedly killing his mother Colleen, 58, in Perth‘s affluent riverside suburb of Bicton in May, 2020 – leaving his glamourous influencer girlfriend Gracie Piscopo’s million-plus followers in disbelieve.
A family friend, who wished to remain anonymous, told Daily Mail Australia he was recently approached by a member of the Rebelo clan for legal advice, relating to a separate family matter, and was blindsided by the turn of events.
The mother-of-four’s body is understood to have been discovered by a member of her own family, as neighbours claim it was Rebelo who made the triple zero call.
Police are yet to divulge any details on Mrs Rebelo’s cause of death, but have stated that her body had shown no obvious signs of injury.
Andre Zachary Rebelo, 26, has been charged with his mother’s alleged murder. His girlfriend is social media influencer Gracie Piscopo (pictured together)
Property records reveal the Preston Point Road home was purchased by Rebelo’s parents for $307,000 over two decades ago – when the cryptocurrency dealer was just six-years-old.
Eleven months after her death, the property was put up for sale by Mrs Rebelo’s son Julian, who was the executor of her estate. It was only on the market for four days before it was bought on April 13, 2021 for a whopping $1,150,000.
Mrs Rebelo worked at Italia Stone Group, a WA-family-owned quarrying company, for 20 years, where she was employed as a personal assistant.
According to her LinkedIn profile, she enrolled at Murdoch University in 2013, then aged 51, to complete a Bachelor of Science, majoring in biomedical science and forensic biology.
After graduating in 2017, the doting mum – who described herself as ‘highly personable and passionate’ – commenced a masters degree in health administration, policy and leadership the following year.
Colleen Rebelo died in May, 2020
At the time of her death, she was actively involved with the university community and was due to finish her postgraduate study in 2020.
‘Active in supporting first year University students with mentoring and assisting with transition into university life,’ her page reads.
‘Have a keen interest in improving community health, mental health and aged care welfare.’
Mrs Rebelo said she was also interested in enhancing positive frameworks for chronic disease and disability management planning’ and promoting the benefits for ‘increased positive community charity projects’ across Western Australia.
‘[I want to] foster relationships between health care providers… [and] wish to enhance consumer health education that delivers the benefits of empowerment, through health choice information.’
Pictured: The Preston Point Road home where Mrs Rebelo was found dead on May 25, 2020
The home was purchased by the Rebelo family in June 2002, before changing hands again in April last year – 11 months after her death
The five-bedroom home has a large swimming pool and outdoor entertainment area
Rebelo fronted Fremantle Magistrates Court on Tuesday, where he is also facing 35 fraud charges which allegedly occurred in the months following his mother’s death.
The alleged offences stem from May to July 2020 and include forgery and attempt to gain a benefit by fraud.
He has pleaded not guilty to the alleged financial crimes and will face a trial over that matter in December next year. Rebelo has not entered a plea on the murder charge and will face court later this year.
He has been remanded in custody.
The charges against Rebelo have shocked the countless fans of his girlfriend, Gracie Piscopo, 26, who has one million Instagram followers, and 307,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel.
The pair have been dating for eight years and while they aren’t engaged, they share a three-year-old son Romeo.
Ms Piscopo’s social media accounts were once flooded with photos of her and Rebelo – among them an image of him feeding her grapes in the waters of the Maldives.
The property sold for more than a million dollars just four days after being put up for sale
Pictured: The inside of the property, which sits in the affluent harbourside suburb of Bicton
Rebelo is also facing a litany of fraud charges which allegedly occurred in the months following his mother’s death
But he has noticeably been missing from her Instagram for most of the past year.
The last photo of the couple together was in a post from New Year’s Eve 2021, where Ms Piscopo shared a picture of Polaroids of the pair from each year they’d been together.
The couple last week featured together in a post on the popular Instagram page Luxeladyofficial, but neither shared the photo onto their own account.
That same page also shared risque photos of the couple in the bath last month, but again neither uploaded the photos to their own platforms.
Rebelo did however feature in a video on Ms Piscopo’s YouTube account in September, titled ‘Family Weekend Fun’.
Rebelo has a personal and business account under the name Asset Mastery and Investing, but both accounts have no posts, despite his business page having more than 60,000 followers.
On the day after Rebelo’s mother died, Ms Piscopo shared a photo promoting a fake tan brand.
Daily Mail Australia does not suggest any wrongdoing by Ms Piscopo.
Pictured is the post Ms Piscopo made the day after her boyfriend’s mother died. She was doing an advertisement for a fake tan brand
Earlier photos show the pair attending lavish events while also posting loved-up snaps from their time on holidays
In the wake of Rebelo’s charges, fans of the influencer claim she deleted several photos of her and her partner from her Instagram.
Other fans recalled the couple making a post after Ms Rebelo died, with the pair saying they were taking some time away from social media.
Earlier photos show the pair attending lavish events while also posting loved-up snaps from their time on holidays.
On one trip the couple, along with their son, stayed in a floating villa in the Maldives.
In a Father’s Day post from 2019, Ms Piscopo said her partner was ‘born to be a dad’.
‘You are so patient, kind and strong, everything I hope Romeo will become. I’m so proud of you and I’m so blessed that Romeo has a role model like you to look up to,’ she wrote.
In another gushing post earlier on in their relationship, the influencer described Rebelo as her best friend.
The pair have been dating for eight years and while they aren’t engaged, they share a three-year-old son Romeo
Ms Piscopo regularly posted photos and videos of her boyfriend and their young son
‘Someone I trust my life with and if you are ever lucky enough to fall in love with your best friend then you are the luckiest person in the world because there is nothing better believe me,’ she wrote.
‘You always try so hard and I love how you love me so unconditionally and you don’t look at me and see a flaw, you look at me with so much love in your sweet brown eyes like I am a gift.
‘I just want to thank you for being the best gift, the best friend, the best partner, the BEST boyfriend I could have ever asked for.’
Ms Piscopo has built a successful business out of her online presence and modelling, and even caught the eye of Khloe Kardashian.
The Aussie starred in an advertisement for the celebrity’s fashion brand Good American in Los Angeles in 2019, becoming the clothing line’s first pregnant ambassador.
‘I met her on set,’ she told The West Australian at the time. ‘She was so sweet and even gave me some tips on my upcoming labour.’
Rebelo will face court again on December 21.
Ms Piscopo has been contacted for comment.
Ms Piscopo once starred in an ad for Khloe Kardashian’s fashion brand