New Details of Bear Brook Homicide Victims Released

Nov 17, 2015

The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office released new information Tuesday about four unidentified people found dead in 1985 and 2000 in Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Benjamin Agati announced the release of new composite images of the four victims that officials hope will make it easier to identify them. Agati also released new information about where the victims -- one adult woman and three children -- likely lived. 

These new details are the result of radioisotope testing of the victims' remains.

"At this point in time we are almost at our full -if not, we are at the final line- of what science can do to help us based upon their remains to identify where they came from and who they were,” said Agati. “So at this point it really is the public's help that we're looking for."

In this map, based on radioisotope testing, the lighter green shows where three of the victims likely resided.

The updated images are more detailed than previous police sketches and take into account the new evidence. Investigators are also releasing two maps based on the radioisotope testing which show where the victims likely resided. While that includes wide swathes of the Northeast and Midwest, Agati says officials will target their messaging in those areas in hopes that someone will recognize one of the victims.

To provide information about the case, call 1-800-843-5678 or email coldcaseunit@dos.nh.gov