A man has been arrested in the death of his 24-year-old ex-girlfriend, Valerie Reyes, whose body was discovered bound in a suitcase on the side of the road.
Greenwich police Capt. Robert Berry said in a statement that detectives arrested a suspect in NY who had illegally used Reyes' ATM card.
Javier Enrique Da Silva Rojas was detained Tuesday in the death of Valerie Reyes after a federal court appearance in White Plains, New York. Officials said her hands and feet were bound when her body was found by highway workers on February 5.
'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, " Berry said in a written statement. "Additional information on the suspect and charges will be released by the New Rochelle Police Department", he said late Tuesday morning.
The Greenwich Police Department announced the arrest of an individual "believed to be involved" in Reyes' death.
Social media footprints were also analyzed, Berry said.
CBS New York reports that the suspect is originally from Venezuela but had remained in the US illegally since the expiration of his visa. He said, "Every suitcase body I ever had they were known to each other, with the exception of the Mafia, ' calling it an 'interpersonal type" of killing.
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"She was very scared, very frightened", Sanchez told the Rockland/Westchester Journal News. "I'm paranoid, mommy. I'm getting anxiety attacks.' She was having a hard time talking".
Reyes, a 2012 graduate of New Rochelle High School, worked at Barnes & Noble in Eastchester.
Said Sanchez: "We wonder, 'Who made her feel this way?'"
Remarkably, the victim's mother Norma Sanchez said that she had a conversation with her daughter the night before she disappeared.
Reyes' mother said that Reyes supported da Silva while his mother was dying of cancer.
The official cause of Reyes' death has not been confirmed as the autopsy is pending.
Her family told police she had dated someone named "Javier" but they broke up about a year ago, according to court documents. Screenshot.Valerie Reyes mother: My daughter feared that she would be murdered. DeSilva is a native of Venezuela and "has been in the country illegally since overstaying his visa", CBS New York reported, citing sources.