N.H. investigators asking for help in 35-year-old cold case

Saying that new information has been discovered in the case, New Hampshire law enforcement officials are asking for the public’s help in locating a Manchester woman and her boyfriend who disappeared more than three decades ago.

Denise Beaudin was last seen in 1981 with her boyfriend, Robert “Bob” Evans, and her infant daughter at a Thanksgiving dinner at her family’s home in Goffstown, N.H., according to a statement from New Hampshire Attorney General, Manchester police, and New Hampshire State Police.

About a week after Thanksgiving, Beaudin’s family went to visit her home on Hayward Street in Manchester and found no one there, officials said.


“At the time, Denise and Bob were having financial difficulties, so Denise’s family assumed the couple left to avoid those issues,” the statement said. “Denise has not been seen or heard from since.”

Beaudin was 23 at the time, and her boyfriend was 37. They would be 58 and 72 today.

Beaudin and Evans remain missing, but the daughter was found “years later,” according to Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin. She is alive and well but does not want her identity revealed.

Strelzin said he couldn’t divulge what new information has surfaced, but he wanted to publicize her case now in case someone is home for the holidays and has potentially helpful information.

He said investigators will hold a press conference at a later date to discuss the case’s latest developments.

Beaudin was described as a white woman between 5 feet four inches and 5 five and six inches tall with brown hair, brown eyes, and a noticeable overbite, officials said. She graduated from Goffstown High School in 1976, and had worked at General Cable and The Demers Nursing Home in Manchester before her disappearance.

Evans was about six feet, one inch tall and weighed about 170 pounds.


Officials are asking anyone with potentially useful information, including Beaudin’s former classmates, colleagues, and neighbors, to contact Manchester police at 603-668-8711. Anonymous tips can be left at (603) 624-4040.

Dylan McGuinness can be reached at dylan.mcguinness@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @DylMcGuinness.