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Author: New Hampshire Public Radio

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Two barrels, four bodies, and an enigmatic killer. The cold case that changed the way murders will be investigated forever.
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EP 8: The In-Between

EP 8: The In-Between

2019-06-0739:429

A clue is found buried on an internet message board. DNA is wrestled from rootless hair. Two investigators work parallel leads, and authorities call a press conference. Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Bear Brook? Donate $20 today.Thanks for your support.  Click here to check out Supervision: Life on Parole, a new four-part podcast from New Hampshire Public Radio.
Update: Eric Rasmussen

Update: Eric Rasmussen

2019-02-1321:544

A son remembers his father, and searches for clues in his military paperwork. A conversation with one of Terry Rasmussen's surviving children.
Update: Ripple Effects

Update: Ripple Effects

2018-11-1521:541

This is the first in an unknown number of short updates to the story of the Bear Brook murders that we’ll be producing to let listeners know about any breaking news in the case.  This isn't the big news we're hoping to break - stay subscribed for another full episode of Bear Brook that we hope to bring you soon.
EP 7: Chameleon

EP 7: Chameleon

2018-11-0701:02:2912

The case that was solved in reverse leaves many questions unanswered. New methods of inquiry are used to crack other cold cases. Do groundbreaking techniques come at the cost of genetic privacy? Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Bear Brook? Click here to donate $20. Thanks for your support.  
EP 6: Bloodline (PART 2)

EP 6: Bloodline (PART 2)

2018-10-3126:247

This is part two of episode 5. A child is abandoned. Timelines come together. A family tree begins to take shape. A chameleon is revealed.  Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Bear Brook? Click here to donate $20. Thanks for your support.  
EP 5: Bloodline (PART 1)

EP 5: Bloodline (PART 1)

2018-10-3142:226

A child is abandoned. Timelines come together. A family tree begins to take shape. A chameleon is revealed.  Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Bear Brook? Click here to donate $20. Thanks for your support. 
EP 4: Eunsoon Jun

EP 4: Eunsoon Jun

2018-10-2446:5610

An ominous New Year’s party introduction. An estranged cousin goes missing. Police question a man with multiple identities. A search leads authorities to his basement. Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Bear Brook? Click here to donate $20. Thanks for your support.  
EP 3: A Smaller Haystack

EP 3: A Smaller Haystack

2018-10-1727:446

After 30 years of torpor, investigators finally inch the Bear Brook case forward. A geologist uncovers the history buried in human teeth and hair. The faces of the victims are reconstructed. Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Bear Brook? Click here to donate $20. Thanks for your support.  
EP 2: Known Only To God

EP 2: Known Only To God

2018-10-1043:078

The discovery of a second barrel raises questions. A stalled investigation churns back to life and then stalls again. An amateur sleuth takes Jason into the forest. Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Bear Brook? Click here to donate $20. Thanks for your support.  
EP 1: Hide and Seek

EP 1: Hide and Seek

2018-10-0333:2112

Three boys kick over a mysterious barrel in the woods. A small town cop fishes for answers. Evidence is buried, and the case goes cold. Click here to donate $20 and get ad-free episodes of Bear Brook a week early.
Bear Brook: The Trailer

Bear Brook: The Trailer

2018-08-0701:483

Two barrels. Four bodies. And the decades-long mystery that led to a serial killer. Bear Brook: A podcast about a cold case that's changing how murders will be investigated forever. From New Hampshire Public Radio. Visit bearbrookpodcast.com Follow on Twitter: @bearbrookpod Do you have information about the Bear Brook murders? Email us.
Comments (65)

Adriana Ortiz Barriga

i have baby "Lisa" in my heart. that poor baby girl was in hands of a sick asshole. I'm glad she's alive and made a good life.

Mar 19th
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Linda Sue

What a horrendous story! This podcast is so well done, I really have to put it at the top-my favorite. I did not think I could find one that was so riveting, so informative that I had to listen to it in one day. I learned so much about DNA testing and the advances science has made in finding and identifying the unidentified! God bless each person involved in solving these unbelievable cases as well as those telling it and sharing their stories. Thank you for presenting this story with the dignity and respect it certainly deserved.

Jan 30th
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beth ford

stellar reporting and story telling.

Jan 14th
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Mark S

Bear Brook was a model of complete and responsible journalism. In 1985, I was a senior in HS a few towns north of Bear Brook state park and I was around that area for years for work and recreation. I never learned the whole story until now, 3.5 decades later. Thank you and very well done!

Dec 30th
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Myra Boggs Bruno

friggin loved this

Oct 25th
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Dianna W

this is wonderful news

Oct 11th
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Lísa MK

just send all cold cases to Roxanne, she is one amazing woman

Oct 2nd
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Lori Best

Finally listened to this podcast and I'm so sorry I waited! Great! True crime lovers MUST listen!

Oct 1st
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Michelle Waterman

Great podcast, listened to the whole thing in one go, couldn't stop. Well written and researched

Sep 27th
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Unicorn 1

so interesting!!!

Sep 16th
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Unicorn 1

Oh wow!! 😲😲😲

Sep 16th
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Unicorn 1

Great podcast!

Sep 16th
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DAWN

Love ve how this starts

Sep 15th
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Dave O'Reardon

Best podcast I've listened to since Serial. And I've listened to a lot!

Aug 14th
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Myra Boggs Bruno

Great Podcast! Couldn't stop listening!

Jul 23rd
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Katie Kofoed

Seriously such a great podcast!

Jul 15th
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Ryan McKinless

Surprised the Maura Murray case in new Hampshire didn't spring to mind for the guys here?

Jun 19th
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Kristy Dalman

this episode got me all choked up. I hope the last little girl doesn't have to wait much longer to recover her name as well.

Jun 15th
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Nancy W

Roxanne!!! You are so dang AWESOME, thank goodness for your ability to suss out the "goofy"!!

Jun 13th
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504 chino

i can't wait

Jun 6th
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