Funeral to be held for slain New Rochelle woman

Funeral to be held for slain New Rochelle woman

New Rochelle, NY police have announced that Valerie Reyes' ex-boyfriend has been arrested in connection with her death LoHud.com reported.

"The arrest of Javier Da Silva is a result of the outstanding work and cooperation between members of the New Rochelle Police Department, the Greenwich Police Department, and the F.B.I".

Reyes lived alone in a basement apartment in New Rochelle and suffered at times from anxiety and depression, WABC reported.

Javier DeSilva, 24, was arrested in Queens Monday night for allegedly murdering Valerie Reyes, 24, of New Rochelle, New York, Greenwich Police Capt. Robert Berry said at a press conference Tuesday. Greenwich police said in a statement.

Greenwich officials said that authorities examined multiple crime scenes, conducted numerous interviews, analyzed social media posts, and watched hundreds of hours of surveillance footage in the investigation. Police did not confirm that this was the same ex-boyfriend.

Da Silva - a Venezuelan citizen living illegally in the NY borough of Queens after overstaying his visa - was arrested Monday night.

Aiello spoke with Reyes' mother, Norma Sanchez, earlier on Tuesday.

The woman's body was found inside a suitcase discarded on the side of a CT road. I kept praying that she would tell me, she would give me hints, a name or something ...

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Reyes, a 2012 graduate of New Rochelle High School, worked at Barnes & Noble in Eastchester. "And she said, 'No, '" Sanchez said, according to the Journal News. Screenshot.Valerie Reyes mother: My daughter feared that she would be murdered.

The aspiring tattoo artist disappeared one day after telling her mum that "somebody is going to murder me".

After she vanished, her family hired a private investigator to look for her. NYPD sent out an alert on January 31 reporting Valerie Reyes as missing.

"M$3 y daughter started getting really frustrated with him, and it ended quick", she told CBS New York's Tony Aiello. It wasn't clear if it was Silva.

Vernon Geberth, a retired NYPD lieutenant-commander, told the Greenwich Time that he believes the killer crossed state lines, that the suitcase killing was "interpersonal", and suggested Reyes knew her killer and that the killing did not appear to be the work of a serial killer.

"We're just grateful we have someone", the grieving mother added. "Losing a child is every parents worst nightmare!"

"I could never thank you all enough for your compassion, love and genuine support", Norma Sanchez wrote in an update on the fundraiser page. I feel your heartfelt condolences.

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