NH NH - Allenstown, Adult Female & 3 Children, found Nov'85 & May'00 #2

Discussion in 'The Unidentified' started by assaf1981, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Tabech29

    Tabech29 Member

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    yes, there's even more twists and turns, the adult female's family met TPR by his actual name and they are probably pending on the identification because there are other things that they now need to investigate.
     


  2. Tabech29

    Tabech29 Member

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    Yes, it was late 80's, and very old fshion
    Yes, it was very old fashion and late 80's, I was shocked I even found it, and was hard to read, messages for a lot of people looking for missing friends or relatives. Kinda like zabba search.
     
  3. LookingForClues

    LookingForClues Active Member

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    Tabech29, thanks for answering all our questions. I hope an official announcement will be made soon. But until then, like carbuff, I'm in a wait and see holding pattern. Fingers crossed!
     
  4. Owutatangledweb

    Owutatangledweb Well-Known Member

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    Second paragraph, third sentence.
     
  5. KaylaraOwl

    KaylaraOwl TDTF & TCC Volunteer!

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    Could you maybe send me a link to the page you found?( Not for this case, but I have been looking at several older cases and would like to look through them for possible matches)
     
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  6. Mrs. Badcrumble

    Mrs. Badcrumble The North remembers

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    All I can see is that the part about her being identified has been replaced with the sentence "Thirty-three years after the crime, the investigation continues." I suppose they had to retract the statement.
     
  7. msphilosopher

    msphilosopher Well-Known Member

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    Has she not been officially matched with a direct relative? Why else would they not release her identify? Privacy reasons for the family?

    She’s been missing for almost 4 decades and the killer died in prison. What’s the risk?
     
  8. Suglo

    Suglo Well-Known Member

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    I’m thinking they may be trying to identify the middle child (plus her mother’s whereabouts) and announce it all at the same time.
     
  9. Legally Bland

    Legally Bland Well-Known Member

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    I don't really do social media (yeah, I know WS is social media), so I don't always understand some of the posts here.

    Has the eldest female definitely been identified?
     
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  10. Laughing

    Laughing Rarely Speechless

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    And, once her family is notified, it is that family's decision that matters.
     
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  11. Legally Bland

    Legally Bland Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, Lyle Stevik springs to mind.
     
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  12. the_missing

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    Not releasing the victim's name is an inappropriate level of secrecy for a murder victim.

    Why? Stevik wasn't a murder victim.
     
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  13. Earth

    Earth Well-Known Member

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    But he did kill himself, which would mean a lot of extra heartbreak for the family if his identity was released.
     
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  14. the_missing

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    My point is that Stevik is a useless comparison to the Bear Brook victims: the former is not a murder victim, the latter are. It is reasonable, or at least defensible, to withhold the identity of someone who dies from some non-criminal cause. By contrast, it is not analogously reasonable to withhold the identities of the Bear Brook victims: as murder victims, the public has a reasonable right to know who they were.

    The notion, floated by Laughing, that families ought to have veto over the disclosure of the identity of relatives who were murdered is sentimental rubbish. Again: that is an inappropriate level of secrecy for a murder case (particularly one this old).
     
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  15. Legally Bland

    Legally Bland Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that's a fair point.
     
  16. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    The identification hasn't been confirmed yet. Nothing's going to be released until they take care of all the formalities.
     
  17. houndpounder

    houndpounder Well-Known Member

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    Knowing the identity first and perhaps discussing it with the relatives could lead them to the killer. The family would keep it under wraps if they had any suspicions. This would be a major murder case. If news was made public, and the killer is still alive they may flee or kill themselves before they could arrest that person.
     
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  18. Legally Bland

    Legally Bland Well-Known Member

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    I'm confused, you don't think the killer was Rasmussen?
     
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  19. Triss

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    It was announced a while ago that the Allenstown four were killed by Terry Rasmussen. He died in December 2010 so unfortunately he never answered for killing them.
     
  20. carbuff

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    It's possible the situation is more complicated than we think it is. It probably involves several different LE agencies (for the vicitms) and possibly other cold cases from the area. That wouldn't mean the answers are any different, but coordinating among the different agencies likely takes more time than if it was just the NH cold case unit.
     
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