Ex-boyfriend of woman found dead in suitcase held without bail
Feb 14 2019
A former boyfriend arrested on Tuesday for the murder of 24-year-old Valerie Reyes of Westchester admitted during an interview with law enforcement that he bound the woman and stuffed her inside a suitcase before dumping it in Greenwich.
Reyes, 24, went missing on January 29 from her home in New Rochelle, a small town in NY.
"Together with our partners from the Greenwich and New Rochelle Police Departments, we were able to swiftly identify Javier Da Silva, an alleged murderer, and place him behind bars", FBI Assistant Director William F. Sweeney Jr. said.
'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, ' the police statement said.
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.
"The arrested individual is also believed to be involved in the death of Valerie".
The investigation into Reyes" death is ongoing as Capt. Berry said "there's a lot of loose ends that need to be tied up' during the conference.
Greenwich sits along the New York-Connecticut state border.
Remarkably, the victim's mother Norma Sanchez said that she had a conversation with her daughter the night before she disappeared.
Captain Robert Berry says investigators "zeroed in" on DeSilva after he allegedly used Reyes's ATM card to withdraw cash multiple times after her death. 'She just mentioned, 'I'm really, really scared.
Autopsy results are pending in the case while a funeral for her has been scheduled for Wednesday, with a viewing on Tuesday. "I'm paranoid, mommy. I'm getting anxiety attacks.' She was having a hard time talking".
"I'm afraid someone is going to murder me", she recalled her daughter saying.
When found, the complaint said Reyes was barefoot with an unbuttoned shirt and denim jeans.
William F. Sweeney Jr., head of the FBI's NY office, said federal authorities teamed with police in Greenwich and New Rochelle to "swiftly identify Javier Da Silva, an alleged murderer, and place him behind bars". Screenshot.Valerie Reyes mother: My daughter feared that she would be murdered.
Her family told police she had dated someone named "Javier" but they broke up about a year ago, according to court documents.