Police identify Milford homicide victim, suspect in court


Police have investigated an untimely death in Milford on Monday morning. The victim was 49-year-old Christopher Peckham of Milford.

On Monday morning, officers were on scene at the 500 block of Anderson Avenue, near Quarry Road, to investigate the untimely death of an unidentified man.

On Sunday night at around 10 p.m., officers responded to the home after receiving a 911 call about an unconscious man on the front ramps of the house. Police say by 10:10 p.m., he was pronounced dead by EMS personnel at the scene.

According to police, the cause of death was blunt trauma to the upper torso which caused several broken ribs and his vertebrae as well as soft tissue injuries. The suspect has been identified as 57-year-old Ricky Garcia of Milford

Garcia has been charged with manslaughter. He has been arrested with a $250,000 bond.

Police have stated that Peckham lived in the home with his sister and about 12 other people who either lived within the house or in tents or vehicles on the property. . 

They also say that officers have responded to the residence before and are familiar with it. 

Garcia is expected to appear in court on Tuesday and held on a $250,000 bond.

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