Saturday, 16 February, 2019

Man Arrested in Kidnapping Death of NY Woman

Ex-boyfriend confesses to the murder of Valerie Reyes who was found dead inside a suitcase in Greenwich last week Woman found in suitcase: Arrest made in case of woman found dead and bound in suitcase
Deanna Wagner | 13 February, 2019, 17:13

Reyes was first reported missing when she didn't show up for work at a Barnes & Noble.

According to the Hartford Courant, a man who identified himself as Reyes' boyfriend wrote before she was found dead that people should contact him if they had any information about her disappearance.

In their last conversation with each other, Sanchez said that Reyes told her she had feared for her life and that she thought someone was going to murder her.

Police have made an arrest in the death of Valerie Reyes, whose body was found bound stuffed in suitcase along a CT road last week.

According to court documents, she was barefoot, bound at the feet and knees and her hands were bound behind her back with packing tape and white twine.

Javier de Silva was arrested on February 12, a week after the suitcase was found in Greenwich.

Reyes had been reported missing on January 30 when she did not show up for work at a bookstore.

He's charged with committing a "gruesome kidnapping" that resulted in the death of 24-year-old Valerie Reyes, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement.

Police receive redacted phone records from Jussie Smollett regarding reported attack
A spokesman said the records he sent "are not sufficient and do not meet the burden of a criminal investigation". According to a police report, responding officers found the 36-year-old with a white rope hanging from his neck.

Javier DeSilva, from NY, was taken into custody on Monday (local time) over the gruesome slaying of Valerie Reyes, whosebody was dumped in wooded part of CT.

Police say they have examined hundreds of hours of surveillance footage in the case and interviewed several potential witnesses.

"She said, "Mami, his mother has cancer and I want to support him.' She was an angel like that", Reyes" mother, Norma Sanchez said. Her body was found days later stuffed in a suitcase off a busy road.

Sanchez said that she tried to pinpoint the source of her daughter's anxiety but failed.

Her ex-boyfriend had just moved out, the Journal News reported.

According to the New York Police Department, Reyes suffered from depression and anxiety.

On Thursday a candlelit vigil was held in Reyes' memory and on Tuesday a service is scheduled in New Rochelle. "I just feel so blessed, overwhelmed".

"At this unimaginably hard time, we are asking for love, support and respect to our family for the loss of my attractive daughter Valerie Reyes who is now resting in heaven", he said. I kept praying that she would tell me, she would give me hints, a name or something ...