Valerie Reyes feared "someone must kill me" the night before she left.
"She was very scared, very scared," said her mother, Norma Sanchez, during an interview in her home in New Rochelle. "She said nothing or no specific. She just said," I'm afraid I'm paranoid, Mom. I get anxiety attacks. She had difficulty speaking. "
" I asked her, "why do you feel this way?" Was there someone in your house? "I asked about her ex-boyfriend. And she said," No, "said Sanchez about his conversation with his daughter on January 28.
February 5: Woman found dead , tied in suitcase on the side of Connecticut road
Feb. 7: Woman found dead in suitcase identified as missing New York resident Valerie Reyes
"I is afraid someone will kill me, "said Reyes to his mother that night." "We wonder," who made her feel that way? " "Sanchez said.
Reyes, 24, who lived in an apartment in New Rochelle, collapsed with her boyfriends on January 24, according to Sanchez.
Reyes was identified Thursday when the body found two days earlier filled in a red suitcase, tied at the wrists and ankles and dumped on the side of a road in Greenwich, Connecticut 1
Reyes was reported missing to New Rochelle police on January 30. Sanchez said the family hired a private investigator the next day, traced Reyes to Manhattan, where ATM surveillance cameras Captured her picture about 2 am Reyes & # 39; bank card was also used that morning in the city at another cash machine, although it is unclear whether she or anyone else used the card, Sanchez said.
During a Thursday night vigil in Glen Island Park, a few hundred people held candles in Reyes' honor while praying and singing in Spanish.
Greenwich and New Rochelle Police are investigating Reyes & # 39; disappearance and death.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Greenwich Police at 203-622-3333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"There must be justice for my precious daughter," Sanchez said. "The people who have done this must pay."
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