Transcript for Terry Rasmussen’s daughter recalls shock of finding out his criminal past: Part 8
Breaking news -- investigators have just released new details about the suspect in the murder of four people found in barrels in allenstown. During his time in new Hampshire, he was known as Bob Evans, but his true identity is Terry peder Rasmussen. He crossed the country under many different names, and while his ties to certain people and places have been confirmed, there's a lot investigators don't know. His original identity was thought to be Curtis Kimball, because that's what his identity was when he was arrested back in 1985. Then in 1986, we had Gordon Jenson. He would either commit a crime or had committed a murder, and he'd change his name, and off he'd go again. We have all these aliases, but what's his actual identity? So the man that we know as Bob Evans in New Hampshire started off life as Terry Rasmussen. That was his real name. In putting together a timeline and a life story of who Terry Rasmussen was, we learned that he was a husband at one point and a father of four children. My name is Diane kloepfer, and Terry Rasmussen is my father. My father's real full name is Terry peder Rasmussen, and he was born December 23rd of 1943. He actually got married. He had children, but unlike these victims from bear brook, he hadn't killed them. A family now coming to terms with the fact that the man they've been looking for for decades is a convicted killer. One of Terry's children, Diane, gets a call with this news from New Hampshire state police. They had all these other pictures from all the times that he'd been arrested under all these different names. And the state troopers just unfurl this sprawling tale. And at the end of the story, the guy at the center of it who did all of that is your father. It was him. The last time they saw him was decades ago. My father's been out of my life since I was like, 6 or 7. My mother and my father got married in 1968 in Hawaii. She just told me that he was the most handsome man that she had ever seen, and he was charming and he swept her off her feet. We have his eyes. I do, my sister does, and my brother does. They feel that they are responsible, that they're embarrassed about Terry Rasmussen being their father. My father has, um -- killed many people repeatedly, so he does fall into the definition of a serial killer. So he's a serial killer. Oh, my god. Do you -- That's the first time I've said that. Really? I do know that my mother tells me my father burned my brother with cigarettes. Normal people don't do that. It's very hard on Diane. As it would be on anybody to learn something like this. I don't know if my mother knew his capacity for violence, but I don't believe that she knew about this. And when you say this, what? Uh, his ability to kill women and children. If my mother wouldn't have left my father it would have been could have been me. Would have been me. You want evil to look evil, and when I saw his face, he didn't look evil at all. He just looked, in that picture, like any other bearded New Hampshire woodsman. Authorities say they now know Rasmussen was born in Denver in 1943, went to high school in Arizona. He dropped out of high school after his sophomore year and joined the Navy in 1961. He was trained as an electrician served for six years at bases around the west coast and at okinawa. Terry Rasmussen got the title chameleon killer. He certainly does have different looks. The way that he repeatedly changed his name, moved on to the next town or state. When he showed up in a new location, he was usually clean shaven, and then he'd grow a beard. Chameleon is a word that fits. He didn't even look healthy. His face was gray. He smoked constantly. Here's the type of serial killer Terry Rasmussen was -- he would go after vulnerable women with young children. He would separate them from their family. He was able to insert himself into families, tear those families apart, kill the members that came with him, and then do it all over again in a couple years with a different name and a different family. These weren't just random strangers he crossed paths with at a truck stop and picked up and killed. These are people he lived with. This is his own child in one case. Rasmussen's victims were intimately known to him, and he spent months or years with them at times before murdering them. My guess is they never realized who he was or what he was capable of until it was far too late. So, now we have the identity of the killer. We still don't know the identities of the four victims. It was around mid-october that I received information that we had a credible tip that may be able to identify at least three of the victims of the
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