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Suspect wanted in 2019 death of roommate in Breckenridge

Miles Fernando Tovar (aka Miles James Hippner) is wanted in connection to the death of Brendan Rye, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — The U.S. Marshals Service is searching for a 37-year-old man wanted in connection to a deadly altercation in Breckenridge in 2019.

A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Miles Fernando Tovar (also known as Miles James Hippner) of Breckenridge. Tovar is wanted by the Breckenridge Police Department in the death of his roommate, 29-year-old Brendan Rye, the Marshals Service said.

> Video above from November 2019: Victim in deadly Breckenridge altercation identified.

BPD said officers responded around 9:45 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2019 to a home on Grandview Place, where they found Rye, who was unresponsive with significant injuries but did not appear to be shot. Police also found a 35-year-old Breckenridge man with a gunshot wound to his leg.

Rye was taken to the hospital, where he died, according to BPD. The other victim's injury was not life-threatening, and he was released from the hospital the next day. A third person who reported the incident was not injured.

Credit: Breckenridge Police
Brendan Rye


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An arrest warrant has been issued for Tovar on the following charges, according to the Marshals Service:

  • Manslaughter
  • First-degree burglary
  • First-degree criminal trespass
  • Harassment

Tovar is described as being about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing about 165 pounds, with brown hair and eyes, according to the Marshals Service. He has a tattoo on his right shoulder that reads "In God I Trust," and a tattoo that is described as flowing lines from his left shoulder to his left arm.

He has ties to Colorado, New York, Florida and the Caribbean Islands, the Marshals Service said.

Anyone with information on Tovar's location is asked to submit a tip to the Marshals Service at 1-877-926-8332 or on their website.

Credit: U.S. Marshals Service
Miles Fernando Tovar (aka: Miles James Hippner).

Tips can also go to Breckenridge Police Department Detective Jennifer Johnson, at 970-453-2251 ext. 1662, or jenniferj@townofbreckenridge.com.


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