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CONCORD, N.H. – 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.