Police search for teen girl who went missing two days before murder victim Valerie Reyes, in the same town

Two days before a New Rochelle woman who was later found murdered in a suitcase went missing, a teen girl vanished from the same city in Westchester County, New York.

Valerie Reyes, 24, was reported missing on December 30 when she did not appear for her job at an Eastchester bookstore on December 29. On February 5, highway workers in Greenwich, Connecticut, found her body inside a suitcase along Glenville Road in the wealthy suburb.

On Tuesday, police in Greenwich announced that Reyes’ ex-boyfriend, Javier DeSilva, had been arrested in connection to her death. He is reportedly suspected of using Reyes’ ATM card, and sources told CBS New York that he confessed to killing the young woman.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Reyes’ most recent boyfriend said he was surprised about DeSilva’s arrest, as he believed the man had moved to California, and was unaware of any recent contact between the suspect and the victim.

The New Rochelle Police Department posted a notice on its Facebook page Tuesday, seeking information about a missing teenage girl: Wendy Vanessa Barrios-Ramirez, 16, was reportedly last seen in New Rochelle on January 27.


Barrios-Ramirez is described at 5 feet 2 inches tall, 130 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair with blond highlights.

Authorities have not made any indication they believe the missing teen girl’s case is related to Valerie Reyes’ disappearance and death.

Anyone with information about Barrios-Ramirez’s whereabouts is urged to contact the New Rochelle Police Department at 914-654-2300.