ME: Woman stuffed inside suitcase died of homicidal asphyxia

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GREENWICH -

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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