15 years ago, the remains of two little girls were found in a wooded area in Allenstown.

May 10, 2015 12:34 AM

UNSOLVED: Remains of woman, 3 girls still unidentified after decades

ALLENSTOWN - This weekend marks the 15 year anniversary since the remains of two young girls were found inside a barrel in the woods of Allenstown. Today, the community is still looking for answers.

Investigators compared the girls' DNA to missing persons records, but no positive matches were ever discovered.

To date, their identities remain unknown - as is the status of their believed killer.

The girls, estimated between ages 2-4, were found in 2000 by a NH State Police trooper who was investigating the discovery of two other bodies 15 years earlier.

In the 1985 discovery, a woman and a young girl were found by a barrel on private land near Bear Brook State Park.

DNA testing showed the woman - estimated to be between 22 to 33 years of age - was related to at least 2 of the children.

Maine researcher Ronda Randall, of Oakhill Research, has been following the case for years and is striving to continue to spread knowledge about the cold case.

“I didn’t want to let this anniversary pass without inviting people to come and pay their respects to the little girls, and in the hopes that someday someone comes forward who knows who they are," said Randall.

If you think you recognize any of the individuals, you're asked to contact Randall at

For more information on the case, visit

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