Woman, 29, ‘confesses’ to stealing her mother’s dog and setting it on fire during ‘ritual sacrifice’


Woman, 29, ‘confesses’ to stealing her mother’s dog and setting it on fire during ‘ritual sacrifice’ at their home

  • Brianna Lingo, 29, was charged with multiple felonies on June 9 after she allegedly confessed to killing the dog belonging to her mother
  • Lingo allegedly put the dog in a burn pit at her Moberly home as a ‘sacrifice’
  • The suspect is in custody with a $15,000 bond, due back in court on June 21 

A Missouri woman has reportedly admitted to police that she stole and strangled a dog before burning its body in a ‘sacrifice’.

Brianna Lyn Lingo, 29, was charged with multiple felonies on June 9 after she allegedly confessed to killing the dog.

After the horrific deed, Lingo is said to have put the dog’s body in a burn pit, in what police described as a ‘ritual’.

Lingo’s mother came home to discover what had happened to her beloved pet, and immediately called 911. 

Police found the mixed terrier breed half burned in the 300 bloc of Wightman St, Moberly.

Briana Lingo, 29, was charged with multiple felonies on June 9 after she allegedly confessed to killing a dog belonging to her mother

Briana Lingo, 29, was charged with multiple felonies on June 9 after she allegedly confessed to killing a dog belonging to her mother

The backyard of the house in the 300 bloc of Wightman St, Moberly, is pictured, where the dog is reported to have been burned after it was strangled to death

The backyard of the house in the 300 bloc of Wightman St, Moberly, is pictured, where the dog is reported to have been burned after it was strangled to death

Charges were filed last Thursday against the woman accused of killing the dog as a 'sacrifice'

Charges were filed last Thursday against the woman accused of killing the dog as a ‘sacrifice’

Police discovered the mixed terrier breed half burned in the 300 bloc of Wightman St, Moberly

Police discovered the mixed terrier breed half burned in the 300 bloc of Wightman St, Moberly

‘To my knowledge, we haven’t had any reports like this in Moberly that I can recollect, anyways this was the first one of those.

‘Of course, we investigated different animal abuse cases over the years but never one to this extent that I’m aware of,’ Troy Link, Moberly’s chief of police, told ABC17 News.

Lingo is in custody, with a $15,000 bond and is due back in court on June 21 for a bond hearing.

Her criminal history revealed no prior animal abuse charges.

Lingo is reported to have put the dog's body in a burn pit, in what police described as a 'ritual'

Lingo is reported to have put the dog’s body in a burn pit, in what police described as a ‘ritual’

Briana Lingo, 29, allegedly confessed to killing the mixed-terrier belonging to her mother

Briana Lingo, 29, allegedly confessed to killing the mixed-terrier belonging to her mother

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