YouTube: CBS New York
in , , , , , ,

New York Woman Whose Body Was Found In A Suitcase Had An Unsettlingly Prophetic Conversation With Her Mother Right Before She Died

On the evening of January 28, Valerie Reyes, 24, was speaking to her mother over the phone. While sitting at home in New Rochelle, New York, she told her mother she was feeling “paranoid.”

Her mother said Valerie told her:

“I’m afraid someone is going to murder me.”

A week later, Valerie’s body was discovered inside a suitcase on the side of a road in Connecticut. Now, authorities are trying to find out what might have left Reyes so terrified.

Reyes reportedly told Norma Sanchez, her mother, that there was nobody threatening her, but still Sanchez had to wonder:

“We wonder, ‘who made her feel this way?’”

The day after the conversation with her mother, Reyes didn’t show up to work at Barnes & Noble. A local bank, however, captured footage of the young woman passing by on January 30, showing she was very much alive two days after her “paranoid” call.

After that, Reyes’ whereabouts were unknown until February 5, when her body was discovered in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Police discovered Valerie’s body with hands and feet bound, and believe her death was the result of a homicide. Though no suspects have yet been announced, investigators have been gathering large amounts of evidence and hope to bring her killer to justice as soon as possible.

In the meantime, crowds have gathered at candlelight vigils to pay their respects and say goodbye.

RIP Valerie—may you find peace on the other side.

Our hearts go out to Valerie’s mother and the rest of her family during this time. Rest in peace, Valerie.

Written by Collin Gossel

Collin Gossel is a writer and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York, but there are nights when he looks up at the stars and wistfully thinks to himself “there’s got to be more out there…” You can catch Collin improvising new musicals every Tuesday night at the Magnet Theater’s Musical Megawatt, or follow his unfiltered thoughts on Twitter and Instagram @CollinGossel.--