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Court Docs: Manchester, NH Couple Strangled Five Days Before House Explosion

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NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Court records show that a Manchester, New Hampshire, couple was strangled five days before firefighters found their bodies in their burning home.

The death certificates filed in Hillsborough County Probate Court show that 71-year-old Robert Dion and 67-year-old Constance Dion were strangled with a wire on March 19. The medical examiner’s report says they died within minutes.

Police are still seeking their adopted son, 38-year-old Matthew Dion, who vanished after the March 24 fire. Dion is wanted on three counts of possession of child pornography and Manchester police want to question him in connection with his parents’ deaths.

Authorities say Dion was driving a white 2009 Nissan Altima with a New Hampshire license plate 341-0587.

Tips can be reported to the task force at 603-225-2632 or by calling 1-877-WANTED-2.

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