Decades-old New Hampshire homicide mystery has possible Texas ties

Bob Evans

Bob Evans

A man who may have spent time working in Texas and had acquaintances in Austin during the 1970s and 1980s is thought to be connected to a string of homicides in New Hampshire, authorities say.

Since 1985, New Hampshire law enforcement officials, working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, have been trying to solve the mystery surrounding the deaths of a woman and three children, whose bodies were found wrapped in plastic and placed in steel barrels in the woods outside Allenstown, N.H.

The victims remain unidentified, but authorities hope to find some answers if they can get more information about a man they think is their killer.

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According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, investigators say DNA has linked one of the victims found in the barrels to a man known as “Bob Evans,” who died in prison in 2010.

Authorities have said Evans “referenced the state of Texas on multiple occasions when speaking of places he spent time during the early 1980s. He told investigators he spent time in Travis, Nueces, Harris, Dallas and Matagorda counties

In Travis County, investigators say Evans might have known someone residing at an RV park in Austin during 1986. He called two RV parks – Austin Lone Star RV Resort and Pecan Grove RV Park, officials said.

Evans also claimed to have worked as an electrician with Brown and Root in Houston during the 1970s; as an installation mechanic at Big Three Industries during the 1970s and 1980s; and as an instrument repairman for Bay City Electric in Bay City during the 1970s.

The family of a missing woman, Denise Beaudin, believe she and Evans left New Hampshire and traveled to Texas to avoid financial difficulties.

More information about the case has been prepared by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, the Manchester Police Department and New Hampshire State Police, and can be obtained by emailing the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at media@ncmec.org.

 

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