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Marlyse Elizabeth Honeychurch (January 28, 1954 - c. 1981) was one of four female homicide victims found in Allenstown, New Hampshire. She was the only adult victim.

The family, perhaps, had died during or after May 1980, as a woman using the name "Elizabeth Evans" in legal documents may have been Marlyse. By October 1980, however, "Elizabeth" was absent from future documents.

As Rasmussen was dating Denise Beaudin by November 1981 and later left the state, it can be assumed that Marlyse and her daughters were likely deceased by this time.

Case

Marlyse was last seen by her family in 1978 in California, where she had an argument with her mother and took off with her two children, Marie Vaughn and Sarah McWaters.

Honeychurch was found dismembered in a barrel with Marie Vaughn, the oldest of the three child victims. The woman is believed to be the mother of the oldest and youngest child, based on recent DNA testing.

The father of the middle child has been identified as Robert "Bob" Evans, a convicted murderer and a suspected serial killer. He is considered a suspect in these murders. He died in 2010. In August 2017, "Robert Evans" had been identified as Terry Peder Rasmussen who left his family in Arizona around 1974 and was never seen again by his relatives. At the time of her disappearance, Marlyse was dating Rasmussen.

It is theorized that she may have been used the alias name "Elizabeth Evans", since Rasmussen listed this name as his spouse's at the time of his arrest in October 1980. The name was speculated to have been that of the middle child's unidentified and unrecovered mother. The possibility that Rasmussen had lied about the existence of "Elizabeth" was also considered, although after Honeychurch was identified, it is presumed that she went by her middle name.

In June 2019, Honeychurch was identified, along with her two daughters. The middle child remains unidentified.

She is buried alongside Marie, with a death date listed as 1981. Sarah McWaters was reburied out of state, according to the wishes of the paternal side of her family.

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