MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- A Connecticut inmate has been charged with a 2006 cold case homicide.
Six years ago, a family's future was forever clouded by an alarming discovery: 26-year-old Alexendra Ducsay's body was found in the basement of her Milford home on Boothbay Street.
She suffered significant head trauma and autopsy results confirmed she died of blunt force trauma. Her death was ruled a homicide.
"It's been a long and painful process, life has changed so much in the past six years, the absence of my sister," said Matthew Ducsay.
However, the Ducsay family finally received good news upon hearing that 40-year-old Matthew Pugh was arrested for murder; a death police call a "crime of passion" that was "brutal in nature."
The arrest warrant obtained by News 8 reveals Pugh and Ducsay had, at one point, a relationship that ended when Pugh went to prison. Pugh, according to the victim's mother, did not take it well. A letter he sent to Alexandra in 2004 reads, in part, "Maybe you need your (expletive) kicked by some (expletive) just to get that (expletive) out of you...I will make your life a living hell."
"This news is long overdue, and we're very happy to just see this day finally come," Matthew Ducsay said.
Pugh was arraigned in Milford and is being held on a $2 million bond.
During the six year investigation, police also learned that Pugh told his cousin in 2005 he was thinking of ways that he could kill Alexandra and then cover it up. He continued to deny his involvement, but DNA, along with cell phone records, place him at her house the day she was brutally attacked.
"'Xan' was a fabulous sister, and an even better person," Matthew Ducsay said. "Anyone that has followed the case will know she had her own charity set up that she'd run during Christmas time, to go help under-privileged kids in New Haven and Bridgeport. She was a fabulous sister, and I'll never forget her, I carry her with me everyday of my life."
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