On February 5th, town workers in Greenwich found the body of Valerie Reyes, in a suitcase, six days after the New Rochelle, New York woman was reported missing.
Federal authorities later arrested and charged her ex-boyfriend, 24-year-old Javier Da Silva Rojas, of Queens, New York, with kidnapping resulting in death.
On Monday, the Officer of State Medical Examiner stated that the official cause of death of Reyes was “Homicidal Asphyxia,” which means she died from a lack of oxygen.
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The murder remains under investigation.