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February 23, 2019

Boyfriend busted in slaying of New Rochelle woman whose body was found in suitcase along Connecticut road

February 12, 2019
The body of Valerie Reyes, 24, was found stuffed inside a red suitcase dumped off a Connecticut street. (Greenwich PD)

An ex-boyfriend was arrested in the killing of a New Rochelle woman whose bound body was found stuffed inside a red suitcase dumped off a Connecticut street, sources told the Daily News.

Javier de Silva of Queens was in custody in the gruesome death of Valerie Reyes, 24, who broke up with the boyfriend last month, the sources said Tuesday. The victim wasn’t identified for two days after her body was found Feb. 5.

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Reyes had told her mother that she feared “somebody is going to murder me” in a Jan. 28 phone conversation before her disappearance and death.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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