Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Ex-boyfriend held in death of woman in suitcase

Ex-boyfriend held in death of woman in suitcase

As police continue to dig for clues in the death of Valerie Reyes, the Westchester woman who was found bound and stuffed in a suitcase in a wooded area in Greenwich, a reward is being offered for information.

Reyes, of New Rochelle, N.Y., was reported missing when she did not show up for work January 30 at a bookstore.

During a Thursday night candlelight vigil for her daughter in New Rochelle, Sanchez, addressing the killer, said, "My daughter did not deserve whatever you did to her", the Journal News reports.

Reyes' body was found stuffed in a suitcase in a wooded area of Greenwich on February 5.

In a press conference on Tuesday Greenwich Police said that de Silva confessed to playing a role in the murder when he was questioned following his arrest.

The arrested person "is also believed to be involved in the death of Valerie", Greenwich police said.

Her family told police she had dated someone named "Javier" but they broke up about a year ago, according to court documents.

Greenwich officials said that authorities examined multiple crime scenes, conducted numerous interviews, analyzed social media posts, and watched hundreds of hours of surveillance footage in the investigation. "I'm paranoid. I'm getting anxiety attacks".

The ex-boyfriend of the NY woman whose body was found inside a suitcase in CT is held without bail on a charge carrying a potential death penalty.

News of the arrest came on the same day as Reyes's mourning loved ones paid tribute to her at an emotional wake.

Reyes, a Barnes & Noble store clerk, had broken up with her boyfriend five days earlier, according to Sanchez. "I just feel so blessed, overwhelmed".

"She said, "Mami, his mother has cancer and I want to support him.' She was an angel like that", Reyes" mother, Norma Sanchez said. Was there someone at your house?' I asked about her ex-boyfriend. It's 10 miles away from the NY border of her Westchester County home.

"We are, of course, devastated for my daughter's death, but I'm just beyond grateful that they found her murderer", her mother told reporters.

Several items were missing from Reyes' apartment, police said. The Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has not released a cause of death. "And she said, 'No, '" Sanchez said.

New Rochelle is about 12 miles south of Greenwich.

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