Jun 3, 2015 11:08 AM

Manchester's Matthew Dion captured in Florida after more than year on the run


Matthew Dion, wanted in connection with the 2014 murders of his parents, has been captured in Florida after more than a year on the run, according to the U.S. Marshal's office.

Dion, 39 of Manchester, is accused of second-degree murder, arson and possession of child pornography.

He was added to the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted List in April.

READ: Manchester man placed on US Marshals 15 Most Wanted List

He was known to have ties in the South, and was thought to be most recently in Georgia, and before that, someone thought they saw him in Florida.

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.

READ: 1 year later, manhunt continues for Manchester's Matthew Dion

Investigators determined the cause of the fire was arson, and the couple’s deaths were ruled homicides.

Matthew disappeared from the home 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.

READ: Manchester man wanted for NH murders, child pornography possibly sited in Florida

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.

Authorities believe Dion fled New Hampshire soon after the crimes.

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