Bear Brook

Bear Brook

New Hampshire Public Radio

True Crime

11 episodes

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


  • 07 JUN 2019
    EP 8: The In-Between
    37m 53s

    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. Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Bear Broo...

  • 13 FAB 2019
    Update: Eric Rasmussen
    19m 44s

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

  • 15 NOV 2018
    Update: Ripple Effects
    9m 48s

    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 subscrib...

  • 07 NOV 2018
    EP 7: Chameleon
    1h 7s

    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? Want to make sure that NHPR continues creati...

  • 31 OCT 2018
    EP 6: Bloodline (PART 2)
    24m 16s

    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.  Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Bear Brook? Click here to donate $20....

  • 31 OCT 2018
    EP 5: Bloodline (PART 1)
    40m 5s

    A child is abandoned. Timelines come together. A family tree begins to take shape. A chameleon is revealed.  Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Bear Brook? Click here to donate $20. Thanks for your support.

  • 24 OCT 2018
    EP 4: Eunsoon Jun
    44m 37s

    An ominous New Year’s party introduction. An estranged cousin goes missing. Police question a man with multiple identities. A search leads authorities to his basement. Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Bear Brook?...

  • 17 OCT 2018
    EP 3: A Smaller Haystack
    25m 46s

    After 30 years of torpor, investigators finally inch the Bear Brook case forward. A geologist uncovers the history buried in human teeth and hair. The faces of the victims are reconstructed. Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating p...

  • 10 OCT 2018
    EP 2: Known Only To God
    41m 11s

    The discovery of a second barrel raises questions. A stalled investigation churns back to life and then stalls again. An amateur sleuth takes Jason into the forest. Want to make sure that NHPR continues creating projects like Bear Brook? C...

  • 03 OCT 2018
    EP 1: Hide and Seek
    31m 20s

    Three boys kick over a mysterious barrel in the woods. A small town cop fishes for answers. Evidence is buried, and the case goes cold. Click here to donate $20 and get ad-free episodes of Bear Brook a week early.

  • 07 AUG 2018
    Bear Brook: The Trailer
    1m 48s

    Two barrels. Four bodies. And the decades-long mystery that led to a serial killer. Bear Brook: A podcast about a cold case that's changing how murders will be investigated forever. From New Hampshire Public Radio. Visit bearbrookpodcast.co...