Bear Brook

Bear Brook

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

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November 24, 2021 2 min

In 2018, Josh Cook sold his friend some drugs. They shot up together. His friend overdosed and died. 

Some people see that as an accident. The government treated it as a homicide. So which is it? 

Your answer to that - our  answer to that - will shape how we address the deadliest overdose crisis in American history.

Reported and hosted by Bear Brook's Jason Moon, Death Resulting, debuts Dec. 8, 2021 - subscribe now. More at nhpr.o...

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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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February 13, 2019 19 min

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

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November 15, 2018 9 min

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.

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November 7, 2018 60 min

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?

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October 31, 2018 24 min

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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October 31, 2018 40 min

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

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October 24, 2018 44 min

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.

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October 17, 2018 25 min

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.

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October 10, 2018 41 min

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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October 3, 2018 31 min

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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August 7, 2018 1 min

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 murders will be investigated forever.

From New Hampshire Public Radio.

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Follow on Twitter: @bearbrookpod

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