on Tuesday morning found a veiarbeider a red suitcase lying a few metres beyond the roadside during a routine checks in a neighbourhood in the city of Greenwich in Connecticut.
On the inside of the suitcase found police a dead woman. She was fully dressed and bound at the hands and feet.
on Wednesday the woman was identified as the missing Valerie Reyes (24) from New York, writes CNN. She was last seen 29. January, and was reported missing the day after when she never showed up on the job.
Greenwich is located approximately 55 miles outside of New York City.RED SUITCASE: It was in this area a veiarbeider found the red suitcase. Police are investigating the incident as a homicide. Photo: Google Maps Show more Unknown cause of death
- They are naturally broken over the loss of Valerie. Our deepest condolences goes to them, " says the Greenwich police about the relatives.
- During this unimaginable difficult time asking our family for love, support and respect for the loss of my beautiful daughter Valerie Reyes, who now rests in heaven, " says Valeries father in a statement, according to The Hartford Courant.
the Cause of death is currently not known, and no one is arrested in the case.
- the Greenwich department work dedicated to identify those who are responsible for Valeries death, and to ensure justice for her and her family, says police in a statement.LIGHT: Tuesday gathered family and friends to light candles for Valerie. Photo: Tyler Sizemore/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP Show more Have received tips
The cold weather will have made it difficult for the coroner to immediately determine whether she has been killed, but during a press conference Tuesday afternoon, lit the police that they are investigating the incident as a homicide.
Their theory is that the death has occurred in a location other than where she was found.After 55 hours they heard a sudden "momma" from a bush
Every time we have a tragic event like this, it is always important for us to remember that there is a family inside in the picture. We send our warmest thoughts to the woman's family, whoever they are, said the captain of police Robert Berry, to CNN.
He told me that they have received several tips regarding the woman's identity, and that they followed up all the input to, hoping to identify her as quickly as possible.
This is the spot just 20 feet off Glenville Rd where @GreenwichCTPD found the suitcase with a young woman's body inside. They say she was bound at the hands and feet pic.twitter.com/yatmrKvK0U— John Craven (@johncraven1) 5. February 2019
the Reactions from people in the community have been shared. ABC News has talked to some of them.
- I'm used to seeing things like this on film and tv, but have never experienced something so close. I'm shocked, " said Chanya Champagne, who works at a local cafe in the vicinity of the crime scene.
I hope they find out the of home behind, it is scary to know that the perpetrator move around freely,
David Zimmer, who works at a local coffee shop, is not as surprised.
Nothing surprises me anymore.Heard the scream before the disappearance. Now is man (24) arrested