GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the death of a New York woman found in a suitcase in Connecticut: (all times local):
Police say they have arrested the ex-boyfriend of the New York woman whose body was found inside a suitcase that had been discarded on the side of a Connecticut road.
Greenwich police on Tuesday identified the suspect in the killing of Valerie Reyes as Javier DeSilva, who was arrested in Queens, New York.
Capt. Robert Berry says investigators "zeroed in" on DeSilva after he allegedly used Reyes' ATM card to withdraw cash multiple times after her death.
DeSilva is scheduled to make an initial court appearance in a federal court in New York on Tuesday. It was not clear if he has a lawyer.
Reyes, of New Rochelle, New York, had been reported missing on Jan. 30 when she did not show up for work. Officials said her hands and feet were bound when her body was found by highway workers on Feb. 5.
Police say an arrest has been made in the slaying of a 24-year-old woman whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in Connecticut.
The suspect is accused of using Valerie Reyes' ATM card. The New Rochelle, New York, woman's remains were found Feb. 5 in a wooded section of Greenwich.
Police in Greenwich said Tuesday they believe the suspect was involved in Reyes' death. The suspect's name was not immediately released.
Reyes had been reported missing on Jan. 30 when she did not show up for work at a bookstore. Officials said her hands and feet were bound when her body was found by highway workers.
Police say they have examined hundreds of hours of surveillance footage in the case and interviewed several potential witnesses.