Woman found dead in suitcase had suffocated; ex is charged

 A New York girl whose body was once determined interior a suitcase on the side of a Connecticut streetsuffocated to death, officers said Monday.

The Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner listed 24-year-old Valerie Reyes’ professional cause of demiseas homicidal asphyxia

It wasn’t right away clear if Reyes, of New Rochelle, New York, died earlier than or after she used to be stuffed internal the suitcase. The clinical examiner did no longer respond to a request for clarification Monday.
 Reyes’ household stated her missing in late January. Her body used to be observed a week later on Feb. 5 interior a red, great suitcase in Greenwich, roughly 12 miles north of New Rochelle.
An ex-boyfriend, Javier Da Silva, was arrested February 11 and charged with kidnapping resulting in death after he tried using her ATM card,
In interviews with authorities, Da Silva has denied killing Reyes, although he admitted inserting her body in the suitcase after she fell and bumped her head at her apartment, according to the station.

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