Published: Wed, February 13, 2019

Illegal Immigrant Confesses to Killing Woman Found in Suitcase

Illegal Immigrant Confesses to Killing Woman Found in Suitcase

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

In their last conversation with each other, Sanchez said that Reyes told her she had feared for her life and that she thought someone was going to murder her.

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, mummy. I'm getting anxiety attacks.' She was having a hard time talking".

Federal authorities said Da Silva Rojas told authorities in a videotaped interview at the New Rochelle Police Department that Reyes fell to the floor and hit her head after they had sex on January 29 at her residence.

CBS New York reports that the suspect is originally from Venezuela but had remained in the USA illegally since the expiration of his visa.

Greenwich police Tuesday identified the suspect in the killing of Valerie Reyes as Javier DeSilva, who was arrested in Queens, N.Y.

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

"Multiple crime scenes had been examined, hundreds of hours of surveillance footage had been reviewed, and numerous interviews of potential witnesses had been conducted", Berry said. He said da Silva's arrest was a "huge surprise" and that Reyes did not speak of him recently.

New York Daily News reported that Reyes had dumped DeSilva just days before her body was found by highway workers, her hands and feet bound.

"She was very scared, very frightened", Sanchez told the Rockland/Westchester Journal News.

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

Said Sanchez: "We wonder, 'Who made her feel this way?'"

Autopsy results on Reyes are still pending, noted CBS.

On Thursday a candlelit vigil was held in Reyes' memory and on Tuesday a service is scheduled in New Rochelle. "And she said, 'No, '" Sanchez said. Was there someone at your house?' I asked about her ex-boyfriend.

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