A six-year investigation into the murder of 26-year-old Alexandra Ducsay came to a close today when Milford police arrested Matthew Pugh.
Pugh, who is an inmate at Garner Correctional Facility in Newtown on unrelated charges, was charged with one count of murder and one count of first-degree burglary in relation to the May 19, 2006 incident in Milford that claimed the life of Ducsay.
Pugh is 40-years-old and a former resident of Hamden, police said. The arrest came about following a lengthy investigation involving representatives from the Milford Police Department and the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney, Cold Case Unit and the Office of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Ansonia-Milford.
According to police, Ducsay was discovered deceased in her home on Booth Bay Street in Milford on May 19, 2006. Investigation revealed that she was found to have suffered significant head trauma and was located in an area of her home consistent with a violent crime scene, police said. An autopsy performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that the cause of death was blunt force trauma and the manner of death was certified as “homicide."
Pugh was held on a bond of $2 million dollars and is being arraigned today at Milford Superior Court. The case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Ansonia-Milford and the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney.
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