Terry Rasmussen

The Chameleon Killer, Bear Brook murders, Allenstown Barrel Murders

  Active for 25 years
(1978-2002) in United States

5

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

6

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  1. Summary
  2. Serial Killer Profile
  3. Serial Killer Type
  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 17 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 1 Books About Terry Rasmussen
  14. 14 External References
  15. Internal References

Terry Rasmussen (Terrence Peder Rasmussen) an American serial killer known as The Chameleon Killer, Bear Brook murders and Allenstown Barrel Murders. Rasmussen used aliases including Bob Evans, Curtis Mayo Kimball, Gordon Jensen, Larry Vanner and Gerry Mockerman. The Bear Brook murders, and Allenstown Barrel murders refer to four dismembered female murder victims found in barrels, two discovered in 1985 and two in 2000, at Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown, New Hampshire. In 2002, Rasmussen was charged with the murder of his common law wife, Eunsoon Jun. Jun's body was found dismembered and covered in cat litter inside a crawl space at Rasmussen's home. In 2003, Rasmussen was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Terry Rasmussen died in 2010, while still in prison.

Terry Rasmussen Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Terry Rasmussen (aka) The Chameleon Killer, Bear Brook murders, Allenstown Barrel Murders, was active for 25 years between 1978-2002, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 6 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Terry Rasmussen was born on December 23rd 1943 in Denver, Colorado, US. He was born 4th of 5 children He was raised as a middle child and had at least four siblings.

He completed 10 years of school, no degree received. He married multiple times. He had four children with his first wife and at least one child after their divorce.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He was known to abuse alcohol.

In 1978 (Age 34/35) Terry Rasmussen started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. He was known to kill at both his home and the home of the victim. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself at multiple locations in multiple states, where he was known to work as a military personnel.

Terry Rasmussen died on December 28th 2010 (Age 67), cause of death: natural causes, pneumonia, lung cancer at High Desert State Prison, Susanville, California, US.

Profile Completeness: 76%
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Terry Rasmussen has been listed on Killer.Cloud since March of 2020 and was last updated 4 months ago.

Terry Rasmussen a known:

Terry Rasmussen
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2020-03-23 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Terry Peder Rasmussen
Nickname: The Chameleon Killer, Bear Brook murders, Allenstown Barrel Murders
Victims: 5 - 6
Years Active: 1978 - 2002
Ages Active: 34/35 - 58/59
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1943 - 2010
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Birth Month: December
Marital Status: married multiple times
Children: four children with his first wife and at least one child after their divorce
Living With: himself at multiple locations in multiple states
Occupation: military personnel
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Dec 23, 1943
Birth Location: Denver, Colorado, US
Birth Order: 4th of 5
Siblings: at least four siblings
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: middle child
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 10 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: 15 years-to-life in prison
Prison Location: High Desert State Prison, Susanville, California, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Dec 28, 2010 (Age 67)
Cause of Death: natural causes, pneumonia, lung cancer
Death Location: High Desert State Prison, Susanville, California, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
17 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Terry Rasmussen

The 17 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Terry Rasmussen. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Dec 23 1943Terry Rasmussen was born in Denver, Colorado, US.  #19431223
Dec 23 1963
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Jul 20 1968
(Age 24)
marries first wife #19680720
Location: Hawaii, US

Terry Rasmussen marries his first wife in Hawaii.

Apr 30 1973
(Age 29)
arrest, fugitive from justice #19730430
Location: Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona, US

Terry Rasmussen was arrested on April 30, 1973, by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Phoenix, Arizona as a fugitive from justice (the underlying charge is unclear).

Dec 23 1973
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Jun 11 1975
(Age 31)
arrest, aggravated assault #19750611
Location: Phoenix Police Department, Phoenix, Arizona, US

Terry Rasmussen was arrested by the Phoenix Arizona Police Department on June 11, 1975 for aggravated assault.

1978
(Age 34/35)
Terry Rasmussen started his serial killing spree. #1978
Sep 28 1978
(Age 34)
divorced first wife #19780928
Location: Houston, Texas, US

Terry Rasmussen's divorce to his first wife is finalized, Terry's whereabouts unknown. He worked for the “Brown & Root” Company in Houston, Texas until June 1978.

Feb 11 1980
(Age 36)
arrested, under the name Robert T. Evans #19800211
Location: Manchester, New Hampshire, US

Terry Rasmussen is arrested, as "Robert T. Evans" for issuing a bad check on Dec. 21, 1979 (insufficient funds). "Elizabeth Evans" is listed as his wife on the arrest report.

Dec 23 1983
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Nov 10 1985
(Age 41)
two victims remains discovered #19851110
Location: Bear Brook State Park, Allenstown, New Hampshire, US

First barrel found adjacent to Bear Brook State Park, Allenstown, NH containing an unidentified adult female (23-33 yoa) and female child (5-11 yoa).

Dec 23 1993
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
May 09 2000
(Age 56)
two victims remains discovered #20000509
Location: Bear Brook State Park, Allenstown, New Hampshire, US

Second barrel found adjacent to Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown, NH containing two unidentified female children (2-4 yoa) and (1-3 yoa).

2002
(Age 58/59)
Terry Rasmussen ended his serial killing spree. #2002
Dec 23 2003
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Dec 28 2010
(Age 67)
Terry Rasmussendied.cause of death:natural causes, pneumonia, lung cancerat High Desert State Prison, Susanville, California, US. #20101228
Jun 06 2019
(Age 75)
identities of three of the four barrel victims revealed #20190606
Location: New Hampshire DMV, Concord, New Hampshire, US

Authorities reveal the identities of three of the victims found in barrels in 1985 and 2000. The oldest victim, a woman, was identified as Marlyse Elizabeth Honeychurch. Her children, Marie Elizabeth Vaughn and Sarah Lynn McWaters were identified as the oldest and youngest of the three children found. The identity of the four victim, a child, "the middle aged child", remains unknown.


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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
alcohol abuse TRUE 226
previous crimes TRUE 366
previous jail TRUE 351
previous prision TRUE 336
kill at killers home TRUE 319
kill at victims home TRUE 322
used weapon TRUE 452
rape TRUE 452
torture TRUE 425
bound TRUE 405
mutilated TRUE 446
suicide FALSE 219
killed in prison FALSE 212
used gun FALSE 450
stalk FALSE 417
blindfold FALSE 362
strangle FALSE 442
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
posed body FALSE 364
totem body part FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353
robbed FALSE 417


Books that Mention Terry Rasmussen

Book: The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes (mentions serial killer Terry Rasmussen)
Michael Newton
The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes

1 Books that mention Serial Killer
Terry Rasmussen

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1438119143 The Encyclopedia of Unsol... 29

Terrence "Terry" Peder Rasmussen (December 23, 1943 – December 28, 2010), also known as "The Chameleon Killer", or "Bob Evans", was an American serial killer, known for using numerous aliases in a crime spree that spanned decades across many states. He died in prison in 2010 after being convicted in the 2002 murder of his common-law wife in California.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q64755713 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Mar 20, 2020.
  2. Terry Peder Rasmussen on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Mar 20, 2020.
  3. Bear Brook murders on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Mar 20, 2020.
  4. DOJ New Hampshire: Timeline of Terry Peder RASMUSSEN on https://www.doj.nh.gov, Retrieved on Mar 20, 2020.
  5. DOJ New Hampshire: Revised Timeline of Terry Peder RASMUSSEN on https://www.doj.nh.gov, Retrieved on Mar 20, 2020.
  6. Timeline: The history of serial killer Terry Peder Rasmussen on www.bostonglobe.com, Retrieved on Mar 20, 2020.
  7. Allie Yang, Boaz Halaban, Serial killer Terry Rasmussen's victims, known and unknown on abcnews.go.com, Retrieved on Mar 20, 2020.
  8. KC Downey, Case timeline: Killer Terry Peder Rasmussen, aka Bob Evans on www.wmur.com, Retrieved on Mar 20, 2020.
  9. Paul Holes, Billy Jensen, The Allenstown Four on themurdersquad.com, Retrieved on Mar 20, 2020.
  10. Jason Moon, NPR Bear Brook podcast on www.npr.org, Retrieved on Mar 20, 2020.
  11. Jason Moon, ‎Bear Brook on Apple Podcasts on podcasts.apple.com, Retrieved on Mar 23, 2020.
  12. 1985/2000 Allenstown Homicide and the Manchester Missing Person on www.doj.nh.gov, Retrieved on Mar 23, 2020.
  13. Images of Terry Peder Rasmussen on www.doj.nh.gov, Retrieved on Mar 23, 2020.
  14. NH DOJ 2017 Press Conference Handout on www.doj.nh.gov, Retrieved on Mar 24, 2020.
Internal References

Terry Rasmussen is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #19 of 45[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in December
  2. #24 of 651[ Page 2 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  3. #32 of 55[ Page 3 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #53 of 89[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #157 of 327[ Page 11 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #174 of 307[ Page 12 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #254 of 651[ Page 17 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #336 of 651[ Page 23 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #488 of 651[ Page 33 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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