Jun 1, 2016 10:54 AM

Site of Dion murders demolished in Manchester

MANCHESTER — The home of murder victims Bob and Connie Dion was demolished Tuesday, and the property’s new owner said he plans to build a similar home on the site.

The Union-Leader reported the split-level ranch was demolished after standing vacant on Mooresville Road since the March 2014 murder of the Dions at the hands of their son Matthew Dion, 40. Matthew Dion is serving 60 years in prison for pleading guilty to strangling his parents with wire and then attempting to burn down their house.

Pierre Peloquin of Peloquin Realty and Property Management said his company acquired the property in the past two weeks and arranged to tear down the 40-year-old house. He said the company wanted to remove an eyesore and build a new raised ranch on the lot.

Peloquin said he has experience with sensitive sales, having acquired and remodeled a Manchester house where two brothers were murdered in 2003.

In New Hampshire, unlike some other states, sellers are not required to disclose that a violent death has taken place in a residence being sold, Peloquin said. But he said he discloses such information to would-be buyers.

He said he hopes to offer the new house for less than $250,000.

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