How the Chameleon Killer Was Identified as the Bear Brook Murderer (2:46)
It's a story stranger than fiction — the remains of what appeared to be a mother and her young daughter were found in a barrel in Bear Brook State Park in New Hampshire in 1985. Then, 15 years later, in the exact same spot, another barrel with the remains of two more women were found. When the second barrel was found, investigators came to the conclusion that it was a mother and her three daughters. Missing persons reports were never filed so no one knew who these innocent victims were.
The police caught a break, in an unrelated case, and found the man that killed them: he was nicknamed "The Chameleon Killer" because of his multiple identities and multiple crimes spanning across decades. Upon further DNA testing, investigators realized that one of the girls was the killer's own daughter. While three of the victims have been identified, the killer's daughter's identity is still unknown.
Additionally, "The Chameleon Killer" is suspected in other crimes were the women have been unidentified.
Take a look at the photos of the victims and some evidence below.
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"Turquoise Doe," unidentified murder victim. More information here.
Evidence from a "Jane Doe," also called "Lady in the Fridge", crime scene, according to The Doe Network.
Denise Beaudin, murder victim. More information here.
A composite sketch of Terry Rasmussen's, aka "The Chameleon Killer", unidentified daughter.