We will next be in Allenstown January 9-11th. At that time we will bring a chart of Bear Brook Gardens (and neighborhood) that will break down the lots by residents' names and years they lived there. Over the past few weeks a number of families have contacted us and several of them did not appear on our list. It has been very helpful to get those additions! We appreciate all the stories and memories people have shared of the 1980s.


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


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Does anyone recognize this woman or this location?

    
 In 1985, a hunter found the remains of a woman and a girl wrapped in plastic near a 55 gallon barrel in Allenstown, NH. They were found on private property behind Bear Brook Gardens Mobile Home Park and near a snowmobile trail that wound through Bear Brook State Park. In 2000, the remains of two more girls were found in a barrel nearby. It is believed that the woman is maternally related only to the oldest and youngest of the children. Further DNA testing is being done to determine the exact relationship status between the four victims.



This metal drum found in 2000 in Allenstown contained skeletal remains of two girls
(NH state police photo) 
  





According to the NH Cold Case website, it is believed that the victims were killed sometime between 1977 and 1985.




  

 


  2011: looking into the woods from behind the Bear Brook Store site





original sketch released of the adult victim






  original sketch released of the oldest child



The identity of these victims remains unknown and as the years pass, the mystery grows.  Who are they and why has no one come forward to claim them?



 Scott, of Oakhillresearch, in gravel pit below the snowmobile trail

                                                                        
And why, with all of those miles of forest to choose from, would someone choose to dump bodies so close behind a busy mobile home park?



Bear Brook Gardens Mobile Home Park off of Deerfield Rd. According to early articles, the bodies were located in the woods behind 22 Edgewood Drive
 (flagged on map courtesy of Lance Locke)



We hope that someone who knows their identities will offer that information (perhaps anonymously) so that this woman and the little girls can someday be buried with dignity under their own names.





The four have a headstone in this cemetery in Allenstown. It was carved long before the bodies of the little girls were found.



Unfortunately, the victims cannot be buried in this peaceful spot as their  remains continue to be studied for clues to their identity. If you know who they are but wish to remain anonymous, PLEASE write their names on a piece of paper along with the word "Allenstown" and mail it to New Hampshire Cold Case Unit 33 Hazen Drive Concord, NH 03305

It's time for these children to rest in peace. And it's never too late to do the right thing.






CNN June 14, 2013
Cold-case murders of 4 females brought back to life by new images, DNA tests 

The Union Leader June 14, 2013
Police turn to technology in latest attempt to solve grisly murders

Concord Monitor June 14, 2013
  Investigators release new facial images of unidentified bodies in Allenstown cold case

WMUR June 14, 2013 (article and video)  
New images released in Allenstown cold case

Daily Mail (UK) June 14, 2013
  Do you know this family? Police use 3D models to reconstruct faces of a woman and three young girls found stuffed into barrels in New Hampshire woods 30 years ago
FOX News June 16, 2013 
Authorities hope new 3D images will help ID victims in New Hampshire cold case

WBZ-TV  February 26, 2013 (article and video)
NH Investigators Reopen 30-Year-Old Cold Case 
   Associated Press  February 16, 2013
NH cold case squad trying to identify 4 victims

WMUR February 12, 2013 (article and video)
New DNA tests underway in Allenstown cold case

New Hampshire Sunday News February 10, 2013
Investigators Say Decades-Old Homicide Puzzle 'Solvable'