Reward Offered In Search For Killer Of New Rochelle Woman


Reyes was reported missing in January after missing work. He said, "Every suitcase body I ever had they were known to each other, with the exception of the Mafia", calling it an "interpersonal type" of killing.

"We are, of course, devastated for my daughter's death, but I'm just blessed beyond grateful that they found her murderer", Sanchez told CBS.

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. "I'm paranoid. I'm getting anxiety attacks".

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

New Rochelle police later said Reyes' ex-boyfriend, Javier de Silva, 24, was the person arrested.

Valerie Reyes' mother, Norma Sanchez, grieves for her daughter during a candlelight vigil in NY. "I was praying her family would have her back", neighbor Brenda DeGiacomo said.

The Greenwich Police Department announced the arrest of an individual "believed to be involved" in Reyes' death.

"She was scared, very frightened", her mother Norma Sanchez told the Rockland/Westchester Journal News last week.

The arrest followed the police investigation of multiple crime scenes, reviewing hundreds of hours of surveillance footage, and interviews multiple potential witnesses, the Greenwich Police Department said in a press release on Tuesday.

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

"I asked her, 'Why do you feel this way?"

On Feb. 5, highway workers spotted a suitcase containing the body of Reyes, a 24-year-old, New Rochelle, N.Y resident just off a road in Greenwich, Conn.

"Reyes did tell her mother what turned out to be true: "'I'm afraid someone is going to murder me".

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".

The official cause of Reyes' death has not been confirmed as the autopsy is pending.

Reyes lived alone in a basement apartment in New Rochelle and suffered at times from anxiety and depression, WABC reported. "And she said, 'No, '" Sanchez said.