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

Woman, 29, ‘confessed’ to stealing and setting fire to mother’s dog during ‘ritual sacrifice’ at their home

  • Brianna Lingo, 29, was charged with multiple felonies on June 9 after she allegedly confessed to killing her mother’s dog
  • Lingo would have put the dog in a fire pit as a ‘sacrifice’ at her Moberly house
  • The suspect is on bail with $15,000, due to appear in court on June 21

A Missouri woman reportedly admitted to police that she stole and strangled a dog before burning his body as a “sacrifice.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

The backyard of the house on the 300 block of Wightman St, Moberly, is pictured, where the dog is said to have been burned after being strangled

The backyard of the house on the 300 block of Wightman St, Moberly, is pictured, where the dog is said to have been burned after being strangled

Last Thursday, charges were brought against the woman accused of killing the dog as a 'sacrifice'

Last Thursday, charges were brought against the woman accused of killing the dog as a ‘sacrifice’

Police discovered the half-burnt mixed terrier breed in the 300 block of Wightman St, Moberly

Police discovered the half-burnt mixed terrier breed in the 300 block of Wightman St, Moberly

“To my knowledge we haven’t had any reports in Moberly that I can remember, at least this was the first.

“Of course we’ve investigated several cases of animal cruelty over the years, but never one to the extent that I know of,” said Troy Link, Moberly’s police chief. ABC17 News

Lingo is in custody on $15,000 bail and is due to appear in court again on June 21 for a hearing.

Her criminal history revealed no previous animal cruelty charges.

Lingo allegedly put the dog's body in a fire pit in what police described as a 'ritual'

Lingo allegedly put the dog’s body in a fire pit in what police described as a ‘ritual’

Brianna Lingo, 29, has reportedly confessed to killing her mother's mixed terrier

Brianna Lingo, 29, has reportedly confessed to killing her mother’s mixed terrier

Lingo is in custody, with $15,000 bail, and is due to appear in court again on June 21 for a hearing

Lingo is in custody, with $15,000 bail, and is due to appear in court again on June 21 for a hearing

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