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Valerie Reyes called her mother in a panic. She disappeared within a few days and her body was found in a suitcase.



"She was just really scared, very scared," her mother, Norma Sanchez, told CNN affiliate WABC.

The 24-year-old had lived for some time in a basement apartment in New Rochelle, New York, but recently became restless and even paranoid about being alone.

"I'm afraid it's someone I'm going to kill myself," Reyes told her mother.

On Tuesday, a group of street workers found Reyes' corpse in a red suitcase in the affluent city of Greenwich, Connecticut 14 miles from their home. [19659005] At least three police authorities have joined the investigation, but no suspects have been named and meanwhile family and friends are juggling mourning and their quest for justice.

Missing for a week

Reyes has been missing since the morning of January 29, police said, and neither her family nor the staff at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Eastchester, where she had been working for nearly three years, had seen her for several days

  Valerie Reyes, 24, was last seen on January 29, police said

Several leaflets with photos of Reyes and their description appeared in New York City Family members began using social media for information about their whereabouts.

"We had the hope that she would come back," one of her cousins, Angelica Reyes, told WABC. "That's all we knew, that she was in town, we thought she was looking for help."

"She was last seen wearing a green coat, black jeans, and black shoes, suffering from anxiety and depression," the police wrote.

A Red Suitcase Hides Its Body

[19659003] A week after Reyes disappeared, a group of street workers on a routine investigation discovered a red suitcase in a wooded area in Greenwich.

The bag was in a quiet environment between one and two meters from the shoulder of a street neighborhood. When they opened the bag, they found a woman who had her hands and feet tied, the authorities said.

Greenwich, with approximately 63,000 inhabitants, is located on Long Island Sound, about 35 miles outside of New York City. The wealthy city is home to hedge funds and financial firms.

  Female body in a suitcase found on the shores of a road in Connecticut

The corpse was taken on Wednesday identified by Reyes.

Cause and cause of death from Saturday. It could take up to eight weeks for the report to be available, the bureau said.

One of the unidentified workers was on leave for paid leave for taking pictures of Reyes corpse and the crime scene. 19659003] "The victim was a daughter, a sister and a cousin of a family that is suffering a huge loss at the time," said First Selectman Peter J. Tesei in a statement. "This thoughtless and insensitive behavior of an employee is inexcusable."

The police, wearing white protective suits, spent several hours in Reyes' apartment on Friday, reported CNN's daughter, WCBS, carrying paper bags on their departure.

Authorities urge anyone with information to call an anonymous hotline at 203-622-3333.

"Sooner or later he gets caught," says Mama

When the sun went down, a group of relatives and friends stood around a candle ring with pictures of Jesus and the Virgin Mary.

  Friends and family gathered in a park in New Rochelle on Thursday for a candlelit vigil in honor of Reyes.

They sang hymns in Spanish and prayed the rosary at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle. Some held candles and flowers, others hugged and sobbed softly.

"My daughter did not deserve anything you did to her, my daughter was clean," Sanchez told the vigil and turned to the person responsible for her daughter's death.

"Sooner or later he gets caught, I know it."

CNN's Evan Simko-Bednarski, Ray Sanchez, Madeline Holcombe and Sarah Jorgensen contributed to the report.


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