Bear Brook

By New Hampshire Public Radio

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Description

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


Episode Date
Introducing Supervision: A Privilege, Not A Right
25:24

When Emily Corwin was a reporter at NHPR covering jails and prisons, she wanted to tell a story about what happens next - a story about parole. Four and half million Americans are on parole right now - about twice the number of people in prisons and jails.

Emily met a guy named Josh Lavenets just as he was entering parole - and she tagged along with her microphone as Josh tried to get back on his feet.

Many months later, Emily published a story about Josh. It didn’t have a happy ending. But as it turns out, it also wasn’t complete.

After we first released Supervision in 2019, Emily got a tip from someone who listened to the podcast. It was from someone who knew Josh, personally.

What Emily learned from this person made her reevaluate - not just Josh, not just her reporting, but all the things we can miss when we try to report complicated, messy, human stories.

Document: Supervision is what happens when you pull a story back open and fill in the cracks with further reporting and fuller context.

If you want to hear the rest of Supervision, you can subscribe to Document or visit nhpr.org/document.

Apr 13, 2021
EP 8: The In-Between
37:53

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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Click here to check out Supervision: Life on Parole, a new four-part podcast from New Hampshire Public Radio.

Jun 07, 2019
Update: Eric Rasmussen
19:44

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

Feb 13, 2019
Update: Ripple Effects
09:48

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.

Nov 15, 2018
EP 7: Chameleon
01:00:07

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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Nov 07, 2018
EP 6: Bloodline (PART 2)
24:16

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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Oct 31, 2018
EP 5: Bloodline (PART 1)
40:05

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

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Oct 31, 2018
EP 4: Eunsoon Jun
44:37

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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Oct 24, 2018
EP 3: A Smaller Haystack
25:46

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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Oct 17, 2018
EP 2: Known Only To God
41:11

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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Oct 10, 2018
EP 1: Hide and Seek
31:20

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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Oct 03, 2018
Bear Brook: The Trailer
01:48

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.

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Aug 07, 2018