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1 month ago

California police search for other possible victims of NH serial killer Bob Evans

The footprints of a serial killer are currently under investigation in Anaheim, California.

Authorities in California are asking for the public's help in identifying a possible victims of a now-deceased serial killer, who lived in Anaheim, passing himself off as a single father.

READ: AG: NH serial killer ID'd, murdered missing woman and 4 found in Allenstown barrels

"He lived in Anaheim in 1984-1985 time range," said Sergeant Daron Wyatt of the Anaheim Police Department. "He was living with a girl who has been identified as Dawn Beaudin."

READ: Girl taken by NH killer in 1981 asks public in letter to focus on IDing unknown victims

The man, who was known as Bob Evans, died in a California prison. Under a different name, he was convicted of killing his girlfriend, Eunsoon Jun, whose body was found buried in cat litter in her basement.

Last month, New Hampshire State Police, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, linked Evans to cold cases dating back 30 years in Allenstown.

Evans, who has some different aliases, also was linked to the disappearance of Denise Beaudin and her daughter back in 1981. Her daughter was later identified as Dawn Beaudin, also known as "Lisa."

READ: AG: NH serial killer gave 12 aliases and more information throughout life

Authorities said he would pass himself off as a single father who needed some help then endear himself to another female, usually a single mother.

"This started the relationship he would ultimately molest the children, murder the children and the adult," said Sgt. Wyatt.

Police believe Beaudin is dead but have not found her body, nor have they identified the four bodies found in Allenstown, although they know one is Evan's daughter. They believe there may be more victims where this man spent time, including Anaheim.

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1 month ago

Tracing the many identities of Bob Evans, NH serial killer

In New Hampshire he went by Bob Evans, but he was known by a number of aliases. He was incarcerated in California under the name of Curtis Kimball where he died in 2010.

Now NH1 News introduces you the detective who put him behind bars for murder. She could very well be responsible for a big crack in the case that got him named a serial killer and linked to possibly five decades old cold cases.

The year was 2002. Across the country in California's Contra Costa County there's suddenly no sign of a woman named Eunsoon Jun. The first signs emerged that something was not right when she was a no show to lunch with a friend and a pottery class.

A then detective on the case, now a Captain at the Contra Costa Sheriff's Department, Roxane Gruenheid said, "The last time she had seen Eunsoon Jun was around May 31, 2002."

Four months a friend, dissatisfied with Jun's husband's answers about his wife's whereabouts, filed a missing person report.

Capt. Gruenheid said, "When she finally didn't believe him any more she went ahead and contacted our patrol division."

In an unofficiqal backyard ceremony Jun was married to Larry Vanner, who went by many aliases including Curtis Kimball and Bob Evans. Gruenheid obtained a search warrant for the couple's Richmond area home. When
she opened the garage door.

"Looked in and saw this very, very large pile of cat litter underneath the house. I didn't know what we were going to find under that cat litter," said Gruenheid.

What she ultimately found were the mummified remains of Eunsoon Jun.

Gruenheid said, "The first thing to emerge is a foot in a flip-flop. It was very dry. I was confident that when we ultimately identified it, it would be Eunsoon Jun.

Charged as Curtis Kimball, the killer pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder and was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

Most detectives would have called it good, but not Gruenheid. She said, "it just didn't make sense."

In her initial investigation she found a prior conviction in Santa Cruz County for the desertion of a little girl in 1986 named Lisa Jensen.

Gruenheid said, "I started to get a really strong feeling that I did not believe that Lisa was his daughter, and I was really concerned about where he had gotten her."

Call it a hunch or good investigative instincts, Gruenheid ordered a DNA test on the child. In august of 2003, "our crime lab concluded that Kimball was not the biological father of Lisa Jensen," said Gruenheid.

Because of Gruenheid's diligence, Lisa's case was reopened. It took roughly ten years, but ultimately Lisa Jensen was identified as Dawn, the daughter of Denise Boudin.

That forensic find ultimately tied the mother and daughter to New Hampshire. The two had not been seen since 1981, when they where thought to have left town with Denise Boudin's boyfriend Bob Evans. They were never seen again. The family now says they believed the three left to escape financial troubles, so they never questioned their disappearance.

Gruenheid said, "Once that connection back to New Hampshire was made that kind of opened up the door to investigators on this other cold case with the Allenstown Four."

Bob Evans is now suspected in the Allenstown Four murders in which a woman and three children were all found dead. It is believed they were killed between 1980 and 1984. Investigators say the woman is likely the mother of the youngest and eldest girls. DNA shows Evans fathered the middle girl.

As for Denise Boudin, she has never been found dead or alive.

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1 month ago

Woman remembers suspected NH serial killer's tears over dead wife

CONCORD (AP) — A California woman says a man suspected of killing at least six women and children portrayed himself decades ago as a grieving widower raising his daughter on his own.

Bob Evans died in prison in 2010, seven years after being convicted of killing his wife in California. But New Hampshire authorities this week said he also killed two women and three girls in the 1980s, including his girlfriend, Denise Beaudin.

Evans, Beaudin and her infant daughter disappeared from New Hampshire in 1981. By 1986, Evans was living at an RV park in Scotts Valley, California, where he met Katherine Decker.

Decker says Evans frequently cried and said his wife had died when their daughter was a baby. Evans later abandoned the girl, and she was eventually adopted.

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1 month ago

NH serial killer link helped by National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children realized the link between the missing 1981 woman and Allenstown murders after the identity of a kidnapped baby was revealed.

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The New Hampshire Attorney General's office announced that they believed Bob Evans was involved in the disappearance of Denise Beaudin in Manchester along with the Allenstown murders Thursday.

This information came out after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) made the link to the two cases, according to a video posted on their Twitter.

The NCMEC started to investigate the Allenstown murders of one woman and three children, attempting to identify the victims after their bodies were found in 1985 and 2000.

NCMEC Forensic Case Manager Ashley Rodriguez had also been working with investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's department in southern California for several years on a case of an unidentified girl who went by the name of Lisa.

"The victim is now a grown woman, but she was just a baby when she was kidnapped," Rodriguez said.

She went on to explain that the kidnapper raised her as his own child, but abandoned her when she was five years old.

DNA investigators were able to determine that Lisa's mother was Denise Beaudin, who disappeared in Manchester, New Hampshire.

"We now know that the daughter is alive and well and is accounted for and is living in another state, but we still do not know where Denise is at this time," said Shawn McCabe, Manchester Police Department Sergeant.

Investigators began to search Beaudin's former Manchester home, showing new pictures of her boyfriend at the time - Bob Evans.

With this new information, case managers at NCMEC began to connect the dots between the Manchester kidnapping and the Allenstown murders.

"When I started looking at a map of Manchester, New Hampshire it just dawns on me that Manchester is really close to Allenstown and to a case that Carol (supervisor of forensic services - missing children division) was working on," Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez then reached back out to San Bernardino County to ask if they were aware of the quadruple murder that occurred in Allenstown.

Agencies from California and New Hampshire looked for a connection, coming up with an astonishing result.

DNA evidence showed that Evans was the father of the middle child that was found murdered in a barrel in Allenstown.

READ: NH AG says serial killer was father of 1 of girls murdered, found in barrels in Allenstown

"We've got who we believe is our offender; everything suggests that. We have a direct tie to one of the victims genetically. We have ties to Bob Evans and the scene itself in Allenstown, but we still don't know who any of these victims are," said Michael Kokoski, New Hampshire State Police Sergeant.

Anyone with information about Beaudin or the Allenstown victims is asked to call 1-800-THE-LOST.

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2 months ago

AG: NH serial killer gave 12 aliases and more information throughout life

New Hampshire Attorney General's office released information and aliases that serial killer Bob Evans gave at one point in his life.

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The N.H. AG's office announced that they believed Evans was involved in the disappearance of Denise Beaudin in Manchester along with the Allenstown murders Thursday.

Police were able to determine that Evans was using different names through his fingerprints.

Despite this discovery, due to the extensive number of aliases, police can not be sure of Evans' true identity or date of birth.

The AG's office compiled a list of aliases and information used by Evans.

Confirmed Aliases

- Robert T. Evans
- Robert C. Evans
- Curtis Mayo Kimball
- Gordon Curtis Jenson
- Gordon Curtis Jensen
- Gerald E. Mockerman
- Jerry Edward Mockerman
- Lawrence William Vanner

Other Alias Varations

- Jerry Edwards Gorman
- Ulos Jenson
- Curtis Rollin Kimball
- Don Vannerson

General Characteristics

- Died in prison in 2010
- Caucasian
- Tall
- Slim
- Brown hair
- Blue eyes
- Skilled electrician and mechanic
- Lived in trailer parks or motels
- Alcoholic
- Changed names frequently
- May have spoken a foreign language

Vehicles

- Red Dodge pickup truck with a light colored camper, 1965-1968 model
- White Ford Van, 1978 model
- VW Van, two-toned, light color on top with a blue or green color on bottom

Possible schools Evans attended (unconfirmed)

- Lowell Elementary, Phoenix, Ariz.
- North High School, Phoenix, Ariz.
- Devry Institution of Technology (Electronic Engineering and Design major), Phoenix, Ariz.

Cities Evans mentions

READ: This is where the AG knows or thinks NH serial killer Bob Evans was living

- Evanstown, Wyo.: Possible place of birth
- Denver, Colo.: Possibly spent time here
- Roanoke, Va.: Evans claimed he married his wife Denise LaPorte here, who cannot be identified or located
- Quebec, Canada: Evans also claims he met his wife LaPorte here
- San Pedro, Calif.: Possible place of birth
- Anaheim, Calif.: Possibly employed here
- Bay City, Texas: Possibly spent time here with "family" and was employed here
- Ingleside, Texas: Possibly employed here
- Houston, Texas: Evans claimed LaPorte died here; was possibly employed here
- Austin, Texas: Evans attempted to call someone here living in an RV park
- Corpus Christi, Texas: Evans stated his wife was murdered in Corpus Christi
- Honolulu, Hawaii: Possible association to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, based in Honolulu
- Greensboro, Ga.: Possibly arrested under another alias name here
- Phoenix, Ariz.: Possible place of employment
- St. Louis, Mo.: Possible place of employment
- Louisiana: Possible place of employment
- Washington State: Possible place of employment
- Oregon: Possible state of travel/employment

Evans' References to Family

- Born as Ulos Jensen in Wyoming with a Norwegian/Danish background
- He was the youngest son in his family
- Ran away as a teenager
- Referenced having a 2 year old and a 6 month old child in the 1980s
- Listed “Elizabeth Evans” as spouse on 1980 arrest report

Witnesses' References to Evans' Family

- Seen with an unknown woman in her 20s to 30s, and four small children in a dark four door sedan in California during the 1980s

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2 months ago

This is where the AG knows or thinks NH serial killer Bob Evans was living

The Attorney General's office announced confirmed and unconfirmed previous locations of a serial killer suspected of killing five females in New Hampshire in hopes that more information on the killer will come up.

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The N.H. AG's office announced that they believed Bob Evans was involved in the disappearance of Denise Beaudin in Manchester along with the Allenstown murders Thursday.

An investigation was able to determine seven locations where Evans once resided.

CONFIRMED LOCATIONS:

Manchester, N.H. - Evans is believed to have lived here during the late 1970s under the name Robert T. Evans. He left the area in 1981 with Denise Beaudin and her 6-month-old daughter "Lisa."

READ: AG: NH serial killer ID'd, murdered missing woman and 4 found in Allenstown barrels

Anaheim, Calif. - Evans lived there from 1984 to 1985 under the name Curtis M. Kimball.

Felton, Calif. - Evans lived there in 1985 under an unknown name.

Scotts Valley, Calif. - Evans lived and worked at Holiday Host RV Park in 1986 under the name Gordon C. Jenson/Jensen. He left Lisa with a family at the RV park.

READ: Girl taken by NH killer in 1981 asks public in letter to focus on IDing unknown victims

Preston, Idaho - Evans is believed to have been here in 1987. He was subsequently arrested in 1988 for stealing a car out of Idaho.

San Luis Obispo, Calif. - Under the name Gerald Mockerman, Evans lived here in 1988.

Contra Costa, Calif. - Evans lived here from 2001 to 2002 under the name Lawrence Vanner, unofficially marrying Eunsoon Jun in August of 2001. Jun was pronounced missing in September of that year. Evans was arrested for the homicide of Jun in November 2002 and sentenced to 15-years to life in jail, where he died.

The time between Evans' stay in San Luis Obispo and Contra Costa, Calif. has been unaccounted for, along with his time before moving to Manchester, N.H.

Based off of documents that Evans has given in the past, the NH AG's office announced that he may have stayed in other locations across the United States as well as Canada. The list includes places Evans said he used to work at. He also claimed he was from areas in the western part of the U.S., particularly Wyoming.

The N.H. AG said that some of Evans locations may be false, but Texas is of the most interest to them.

UNCONFIRMED LOCATIONS:

Wyoming - Early 1940s

Colorado - 1940s to 1950s

Arizona - Early 1950s to 1970s

Hawaii - 1968 to 1970

Missouri - 1970s

Louisiana - 1970s

Virginia - Late 1970s

Quebec, Canada - Late 1970s

Texas - 1970s to 1980s

Oregan - 1986 to 1989

Washington - 1986 to 1989

Georgia - Years not included

The N.H. AG is asking for those with information regarding Bob Evans to call the N.H. State Police Cold Case Unit at 603-223-3836.

The birth name of Robert "Bob" Evans is under investigation. The article references him as Evans since this was the first name he was known as.

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2 months ago

NH AG says serial killer was father of 1 of girls murdered, found in barrels in Allenstown

The New Hampshire Attorney General's office revealed that one of the girls murdered in Allenstown was fathered by serial killer Bob Evans.

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Evans is believed to be linked to the murders of one adult woman and three female children in Allenstown as well as the 1981 disappearance of Denise Beaudin.

READ: AG: NH serial killer ID'd, murdered missing woman and 4 found in Allenstown barrels

His DNA profile was compared to the three murdered children, showing that Evans was the father to the younger-middle child found in Allenstown.

In November 1985, a hunter in the area of Bear Brook State Park found a barrel containing the remains of a woman - believed to be between the ages of 23 and 30 - and a female child - believed to be between the ages of 5 and 11.

Fifteen years later in May, another barrel was found in the same area containing the remains of two female children - one believed to be between the ages of 2 and 4 and the other believed to be between the ages of 1 and 3.

The child believed to be between the ages of 2 and 4 was determined to be Evan's child.

The other three victims were maternally related based on DNA testing. The two children were not biologically related to Evans, and the NH AG believes the adult woman did not have a relationship with Evan

The victims have been unidentified further. The NH AG is asking for those with information regarding this murder case or the 1981 missing person case to call the NH State Police Cold Case Unit at 603-223-3836.

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2 months ago

Timeline of events leading to the identification of NH serial killer Bob Evans

In the wake of Thursday's press conference with the New Hampshire Attorney General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and New Hampshire State Police involving the deaths of several people, a serial killer has been identified.

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"Bob Evans" is expected to be an alias of the man responsible for at least five murders, six if you include the "presumed death" of 1981 cold case victim Denise Beaudin.

READ: AG's office announces search of NH home in regards to missing person's case from 1981

He is suspected of the four Allenstown murders, where a woman and three children were found dead in barrels in Bear Brook Garden trailer park.

READ: NH1 News Investigates Cold Case: Allenstown police see dozens of new leads in cold case murders

Fingerprints led police to reveal that the three different names were actually Bob Evans, who was wanted on warrants. Evans was a fugitive for about 12 years before he was arrested. Despite this discovery, due to the extensive number of alias', police can not be sure of Evans' true identity or date of birth.

Authorities laid out a timeline of events to show Evans' known activity from when he left New Hampshire in 1981 until he died in prison in 2010.

TIMELINE OF EVENTS

In the late 1970's, Evans arrived here in New Hampshire. He resided at 925 Hayward St. in Manchester.

In 1980, Evans was arrested in February and June and listed his spouse as Elizabeth Evans, though authorities do not know who that is. In October of the same year, Evans was arrested again, and did not list a spouse.

Evans and Beaudin disappeared together in 1981, but no missing persons report was ever filed with authorities. The couple disappeared with their daughter, then known as "Dawn", but Evans later gave the daughter, now known as "Lisa", up for adoption.

In 1984 and 1985, Evans changed his name to Curtis Kimball. In 1985, Evans was arrested for drunk driving in California. He had "Lisa" with him at the time. Around June or July of that year, Evans abandoned "Lisa" at a trailer park in Scott's Valley, California. The girl was placed into foster care and later adopted.

In 1985, two unidentified bodies were found in a barrel in rural Allenstown by Bear Brook State Park. One was an adult woman and the other was a young girl.

In 1986, when California went to investigate Evans for abandoning his child, he was no longer in the Santa Cruz area.

In September of 1986, Investigators confirmed a latent fingerprint match between Gordon Jenson (Jensen) and print obtained from individual arrested as Curtis Mayo Kimball in 1985.

In October of 1986, felony arrest warrants were put out for one of Evans' aliases: Gordon Curtis Jenson.

In the press conference they said they lost track of Evans for about two years. They don't have any investigative information about his whereabouts during time period.

In 1988, Evans was arrested in San Luis Obispo, California for vehicle theft. This time, his alias was Gerry Mockerman. The car was stolen out of Idaho, confirming he spent some time in that area.

In March of 1989, Evans was arrested on warrants out of Santa Cruz, under the alias of Gerry Mockerman.

In October of 1990, Evans made parole after serving about 18 months of his three year sentence and took off the next day and wasn't seen for a period of time.

Officials lost track of his whereabouts for a block of time and were unsure of where he was during this time frame - Evans was then a fugitive for 12 years.

In 2000, two more young girl's bodies were found in another barrel within walking distance. The older woman was discovered to be related to the oldest and the youngest child, but not the middle child.

In August of 2001, Evans married Eunsoon Jun in Richmond, California using the name Lawrence William Vanner. It was a backyard marriage and no official paperwork was filed. He was working in the neighborhood doing several odd jobs in this time period, which is how he met Jun.

In September of 2002, Jun was found buried in her basement, partially dismembered. Lawrence Vanner was fingerprinted and found to be Curtis Kimball.

In November of 2002, Evans was arrested for Jun's murder.

In June of 2003, Evans was convicted of Jun's murder and was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

In August of 2003, DNA testing determined Evans and Lisa were not biologically related. San Bernardino COSO initiated an investigation into the true identity of Lisa Jenson.

On December 28, 2010, Evans died in prison of natural causes.

In 2014, San Bernardino COSO enlisted the assistance of DNAadoption.com and one of their Search Angels, a genetic genealogist to identify links to relatives of Lisa.

In 2016, A first cousin and a grandfather of Lisa were identified in New Hampshire which led to proving that Lisa is "Dawn Beaudin" – daughter of missing person, Denise Beaudin.

In the summer of 2016, San Bernardino COSO contacted NHSP and Manchester PD regarding the identification of Dawn Beaudin and connection with missing female, Denise Beaudin and suspect convicted of homicide in 2002.

In October of 2016 – Evans’ DNA profile compared to all three minor female victims from Allenstown case. Results showed Evans was the father to non-maternally related child, the middle child, found in 2000.

In December of 2016, police file a missing person report for Beaudin.

In January of 2017, Foster announced a search of 925 Hayward Street in Manchester in connection with the missing person's case.

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2 months ago

Girl taken by NH killer in 1981 asks public in letter to focus on IDing unknown victims

Denise Beaudin's daughter has asked the public to focus on identifying the unknown victims involved in the New Hampshire serial killer case.

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The N.H. Attorney General's office announced that they believed Bob Evans was involved in the disappearance of Denise Beaudin along with the Allenstown murders Thursday.

Beaudin and her 6-month-old daughter, "Lisa," disappeared on Thanksgiving day in 1981 with her then boyfriend Evans.

READ: AG: NH serial killer ID'd, murdered missing woman and 4 found in Allenstown barrels

Evans later left Lisa with a family at the Holiday Host RV Park that he worked and lived at in June or July of 1986. The family later gave Lisa up to be put into foster care.

Years later, a DNA test was conducted for Lisa determining that Evans was not biologically related to her.

In 2016, a first cousin of Lisa's was identified and it was determined that Lisa's birth name was Dawn Beaudin.

During the NH AG's press conference Thursday, a statement was read aloud signed by Lisa.

She expressed how grateful she was to be reunited with her grandfather and cousins and explained that she now has a "beautiful" family.

She asked as a "victim to this incredulous story" that the media focuses on identifying the victims and respects her privacy.

"Please turn your focus toward the un-identified victims, and other potentially unknown victims in this case, and hopefully their families will also be offered some closure as this investigation continues," the statement read.

Full statement

I am so thankful to be re-united with my Grandfather and cousins after all these years!! I want to send over a heart-felt "Thank You" to all the organizations and tireless individuals who made this possible.

As a victim in this incredulous story, I would like to ask that the media respects my privacy.

Currently I have three beautiful children and a loving husband, and would like our presently happy and secure life to remain intact and protected through the release of this story. Please turn your focus toward the un-identified victims, and other potentially unknown victims in this case, and hopefully their families will also be offered some closure as this investigation continues.

Thank you, Lisa

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2 months ago

AG: NH serial killer ID'd, murdered missing woman and 4 found in Allenstown barrels

MANCHESTER — New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster announced that they believe they have discovered the man involved in three different murder cases, involving three women and three children.

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The AG's office announced a search of 925 Hayward St. in Manchester in connection with the missing person's case of Denise Beaudin from 1981 on Jan. 17.

No human remains were found during the search of the Hayward Street address. Although no body was found, Beaudin is presumed to be dead.

READ: AG's office announces search of NH home in regards to missing person's case from 1981

As a result of their findings, Foster said that they believe they discovered the same person that was involved in Denise Beaudin's disappearance, also killed the four unidentified Allenstown victims from 1985 and 2000, as well as a woman in California.

Beaudin was last seen by her family on Thanksgiving day in 1981 with her boyfriend, Robert "Bob" Evans, and her six-month-old daughter. Evans is expected to have arrived in New Hampshire in the late 1970's and resided in Manchester until the disappearance of Beaudin in 1981.

READ: Police Seek Information About NH Woman's 1981 Disappearance

Evans and Beaudin's daughter Lisa were not biologically related, police say. Evans was later seen with Beaudin's daughter "Lisa," and eventually left her with a family at an RV park in California. Lisa has been confirmed alive and safe.

The Allentown case refers to an incident in 1985 when two unidentified bodies were found in a barrel in rural Allenstown by Bear Brook State Park. One was an adult woman and the other was a young girl. In 2000, two more young girl's bodies were found in another barrel within walking distance. The older woman was discovered to be related to the oldest and the youngest child, but not the middle child.

READ: NH AG releases new information in 30-year-old Allenstown cold case murders

Due to their investigations, Evans was determined to be the father of the "middle child" victim in the Allenstown murder case. The attorney general's office has still not identified the victims in the Allenstown murder case, but hope that these findings help them to do so.

They have confirmed that Evans died in prison of natural causes in California in 2010, while serving time for killing a Californian woman, Eunsoon Jun. Jun's body was found buried and partially dismembered in her California basement in 2002 after a missing person case ensued. Evans was arrested for the murder of Jun two months after her body was found. He was sentenced to 15 years to life for this murder.

READ: New details emerge in NH cold case murders from 30 years ago

Fingerprints led police to reveal that the three different names were actually Bob Evans, who was wanted on warrants, and was a fugitive for about 12 years. Despite this discovery, due to the extensive number of aliases, police can not be sure of Evans' true identity or date of birth.

The attorney general's office says he fits the description of a serial killer.

READ: NH1 News Investigates Cold Case: Allenstown police see dozens of new leads in cold case murders

More details to come from NH1 News who was live from the press conference.

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2 months ago

WATCH: NH AG's office speaks on 1981 NH missing person case with connection to murders

MANCHESTER — New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster will be holding a press conference at 10:30 a.m. regarding the 1981 Denise Beaudin missing person case at the Division of Motor Vehicles.

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Authorities are expected to discuss recent efforts to locate Beaudin, as well as the four unidentified murder victims found in Allenstown in 1985 and 2000, and the connections between those two cases and a California murder case, according to Foster.

READ: AG: NH serial killer ID'd, murdered missing woman and 4 found in Allenstown barrels

You can see the press conference live on NH1.com and NH1's Facebook page.

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2 months ago

NH AG: Missing person case from 1981 reveals connection to several other murders

MANCHESTER — Investigations into a missing persons case from 1981 led to the discovery of its' connections to several other murders in New Hampshire and California.

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster announced today there will be a press briefing regarding the 1981 Denise Beaudin missing person case from Manchester on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Division of Motor Vehicles.

At the briefing, authorities will discuss their recent efforts to locate Beaudin, as well as the four unidentified murder victims found in Allenstown in 1985 and 2000, and the connections between those two cases and a California murder case, according to Foster.

Beaudin's was last seen by her family on Thanksgiving day in 1981 with her boyfriend and her infant daughter. When relatives went to visit her at her home a few days later, the couple was gone, and her family assumed they had left town to avoid financial troubles. The case was never solved.

The Allentown case refers to an incident in 1985 when two unidentified bodies were found in a barrel in rural Allenstown by Bear Brook State Park. One was an adult woman and the other was a young girl. In 2000, two more young girl's bodies were found in another barrel within walking distance. The case was never solved.

The details of the California case have not been revealed yet.

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2 months ago

PHOTO GALLERY: FBI teams continue investigation into 1981 missing person case

MANCHESTER — FBI Evidence Response teams were on scene at 925 Hayward St on Thursday investigating a disappearance first reported in 1981.

The teams were there in relation to an ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Denise Beaudin. Beaudin lived at the address with her boyfriend, Robert “Bob” Evans in the fall of the year she went missing.

READ: AG's office announces search of NH home in regards to missing person's case from 1981

Officers were seen loading shovels, buckets and other search-related equipment into vehicles and trailers. Some members of the teams wore protective breathing masks over their noses and mouths, while others wore hardhats.

The investigation at the residence began on Tuesday.

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2 months ago

AG's office announces search of NH home in regards to missing person's case from 1981

MANCHESTER — The New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster announced a search of 925 Hayward Street in Manchester in connection with a missing person's case.

The search is related to the missing person’s case of Denise Beaudin, who was last seen in November of 1981. Beaudin and her boyfriend, Robert “Bob” Evans, lived at 925 Hayward Street in the fall of 1981 when Denise went missing.

The attorney general's office says Denise Beaudin's family last saw her on Thanksgiving day in 1981 with her boyfriend and her infant daughter. When relatives went to visit her at her home a few days later, the couple was gone, and her family assumed they had left town to avoid financial troubles.

The search will take place in the home beginning on Tuesday, and is expected to take several days. As a result of the search, a section of Hayward Street from Cypress Street to Foster Avenue is expected to be closed off to traffic to accommodate equipment and personnel needed for the search, according to the Attorney General.

The search is being conducted with assistance from personnel from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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2 months ago

Police Seek Information About NH Woman's 1981 Disappearance

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say based on new information, they now consider a Manchester woman who was last seen 35 years ago a missing person.

The attorney general's office says Denise Beaudin's family last saw her on Thanksgiving day in 1981 with her boyfriend, Robert "Bob" Evans, and her infant daughter. When relatives went to visit her at her home a few days later, the couple was gone, and her family assumed they had left town to avoid financial troubles.

Now, authorities say they have received new information, and are asking anyone who knew Beaudin or Evans between 1976 and 1981 to contact police. Beaudin graduated from Goffstown High School in 1976 and later worked at General Cable and the Demers Nursing Home in Manchester.

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1 year ago

NH1 News Investigates Cold Case: Allenstown police see dozens of new leads in cold case murders

ALLENSTOWN - A cold case that the FBI has said is one of the most unique cases in U.S. history, is finally beginning to see new promising leads.

A woman and a girl were found dead in barrels in rural Allenstown in 1985. Fifteen years later two more children were discovered the same way in the same area.

To this day there are still no names and no convicted killer.

But now, new testing has narrowed the search.

After recent sketches of the victims were released last month, a large amount of tips have been pouring into the Attorney General's office.

However, there are still many questions.

"I have never heard of this," said Ronda Randall a case enthusiast. "That, right away, caught my attention about it. Why haven't I heard about it? This seems like something that should be cemented into peoples' consciousness."

Randall and her brother are New Hampshire natives and as a hobby have been researching the Allenstown cold case on their own. They've put in 40 hours a week for five years. They've been interviewing neighbors and putting together a map with names and family trees to try to find the killer.

What they find unusual was that many people in the Bear Brook Garden trailer park - which is directly across from the crime scene - were not re-questioned about the second set of bodies found.

"And we'd say 'no one ever talked to you?' " Randall said. "'You haven't heard more bodies were found?' They'd say, 'No.' "

Richard Gagne, a long-time resident was one of them.

"I didn't hear about those until recently," Gagne said. "That really surprised me."

NH1 News asked the Attorney General's office about the case.

"The things that I would say to those people that have been waiting for someone to get in touch with them - this is it," said Senior Assistant Attorney General Ben Agati. "Today's the day. Please get in touch with us now."

He explained that things have rapidly changed and evolved with investigating, over time.

"What the mindset was in 2000, I'm not exactly sure," Agati said.

As the AG's office sorts through potential leads comparing them to missing person reports, Ronda Randall spends her time looking through old newspaper archives, and online forums of people searching for lost family or adopted relatives from the last 30 years.

"I'll work on recreating the trailer park, we have about 200 more people to track down so I won't rest on that project until it's done."

Ronda is asking people born in 1974 or 75 to look through their yearbooks to see if there are any names you may have lost touch with that may be the oldest child.

"I think scene has done what it can, in this case, law enforcement and now i really think it's the media and the public."

The state tells us that they don't look into cases past 50 years, and this one is already 30 years old.

Police are always looking for new tips. If you have any information please contact the AG's office at 603-271-2663 or email at coldcaseunit@dos.nh.gov or contact 1-800-THE-LOST.

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New details emerge in NH cold case murders from 30 years ago

ALLENSTOWN - A Cold Case with new developments hopes to get national attention to solve the missing pieces. The N.H. Attorney General's office and state police released new information including updated photos of four victims. They say it's a case like no other.

In 1985 two unidentified bodies were found in a barrel in rural Allenstown by Bear Brook State Park. One was an adult woman and the other was a young girl. In 2000, two more young girl's bodies were found in another barrel within walking distance.

"It kind of tears at your heart strings, you know?" said Matt Peltier of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. "You've got three children, all females, in barrels of all things.

Isotope testing has narrowed down where the victims were born, their ages and helped depict more accurate sketches by tracking their water sources and diet. Based on that information, it's likely that the adult was the mother of the oldest and youngest child and that they were all from the New England area.

"At this point in time we are almost at our full, we are at our final line of what science can do to help us based on the remains to identify where they came from," said Ben Agati, assistant attorney general assigned to cold cases in the state.

A neighbor whose property is beside where the bodies were found on Deerfield Road said the new details surprised him.

"The photos I saw today look nothing like the originals, I mean unfortunately I still don't recognize any of them." said Richard Gagne.

Gagne said the police reached out to neighbors after the first two bodies were found in 1985. But they were never asked anything further once the other two bodies were discovered years later. Today's press conference aims to reach out to find someone, somewhere with any clues to this 30-year-old case.

Please contact 1-800-the-lost or coldcaseunit@dos.nh.gov with tips.

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