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Ex-Boyfriend Arrested In Connection To Homicide Of Westchester Woman, 24, Found In Greenwich

Valerie Reyes
Valerie Reyes Photo Credit: Contributed

Greenwich and New Rochelle police have arrested a former boyfriend in the murder of Valerie Reyes, the Westchester woman who was found dead bound and stuffed inside a suitcase in a wooded Greenwich area.

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, New Rochelle Police detectives, accompanied by Greenwich Police detectives, arrested Javier DeSilva, of Queens, in New York who had fraudulently used Reyes’ ATM card, said New Rochelle Police Capt. Cosmo Costa.

Reyes, 24, was found dead on the morning of Feb. 5, just off Glenville Road in Greenwich, said Greenwich Police Capt. Robert Berry.

She had been previously reported as missing to New Rochelle Police by her family.

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

Greenwich Police detectives had been following several promising lines of investigation and have been working collaboratively with the New Rochelle Police, the Westchester County Forensics Investigation unit and other law enforcement agencies, Berry said.

Multiple crime scenes had been examined, hundreds of hours of surveillance footage had been reviewed, and numerous interviews of potential witnesses had been conducted. Additionally, social media footprints and records from a variety of sources have been analyzed, he added.

“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,” Barry said.

Greenwich Police are asking the public for any information they may possess concerning Valerie and/or her disappearance. Information may be left at the Greenwich Police Tip Line at (203) 622-3333 and email at Tips@greenwichct.org .

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