GREENWICH, CT (WFSB) - Greenwich police identified the woman whose body was found inside a suitcase that was left on the side of the road on Monday.

She is 24-year-old Valerie Reyes of New Rochelle, NY.

Reyes had been reported missing by the New Rochelle Police Department on Jan. 29 around 9 a.m.

Her family was advised of the identification on 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.

The suitcase was found in a wooded area along the side of Glenville Road on Monday.

Reyes was found in the suitcase with her hands and feet bound.

Police said this remains an active investigation.

On Thursday, the town of Greenwich said a city worker was placed on leave after allegedly taking photos of the murder victim at the crime scene.

Officials said it was a Dept. of Public Works employee who was placed on leave.

The employee has not been identified.

“The victim was a daughter, a sister and a cousin of a family who is suffering a tremendous loss at this time. This thoughtless and insensitive behavior by an employee is inexcusable. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Ms. Reyes’ family," said Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei.

Stay with Channel 3 as more information becomes available.

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(2) comments

tawisn

which means he probably had to open suitcase and possibly corrupted the chain of custody, moron.

momsacorn

That employee shouldn't be put on leave: he/she should be fired. Ghoul.

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