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Bear Brook Oldest 2015
Sex Female
Race White/Native
Location Allenstown, New Hampshire
Found November 10, 1985
Unidentified for 33 years
Postmortem interval Months - years
Body condition Decomposed/Skeletal
Age approximation 5 - 11
Height approximation 4'3 - 4'6
Weight approximation 65 - 85 lbs
Cause of death Beating

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Bear Brook Jane Doe was a girl between five and eleven who was found murdered in a 55-gallon drum with an adult female. In 2000, two additional victims were found, who are believed to have died at the same time, between the late 1970s and 1985.


This girl was the first of the children to be found, inside an overturned 55-gallon drum off a wooden trail adjacent to Bear Brook State Park. The adult who was also in the drum was maternally related, indicating she was either the victim's mother or much older sister. The two had been dismembered in order to fit inside of the barrel.

In 2017, the father of the middle child was identified as convicted murderer Terrence Peder Rasmussen, who is presumed responsible for all four deaths, plus that of his former girlfriend Denise Beaudin. He died in 2010 while serving a prison sentence for the killing of his wife.

Physical characteristics

  • The girl had pneumonia airspace consolidation in her left lung.
  • She had a crooked front tooth.
  • She wore earrings when she was alive.
  • She was around 4'3" - 4'6" tall when she was alive.
  • Her hair was wavy and light brown.
  • Unlike her mother or older sister, she had no dental fillings.
  • She had a gap in between her front teeth.
  • She is more likely 8 to 11 years old.
  • She more likely weighs around 65-75 pounds.


  • She may be Janice Pockett Rule Out
  • The group may have been killed by their father, mother/sister's boyfriend, or another relative.Acknowledged
    • The father of the middle child has since been identified as a convicted murderer and is considered a suspect in the case
  • They may have been foreign to the United States.Rule Out
    • Recent isotope tests indicate the group lived in the United States before they died.