Missing persons, last seen in 1981: Did you know Denise Beaudin or Bob Evans?

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Denise Beaudin
Denise Beaudin from her high school yearbook.

CONCORD, NH — NH authorities are seeking the public’s assistance regarding a Manchester woman who disappeared under suspicious circumstances more than 35 years ago.

Denise Beaudin, born Jan. 7, 1958,  was 23 when she was last seen by her family in 1981. According to her family, Denise and her boyfriend, Robert “Bob” Evans, born June 22, 1944,  spent Thanksgiving at her family home in Goffstown on November 26, 1981. Neither Denise nor Bob mentioned that they were leaving the area at that time. Less than a week later, on December 1, 1981, Denise’s family went to visit her at her home in Manchester. When they arrived at Denise’s home at 925 Hayward St., neither Denise nor her boyfriend Bob were there.

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

New information has been obtained regarding Denise’s disappearance. Based on that information, a missing person report has been generated and Denise has been placed into NCIC (National Crime Information Center) as a missing person. Denise Beaudin is a white female, who was about 5-foot-5 inches tall. She had an average build and weighed between 120 – 140 pounds. Denise had brown hair, brown eyes, and a noticeable overbite.

She graduated from Goffstown New Hampshire High School in 1976. After graduating, Denise moved around before ultimately settling in Manchester. Denise’s work history included employment at General Cable at 345 McGregor St. in Manchester, and The Demers Nursing Home at 191 Hackett Hill Road.

Denise had a young female infant daughter with her when she was last seen in 1981. That daughter’s whereabouts are known and she is not missing.

Authorities are asking anyone that knew Denise Beaudin or Robert “Bob” Evans during 1976 up until the time she disappeared in 1981 to contact them. That includes people from Denise’s high school graduating class, neighbors in the Hayward Street area during 1980 and 1981, and anyone else that may have known her and her boyfriend.

Denise’s family described Robert “Bob” Evans as a’white male, about 6 feet tall with a thin build, weighing approximately 170 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information about Denise Beaudin or Robert “Bob” Evans is asked to contact the Manchester Police Department at (603) 668-8711, or Manchester Detective Sergeant McCabe in the Manchester Police Detective Division (603) 792-5505.

Assistant Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin clarified that Evans is not considered a missing person.

“We’re going to be able to give more information about Bob Evans in the future, but for now, we certainly know where he is. He is not a missing person, but we do know the two of them were together and they were last seen together many, many years ago, so obviously he’s an important part of trying to find out exactly what happened to Denise,” Strelzin said during an interview with WMUR.

A person wishing to remain anonymous can also contact Manchester Police Crimeline at (603) 624-4040 to provide an anonymous tip.


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Carol Robidoux

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Longtime NH journalist and publisher of ManchesterInkLink.com. Loves R&B, German beer, and the Queen City!