Dog of Tescott murder victim back home

Ventura County Animal Services/Facebook

The dog of a man murdered in the town of Tescott, Kan. is back home.

Ventura County Animal Services shared video of the reunion on its Facebook page.

The reunion follows the Aug. 12 murder of Matt Schoshke. A family member found him murdered in his Tescott home on Aug. 12. His dog, Zeus was reported missing along with his Ford F-150.

On Aug. 22, the truck was found abandoned in California and Zeus was still missing.

VCAS says the Australian Shepherd was found tethered to a tree near the train station in Ventura where the suspect left him before boarding a northbound train – "leaving Zeus with no known connection to the victim or to the crime".

The organization says Zeus was turned over to the Camarillo Animal Shelter then adopted out to a family.

The "Help the Matt Schoshke Family" tracked down Zeus to the shelter who then spoke to the KBI and the Ottawa County Sheriff's about the dog's history.

The shelter's director reached out to the family who had adopted explained the situation and the family agreed to release Zeus back to the shelter so he could be reunited with Schoshke's parents in Kansas.

“It was the most touching conversation! Matthew’s mother told me, ‘Getting Zeus back is almost like getting my son back!’” his mother told the director of VCAS.