The man accused of murdering Valerie Reyes and stuffing her body in a suitcase that was later found in a wealthy Connecticut town said in a jailhouse interview that he’s a bad person and that he wanted to get caught.
The New York Post interviewed Javier Da Silva Rojas, the man arrested last week in the murder of 24-year-old Reyes, who was found by town workers in Greenwich on February 5 inside a suitcase that had been tossed along a road in a residential area.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Rojas claimed to investigators that Reyes was injured when she fell off the bed during a sexual encounter with Rojas at her apartment in New Rochelle. New York, on December 29, the day she was injured.
“I don’t know what happened. I didn’t mean to do it,” Rojas told the New York Post in a jailhouse interview. “I’m a bad person.”
Rojas reportedly said in the interview that he and Reyes fell off the bed together, and claimed he tried to help her before deciding to put her body in a suitcase. According to the report, Rojas was emotional and shaking during the interview, and did not make eye contact.
“She wasn’t responding. I went and put my mouth on her mouth. I tried to put air in,” he said.
“I did something wrong. I didn’t call the police,” he said, because he was worried “they would blame me.”
Rojas reportedly told the New York Post that he and Reyes had a good relationship, though he did not say how long they had been dating. As CrimeOnline previously reported, Rojas posted a photo of Reyes and himself to his Instagram account last February, and another man claimed to be in a relationship with Reyes when she disappeared. That man told CrimeOnline that Reyes and Rojas had never had officially dated, though Rojas reportedly wanted to be in a relationship, and said he thought Rojas had moved to California.
Rojas reportedly said he knew police would find him, and claimed that he took $1,000 from Reyes’ bank account using her ATM card because he wanted to get caught.
“I’m sorry for the pain,” he said.