Arrest made in case of woman found dead in suitcase

Posted at 12:03 PM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 12:03:12-05

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Police say an arrest has been made in the slaying of a 24-year-old woman whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in Connecticut.

The suspect is accused of using Valerie Reyes' ATM card. The New Rochelle, New York, woman's remains were found Feb. 5 in a wooded section of Greenwich.

Police in Greenwich said Tuesday they believe the suspect was involved in Reyes' death. The suspect's name was not immediately released.

Reyes had been reported missing on Jan. 30 when she did not show up for work at a bookstore. Officials said her hands and feet were bound when her body was found by highway workers.

Police say they have examined hundreds of hours of surveillance footage in the case and interviewed several potential witnesses.


This story has been corrected to show that police in Greenwich announced the arrest but did not make it.