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.
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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?
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 (address red-flagged on map)
The victims have a headstone in this cemetery in Allenstown - carved before the bodies of the little girls were found.
Unfortunately, they 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
According to the NH Cold Case website, it is believed that the victims were killed sometime between 1977 and 1985.
The forest was NOT heavily wooded around the trail
Original sketch released of the adult victim
2014 News Articles:
2013 News articles:
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'
Articles prior to 2013