How a podcast helped solve a grisly cold case

There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our column Pod Hunters, we cover what we’ve been listening to that we can’t stop thinking about.

On Thursday, New Hampshire authorities held a press conference where they identified three victims who had been killed by a serial killer in the late 1970s or early 1980s. The case was the subject of New Hampshire Public Radio’s true crime podcast Bear Brook, and it played a small role in helping to identify the victims.

In 1985, a hunter discovered two bodies in a barrel in 1985 in Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown, New Hampshire, while two additional victims were found a hundred meters away in 2000. In 2017, authorities made a break in the case: they…

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Author: Andrew Liptak

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