In 1985, hunters stumbled upon a barrel containing the decomposing bodies of a woman, believed to be in her mid-20s, and a girl believed to be about 10 or 11 years old, in Allenstown. Fifteen years later, a State Police sergeant newly assigned to the case discovered a second barrel, containing the remains of two more girls, believed to be about 3 and 4.
Authorities believed they were killed between the late 1970s and early 1980s. DNA tests revealed that the woman and two of the girls were related.
New Hampshire police now believe the killer of the four victims was a man using the name of Robert “Bob” Evans. DNA connected him to the dead girls—he was the father. Evans now has been identified as Terry Peder Rasmussen. The New Hampshire state attorney general’s office believes that Rasmussen is also responsible for the 1981 disappearance and likely murder of a Manchester woman, Denise Beaudin.
Rasmussen was born in Denver in 1943 and died in prison in 2010 where he was serving a sentence for killing his girlfriend. The serial killer’s true identity was not discovered until July of this year.
Rasmussen’s believed to have committed many other murders and police are attempting to track his whereabouts in the early 1970’s. He has spent time in Colorado, Idaho, Virginia, Texas, Oregon, Hawaii, and California. Rasmussen often was in the company of various women and children. Police say he was an electrician and worked for oil and gas companies, and also the significant industrial construction company Brown & Root.