11 episodes

Two barrels, four bodies, and an enigmatic killer. The cold case that changed the way murders will be investigated forever.

Bear Brook New Hampshire Public Radio

    • True Crime

Two barrels, four bodies, and an enigmatic killer. The cold case that changed the way murders will be investigated forever.

    EP 8: The In-Between

    EP 8: The In-Between

    A clue is found buried on an internet message board. DNA is wrestled from rootless hair. Two investigators work parallel leads, and authorities call a press conference.
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    • 37 min
    Update: Eric Rasmussen

    Update: Eric Rasmussen

    A son remembers his father, and searches for clues in his military paperwork. A conversation with one of Terry Rasmussen's surviving children.

    • 19 min
    Update: Ripple Effects

    Update: Ripple Effects

    This is the first in an unknown number of short updates to the story of the Bear Brook murders that we’ll be producing to let listeners know about any breaking news in the case. 
    This isn't the big news we're hoping to break - stay subscribed for another full episode of Bear Brook that we hope to bring you soon.

    • 9 min
    EP 7: Chameleon

    EP 7: Chameleon

    The case that was solved in reverse leaves many questions unanswered. New methods of inquiry are used to crack other cold cases. Do groundbreaking techniques come at the cost of genetic privacy?
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    • 1 hr
    EP 6: Bloodline (PART 2)

    EP 6: Bloodline (PART 2)

    This is part two of episode 5. A child is abandoned. Timelines come together. A family tree begins to take shape. A chameleon is revealed. 
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    • 24 min
    EP 5: Bloodline (PART 1)

    EP 5: Bloodline (PART 1)

    A child is abandoned. Timelines come together. A family tree begins to take shape. A chameleon is revealed. 
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

Nurseinthenorth ,

Life-Changing True Crime

It has taken me way to long to write this review - but this is truly one of the best true crime podcasts out there. Thanks to NPR for amazing storytelling, wonderful interviews, and just an overall human touch! Thoroughly enjoyed and listened to twice!

sabuwex ,

Incredible

Great story, so well done. It’s a bit slow at first, but episode 4 will completely hook you!

ahg102384 ,

Wow

Top notch. Very interesting and well produced. One of my all time favourites.

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