Diane Kloepfer Bio, Wiki
Diane Kloepfer formerly Diane Rasmussen is one of four biological children Terry Rasmussen fathered. Rasmussen was an American serial killer, known for using numerous aliases in a crime spree that spanned decades across many states. He died in prison in 2010 after being convicted in the 2002 murder of his common-law wife in California.
Kloepfer will be featured on the TV program 20/20 (ABC) tonight at 9:00p.
The daughter of serial killer Terry Rasmussen is featured on TV program 20/20 (ABC) tonight at 9:00p. #ProdigalSon #Prodigies https://t.co/4RdnfQDXSr
— Rikki Wilde (@RikkiWilde) March 20, 2020
Diane Kloepfer Suffered a Trouble Childhood
Back in 2019, Kloepfer revealed that she had a troubled childhood with an abusive mother, who kept a padlock on the refrigerator while her four children went hungry and often disappeared for days at a time, leaving them to fend for themselves.
For years, as adults, Kloepfer and her siblings searched genealogy websites and the Internet unsuccessfully trying to find their father only to come to learn later in 2017 that he was a serial killer.
Diane Kloepfer Last Saw His Father as a Child
The last time Kloepfer said she saw her father was in December 1975 or 1976 when he showed up at the family’s Arizona home unannounced with an unidentified woman. At that time, she was 5 to 6 years old. By the late ‘70s, authorities say Rasmussen turned up in California. Soon after, he was in New Hampshire.
In June 2017, Diane Kloepfer was working as a records clerk at a police station in Illinois when she got a call from her mother saying the New Hampshire State Police Cold Case Unit wanted to talk to them.
When Kloepfer met with the officers, she said they laid out a sprawling tale about her father, whom she hadn’t seen since she was around 6 years old.
“They had all these other pictures from all the times that he’d been arrested under all these different names,” she said. “It was him.”
As she listened to the officers describing what her father had been accused of over the years, Kloepfer said she realized a horrible truth about him.
“He’s a serial killer,” she said. “That’s the first time I’ve said that.”
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In 2000, the remains of an unidentified young girl was found in Allenstown, NH. She is one of six known victims police have connected to Terry Rasmussen. #ABC2020 Friday: https://t.co/sZ2atI00Td pic.twitter.com/cpOSx3Y4Ar
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Kloepfer’s mother left Rasmussen in 1975
Kloepfer’s mother left Rasmussen and took the kids with her in 1975, shortly after Rasmussen was arrested for aggravated assault, according to New Hampshire authorities. At the time, the family was living in Arizona. Kloepfer’s parents’ divorce was finalized in 1978r.
Kloepfer said her father served in the U.S. Navy during the ‘60s and her parents got married in Hawaii in 1968. The family also moved around when she and her three siblings were young, she said.
“My mother tells me … my father burned my brother with cigarettes,” Kloepfer said. “Normal people don’t do that.” “I don’t know if my mother knew his capacity for violence,” Kloepfer said. “But I don’t believe that she knew about … his ability to kill women and children.”
“If my mother wouldn’t have left my father, it could’ve been me, would have been me,” she added.
Kloepfer Attended the funeral for slain half-sister
In November 2019, Honeychurch’s family members held a funeral for her and her two daughters. Diane Kloepfer, Rasmussen’s daughter who helped authorities piece together his past, was invited to attend. While there, she met Honeychurch’s family for the first time.
“I don’t know that I ever could make up for my father’s sins… How do you ever make up for something like that?” Kloepfer said. “They all said the same thing, that it wasn’t my fault… but because of my father they lost their sister and their nieces.”
Who was Terry Rasmussen?
Terrence “Terry” Peder Rasmussen was born on December 23, 1943, and died on December 28, 2010. He was also known as “The Chameleon Killer”, or “Bob Evans”, was an American serial killer, known for using numerous aliases in a crime spree that spanned decades across many states. He died in prison in 2010 after being convicted in the 2002 murder of his common-law wife in California.
He received more media attention after his death when he was linked to five murders, and authorities believe he was responsible for more. He was linked to murders in Allentown, New Hampshire. In 2017, DNA linked Rasmussen to the murders, which law enforcement believed were committed by a man named Robert “Bob” Evans. DNA confirmed Rasmussen was “Bob Evans,” according to a timeline from the New Hampshire Department of Justice.
Watch 20/20 tonight! The Lady In the Fridge (Episode 2), will be mentioned on tonight’s episode, which features serial killer, Terry Rasmussen. Rasmussen had many aliases. One being ‘Bob Evans’, to which he was connected to the Bear Brook Murders AKA the Allenstown 4. Hit record! pic.twitter.com/vWHryOQ7EE
— NW Nancy Drew (@naptimenancydrw) March 20, 2020