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Photo Courtesy of the Teller County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities are searching for a suspect wanted in the beating and dismembering of two dogs earlier this week in Teller County. 

According to the Teller County Sheriff's Office, the man suspected of killing his roommate's two dogs is 30-year-old Matthew Stephen Dieringer from Pueblo. He is now facing felony animal abuse charges.

Dieringer allegedly beat his roommate's brown 7-year-old Australian Cattle Dog "Suka" to death. He is also accused of killing and dismembering his roommate's black dog "Hayoka." A necropsy confirmed that Suka died of blunt force trauma.

Authorities have not released a motive in the killings. The suspect remains at large and was last seen in the Manitou Springs area. He may have also dyed his hair a darker color.

If you see Dieringer, call 911 and do not approach him. Anyone who has more information on this case or any other details about Dieringer’s whereabouts is asked to call Officer Trixie Hudspeth at 719-687-9652.

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.


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Wish I could express my true feelings for this bacteria. Find him...


I’d love to give him a tour of the California desert...

Eldaleena Greene

I’d help you. If I ever go to jail - it will be because of giving a “tour” to this pathetic serial killer. Mark my words - people who do this are inclined to hurt humans too. Ugh. So angry!!

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