Apr 28, 2015 12:59 PM
MANCHESTER - A Queen City man has been added to the US Marshals 15 Most Wanted list.
Matthew Dion, 39, is accused of second-degree murder, arson and possession of child pornography.
On March 24, 2014, the Manchester Fire Department personnel responded to fire and explosion at the home of Robert and Constance Dion. The bodies of the elderly couple were found in the basement of their home.
Investigators determined the cause of the fire was arson, and the couple’s deaths were ruled homicides. Their son, Matthew, who also lived at the home had disappeared and evidence led police to believe he killed his parents and set the fire.
On Sept. 3, the Manchester Police Department charged Dion with two counts of second-degree murder and arson. The charges are in addition to an April 4, 2014, child pornography charge. Dion was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution on Nov. 22, and that's when U.S. Marshals began looking for him.
“Matthew Dion’s alleged crimes have made him the latest addition to our 15 Most Wanted list, which is reserved for those suspected of heinous crimes such as those Dion is accused of committing,” said U.S. Marshals Service Director Stacia Hylton. “Our Deputy U.S. Marshals and federal and local partners are dedicated to his apprehension so that he may face justice.”
Authorities believe Dion fled New Hampshire soon after the crimes, and may be in possession of a handgun. He is known to have ties to Georgia, but his whereabouts are unknown. Dion should be considered armed and dangerous.
Dion is 5-foot-10, weighing 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. His unique physical characteristics include a small horizontal scar on his forehead and blacken teeth due to extensive tooth decay. He may be driving a stolen 2013 silver Hyundai Elantra, and is known to swap license plates to avoid detection by authorities. His interests include art museums, photography, music and playing the piano. He is also fluent in French and has strong computer skills.
A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading directly to Dion’s arrest. Anyone with information can call the nearest US Marshals Office or the US Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102.
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