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Thinking about that one square mile in Manchester where Denise Daneault, Laureen Rahn, and Denise Beaudin went missing from got us thinking about where Shirley "Tippy" McBride's family lived in Manchester.


Aerial view of the foundation of Bear Brook Store and the logging trail that runs down to the sandpit (photo from 2000)

In 1985, a hunter found the remains of a woman and a girl in a plastic bag near a 55 gallon barrel in Allenstown NH.

They were found on private property behind Bear Brook Gardens Mobile Home Park and near a trail that winds through Bear Brook State Park.

 In 2000, the remains of two more girls were found in a barrel nearby.

The woman is related biologically only to the oldest child (who was found in the barrel with her) and to one of the other girls. It is unknown if the 2-4 yr old is related paternally to the other children.
 It is believed that the four victims were killed at or near the same time and their bodies deposited in the barrels between 1980 and 1984.

2009 aerial view of the foundation of Bear Brook Store on the property on which the bodies were found

Their identities remain unknown and as the years pass, the mystery grows. Who are they and why has no one come forward to claim them?
They have a donated headstone in a local cemetery but they cannot be buried as their remains continue to be studied for clues to their identities. 

Isotope testing on their remains show that the woman and the two girls related to her may have lived in the areas highlighted in green below

The third girl may have lived in the red rectangles in the yellow areas


Someone out there knows what happened to this family and has been keeping a terrible secret. You can't turn back time and change what happened, but it's not too late to do the right thing. 

Please post their names on this blog
drop an anonymous letter in the mail to 
 New Hampshire Cold Case Unit
33 Hazen Drive 
Concord, NH 03305

and let them rest in peace. 


Interesting to see the evolution of the composites of the adult victim over the years.

Media on the case (articles/videos).

Because many residents of Bear Brook Gardens mobile home park were not spoken to after the discovery of the first bodies and almost none of the residents learned about the 2000 discovery of the little girls, we (Scott and Ronda of Oakhill Research) have been working on re-creating the park from 1977 to 1985. See maps here.

Depiction by artist Carl Koppelman of what the family may have looked like
     Our goals are to make sure that every woman and girl who lived in that park is alive or died under normal circumstances and that every former resident sees the composites of the victims and knows that four bodies were found, not just the two from 1985. If your name is on this list of former residents and we haven't had the chance to speak with you yet, would you contact us at (Ronda 207-841-2526 or Oakhillresearch@gmail.com). Or if you lived in Allenstown NH (Suncook) between 1977 and 1985 and would like to be added to a private Facebook group (80 members so far) who are helping us map out and learn about Allenstown back in the day, friend request Ronda Randall and mention that you lived there.

May 2011: Scott in the sandpit at the foot of the snowmobile trail on the first of many visits to Allenstown.

To help jog memories, we posted a listing of Allenstown residents from 1982 (per city directory) and a listing of everyone in NH who had a 485 phone exchange that year. 1982 holds no particular significance, we just chose the midway point of the years the authorities gave for when they believe the bodies were deposited on the property.

 NH Fish & Game has a web page entitled 'Protecting Poultry from Predators.' Good resource. The more that is known about predators and their behavior, the safer an environment becomes, whether that environment is a henhouse or a neighborhood. See below for some of the human predators who have/had ties to NH.

NH Predators*

John Brewer 
Joel Bill Caulk
James John Dale 
William DeCato 
John Rose and Susan Dessert
James Moulton and Anne Durand
Richard Gardner 
Carl LeChel 
Edward Mayrand 
Paul Moses 
Harold Naparst 
Brian Schultz
Richard Steeves 
Raymond Trimmer Sr and Jr 

* For the purposes of this research, the word ‘predator’ refers to someone who exploits or victimizes others through physical, emotional, sexual, religious, or financial means. Some of these individuals grew up in New Hampshire and others just passed through. Some of them still live in the area, some have gone on to meet their Maker, and others are 'whereabouts unknown.'  

NH Missing 
Connecticut River Valley Killer connections?
Valentine Underwood 
Robert Durst

Did they ever catch this 1973 abductor/rapist?

Odd random article