Police Have Announced an Arrest in Suitcase Murder of Valerie Reyes

Police Have Announced an Arrest in Suitcase Murder of Valerie Reyes

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. They say he said he then tied her and put her in a suitcase.

The dual-citizenship-holding Queens man charged Tuesday with kidnapping Valerie Reyes - found dead and stuffed in a suitcase along a CT road last week - asked the court to notify the Portuguese consulate of his arrest, but not the embassy of strife-rocked Venezuela. I'm paranoid, mommy. I'm getting anxiety attacks, She was having a hard time talking'.

Reyes had been bound by the hands and feet and stuffed inside the suitcase.

During a Thursday night candlelight vigil for her daughter in New Rochelle, Sanchez, addressing the killer, said, "My daughter did not deserve whatever you did to her", the Journal News reports.

The suitcase was found on the side of a road in Greenwich, Connecticut.

"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".

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. He was the victim's ex-boyfriend and was arrested in Queens.

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

According to the New York Police Department, Reyes suffered from depression and anxiety. Was there someone at your house?' I asked about her ex-boyfriend.

Reyes was seen for the last time on January 29 and was found days later in a suitcase on the side of a Greenwich, Connecticut road. "I just feel so blessed, overwhelmed".

"What zeroed us in, and the investigators from New Rochelle, was from the timeline we established, we believe she was already deceased and we saw continued ATM [bank] activity", Greenwich Police Captain Robert Berry told reporters Tuesday, the Greenwich Free Press reported.

The chief medical examiner's office has completed an autopsy but has not yet released the cause and manner of Reyes' death.

A service is scheduled for Tuesday night in New Rochelle.

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

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