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Investigators say former Manchester man responsible for 5 killings from 1980s, maybe more

  • FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2017 file photo, a large green tent is seen in the back of a house on Hayward Street in Manchester, N.H., where authorities searched for clues in the missing person's case of Denise Beaudin. State authorities said the case is connected to one involving four bodies found in two steel drums between 1985 and 2000 in a state park. Beaudin's family last saw her on Thanksgiving 1981, when she was 23, with her boyfriend, Robert "Bob" Evans, and her infant daughter. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) Elise Amendola

  • FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2017 file photo, apolice officer, right, keeps watch as an FBI agent walks by in Manchester, N.H., outside a house where authorities searched for clues in the missing person's case of Denise Beaudin. State authorities said the case is connected to one involving four bodies found in two steel drums between 1985 and 2000 in a state park. Beaudin's family last saw her on Thanksgiving 1981, when she was 23, with her boyfriend, Robert "Bob" Evans, and her infant daughter. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) Elise Amendola

  • Bob Evans 1985 booking photo in California

  • Allenstown youngest child

  • Allenstown middle child. Bob Evans biological child.

  • Bob Evans in parole photo from 1990.

  • Denise Beaudin 1981 at party with Bob Evans.

  • Bob Evans 1981 in New Hampshire at a party

  • Eunsoon Jun Photo

  • A barrel found in 1985.

  • Denise Beaudin 1976

  • Allenstown Adult



Associated Press
Thursday, January 26, 2017

A man who died in a California prison in 2010 while serving a sentence for killing and dismembering his wife is responsible for killing five people in New Hampshire in the 1980s, authorities said Thursday.

New Hampshire State Police and the attorney general’s office said they believe the killer was a man known as Bob Evans, the one-time boyfriend of a New Hampshire woman who disappeared in 1981.

They believe he killed that woman, Denise Beaudin, and, separately, a mother and three girls who were found in steel drums in a park. They said he was the father of one of those girls.

Authorities say Evans used a number of aliases. Under a different name, he was convicted in California of the 2002 killing of his wife, Eunsoon Jun, who was found dead in their basement.

“This was a guy who was a chameleon,” said Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin, chief of the attorney general’s homicide unit.

He said Evans — not believed to be his real name — fits the criteria for a serial killer and that authorities want to know more about him, because they fear there are other victims.

Police recently searched a Manchester home where Beaudin lived with Evans and her infant daughter. Beaudin’s family said they last saw her in 1981, when she was 23 years old. Her family assumed the three left town to avoid financial troubles, and they never called police.

The attorney general’s office said it has been in touch with Beaudin’s daughter.

The case of the four bodies found in drums in a state park in Allenstown has long stymied investigators.

In 1985, a hunter discovered the first two bodies — the woman and a girl believed to be 9 or 10. In 2000, an investigator found the other two girls — one believed to be 2 or 3 and the other 3 or 4. They believe the woman is likely the mother of the eldest and youngest girls.

The time of their killings was narrowed to 1980 to 1984.