Suspected kidnapper of Valerie Reyes doesn't want Venezuela to know about case

Valerie Reyes 24 of New Rochelle was identified as the body found in a suitcase in Greenwich Conn. police said

Valerie Reyes 24 of New Rochelle was identified as the body found in a suitcase in Greenwich Conn. police said

Police on Tuesday reportedly arrested a man who previously dated Valerie Reyes, the woman whose body - bound at the hands and feet - was discovered last week stuffed into a large red suitcase dumped on a roadside in an affluent CT town.

Reyes, of New Rochelle, N.Y., was reported missing when she did not show up for work January 30 at a bookstore.

Cops arrested Javier de Silva, of Queens, on Monday night, a week after the grisly murder of 24-year-old Valerie Reyes.

Her body was discovered six days later in a red suitcase on the side of a road in a wooded area of wealthy neighborhood Greenwich, Connecticut.

He was only charged with the New Rochelle woman's kidnapping as of the Tuesday afternoon court appearance, but Greenwich cops had previously said that Da Silva "admitted a role in the death" under questioning.

"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.

Greenwich Police Captain Robert Berry issued a statement last week relaying the community's "heartfelt condolences".

"The arrested individual is also believed to be involved in the death of Valerie".

"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, She was having a hard time talking'.

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Greenwich sits along the New York-Connecticut state border.

Social media footprints were also analyzed, Berry said.

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.

Reyes had worked at a Barnes & Noble store in Eastchester, N.Y., since it opened 2 1/2 years ago, according to the bookstore chain.

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

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. Was there someone at your house?' I asked about her ex-boyfriend. "Was there someone at your house?' Reyes" mother said.

Autopsy results from the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are still pending.

"My daughter was a good soul", she said. Those items included an iPhone, an iPad, her wallet, several items of clothing and bedsheets.

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