Criminal investigation started into the woman’s 1981 disappearance after daughter found

Denise Beaudin in 1976 and Bob Evans in 1985.

The unresolved disappearance of a woman in New Hampshire 35 years ago has led to a new criminal investigation, as officials announced Tuesday that they received new information in her case and was in contact with the woman’s daughter.


Denise Beaudin family last saw her on Thanksgiving 1981, when she was 23, with her boyfriend, Robert “Bob” Evans, and her daughter, the prosecutor general’s office reported.

When the family went to visit her Manchester home a few days later, the couple and the baby were gone.


The family had no contact with the police at the time, said Jeffery Strelzin, senior assistant attorney general and head of the homicide unit. The family believed the couple had to leave to avoid money problems, according to researchers.

“It was a different time, you had no mobile phones, no social media, so it was different,” Strelzin said.

Researchers in contact with Beaudin’s daughter, he added. “We know where she is, we’ve identified her, she is alive and well,” Strelzin said the daughter. “She does not want her identity released at this time, but she is OK.”

He also said that the researchers found the daughter “years later.”

Evans, who was 37 at the time, is now 72, and the authorities know where he is, Strelzin said. He refused to give more information about Evans, or what led authorities to start investigations.

Beaudin between 5 foot four inches, and 5 feet and five inches tall with brown eyes, brown hair and an overbite, officials told the Boston Globe.

Her name is added to the National Crime Information Center missing persons database, which contains records of people missing, under circumstances that they are in physical danger or their disappearance may not be voluntary.

Strelzin said the government would give more details in a few weeks, but she wanted to get the word out this week, as those who Beaudin possible back in the area for the holidays.

The police said that they wanted to hear from someone who knew Beaudin or Evans between 1976 and 1981, including her high school classmates, or neighbors in the area around Hayward Street in Manchester.

Beaudin graduated from Goffstown high School in 1976 and later worked at General Cable and the Demers Nursing home in Manchester.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular