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Bear Brook

12 EpisodesProduced by New Hampshire Public RadioWebsite

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

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Introducing Document Season 1: The List

October 26th, 2020

10:17

Bear Brook was a story about how amateur investigators and new forensic techniques are remaking the way we solve murders in America. Now, Jason Moon …

EP 8: The In-Between

June 7th, 2019

37:53

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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Update: Eric Rasmussen

February 13th, 2019

19:44

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

Update: Ripple Effects

November 15th, 2018

9:48

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. 

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EP 7: Chameleon

November 7th, 2018

1:00:07

The case that was solved in reverse leaves many questions unanswered. New methods of inquiry are used to crack other cold cases. Do groundbreaking …

EP 6: Bloodline (PART 2)

October 31st, 2018

24:16

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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EP 5: Bloodline (PART 1)

October 31st, 2018

40:05

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

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EP 4: Eunsoon Jun

October 24th, 2018

44:37

An ominous New Year’s party introduction. An estranged cousin goes missing. Police question a man with multiple identities. A search leads …

EP 3: A Smaller Haystack

October 17th, 2018

25:46

After 30 years of torpor, investigators finally inch the Bear Brook case forward. A geologist uncovers the history buried in human teeth and hair. …

EP 2: Known Only To God

October 10th, 2018

41:11

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.

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EP 1: Hide and Seek

October 3rd, 2018

31:20

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.

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Bear Brook: The Trailer

August 7th, 2018

1:48

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 …

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