Bear Brook Tip Leads To Break In Case Of Missing Manchester Woman

Nov 14, 2018

Elizabeth Lamotte went missing from Manchester N.H. in 1984. She was 16 years old in this photo released by state officials Wednesday.
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New Hampshire's cold case unit announced Wednesday that Elizabeth Lamotte, who went missing from Manchester in 1984 at the age of 17, has been matched to previously unidentified remains discovered in Tennessee in 1985.

The tip that led to the discovery came from someone who thought Lamotte’s disappearance could be connected to a 1985 quadruple-murder case from Allenstown known as the Bear Brook murders.

But Susan Morrell with the AG’s office says the two cases are not actually connected.

“I don’t think that there’s any reason to believe that they’re actually connected in terms of Rasmussen being responsible for Ms. Lamotte’s death.”

Terry Peder Rasmussen was identified as the serial killer responsible for the Bear Brook murders in 2017. The investigation into that case is the subject of the NHPR podcast Bear Brook