Two Women Murdered in Different Locations, One Bizarre Commonality
Laura Kempton was an attractive 23 year old aspiring model who was found dead in her 20 Chapel Street in Portsmouth on September 28th, 1981. She had been brutally beaten to death with an object. She had last been seen leaving a local bar named the Ranger Club early Monday morning. A little more than a year later on October 19th , 1982, twenty year old Tammy Little was found in her apartment inside her apartment at 315 Maplewood Avenue. She had been bludgeoned to death.
Both woman had some similarities between them. They were both socially active and went to some of the same bars and clubs. Most telling though, was that they were both students at the Portsmouth Beauty School. This case is very active and police have spent countless hours trying to collect more evidence. Anyone with information is encouraged to come forward.
There is a $20,000 reward for information leads to an arrest and conviction for either or both murders. You can contact the Portsmouth Police Department at 603-610-7430.
A Car Crash and A College Student Disappears
Around 7pm on February 9, 2004 University of Massachusetts senior Maura Murray was involved in a minor car accident on route 112 in the town of Haverhill. A man driving by saw the accident and offered to help. The twenty-one year old college student declined his offer but he still called police anyways. Ten minutes later when the police arrived Maura Murray’s items were all locked in her car but she was not there.
It was at first theorized that perhaps she had taken off. Afterall, it wasn’t clear why she was heading to New Hampshire. She had been under stress lately and told some professors that she needed to take time off. More than four years later, there has been no trace of Maura. It has been theorized by some that she could have been the victim of foul play. Others believe she may have started a new life. If you have any information about Maura Murray please call Lt. Mark Mudgett at 603-271-2663 or you can call 1-866-479-5284 to leave an anonymous tip.
Visiting College Student from West Coast Mysteriously Murdered
September 4, 1977, Jaclynne Snyder was visiting Portsmouth, New Hampshire with her father on a trip. The twenty-two year was a graduate of the University of Washington and had decided to venture off in the city alone. She disappeared at around 4pm in the Strawbery Banke area on a Sunday afternoon. She was found murdered off of Route 155 in the town of Lee, New Hampshire, ten days later in a wooded area. For nearly four decades her murder has been shrouded in mystery and no suspects have been publicly identified in the death of the resident of Spokane, Washington. An autopsy was never able to determine the cause of death but police labelled it a homicide. After graduation, Snyder was going to travel to New York City and pursue employment with the United Nations. Her dreams though, were cut short by a killer. Additional information can be found at the New Hampshire Cold Case website http://doj.nh.gov/criminal/cold-case/victim-list/jaclynne-snyder.htm
If you have any information about this case, please contact the Attorney General’s Office at (603) 271-3658.
Quiet Calm of White Mountains Still Scarred by Homicide
The White Mountains in New Hampshire have some of the most beautiful scenery in North America. There are dangers associated with the weather and altitude of Mount Washington and it’s many neighbors. One thing that visitors to this area don’t often worry about it murder. On November 15, 2001, 52 year old Louise Chaput is believed to have been stabbed to death near the parking lot of Glen Ellis Falls at Pinkham Notch. The Canadian resident took a small vacation to go hiking and her body was found on November 22, 2001. The social worker from Sherbrooke had suffered from numerous stab wounds. Police believe that she was murdered near nightfall. IF you have information about this case you are urged to call the New Hampshire State Police at 603-271-2663. All calls can be confidential.
The murder site is just a few miles from the Appalachian Trail. There have been several other murders, disappearances and suspicious deaths near the trail. See http://www.savagewatch.com/southern.html for two other cases.
Police Still looking for Answers in Abduction and Murder of Child
On the morning of January 29, 1969, the last time anyone saw 11 year old Debra Horn was at her Allentown home she shared with her family. The brown eyed girl had missed school due to a fall. When her family came home, the door to their home was open and their little girl was gone. She had taken nothing with her, including her pet poodles. There was one clue. A studded snowtire track. It is believed that she was abducted from home. Sadly her family would never get to see her alive again. Three teenagers in Sandown found her naked body in an abandoned 1952 Plymouth just months later on August 10th. It is possible that Debra knew her killer.
Around the same time of her homicide, there were two other girls close in age to her that went missing and were found murdered. 15 year old Joanne Dunham went missing from Charleston on June 11, 1968. The next day her body was found on a dirt road off of Quaker City Road in the town of Unity. The teenager had been sexually assaulted and asphyxiated. 13 year old Kathy Gloddy vanished from the downtown area of Franklin.
The next day her body was found off a Webster road in the same town. She had been brutally sexually assaulted and died from severe blunt trauma to the head, neck and abdomen. Her killer had strangled her and killed her by running her over several times with a car.
To read more about this case visit Robert Water’s blog site. If you have any information about any of these cold cases, please call the New Hampshire State Police at 603-271-2663.
Murder of Woman and Three Young Children Haunt Town
It is perhaps the most haunting and bizarre crime to hit the state of New Hampshire. In 1985 the unidentified remains of an adult female and a young female child were found in a barrel in the Bear Brook State Park of Allenstown. Fifteen years later when police revisited the scene, several hundred yards away another barrel was found containing the unidentified remains of two other young children. The adult female and the child buried in the barrel with her died from blunt trauma to the head. The two younger children found were probably also murdered and though there is not definitive evidence, they are believed to be female. DNA tests proved that the adult female is related to the child found buried with her as well as of one of the other children found in 2000. However, she is not the mother of all three children. The adult female was believed to have been between the ages of 23 and 32. She was between the 5’2 and 5’7. She was caucasian with possible Native American ancestry. She had light curly brown hair. The two children linked to her were around the ages of 5-10 and 1-3 years old. The other is not related to her and is believed to be around 3 to 4 of age. It is possible that the three children could be paternally related though but it is not proven. Isotope testing shows that all four victims were born in the United States, they believe that the woman and her two children spent substantial time near the Atlantic Coastline anywhere from Maine to Pennsylvania but that is not definitive. The Other child may have spent time as far west as Minnesota. Whoever killed these individuals has not been caught.
UPDATE 8-24-2017: At long last a break in the case as one of the dead children (unrelated to the other three victims) has been identified as the daughter of a deceased killer named Terry Peder Rasmussen also known by the alias of Bob Evans who is a likely serial killer. Rasmussen is the person believed responsible for the four murders. He was convicted of killing his wife Eunsoon Jun and died in prison in California in 2010. He is the prime suspect in the 1981 disappearance of Denise Beaudin who at the time lived in Goffstown. Police know Rasmussen used various aliases around the country. And theorize be may have killed others including the biological mother of his child that he killed in Allentown.
On June 6th, 2019, New Hampshire State Police announced that they had identified three of the Bear Brook Murders. They were Marlyse Elizabeth Honeychurch. Her older daughter Marie Elizabeth Vaughn and Sarah Lynn McWaters. They had lived in California and moved with Rasmussen to New Hampshire.
Reward offered in Double Murder
Portsmouth Crimeline is offering a 20,000 dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the murders of Stella Bolton and James Moore. The two had been stabbed to death at their home at 74 Rockhill Avenue in Portsmouth on February 16th, 1991. A fire was then set and discovered at 1:30am. If you have any information about this crime please call the Portsmouth Crimeline at 603-431-1199 or the Portsmouth Police Detectives at 603-436-2511.
Identity of Woman Still Puzzles Investigators
She was found deceased on October 6, 1971 in the town of Bedford. She may have been for as long as 30 to 90 days. They estimate her age to be between 25 and 35. Her height was around 5’1″ – 5’5″and she may have had brown hair. There was clothing found on the unidentified female; 32″ waist dungarees that were cut to make them look like shorts or hip huggers and sandals that were size 7. She also wore a maroon or red colored pullover blouse which was laced at neck and reddish colored socks.
The individual was found on a logging road in the woods which was located at the end of Kilton Road. Now, Kilton Road has been changed into an on-ramp that goes to Route 101 West. Her manner of death has never been determined but Police suspect Foul Play is involved. At this point, forty years later, they want a name. If you have information as to who you are urged to contact the Bedford Police Department at 603-472-5113. All calls can be confidential.
Did a Man’s Past Cause his Murder
It was the evening of December. 21st, 2014, when David Wheelock was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds he suffered inside the home he owned at 170 Pearl Street in the town of Keene. Police believe that a brown Buick LeSabre or Buick Century may have been the getaway vehicle for the killer. The 48 year old victim suffered from Multiple Sclerosis and had been a registered sex offender due to possession of child pornography.
But there are theories on the internet that Wheelock may have been involved in other sexual misconduct activities. A housemate of Wheelock was eventually arrested for sexually abusing dogs. IT is possible that Wheelock may have been involved in filming these episodes.
It is possible that Wheelock’s killer may have been angry at him either due to his sex offender activities or as a result of his filming of activities involving the abuse of dogs.
If you have any information about this case, please call (603) 357-9815. You can remain anonymous.
Man Killed in His Front Yard Still Unsolved
Fifty four year old Tom Conrad, was murdered on September 28th, 2005 in Pike, NH. He was shot multiple times as he arrived home. His mother was in the residence (170 Lilly Pond Road) at the time but was unharmed.
If you have any information about this case please call the New Hampshire Department of Justice at 603-271-3658.
A Car Accident, Now Foul Is Suspected
At first it seemed like a car accident on December 10, 1982 in the town of Thorton. At the bottom of an embankment on Route 175 was a 1982 Saab 900 engulfed in flames. Inside were the burned remains of 18 year old Stephen Dow and his 40 year old mother Janet Dow. They lived not far from where they had been found deceased. The deaths were ruled as a result of a fatal car accident. However, in 1993, the case was opened again because of new evidence. Police believe that the two may have met with foul play. If you have any information about this case, please call the New Hampshire State Police at 800-525-5555.
Woman Shot to Death in Her Home, Murderer Still Unknown
November 1st 2010, fifty-four year old Roberta “Bobbie” Miller was found shot to death in her home in the town of Gilford. Police believe she was killed possibly the day before on Halloween or even the day she was found. She died from a gunshot wound to the back of the head, her pet dog was also killed. She had just gotten divorced but police have not said if that has anything to do with the case.
There is a fifty thousand dollar reward for information leading to an an arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for her murder. If you have any information about this homicide, please contact the New Hampshire State Police Major Crime Unit at 603-223-8573. All calls can be confidential.
New York Highway Murder May Have Suspect from New Hampshire
On February 5, 1997 at 6pm, Richard Aderson, an assistant superintendent at the Valley Central School District in Montgomery was involved in a fatal road rage incident on Interstate 84 in New York four miles the Newburgh–Beacon Bridge. He was involved in a minor collision with a relatively new green Jeep Cherokee that may have had New Hampshire license plates. Both he and his assailant pulled off the road near exit 12 and a brief argument ensued. The assailant shot Aderson and fled the scene in his vehicle heading east on the highway. Though mortally wounded, Aderson did give the a 911 operator a description of his assailant and the vehicle that he drove.
A police sketch was drawn based on Aderson’s description and this murder case was featured on the shows “America’s Most Wanted” and “Unsolved Mysteries”. It is possible that the sketch may be off but Police believe that the suspect was a white male around six feet tall, with a receding hairline. He wore glasses and may have had a beard. However, the key is the vehicle and the fact that someone may have been traveling or working in that area.
If you information about this murder please call the New York State Police Troop K, Bureau of Criminal Investigation at (845) 298-0398.
Who Left a Man To Die off the Side of a Highway?
On the evening of July 29, 2001, twenty-one year old Lorne Boulet from Chichester, New Hampshire went for a walk. That was the last time anyone saw him alive for he went missing for almost five years. On April 14, 2006 a man hiking through the woods to get home from work made a shocking discovery. Lorne Boulet’s remains had been found beside the south bound lanes for Interstate 93 in the town of Concord. Law Enforcement believes that while he was walking on the highway, he was struck from behind by a motor vehicle. He left behind a group of family and friends that are looking for answers.
If you have any information about the homicide of Lorne Boulet you are urged to contact contact Detective Sonia at the New Hampshire State Police Criminal Investigative Services Division at (603) 271-2663 or (603) 271-3636.
Slaying of Elderly Woman Still a Cold Case
76-year old Sylvia Gray of Plainfield, New Hampshire had been reported missing on May 28th of 1982. She was located deceased on May 30, she had been stabbed and bludgeoned to death near Daniels Road. There was no evidence of sexual assault and a ring that she normally wore was never found. Her remains were found on her property only a few hundred yards from her house. To date no has been charged in her murder and the case remains cold. If you have any information about this case please call the Cold Case Unit at the New Hampshire State Police at (603) 271-2663.