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

Bear Brook

From New Hampshire Public Radio

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

Most Recent Episodes

Preview: Death Resulting Ep 1 - The Crime

For Bear Brook listeners, a full episode preview of Jason Moon's latest reporting project, Death Resulting. An early morning drug deal in a hotel bathroom ends in tragedy. Josh is charged under the federal death resulting law — a new and growing strategy for prosecutors — and faces a sentence of two decades or longer. To hear the rest of Death Resulting, look for Document wherever you get your podcasts.

EP 7: The In-Between

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 Brook? Donate $20 today.Thanks for your support. Click here to check out Supervision: Life on Parole, a new four-part podcast from New Hampshire Public Radio.

Update: Eric Rasmussen

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

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 subscribed for another full episode of Bear Brook that we hope to bring you soon.

EP 6: Chameleon

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 creating projects like Bear Brook? Click here to donate $20. Thanks for your support.

EP 5: Bloodline (PART 1)

A child is abandoned. Timelines come together. A family tree begins to take shape. A chameleon is revealed. Click here to donate $20 and get the finale of season 1 now.

EP 5: Bloodline (PART 2)

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. Thanks for your support.

EP 4: Eunsoon Jun

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. Click here to donate $20 and get ad-free episodes of Bear Brook a week early.

Ep 3: A Smaller Haystack

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 support the journalism that made Bear Brook possible? Make a $20 gift and you can get ad-free episodes a week early! Click here to find out how.

EP 2: Known Only To God

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? Click here to donate $20. Thanks for your support.