As Greenwich Police work long hours investigating the homicide of Valerie Reyes of New Rochelle, some information shared when she went missing at the end of last month paints a bit of a picture of who she was.
Reported missing shortly before noon on Wednesday, Jan. 30, Ms. Reyes failed to show up for work on Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Ms. Reyes was a sales associate at Barnes & Noble, who released a statement referring to her as a “beloved employee.”
“The entire Barnes & Noble community is grieving the loss of our beloved employee Valerie Reyes. She worked in our Barnes & Noble Eastchester store since it opened two-and-a-half years ago. Our hearts go out to her family, friends, and coworkers during this difficult time,” the company said in a statement.
A report on lohud.com said Reyes took her iPhone, iPad, clothes and bed sheets with her before she went missing.
On Jan 31 the NYPD Midtown North Tweeted a photo of Valerie, describing her as “5′ 3″, black hair, brown eyes, 1/2 sleeve tattoo on left arm. Last seen wearing a green coat, black jeans, and black shoes. Suffers from anxiety and depression.”
#MissingPerson Have you seen VALERIE REYES? 5′ 3″, black hair, brown eyes, 1/2 sleeve tattoo on left arm. Last seen wearing a green coat, black jeans, and black shoes. Suffers from anxiety and depression. pic.twitter.com/vxvXi40fiV
— NYPD Midtown North (@NYPDMTN) January 31, 2019
It was just a week ago that a friend of Ms. Reyes posted a plea on Reddit. seeking help finding Valerie.
On Feb 1, on Twitter the friend, Elissa, posted that Valerie was last seen on Tuesday, Jan 29 “at the #NewRochelle train station & supposedly was around #Midtown that same day. Please guys keep sharing this. We need to know she’s OK – it’s a crazy world & we are all worried.”
That Tweet included a screenshot of Valerie’s missing person details, including, “She wears glasses and has tattoos on both arms. She was last seen wearing a dark green jacket and green pants, black shoes and was carrying a small book bag,” the friend Tweeted.
#FindValerieReyes my friend has been #missing since Monday. Last seen Tuesday at the #NewRochelle train station & supposedly was around #Midtown that same day. Please guys keep sharing this. We need to know she’s OK- It’s a crazy world & we are all worried #NYC #KF #KFBF pic.twitter.com/2C3CfnKdm6
— Elissa 🐘 (@Elissa_0708) February 1, 2019
At the regular press briefing on Thursday morning, Public Information Officer Lt John Slusarz said that that until there is evidence indicating Ms. Reyes was killed at a location outside of Town, Greenwich Police will continue to handle the case.
Since she was missing person from New Rochelle, NY, the New Rochelle police are assisting the investigation.
“The Connecticut state attorney, New Rochelle Police, and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are all working on it now,” Slusarz said.
Anyone with any information that might help police investigate the homicide is asked to call Greenwich Police at (203) 622-3333. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.