GREENWICH, CT (WFSB/Meredith) -- The body of a 24-year-old woman was found bound inside a suitcase that was left of the side of the road, according to police.
The victim has been identified as Valerie Reyes, 24, of New Rochelle, New York. The suitcase containing her body was found Tuesday in an upscale neighborhood of Greenwich, Connecticut. Greenwich is about 12 miles northeast of New Rochelle.
Reyes was reported missing by the New Rochelle Police Department on the morning of Jan. 29.
Police said Reyes' body was bound at the hands and feet.
The suitcase was spotted Tuesday morning about 15-20 feet off the shoulder of the road during a routine sweep, Greenwich Police Captain Robert Berry said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
Her family was notified Wednesday night.
“The Greenwich Police Department is dedicated to identifying those responsible for the death of Valerie and ensuring justice for her and her family," police said in a news release. "We continue to work with New Rochelle Police and other law enforcement agencies at multiple levels and have engaged a variety of resources to assist in the investigation.”
The cause of death has yet to be determined.
Police said this remains an active investigation. Police urge anyone with information to call an anonymous hotline at 203-622-3333.