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An ex-boyfriend of the Westchester woman whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase along a Connecticut roadside last week has been arrested in connection with the death, cops and reports said Tuesday.
Javier DeSilva was nabbed by detectives from both New York and Connecticut after he used an ATM card belonging to the victim, Valerie Reyes, according to the Greenwich, Conn., Police Department.
DeSilva — a Venezuelan citizen living in Queens, according to LoHud — was busted in New York, though the department didn’t immediately reveal exactly where or when.
“The arrested individual is also believed to be involved in the death of Valerie,” the department wrote, not identifying DeSilva by name.
The body of Reyes, a 24-year-old New Rochelle resident, was found on the morning of Feb. 5 just off Glenville Road in Greenwich, about a mile from the Merritt Parkway.
DeSilva is expected to appear in White Plains federal court Tuesday afternoon because Reyes’ death and the dumping of her body crossed state lines.
The precise charges are pending.
Greenwich police credited the arrest to an extensive, multi-agency investigation.
“Multiple crime scenes had been examined, hundreds of hours of surveillance footage had been reviewed, and numerous interviews of potential witnesses had been conducted,” they wrote. “Additionally, social media footprints and records from a variety of sources have been analyzed.”
“We are confident that the pursuit of justice for Valerie will be successful and we continue to work with the family to provide closure to this tragedy.”