ME: Woman stuffed inside suitcase died of homicidal asphyxia

The state medical examiner Monday released the cause of death of a woman found stuffed inside a suitcase on the side of a Greenwich road back in February.

News 12 Staff

May 6, 2019, 2:14 PM

Updated 1,876 days ago

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The state medical examiner Monday released the cause of death of a woman found stuffed inside a suitcase on the side of a Greenwich road back in February.
A state medical examiner says Valarie Reyes, 24, of New Rochelle, died of homicidal asphyxia.
Reyes was found dead bound inside a suitcase on the side the road on Feb. 5.
Her family reported her missing from her New Rochelle home at the end of January.
Her body was found by a town Department of Public Works employee.
Reyes’ former boyfriend, Javier Da Silva, was arrested and charged with kidnapping resulting in murder.
If convicted, Da Silva could face the death penalty.    
 
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