Ex-boyfriend held in death of woman in suitcase

Ex-boyfriend held in death of woman in suitcase

Reyes' body was found last week, stuffed inside a suitcase in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Valerie Reyes, 24, of New Rochelle, was identified as the body found in a suitcase in Greenwich, Conn., police said.

Cops arrested Javier de Silva, of Queens, on Monday night, a week after the grisly murder of 24-year-old Valerie Reyes.

Highway maintenance workers carrying out a routine sweep found her barefoot with her shirt unbuttoned and her hands bound behind her back.

'New Rochelle Police Detectives accompanied by Greenwich Police Detectives, arrested a suspect in NY who had fraudulently used the ATM card of homicide victim Valerie Reyes.

"We are confident that the pursuit of justice for Valerie will be successful and we continue to work with the family to provide closure to this tragedy".

Police say an arrest has been made in the slaying of a 24-year-old woman whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in CT.

New Rochelle and Greenwich police, were assisted in the investigation by the FBI, the FBI's Westchester County Safe Streets Task Force, Westchester County police, Westchester County District Attorney's Office, and the Westchester County Real Time Crime Center.

"Though she reportedly never told her mom who she feared, Sanchez said Reyes was clear about what she feared, telling her mom: "'I'm afraid someone is going to murder me".

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Authorities said Da Silva used Reye's debit card to withdraw about $1,000 from a bank in New Rochelle on the morning she went missing, according to court documents.

Of disconcert- the victim's mother Norma Sanchez recalled having a conversation with her daughter the night before she disappeared. "I'm paranoid. I'm getting anxiety attacks".

Reyes had worked at a Barnes & Noble store in Eastchester, New York, since it opened two-and-a-half years ago, according to the bookstore chain. "I asked about her ex-boyfriend. Was there someone at your house?' Reyes" mother said.

DeSilva is scheduled to make an initial court appearance in a federal court in NY on Tuesday.

Police believe she was killed elsewhere and dumped in Greenwich, 24km from her home in New Rochelle.

The official cause of Reyes' death has not been confirmed as the autopsy is pending.

Federal authorities say Da Silva Rojas told authorities that Reyes fell to the floor and hit her head after they had sex on January 29 at her residence.

"My daughter was a good soul", she said. "And she said, 'No, '" Sanchez said, according to the Journal News.

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