connectVideoWoman ‘ s body found tied in a bag in a prosperous city, Connecticut
The Queens man accused of the murder of his ex-girlfriend, stuffing her in a suitcase and throw it on a Connecticut road, to be admitted to the police that he dumped the body — but insisted that she died during a last sex romp, according to a criminal complaint.
Javier Da Silva, charged Tuesday in White Plains federal court with kidnapping resulting in death, claimed to the detectives that he bedded former flame Valerie Reyes in her New Rochelle home on Jan. 29, despite her mother told the police that the 24-year-olds still do not see each other for a year, court papers show.
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During the so-called connection, Da Silva claims that Reyes fell to the ground and cracked her head open, but indicated that he responded by pressing her mouth with tape, binding her arms and legs, and forces her body into a red suitcase, according to the documents.
Valerie Reyes, 24, of New Rochelle, was identified as the body found in a suitcase in Greenwich, Conn., according to the police. (Family photo/Greenwich Police department via AP)
He may drove to the ritzy Greenwich, Conn., and the luggage dumped in a wooded area off a roadside, where it was discovered on Feb. 5, the papers show.
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The police traced Da Silva, after he was caught on video surveillance with the help of Reyes’ ATM card to withdraw $1,000 from her bank account on Jan. 30, and arrested him late Monday at his Queens home.
In a brief appearance Tuesday, Da Silva asked if the consulate of the conflict-affected Venezuela will not be alerted to his arrest, but only to tell Portugal, the country that he holds dual nationality.
This story was previously published in the New York Post.