On Thursday morning Greenwich Police Captain Robert Berry released a statement announcing the identity of the homicide victim, whose body was found in a suitcase on Tuesday morning. The victim was found at about 8:23am, after Greenwich Police were advised that a body had been found off the east shoulder of Glenville Road, just north of Stillman Lane.
The victim was found at the scene inside a suitcase with her hands and feet bound. Berry said a thorough and methodical forensic examination of the scene was completed and a homicide investigation was initiated by Greenwich Police Detectives.
“The victim has been identified, with the assistance of the State of Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), as Valerie Reyes, 24, of New Rochelle, NY,” Berry wrote. “Valerie had been reported missing to the New Rochelle Police Department and was last seen on January 29 at about 9:00am.”
Berry said Ms. Reyes’ family was advised of the positive identification on Wednesday night.
“They are obviously devastated by the loss of Valerie and our heartfelt condolences go out to them,” he continued. “The Greenwich Police Department is dedicated to identifying those responsible for the death of Valerie and ensuring justice for her and her family.”
Greenwich Police will continue to work with New Rochelle Police and other law enforcement agencies at multiple levels and have engaged a variety of resources to assist in the investigation.
“The cause of death has not yet been confirmed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Many pieces of possible physical evidence were collected and results from forensic analysis are pending,” Berry wrote adding that Greenwich Police have received many tips about this homicide.
Again, police ask the public for any information they may possess concerning Valerie and her disappearance.
Information may be left at the Greenwich Police Tip Line at (203) 622-3333 and email at Tips@greenwichct.org.
Berry said nothing further is scheduled for release on this investigation.