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Reward Offered In Search For Killer Of New Rochelle Woman

Reward Offered In Search For Killer Of New Rochelle Woman

A week after Valerie Reyes's twisted body was found inside an orange suitcase on the side of a U.S. highway, police believe they have her killer.

Valerie Reyes, 24, has been found dead in CT after being reported missing in New Rochelle, police say.

"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 Dir.

Reyes' body was found stuffed in a suitcase in a wooded area of Greenwich on February 5.

Investigators "zeroed in" on Da Silva Rojas after he allegedly used Reyes' ATM card to withdraw cash multiple times after her death, Greenwich Police Capt. Robert Berry 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. William F. Sweeney Jr. said in a statement.

"Though she reportedly never told her mom who she feared, Sanchez said Reyes was clear about what she feared, telling her mom: "'I'm afraid someone is going to murder me". "I'm paranoid, mommy. I'm getting anxiety attacks'".

DeSilva "is charged with one count of kidnapping resulting in death, which carries a sentence of death or life imprisonment", Nicholas Biase, a spokesman for the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY confirms to PEOPLE.

Valerie's mother Norma last week told reporters she could not move past the conversation she had with her daughter the night before she went missing.




Sanchez says she desperately tried to pry for more information, but her daughter refused to specify why she felt that way.

Reyes had worked at a Barnes & Noble store in Eastchester, New York, since it opened 2 ½ years ago, according to the bookstore chain.

Valerie Reyes was found dead inside a suitcase. Was there someone at your house?' I asked about her ex-boyfriend.

"I asked her why do you feel this way?"

The Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has yet to release the autopsy results to rule the cause of death.

According to The Journal, Reyes had taken her iPad, iPhone, clothes and bed sheets with her when she disappeared.

New Rochelle is about 12 miles south of Greenwich.

Police said tips have been pouring in with leads in her horrific and sudden slaying.


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