Body of Missing 24-Year-Old New York Woman Found Stuffed in Suitcase on Side of Connecticut Road

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A body found in a suitcase on the side of a road in an upscale Connecticut town has been identified as Valerie Reyes, 24, who had been reported missing, according to the Greenwich Police Department.

Reyes, a resident of New Rochelle, New York, had been reported missing to police in that city and was last seen on the morning of January 29, Greenwich police said. Her family was notified of the body’s identification Wednesday night.

“The Greenwich Police Department is dedicated to identifying those responsible for the death of Valerie and ensuring justice for her and her family,” police said in a statement, adding that it’s received “a multitude of tips about this homicide.”

The Connecticut chief medical examiner’s office, which assisted in identifying Reyes, has not released the cause and manner of death.

“Many pieces of possible physical evidence were collected and results from forensic analysis are pending,” the statement said.

Highway workers found Reyes’ body, with her hands and feet bound, in a suitcase Tuesday in a wooded area 15 to 20 feet off the shoulder of Glenville Road in Greenwich.

Greenwich, with a population of around 63,000, is on the Long Island Sound about 35 miles outside New York City. The affluent town is home to hedge fund and financial firms.

Police urge anyone with information to call an anonymous hotline at 203-622-3333.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.