On November 10, 1985, a hunter found the dead body of a 23 to a 33-year-old woman as well as the body of a young girl concealed in a 55-gallon metal drum near the Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown, New Hampshire. It was assumed that both victims died from blunt force trauma.
The case remained cold until May 9, 2000, when a second 55-gallon drum containing the corpses of two other young girls was found within 300 feet of where the initial drum was found. A cause of death has not been inferred.
All four victims are figured to have died between 1977 and 1985.
DNA testing indicated that the woman and the oldest and youngest children were maternally related.
All four victims were said to be white, Native American, or a mixture of both.
The woman is characterized as between the ages of 23 to 33 when murdered. She was between 5’2” and 5’7”. She had curly brown hair and a significant amount of dental work.
The oldest child was found with the adult woman. She is characterized as between 5 and 11 years old. She was between 4’3” to 4’6”. She had wavy, light brown hair and a gap in her front teeth.
The middle child was between 2 and 4 years old. She had brown hair and was about 3’8”. She had a noticeable overbite. She was not maternally related to the other victims but it is acceptable that she was paternally related.
The youngest child was between the ages of 1 and 3. She had long blond or light brown hair. She was between 2’1” and 2’6” and had a gap in her front teeth.
This case brings up many questions. How can, probably, a mother and three children vanish without anyone noticing? How is the middle child related to the other victims? Forensic testing showed that she had resided in Nebraska or the Dakotas, which brought her to New Hampshire.