"Together with our partners from the Greenwich and New Rochelle Police Departments, we were able to swiftly identify Javier Da Silva, an alleged murderer, and place him behind bars", FBI Assistant Dir.
Highway maintenance workers carrying out a routine sweep found her barefoot with her shirt unbuttoned and her hands bound behind her back.
A person was arrested in NY after fraudulently using Valerie Reyes' ATM card, according to Greenwich police.
"We are confident that the pursuit of justice for Valerie will be successful and we continue to work with the family to provide closure to this tragedy". He said da Silva's arrest was a "huge surprise" and that Reyes did not speak of him recently.
The complaint, which lays out the quick work of law enforcement, said Da Silva, also told New Rochelle police, partially in Spanish and English, that on Tuesday, Jan. 29, the two had sex at her home and at some point, Reyes fell to the floor and hit her head.
Greenwich sits along the New York-Connecticut state border.
"Reyes did tell her mother what turned out to be true: "'I'm afraid someone is going to murder me". "I was praying that wasn't her in the suitcase".
Of disconcert- the victim's mother Norma Sanchez recalled having a conversation with her daughter the night before she disappeared.
"I asked her why do you feel this way?" Sanchez said the family isn't sure why she traveled to the city and it now appears that the card was actually used by Silva. "I'm paranoid, mommy. I'm getting anxiety attacks'".
Reyes had worked at a Barnes & Noble store in Eastchester, New York, since it opened 2 ½ years ago, according to the bookstore chain.
Her ex-boyfriend had just moved out, the Journal News reported.
Reyes' mother said that Reyes supported da Silva while his mother was dying of cancer.
Reyes was identified last week as the person whose body was found jammed into a piece of luggage abandoned in upscale Greenwich, Conn. Reyes' cause of death was not immediately clear. DeSilva is a native of Venezuela and "has been in the country illegally since overstaying his visa", CBS New York reported, citing sources.
Police said previously that Reyes did not die at the location where she was found, but they did not know where she was killed. "She didn't mention no one specific", Sanchez said. She said that her daughter feared that she would be murdered.