ABC affiliates around the country are currently running promotional materials regarding a two-hour program on Bear Brook, a long-running investigation involving four murders near a New Hampshire state park. New Hampshire Public Radio covered thousands of stories in Some stories offered closure, while others still await a final chapter. Two victims in the Bear Brook murders case were laid to rest at a funeral in Allenstown on Saturday. Despite the efforts of investigators, their identities went unknown for more than 30 years. Jason Moon will appear on The Dr. Oz Show on Tuesday, September 17, as part of Dr. In the segment — taped in August — Jason discusses his reporting behind the long-running New Hampshire investigation involving four unidentified bodies found near Bear Brook State Park. He also offers personal insights on some of the key players affiliated with the investigation.
A deceased adult female and young girl around the age of nine had been found in Bear Brook State Park. Their bodies were wrapped in plastic and stuffed into a gallon metal drum. No one knew who they were or who had killed them. Fifteen years later, pretty near to the first dump site, two more young girls were found stuffed into a metal drum, just as with the first two victims. It became clear to authorities that they had some sort of serial killer on their hands. The 4, person population of Allenstown was shaken. It would take decades for the authorities to uncover answers to the questions that plagued citizens. Some answers in the case remain a mystery to this day. On November 10, , the first two victims were found by a passing hunter.
Rasmussen killed at least six people in a crime spree that spanned decades and stretched across the continental United States. Rasmussen is the perpetrator of the Bear Brook murders. The bodies of his girlfriend, California woman Marlyse Elizabeth Honeychurch, her two daughters and his own daughter were discovered in two barrels in Allenstown, New Hampshire , in and As Evans, he dated Denise Beaudin, who disappeared in Beaudin's daughter was abducted by Rasmussen and taken to California, where he raised her under the pseudonym "Gordon Jensen". He abandoned her in and was subsequently imprisoned on child abandonment charges. After his release, he assumed the name "Larry Vanner" and married chemist Eunsoon Jun in
In , investigators named Terry Peder Rasmussen as the most likely suspect. Rasmussen's identity was confirmed via DNA from a son from his first marriage. He was also confirmed, via DNA, to be the father of a 2-toyear-old girl who was one of the Bear Brook victims. Rasmussen is believed to be responsible for several other murders, including that of Denise Beaudin, his known girlfriend,  who disappeared in Rasmussen was convicted and sentenced for the murder in of his then-wife; he died in prison in In , the three biologically related females were identified as a mother, Marlyse Elizabeth Honeychurch, and her two daughters of different biological fathers Marie Elizabeth Vaughn and Sarah Lynn McWaters, last seen in November The middle child, identified as Rasmussen's daughter, currently remains unidentified. On November 10, , a hunter found a metal gallon drum near the site of a burned-down store at Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown , New Hampshire.