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Authorities: Missing-woman case linked to steel drum bodies

  • FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2017 file photo, a large green tent is seen in the back of a house on Hayward Street in Manchester, N.H., where authorities searched for clues in the missing person's case of Denise Beaudin. State authorities said the case is connected to one involving four bodies found in two steel drums between 1985 and 2000 in a state park. Beaudin's family last saw her on Thanksgiving 1981, when she was 23, with her boyfriend, Robert "Bob" Evans, and her infant daughter. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2017 file photo, a large green tent is seen in the back of a house on Hayward Street in Manchester, N.H., where authorities searched for clues in the missing person's case of Denise Beaudin. State authorities said the case is connected to one involving four bodies found in two steel drums between 1985 and 2000 in a state park. Beaudin's family last saw her on Thanksgiving 1981, when she was 23, with her boyfriend, Robert "Bob" Evans, and her infant daughter. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2017 file photo, apolice officer, right, keeps watch as an FBI agent walks by in Manchester, N.H., outside a house where authorities searched for clues in the missing person's case of Denise Beaudin. State authorities said the case is connected to one involving four bodies found in two steel drums between 1985 and 2000 in a state park. Beaudin's family last saw her on Thanksgiving 1981, when she was 23, with her boyfriend, Robert "Bob" Evans, and her infant daughter. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2017 file photo, apolice officer, right, keeps watch as an FBI agent walks by in Manchester, N.H., outside a house where authorities searched for clues in the missing person's case of Denise Beaudin. State authorities said the case is connected to one involving four bodies found in two steel drums between 1985 and 2000 in a state park. Beaudin's family last saw her on Thanksgiving 1981, when she was 23, with her boyfriend, Robert "Bob" Evans, and her infant daughter. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)  (The Associated Press)

New Hampshire authorities say the case of a woman who disappeared more than 35 years ago is connected to one involving four bodies found in two steel drums between 1985 and 2000 in a state park.

Authorities also say those cases are connected to a California murder case. They've scheduled a news briefing for Thursday in Concord.

Police recently searched a Manchester home where Denise Beaudin last lived. She disappeared in 1981 at age 23.

In the other cases, investigators have used scientific testing to try to identify a woman and three girls found in the drums in a state park in Allenstown. A hunter discovered the first two bodies in 1985. An investigator found the others 15 years later.