New Hampshire officials and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children announced Friday, Aug. 18 that the true name of multiple murder suspect Bob Evans, who went by numerous aliases in Idaho and elsewhere, is Terrance Peder Rasmussen, who died in prison seven years ago. Previous reporting continues below.
Six years after a man died in a California prison in 2010, a DNA test has tied him to the bodies of a woman and three young girls — one of them his own daughter — who were found in barrels in the New Hampshire woods decades ago.
New Hampshire State Police are looking for anyone who recognizes the man, a drifter known as Bob Evans who used several aliases and lived in or traveled through numerous states from about 1980 through 2002. That latter year, he was arrested for killing his girlfriend, Eunsoon Jun, in Richmond, California. He was living under the name Lawrence Vanner at the time.
Evans has at least one Idaho connection: In November 1988, police pulled Evans over in San Luis Obispo, California, under the name Gerry Mockerman, driving a stolen vehicle from Preston, Idaho. He also may have lived in the Preston area in the late 1980s and worked on a farm.
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New Hampshire police Tuesday released a video of the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office interviewing the man about Jun’s disappearance, in the hope that someone will recognize him.
Tall and slim with brown hair and blue eyes, his confirmed aliases include: Robert T. Evans, Curtis Mayo Kimball, Gerald “Jerry” Edward Mockerman and Lawrence “Larry” William Vanner.
Evans may have been born as Ulos Jensen in Evanston, Wyoming, and possibly attended elementary and high school in Phoenix, Arizona. When he was born is unclear.
The earliest confirmed detail is that around 1977 Evans worked as a head electrician at Waumbec Mill in Manchester, New Hampshire, according to investigators.
Possible serial killer
At the time of his death, Evans was incarcerated for killing and dismembering his girlfriend.
Police believe Evans may have killed at least five other people.
His girlfriend, 23-year-old Denise Beaudin, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was last seen in 1981. Police suspect he killed her and kept her 6-month-old daughter for several years before abandoning her in 1986 in a California RV park. The girl was later adopted and is alive and well.
In Allentown, New Hampshire, the remains of a woman in her mid-20s and a girl about age 11 were found in an industrial barrel in 1985. The bodies of two girls, one about 4 years old and one about 3 years old, were found in another container in 2000. A DNA test conducted in October 2016 confirmed Evans is the father of the older child discovered in 2000. Police believe Evans also may have killed the child’s mother, who has not been identified.
Can you help?
Bob Evans is described as tall and slim with brown hair and blue eyes. He was a skilled electrician and mechanic who tended to live in trailer parks or motels.
Vehicles linked to him include a red Dodge late-’60s pickup with a light-colored camper, a white 1978 Ford van and a two-toned VW van, blue or green on the bottom half.
If you know anything that may help this investigation, contact:
New Hampshire State Police Cold Case Unit: 603-223-3856 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Manchester Police Department: 603-668-8711 or MPDcoldcase@manchesternh.gov
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 800-THE-LOST or email@example.com