Arrest Made After Woman Found Bound And Stuffed Inside Suitcase
Police say a suspect was arrested in the slaying of a woman who was found dead in a suitcase in Greenwich, an affluent community in Connecticut.
Valerie Reyes, 24, of New Rochelle, New York, went missing in later January. Her body was found days later stuffed in a suitcase off a busy road. Her hands and feet were bound.
Sources identified the suspect as Javier da Silva, of Queens, New York, according to CBS New York. They say he had previously had a relationship with the victim.
The suspect is accused of using Reyes' ATM card, and police said they believe he was involved in her death, The Associated Press reported.
She was first reported missing when she didn't show up for work at a Barnes & Noble.
Her death shocked friends.
"I was praying that wasn't her in the suitcase. I was praying her family would have her back," said Brenda DeGiacomo.
"She’s the oldest sibling. To lose your first born, I wouldn’t be able to live with myself."
Reyes' autopsy results are still pending.