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NH ALLENSTOWN JANE DOES: 1 Adult & 3 Children, F, found in metal drum - Nov 1985 *1 still unidentified*

Discussion in 'Unidentified 1980 to 1989' started by Takeitfromme, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Takeitfromme

    Takeitfromme Professional Journalist/News Reporter

    The Bear Brook murders, also referred to as the Allenstown Four, consisted of four unidentified murder victims discovered in 1985 and 2000 at Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown, New Hampshire, United States. Currently, the case remains unsolved. The victims' faces have been reconstructed multiple times, most recently by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.


    On November 10, 1985 a hunter discovered the remains of an adult white female (23-33 years old) and a female child (8-10 years old) inside a 55 gallon metal drum in woods located in the Bear Brook Garden Trailer Park near 22 Edgewood Drive in Allenstown, NH.

    On May 9, 2000 two more victims were found in the same vicinity. These victims were also in a metal drum. The third victim was a white female child (1-3 years old) and the fourth victim was also a white female child (4-8 years old). These two children are biologically related to the adult female and it is possible all four victims are related.

    It is believed that the victims were killed sometime between 1977-1985. The deaths have all been ruled homicides, but the specific cause of death has not been released publicly.


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    Investigators say decades-old homicide puzzle 'solvable'
    New Hampshire Sunday News

    Other remains point to possible homicides
    It may be a long shot, but investigators have renewed hope of identifying a young woman and three little girls who were murdered sometime around the early 1980s, then stuffed naked into two metal drums that were found 15 years apart in Allenstown - and finally finding their killer or killers.

    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recently provided a significant boost by convening a team of national experts to review the case files in detail and meeting with three New Hampshire investigators and a Maine forensic anthropologist at its Virginia headquarters.
    - See more at: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130210/NEWS03/130219950&template=mobileart#sthash.tjG69I1S.dpuf

    New images released in Allenstown cold case
    Bodies of woman, 3 children found in metal drums


    Investigators hope Baby Doe attention helps New Hampshire cold case
    Victims found in oil drums 30 years ago never identified


    Edited by Kimster to add media link: http://www.crimewatchers.net/forum/...re-murdered-and-no-one-knows-their-names.866/
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  2. Advocate

    Advocate Ask me how to get your loved one in NamUs

  3. Advocate

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    Identify These Victims FB Page
    JaneDoe Allenstown FB Profile
    Mystery in Allenstown, NH blog see the comments - THANK YOU to the former park residents who came out on Saturday to meet us! It was an encouragement to know people want to help identify these little girls. Later in the week, more maps of the park will be posted starting with the Stonybrook Ave section which is where we will be filling in names first. Shoot us an email if you lived in the park and haven't already heard from us! oakhillresearch@gmail.com

    Click here if you lived in Bear Brook Gardens between 1977 and 1985
  4. Takeitfromme

    Takeitfromme Professional Journalist/News Reporter

  5. Advocate

    Advocate Ask me how to get your loved one in NamUs

    Specifically this comment on the blog

  6. Advocate

    Advocate Ask me how to get your loved one in NamUs

    'Yeah, he did great job!
  7. Takeitfromme

    Takeitfromme Professional Journalist/News Reporter

    Wow, very interesting.... made me think of a carnival family i used to know.... I just submitted some info to the blog....
  8. Advocate

    Advocate Ask me how to get your loved one in NamUs

    If you get back there, ask if they've passed the tip to LE. I always assumed they did
  9. Takeitfromme

    Takeitfromme Professional Journalist/News Reporter

  10. Takeitfromme

    Takeitfromme Professional Journalist/News Reporter

    I just emailed them to see if they reported it. If not, I will call the cold case unit here in NH to report it. I have worked with a few of the investigators from that unit in the past.
  11. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Members of the New Hampshire State Police, the FBI, and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children met last week about the case and are in the process of reviewing new scientific data, including isotope analysis of the victims’ hair, bones, and teeth, that might pinpoint what region they lived in based on the drinking water they consumed. They plan to announce the results at a press conference Nov. 17.

    “I think we are going to be able to give the public a much better picture of the relationship between these four victims and where they originated from,” said Carol Schweitzer, a senior forensic specialist at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

    The center, which posted three-dimensional facial reconstructions of the victims on its missingkids.org website three years ago, is also poised to release new, more lifelike computerized images — similar to the type recently used to help identify a child’s body found on Deer Island as Bella Bond of Dorchester.

    Mitochondrial DNA tests performed years ago indicate that the woman found in Allenstown is related to the oldest and youngest girls found in the woods but don’t distinguish whether she was their mother, sister, or aunt. It’s unclear whether the third girl is related to any of the other victims.


    Much much more at link. You have to use your FB or sign up on their site to view the whole article.
  12. Takeitfromme

    Takeitfromme Professional Journalist/News Reporter

    I received the press release on this press conference in my email. New information has been discovered and the press conference will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Concord NH. I'm unable to attend but I have links that have been set up to disseminate the info.


    (news article from WMUR news 9^^^)



    Also, Oak Hill Research has been a blessing for these girls... their site is here:

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  13. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Looking forward to the update!
  14. Takeitfromme

    Takeitfromme Professional Journalist/News Reporter

    Me too. I am hoping because I can not attend that I can find it streaming live so I can watch from my desk while handling the rest of my news load
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  15. Advocate

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    Very psyched! Of course it's my daughters college day so I'll be driving during the presser
  16. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I have class and won't be around again til later.

    Have fun at college day!
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  17. Advocate

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  18. Advocate

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    New images, details released in Allenstown cold case
    By: Kirk Enstrom, Digital Managing Editor, kenstrom@hearst.com
    Published On: Nov 17 2015 08:34:32 AM EST

    Updated On: Nov 17 2015 12:07:22 PM EST

  19. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    This is AWESOME KEWL! We talked briefly about isotopes this morning in class. I'm hoping to get more information on this science later.

    It helps so much to be able to narrow down which missing people to look at as possible matches!
  20. Takeitfromme

    Takeitfromme Professional Journalist/News Reporter

    I am going to get official links and access for this case. I chatted with the major crimes unit lead detective today, but he recently was promoted so he has to pass the torch on this case, but was eager to have the Asst AG and new detective Sgt assigned to the case get in touch with me. I have offered up my assistance on the case since it is local to me and also because these girls really deserve their identities back.... the detective promoted that won't be handling the case any longer also really wants to see this case solved....at a minimum get these girls their identities back...

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