GREENWICH, Conn. (WTNH) – Police have identified the woman who was found dead inside of a suitcase in Greenwich on Tuesday morning.
Police say that at around 8:23 a.m., officers responded to Glenville Road after the body of a woman was found in a suitcase with her hands and feet bound, just off the east shoulder of the roadway.
After an investigation, the victim was identified as 24-year-old Valerie Reyes, of New Rochelle, New York.
Reyes had been reported missing to New Rochelle police after she was last seen at around 9 a.m. on January 29th.
The cause of death has not been confirmed at this time. Police are investigating her death as a homicide.
“The Greenwich Police Department is dedicated to identifying those responsible for the death of Valerie and ensuring justice for her and her family. We continue to work with New Rochelle Police and other law enforcement agencies at multiple levels and have engaged a variety of resources to assist in the investigation,” Greenwich Police Captain Robert Berry said in a press release.
Reyes worked at the Barnes & Noble store in Eastchester, New York for two and half years.
The company released the following statement regarding her death:
“The entire Barnes & Noble community is grieving the loss of our beloved employee Valerie Reyes. She worked in our Barnes & Noble Eastchester store since it opened two-and-a-half years ago. Our hearts go out to her family, friends, and coworkers during this difficult time.”
Police say that they have received several tips about this homicide. They are asking the public for any information on Reyes and/or her disappearance.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Greenwich Police Tip Line at (203) 622-3333 and email at Tips@greenwichct.org.