Police have arrested the ex-boyfriend of the 24-year-old girl whose murdered physique was present in a suitcase on the facet of a quiet Connecticut street, along with her arms and ft sure.
Cops arrested Javier de Silva, of Queens, on Tuesday, per week after the grisly homicide of Valerie Reyes, 24.
On Tuesday Greenwich Police Capt. Robert Berry launched an announcement saying a suspect ‘believed to be concerned’ in her loss of life has been arrested.
The suspect was later recognized as de Silva, who Berry stated additionally fraudulently used Reyes’ ATM card.
Reyes had reportedly dumped her boyfriend de Silva on January 23, six days earlier than she went lacking.
De Silva is a Venezuelan citizen and is reportedly within the nation illegally as he overstayed his visa, in accordance with CBS.
Police arrested Javier de Silva, of Queens, New York, on Tuesday. He is the ex-boyfriend of Valerie Reyes, the 24-year-old New York girl whose murdered physique was discovered stuffed in a purple suitcase and left on an remoted Connecticut street
The Greenwich Police Division shared this assertion on Tuesday on the arrest
The arrest adopted the police investigation of a number of crime scenes, reviewing tons of of hours of surveillance footage, and interviews a number of potential witnesses, the Greenwich Police Division stated in a press launch on Tuesday.
‘New Rochelle Police Detectives accompanied by Greenwich Police Detectives, arrested a suspect in New York who had fraudulently used the ATM card of murder sufferer Valerie Reyes.
‘The arrested particular person can also be believed to be concerned within the loss of life of Valerie
‘We’re assured that the pursuit of justice for Valerie might be profitable and we proceed to work with the household to offer closure to this tragedy,’ the police assertion stated.
New Rochelle Police stated that info on the suspect and expenses might be launched later.
De Silva is a Venezuelan citizen and the U.S. Legal professional’s workplace in Manhattan will reportedly deal with the prosecution of the crime.
Reyes was reported lacking after she failed to point out as much as work on January 29 in New Rochelle, New York and her physique was discovered on February 5 stuffed in a purple suitcase.
The sufferer predicted her killing, telling her mom on the cellphone that she feared she’d be killed on January 28, a day earlier than she disappeared.
‘She was very scared, very frightened,’ Sanchez informed The Journal.
The reddish-orange suitcase containing Reyes’ physique was found by freeway staff in Greenwich round 8.15am Tuesday, one week after the 24-year-old was final seen on January 29
The suitcase had been dumped in a wooded space (above) about 15 ft from Glenville Highway
‘She did not point out something or nobody particular. She simply stated, ‘I am scared. I am paranoid, mommy. I am getting anxiousness assaults, She was having a tough time speaking.’
Sanchez says she desperately tried to pry for extra info, however her daughter refused to specify why she felt that method.
Reyes, a Barnes & Noble retailer clerk, had damaged up along with her boyfriend 5 days earlier, in accordance with Sanchez.
‘I requested her why do you are feeling this manner? Was there somebody at your home?’
She requested about her daughter’s ex-boyfriend however nonetheless Reyes informed her mom ‘no, it wasn’t him’.
Reyes did nevertheless reveal that she did not really feel protected alone in her condo, and expressed her concern on the murders of younger ladies within the state.
Glenville Highway runs by way of a quiet and considerably remoted space of Glenville, a rich suburb of Greenwich with a inhabitants of simply over 2,200 individuals
A vigil was held by household and pals on Thursday to mourn the loss Reyes, whom many have described as a ‘sweetheart’
‘I am anxious somebody goes to homicide me,’ Reyes then allegedly blurted out.
Her physique was found six days later in a purple suitcase on the facet of a street in a wooded space of rich neighborhood Greenwich, Connecticut. It is 10 miles away from the New York border of her Westchester County residence.
The official explanation for Reyes’ loss of life has not been confirmed.
Police stated suggestions have been pouring in with leads in her horrific and sudden slaying.
Police stated beforehand that Reyes didn’t die on the location the place she was discovered, however they didn’t know the place she was killed.
In accordance with The Journal Information, Reyes had taken her iPad, iPhone, garments and mattress sheets along with her when she disappeared.