NH NH - Connecticut River Valley Killer (1980s)

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    Here is a link to the Wikipedia page about the case:

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    I will give this case another bump. As I say the sister of one of the victim's described her sisters case as like a paper bag blowing in the wind. With a bit of luck it might be possible to get the cases moving although there might be a problem with DNA in these cases I am not sure:

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    Here is an interesting report about the cases based on the Unsolved Mysteries segment which was titled something along the lines of New Hampshire Killer. There is a good description of the attacker provided by the victim that survived his attack:

    Serial Killer...where could he be now?

    Serial Killer...where could he be now?
    Author: 29831 Category:(Crimes) Created:(3/10/2001 5:15:00 AM)
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    From the late 170s and in through the 1980s, there were many unsolved abductions and murders, in the central parts of Vermont and New Hampshire. Most of the victims were women, of all ages and backgrounds, with one common trait...they were in the wrong plcae at the wrong time.

    The first case, likely connected to the others, happened in 1978, in New London, NH....a woman who worked for a publising company in Wilmot NH was found stabbed to death in a small wetland preserve off of a state highway. She was a photographer. Theft was not the motive, all er belongs, as well as money were not taken. She had been stabbed 20 something times, to the upper chest and neck area....many more times than necessary to kill.....a rage-related crime.

    The second case that can be closely connected, but no definate cause of death was ever determined,because the remains were so badly weathered.....in Spring of 1981.....her body was found in the woods near a stream, just outside of Claremon NH....about ten minues away from New London NH.

    The third occurred, just ten miutes north of Claremont NH, in a town called Plainfield NH.....this was in 1982...an elderly woman, named Sylvia Gray was found bludgeoned and stabbed, a few hundre yards behind her home in the woods, a few days after she had been reported missing.

    Then, between 1984 and 1986, three women turned up missing, from the local claremont area...Bernice Courtemanche..the first was a 17 year old hitchhiker, high school student and aide at a local rest home....two months later, a 30 something year old nurse, Ellen Fried, was talking on a pay telephone with her sster, commenting that a car kept drving by that made her nervous.....she was talking on a pay telephone, not far from where Bernice, just earlier that spring had been last seen.....

    About a year later, Ellen Fried was found in the woods in Kelleyville NH five miles East in the direction of New London NH......and a few months later...a mile from where Ellen was found. the remains of Bernice were found....both women, of different ages andbackground had alot in common, both had been stabbed to death, taken from the same area of town to a same section of woods in Kelleyvlle NH.

    While these two were still labelled "missing" and had not been recovered, a factory worker in her 20s,Eva Morse, was hitchhiking just south of town, and disappeared.....her remains were found in 1986, just a few hudred feet from where the unknown woman was found in 1981.....just west of town...in the woods, she had been stabbed to death...the neck injuries were so severe, it appeared that the killer had attempted to decapitate her.

    The three victims, from above, Morse, Courtemanche, and Fried were found as mostly skelatal remains, but there was enough evidence to indicate their injuries...and that they had been brought to the remote woods to be killed where they were found.

    Later, in the year of 1986, a 17 year old was jogging along a rural route, just ten miles north of Claremont NH, in a town called Hartland...just across state line into VT....she was found the following day, deep in the woods, stabbed to death......Hartland VT, is just across the river from Plainfeild NH...where Sylvia gray was killed back in 1982.

    Durring aheavy snow storm, in january of 1987, about six months after ......A 38 year old nurse was traveling north on I-91, between VT and NH, within the town of hartland....Her abandoned car was found, speckled with blood stains and rammed backwards into a snow bank in the parkinglot of the hartland rest area.....three months later, her body was found, deep in the hartland woods, off of Advent Hill Road.....in the Spring thaw....she had been stabbed to death under an apple tree.

    All of the victims were different ages, all were of different backgrounds and physical appearance, but they had one thing in common.....they were all killed within 20 miles of claremont NH area. It has been estimated that the killer was about 20 years old (assuming these killings are connected) when he killed the woman back in 1978.....so t is possible that he is in his 40s today, and possibly harming other people in other states.....

    In the late summer of 1988...a woman was stopped at a closed convenience store, 30 miles south of Claremont...she was in her 20s, and 7 months pregnant....a man in an older Jeep Wagoneer pulled into the parking space beside her, and approached her opened drivers side window.....asking "is that phone working?" before the woancould answer, he pulled the door ope and pulled her from her car, waving a knife in her face.....when she resisted and ran from him, he chased her down and stabbed her 20 or so times.....amazingly, she was still living, laying still, until he got back to his vehicle and drove away.....she managed to get back to her car anddrive to a friends hose nearby for help.....she and her baby lived.....but her attackerwas never found.

    Its basic speculation...that he was also responsible for the earlier abductions and killings...that he left the area...to escape detection. She discribed this attacker as a man 30 to 35 years of age (in 1988) with a slim build, dirty blond hair, driving a older Jeep Wagoneer, light colored with wood grained trim.....She discribed his demeanor as very calm, not nervous, in a very odd way...as he was attempting to get her to go to his vehicle....one of the tell tale signs that he "knew what he was doing" and he may have done it before.

    Where could this guy be, now? in his 40s? Attacking elsewhere? Does this sound like any unsolved or solved cases in your area?...if so contact the New Hampshire State police,or your local law enforcement official, about these unsolved cases in NH and VT....



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