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Woman remembers suspected killer's tears over dead wife

  • 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)

A California woman says a man suspected of killing at least six women and children portrayed himself decades ago as a grieving widower raising his daughter on his own.

Bob Evans died in prison in 2010, seven years after being convicted of killing his wife in California. But New Hampshire authorities this week said he also killed two women and three girls in the 1980s, including his girlfriend, Denise Beaudin.

Evans, Beaudin and her infant daughter disappeared from New Hampshire in 1981. By 1986, Evans was living at an RV park in Scotts Valley, California, where he met Katherine Decker.

Decker says Evans frequently cried and said his wife had died when their daughter was a baby. Evans later abandoned the girl, and she was eventually adopted.